Gov't to Cut Down on English Teaching in Schools
The Education Ministry wants to reduce the number of English language lessons in schools by 30 percent from 2017. The ministry says the aim is to lessen the burden on students, but the move is drawing criticism. >> Full Text

China to Show Off New Weapons at WWII Parade
China will unveil new cutting-edge weaponry during a parade on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to emphasize China's rising military might. >> Full Text

70 Universities Face Axe
Nearly 70 universities and vocational colleges recorded failing marks in an evaluation by the Education Ministry and will face a cut in state subsidies, scholarships and student loans. The ministry evaluated 163 universities and 135 vocational colleges in efforts to streamline institutions. >> Full Text

Children pick berries at a farm in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday.

Son Heung-min poses with fans in a stadium in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province on Monday as he joins training of the national football team ahead of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.

Actress Jang Seo-hee attends a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Monday.

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