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South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:14AM UTC South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has lowered its growth forecast for next weak citing the persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses.

SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:21PM UTC SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies.

SKorean group cancels plans for border tree

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:12AM UTC SKorean group cancels plans for border tree

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean church group has canceled plans to erect a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea after locals complained that it could provoke Pyongyang. A spokesman from the Seoul-based Christian Council of Korea said Thursday that the group faced strong resistance

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

5 injured as American Airlines jet hits turbulence in South Korea

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:53PM UTC 5 injured as American Airlines jet hits turbulence in South Korea

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet encountered severe air turbulence shortly after takeoff from Seoul, South Korea, injuring four passengers and a crew member. A statement issued by the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier says American Flight 280 was headed for Dallas-Fort Worth when the Boeing 777-200 met

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