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Updated health care coverage for geriatric dementia
May 09, 2014
Starting in July, the national health care plan for the elderly will be enhanced, as patients with relatively lighter mental illnesses will become eligible for long-term health care insurance benefits. Until today, such benefits have been limited to those with serious symptoms an...

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Foreign Minister Yun stresses non-proliferation at UN m...
May 09, 2014
The United Nation Security Council hosted an open debate on May 7 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540, adopted in 2004 and aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). "Commemorating the 10th Anniversar...

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Korean Cultural Center, Jakarta Arts Institute join han...
May 08, 2014
The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Indonesia and the Jakarta Arts Institute (Institut Kesenian Jakarta) (IKJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the fine arts and cultural events, in Jakarta on May 2. Under the agreement, the two sides intend to promote hu...

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Korea, Japan expand bilateral tourism
May 08, 2014
Korea and Japan have agreed to expand tourism between the two nations. In a tourism ministers' meeting in Seoul on April 28, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong and Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ota recognized the import...

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Korea, China, Japan make joint effort on air pollution
May 07, 2014
Korea, China and Japan have agreed for the first time to make a joint effort to resolve issues surrounding the fine dust or fine particulate matter known as PM2.5. Representing the host nation, Minister of the Environment Yoon Seong Kyu attended the 16th Tripartite Environment Mi...

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President Park expresses heartache over ferry disaster
May 07, 2014
On May 6, the normally joyous Buddha's Birthday holiday was overshadowed by the nation's somber mood. President Park Geun-hye attended events at Jogyesa Temple to mark Buddha's 2,558th birthday, becoming the first president of Korea to attend the religious ceremony. Giving the ke...

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President apologizes for ferry disaster
Apr 30, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said to the Korean people on April 29 that she is sorry for the tragic sinking of the Sewol and that she has a heavy heart for the many precious lives that have been taken by the disaster. At a cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae, President Park said, “I’d li...

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Korea, US to bolster cooperation on trade, security
Apr 28, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama held summit talks on April 25 at Cheong Wa Dae where they discussed bilateral cooperation on the economy and national security. Mourning for ferry sinking victims Prior to the summit, President Barack Obama paid silent tribu...

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Korea, Vietnam share workers' compensation expertise
Apr 25, 2014
Korea has been sharing its experience with and know-how about workers’ compensation with Vietnam. The Korean Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service (COMWEL) hosted an invitational workshop program for 20 Vietnamese officials from related fields starting on April 21. ...

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President Park meets with US representatives
Apr 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation of U.S. representatives on April 23 at Cheong Wa Dae. The delegation was composed of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.   President Park Geun-hye (third from left) ...