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Universities to Hike Tuition Fees

Nearly half of Korea's universities plan to hike tuition fees this year or the next, a poll of university presidents by the Korean Council for University Education finds.Of 114 respondents, eleven said a hike is likely in the first or second semester this year and 45 said next year. A mere 14 said n...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 5:34 pm(NZT)

U.K.'s King Charles Meets N.Korean Defector

The U.K.'s King Charles last week met North Korean defector and rights activist Park Ji-hyun. Park (53) was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in London on Feb. 1 to celebrate the contributions of Asian communities to Britain."Historical moment!!" she tweeted alongside a picture of her...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 5:01 pm(NZT)

Hwang Ui-jo Signs Short-Term Contract with FC Seoul

Forward Hwang Ui-jo signed a six-month deal with FC Seoul on Sunday.Hwang had played for Olympiacos on loan shortly after signing with English Premier League club Nottingham Forest in August last year. But he was goalless in 11 appearances for the Greek club.Instead, he decided to join FC Seoul, whe...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 5:00 pm(NZT)

Wolverhampton's Hwang Hee-chan Suffers Hamstring Injury

Hwang Hee-chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers injured his hamstring in an English Premier League match against Liverpool on Saturday.While Wolverhampton were leading the home match at Molineux Stadium with two goals in the 38th minute, Hwang, who was sprinting, suddenly sat down on the turf clutching th...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 4:53 pm(NZT)

Lee Seung-gi Donates W300 Million to KAIST

Actor and singer Lee Seung-gi has donated W300 million to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (US$1=W1,229). At a ceremony at KAIST's campus in southern Seoul on Friday, Lee said, "Science is the source of countless innovations and I believe KAIST stands at the forefront. I m...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 3:44 pm(NZT)

Small Investors Turn Their Backs on Samsung Shares

Small investors are selling off their Samsung shares after losing their money when the stock market frenzy ebbed while interest rates on savings rose.Samsung Electronics's minority shareholders dwindled by around 230,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, the first drop since the stock market boom ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 2:17 pm(NZT)

Public Servants Grow Anxious About Missing out

Civil servants now believe themselves at a disadvantage compared to white-collar workers in terms of both social status and pay, a survey suggests.The Korea Institute of Public Administration polled 1,000 government workers last summer and found that 31.9 percent feel private-sector jobs confer a hi...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:37 pm(NZT)

K-Pop Impresario Makes Billboard Power 100 List

Hybe chief Bang Si-hyuk, the impresario behind Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, has been listed on the Billboard Power 100 of the most influential people in the global music industry.Bang was ranked the world's 18th most powerful industry player.At a Billboard party on Feb. 1, Bang was also given th...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:30 pm(NZT)

Indian Police Nab over 2,000 Men for Illegal Child Marriages

Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18 in a northeastern state, officials said Saturday.Those arrested this week included more than 50 Hindu priests and Muslim clerics for allegedly performing marriages for undera...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:23 pm(NZT)

Britain Faces Largest Ever Health Care Strikes as Pay Disputes Drag on

Britain faces its largest ever strike by health workers on Monday as tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance workers walk out in an escalating pay dispute with the government, spelling further disruption for an already strained health system.Nurses and ambulance workers have been striking separate...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:23 pm(NZT)

U.S. Shoots down Chinese Spy Balloon

A U.S. fighter jet shot down a Chinese spy balloon Saturday, after it spent nearly a week floating over U.S. territory. The airship fell into the Atlantic Ocean, about 10 kilometers off the coast of the U.S. state of South Carolina.China's foreign ministry said in a statement that the U.S. action wa...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:13 pm(NZT)

EU Bans Russian Diesel, Other Oil Products over Ukraine

Europe imposed a ban Sunday on Russian diesel fuel and other refined oil products, slashing energy dependency on Moscow and seeking to further crimp the Kremlin's fossil fuel earnings as punishment for invading Ukraine.The ban comes along with a price cap agreed by the Group of Seven allied democrac...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:13 pm(NZT)

Thousands of Danes Protest Canceling of Public Holiday

Thousands of people gathered in Copenhagen on Sunday to protest a bill put forward by the government to scrap a public holiday to help finance increased defense spending.The demonstration was organized by the country's biggest labor unions which oppose abolishing the Great Prayer Day, a Christian ho...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:11 pm(NZT)

To increase the energy efficiency of your fridge

To increase the energy efficiency of your fridge, do not stuff it with too much food. But the same is not true for the freezer, which retains the cold better when it is full.

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:05 pm(NZT)

Today's Photo: February 6, 2023

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Today's Photo: February 6, 2023

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Today's Photo: February 6, 2023

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Today's Photo: February 6, 2023

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 6 Feb 2023 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Elderly People Who Eat Alone Fade Faster

People who eat alone tend to age faster, a study suggests, perhaps because it enforces feelings of isolation and depression. The study by Samsung Medical Center and Kyunghee University Medical Center covered 2,072 people aged 70 to 84. It measured frailty and aging in terms of weight loss,...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 4 Feb 2023 | 12:25 pm(NZT)

Park Hyung-sik to Star in Period Drama as Cursed Prince

Singer-turned-actor Park Hyung-sik is starring in a new period TV series set to start next week."Our Blooming in Youth" is his first period drama since "Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth" in 2017."It's been years since I last appeared in a period drama, and the story just engaged my interest from the ...

Source: The Chosun Ilbo | 4 Feb 2023 | 12:24 pm(NZT)


















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