Friday, October 12th, 2018


The Tiger Moms of Daechi-dong

The Daechi-dong neighborhood in the affluent Gangnam district south of the Han River is a village where a bizarre ecosystem has formed around the high-octane crammers that fill the area. Mothers know exactly which child is at the top of his or her class and where they go to cram, and a hacking order… Source: Culture

Ex-Girls' Generation Star Tiffany Takes Career Back to Square One in U.S.

It has now been almost a year since Tiffany left girl group Girl’s Generation, one of the most successful K-pop groups ever, and moved to the U.S. to start from scratch late last year. She signed a contract with major entertainment agency Paradigm Talent Agency and released her debut album there und… Source: Culture

Accidents with Elderly Drivers Increase 1.5 Times

Traffic deaths involving elderly drivers have increased 1.5 times over the past five years, according to analysis by Liberty Korea Party lawmaker Song Seog-jun. Accidents involving over-65s jumped 51.9 percent from 17,590 in 2013 to 26,713 in 2017 even as the total number of traffic accidents droppe… Source: Culture

Queen Elizabeth's Granddaughter Marries in Grand Royal Wedding

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday in front of celebrities and Britain’s senior royals including Prince Harry and wife Meghan who wed at the same venue in May.Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, an… Source: Culture

Melania Trump Says She Loves Trump, Ignores Cheating Rumors

Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else.Mrs. Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading rumors … Source: Culture

China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world’s two largest economies.Foreign Ministry Spo… Source: Culture

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Finance minister emphasizes S. Korea is not a currency manipulator

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s finance minister said Friday that his country should not be regarded as a currency manipulator as it strives to enhance transparency in its currency market. Kim Dong-yeon made the argument during a meeting w Source: Money

Gov't submits bill on ratification of KORUS FTA to parliament

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s trade ministry said Friday it has submitted a bill on ratifying the revised free trade agreement with the United States to parliament, the final domestic procedure needed for its implementation. The Ministr Source: Money

(LEAD) H-Line Shipping places US$142 mln order with Hyundai Samho Heavy

(ATTN: UPDATES with minor edits) SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) — H-Line Shipping Co., a midsized South Korean shipping company, has placed an order worth about US$142 million for two bulkers with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., the oceans ministry said Source: Money