Korea to stop visa extension for foreign tax defaulters
 Foreign residents who have unpaid local taxes will be denied an extension of their visas starting in May, the government said Monday.
* local: 현지의, 지방의 * denied sth: ~을 거부당하다 * extension: 연장
 Under an information sharing pact of the Justice Ministry, the National Tax Service and the Korea Customs Service, immigration offices nationwide will check the tax payment history of every foreigner who applies for a visa extension and reject the request if the person has a tax default.
* pact: 협정 * apply: 적용하다, 신청하다 * tax default: 세금 체납
 The program will start with 16 immigration offices on May 1, gradually expanding to 20 by July and all of 38 offices by next year.
* gradually: 점차 <-> suddenly, abruptly
 According to the Interior Ministry, about 10 billion won ($8.8 million) in taxes were in arrears by foreign residents as of November.
* in arrears: 지불 기한이 지나, 체납되다
기사 전문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170424000717
2. 인터넷으로 모든 걸 배우는 시대
최근 미국 오하이오주에서 한 8살 아이가 유튜브를 통해 운전을 배운 뒤 부모 몰래 자동차를 운전해 맥도날드를 다녀오는 일이 발생했다. 이 아이는 교통규범을 모두 준수하며 흠 잡을 데 없이 운전해 모두를 놀라게 했다. 이처럼 인터넷을 통한 정보의 홍수 속에서 스스로 각종 지식을 수집할 수 있는 시대가 열렸다.
 Imagine the shock when a boy, 8, drove up to a local McDonald’s drive-through and asked for a Happy Meal. The news of the Ohio boy who learned how to drive on YouTube to get a late-night snack was a cutesy tidbit, but it also demonstrated just how easy it has become to educate oneself via new media.
* cutesy: 깜찍한 * tidbit: 토막뉴스
 “With the way technology is, more kids will learn how to do anything and everything,” a local patrolman told the Weirton Daily Times, upon witnessing the boy obeying all traffic laws and driving “effortlessly” through downtown.
 A considerable portion of the barrage of information flooding the internet is helpful -- as it was for the world’s youngest model driver -- and an increasing number of Koreans are taking advantage of living in the world’s most wired country by educating themselves with information available online.
* barrage: 세례, 집중포화, 비처럼 쏟음 * take advantage of: 기회로 활용하다, 이용하다 (악용하다) * wired: 컴퓨터 시스템에 연결된
기사 전문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170423000265