All posts tagged "government"

  • A robot on display at the Automation World 2015 exhibition in Seoul on March 18, 2015. (Yonhap file photo)
    S. Korean gov’t, Samsung to back development of manufacturing robots

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — South Korea’s government said Monday that it will join forces with Samsung Electronics Co. to develop precision manufacturing robots that could open new horizons for the local manufacturing sector. The plan calls for 16.75...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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    S. Korea passes bill removing statute of limitations for murders

    SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) — The National Assembly on Friday passed a revised bill abolishing the law that limits the time for prosecuting murderers. The ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je)
    S. Korea ranks highest for ‘government transparency’ among OECD countries

    By Kim Yoo-chul Korea ranked as the leader among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in leading initiatives in Open Government Data (OGD), OECD said late Monday. Korea received 0.98 points in the OGD...

    • Posted July 9, 2015
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    Recovery of sunken ferry Sewol to cost over $110 million: gov’t

    SEJONG, April 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea is projected to spend more than 550 billion won (US$504 million) for a complete recovery from last year’s tragic sinking of a passenger ferry with the hoisting of the sunken...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    S. Korea to distribute $90 million to gaming startups

    SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) — The presidential office said Monday that more than 100 billion won (US$90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other industries. The financial assistance, which is mainly provided by...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Dolls featuring the globally popular Korean animation character "Pororo" are displayed at a character licensing show in Seoul on July 17, 2013. The TV animation series "Pororo the Little Penguin" debuted 10 years ago and has been exported to 120 countries around the world thus far. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean gov’t to invest $345.8 million in animation industries by 2019

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The government said Thursday it will invest a total of 380 billion won (US$345.8 million) in nurturing the domestic animation and character industries by 2019 to help them tap deeper into overseas markets. The...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Education Minister Hwang Woo-yeo apologizes for two flawed questions of the College Scholastic Ability Test during a press briefing in Sejong City, Monday. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean gov’t apologizes for CSAT errors

    Grades of some 7,000 students will be affected By Jung Min-ho The Ministry of Education admitted Monday there were two correct answers for two questions on the most recent state-administered college entrance exam, a decision that will...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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