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Forestry professionals discuss Aral Sea restoration
Nov 26, 2014
Forestry professionals from across the world gathered in Seoul to discuss restoring the ecology of the Aral Sea, the large saline body of water located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Over 100 arid land restoration specialists attended the International Workshop on Forest Ecol...

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Naval drills take place off Dokdo in East Sea
Nov 25, 2014
A navy defense drill took place around the Dokdo Islands in the East Sea on November 24. According to the Republic of Korea Navy, the 3,200-ton Yangmanchun destroyer and six other naval vessels, as well as a patrol ship run by the Korea Coast Guard, took part in the drill from it...

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President meets Int'l Democratic Union leaders
Nov 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with representatives from around the world who were in Seoul to attend the International Democratic Union (IDU) conference on November 21. They discussed issues regarding the Korean Peninsula and human rights in North Korea.Over 100 people, including f...

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E-gov't on your smartphone now within reach
Nov 21, 2014
We are now one step closer to achieving fully wireless online electronic government services. People can now easily tap their smartphone apps and conveniently receive various services from government administrations and public institutions, anywhere and at anytime. A working moth...

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M-Pass enables public transport use from Seoul to Jeju
Nov 21, 2014
The Metropolitan Pass, or M-Pass, is a pre-paid transportation card designed for tourists in Korea. The card, which has been mainly used in Seoul and other metropolitan areas, will now be useable on Jeju Island starting in December this year. In the past, the card was used to pay...

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President confers highest honor on former Indonesian le...
Nov 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) pins the Grand Order of Mugunghwa on the chest of former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on November 19.President Park Geun-hye granted former Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the...

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President meets Finnish prime minister to discuss coope...
Nov 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and discussed bilateral cooperation at Cheong Wa Dae on November 20. This is the first time for Prime Minister Stubb to visit Asia since his inauguration in June. President Park Geun-hye and Finnish Prime Min...

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President emphasizes agricultural competitiveness
Nov 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized agriculture as a “future growth industry” and promoted the use of free trade agreements (FTAs) as an opportunity to increase exports. President Park said, “The agriculture sector can be transformed into a new industry through a combination o...

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Korea, Germany cooperate on organic farming
Nov 19, 2014
Two research organizations in Korea and Germany have joined hands to co-develop organic farming projects. The National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), part of the Rural Development Administration (RDA), and the Thünen Institut (TI), a federal research institute in Ger...

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New ministries for public safety, human resources
Nov 19, 2014
The Ministry of Public Safety and Security was launched on November 19 to more effectively protect people from disaster. In addition, on the same day the Ministry of Personnel Management was established to upgrade public sector human resources management. The Ministry of Public S...