Koreabizwire | Be Korea-savvy

Headlines Today’s Top News

North Korea Introduces Remote Test System for College Entrance Exams

North Korea Introduces Remote Test System for College Entrance Exams

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has started to offer a remote test system for students who take college entrance exams, according to North Korea’s state-run weekly, Tongil Sinbo. The North Korean weekly quoted an official from the North Korean Committee for Education saying, “As a part of our education policy reforms, North Korea introduced

Korean Cow Delivers Two Calves in 45 Days

Korean Cow Delivers Two Calves in 45 Days

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A four-year-old cow in Korea which gave birth to two calves in a 45-day term is attracting attention. The 39-month-old cow delivered a female calf on March 5. However, it gave birth to one more calf, a male, on April 19, after just 45 days. Both calves are healthy.

Sunken Ferry Captain Gets Life Imprisonment for Murder

Sunken Ferry Captain Gets Life Imprisonment for Murder

GWANGJU, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The captain of the sunken ferry Sewol was sentenced to a life term for murder at an appeals court here Tuesday.  Overturning a lower court ruling that acquitted Lee Joon-seok of murder, the Gwangju High Court convicted him of murdering 304 passengers aboard the ferry that sank off the

Software Giant Oracle Under Probe for Unfair Trading: FTC

Software Giant Oracle Under Probe for Unfair Trading: FTC

SEJONG, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust watchdog said Tuesday it is investigating multinational software giant Oracle Corp. about its possible unfair trading practices related to its database management system (DBMS).   The investigation into the local unit of California-based Oracle, which has been under way for months, is focused on two areas of

Suicide No. 1 Cause of Death for S. Korean Teens, Youths

Suicide No. 1 Cause of Death for S. Korean Teens, Youths

SEJONG, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Suicide was the No. 1 cause of death among teens and young people in South Korea in 2013, with the suicide rate rising over the past decade, a report showed Tuesday. According to the report by Statistics Korea, suicide was the leading cause of death among those aged 9-24

CJ-hosted K-pop Convention due on U.S. East Coast

CJ-hosted K-pop Convention due on U.S. East Coast

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A K-pop festival hosted by South Korea’s leading content and media company CJ E&M will expand to the east coast of the U.S. from the west coast this summer, the company said Tuesday. KCON launched in 2012 and has quickly developed to be North America’s largest annual Korean cultural festival that

Lotte Super Introduces Grocery Pickup Drive-through

Lotte Super Introduces Grocery Pickup Drive-through

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Super will introduce Korea’s first drive-through grocery pickup service at its Garak branch, according to a company statement on April 27. Drive-throughs have only been operated at fast food restaurants and coffee shops in Korea, and are popular with busy office workers. Lotte Super’s drive-through service is linked

Insight Policies & Impact

Lifestyle Life & Entertainment

Technology What’s Trending

Korea Today Photo Stream

Business Business & Industry

Marketplace News Release