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Seoul Players make you think, laugh, and cry
Apr 23, 2012
Art director of Seoul Players Barri TsavarisAlmost eleven years ago, a small group of expats in Seoul gathered to talk about forming a theater company. Built with only a passion for plays and theater, the theater company Seoul Players is already celebrating its eleventh year in 2...

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Royal Asiatic Society explores Korea’s hidden depths
Apr 19, 2012
For over a century, the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch has gathered various foreign residents of Korea -- missionaries, diplomats, Peace Corps volunteers, and various other adventurers. Today, the RASKB offers a variety of activities to its members and the general public, inc...

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Australian doctor received posthumous honor in Korea
Apr 16, 2012
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MW) recently started a campaign to award national meritorious contributors in Korea and share their unknown stories with the world. Among more than 200 award-winners is the late Dr. Helen Pearl Mackenzie who received the Order of Civil Mer...

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World Bank head candidate visits Korea
Apr 03, 2012
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College and the US nominee for presidency of the World Bank arrived in Seoul last Sunday. During his visit, the Korean-born candidate discussed the policy direction of the World Bank with President Lee Myung-bak and Minister of Strategy an...

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Summit will heighten political will to fight nuclear te...
Mar 25, 2012
*This is the tenth in a series of interviews with ambassadors from countries participating in the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27.10. Arias-Romero Luis, Spanish Ambassador Spain believes the coming nuclear summit could best serve as a catalyst to heighten the i...

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[Contribution] Learning to share like Koreans do
Mar 20, 2012
There is an old saying that I learned while studying Korean in Korea: "Even a bean can be shared." From what I've seen during my time here, this saying seems to capture the spirit of the Korean people very well. Koreans love to share everything. I see this when I eat with my frie...

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Norway calls for bigger role of IAEA
Mar 20, 2012
This is the ninth of a series of interviews with ambassadors from countries participating in the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27. 9. Torbjorn Holthe, Norwegian ambassador Norway would like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to play a bigger part in nu...

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Nuke security for Israel more urgent
Mar 19, 2012
*This is the eighth of a series of interviews with ambassadors from countries participating in the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27. 8. Tuvia Israeli, Israeli envoy Israel said Wednesday that “the uprising in Syria” and nuclear ambitions in Iran make preventing ...

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A medical doctor caring for Filipinos
Mar 16, 2012
Dr. Park Nuga has treaded the backwoods and shantytowns of the Phillippines for about 25 years to provide free medical service.Having himself been terminally ill with cancer, his true colors shine through his good deeds even more. Some call him the Pestalozzi of the Philippines...

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Finland sees nuke-free hope for N. Korea
Mar 13, 2012
*This is the seventh of a series of interviews with ambassadors from countries participating in the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27. 7. Pekka Wuoristo, Finnish envoy Finland is “wishing and expecting” the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit to have some positive impa...