Category: Science

Half of schools closed or switched online due to typhoon

SEOUL– Half of schools in South Korea were closed or shifted to online classes Tuesday in the aftermath of Typhoon Hinnamnor, the education ministry said.The typhoon forced a total of 2,615 elementary and secondary schools nationwide, or 13.2 percent,…

Seoul shares turn higher late Mon. morning on tech gains

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) — Seoul shares turned higher late Monday morning on tech gains amid speculations that a second straight quarterly U.S. contraction may have the Federal Reserve become less aggressive in raising rates.The benchmark Korea Composit…

University clears first lady of academic misconduct

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) — A university on Monday cleared First Lady Kim Keon-hee of plagiarism after a monthslong probe into in her academic papers.Kookmin University in Seoul conducted an investigation into Kim’s four research papers over allegations …

Yoon reinstates policy briefing from education ministry

SEOUL– President Yoon Suk-yeol will receive a policy briefing from the education ministry as initially planned after postponing it earlier to take care of public safety and COVID-19 issues ahead of his vacation next week, officials said Thursday.Educa…

Yoon postpones policy briefing from education ministry

SEOUL– President Yoon Suk-yeol has postponed receiving a policy briefing from the education ministry in order to take care of public safety and COVID-19 issues before he goes on vacation next week, officials said Thursday.The policy briefing from Educ…