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Global sports industry touches down in Seoul
Oct 10, 2014
Experts from the global sports industry gathered in Seoul on October 7 for the second annual Sports Industry Conference 2014, a special event aimed at exchanging information and ideas about how to make a difference in the current sports industry environment and how to further boo...

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Gov't expands counseling service for non-Korean spouses...
Oct 10, 2014
A Korean mother-in-law who recently had a new Cambodian daughter-in-law was not happy with her, as she often tapped her husband on the shoulder. A counselor, however, was able to explain to the mother-in-law that her daughter-in-law’s behavior is a form of agreeing with her husba...

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Korea, Ivory Coast discuss cooperation
Oct 08, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara on October 7. The two leaders discussed measures to substantially boost bilateral cooperation, cooperation in the international community and issues involving the Korean Peninsula. President Ouatt...

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Int'l biodiversity conference opens in Pyeongchang
Oct 07, 2014
The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP12) began in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (Ganwon Province), on October 6. The opening ceremony was held at the Alpensia Convention Center and was attended by nearly 2,000 people. Among the...

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President says North Korea needs to act to improve inte...
Oct 07, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has made a comment on the visit to Incheon by a high-profile North Korean delegation. "Ministerial-level meetings should not be a one-time event,” the president said on October 6. “The two Koreas must hold talks regularly to pave the way for a peaceful reu...

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North Korean delegation attends Incheon Asian Games clo...
Oct 06, 2014
A high-level North Korean delegation, including Hwang Pyong-so, director of the North Korean military’s General Political Bureau, Choe Ryong-hae, secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party, and Kim Yang-gon, director of the party’s North Korean United Front Department, arrived in Inc...

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National Hangeul Museum opens to promote Korean alphabe...
Oct 06, 2014
October 9 marks Hangeul Day, the day Korea celebrates the invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, in 1446 by King Sejong the Great (r. 1418-1450). For the upcoming Hangeul Day, which marks the 568th anniversary of the promulgation of the script, the National H...

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Faster tax refunds for international tourists
Oct 02, 2014
Getting tax refunds for international tourists, based on their purchases made in Korea, has now become faster and easier. A series of dedicated computer terminals, solely to handle tax refunds, started operations on September 29 to expedite tax refunds for international tourists ...

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Korea, Vietnam discuss ways to deepen economic cooperat...
Oct 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, on October 2 at Cheong Wa Dae upon his state visit to Korea. The two leaders agreed to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) this year and to ...

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UNEP names culture ministry leading sustainable tourism...
Oct 01, 2014
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has been selected as a leading institution to promote "sustainable consumption and production" in the global tourism industry.The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has so far awarded the designation to related ministrie...