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Pyongyang to pay price for nuclear test: president
Jan 06, 2016
President Park Geun-hye has stated that, “We will work in close cooperation with the international community to ensure that North Korea will pay the price for conducting a new nuclear weapons test.” Her comments came during a National Security Council (NSC) meeting at Cheo...

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Korea communicates with smartphones
Jan 06, 2016
A smartphone user checks a conversation in the instant messaging app Kakao Talk. More and more people are connecting to the Internet through their smartphones instead of with their desktop computers. This trend is shown in the recent "2015 Survey of Internet Us...

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Enjoy Winter Olympics with no language barrier
Jan 05, 2016
An MOU is signed in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, on Dec. 28 that covers the development of automatic interpretation and translation technologies. The above photo shows models demonstrating the auto-interpretation service. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics are now likely t...

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New arts, tourism policies for 2016
Jan 04, 2016
In order to realize its vision for a creative economy, starting this year the government will establish a 'Culture Creation and Convergence Belt.' The above photo shows a special lecture that took place at the Cultural Convergence Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, in March last year....

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Regular direct flights to launch between Korea, Croatia
Jan 04, 2016
Korean Ambassador to Croatia Suh Hyung-won (right) and Croatian Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Sinisa Hajdas Doncic pose for a commemorative photo on Dec. 30, 2015, in Croatia after signing an agreement on direct flights and the aviation business. ...

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Gov’t to improve immigration, administrative services i...
Jan 04, 2016
Immigration, travel and work visas and related administrative services will all become much more convenient this year. The Ministry of Justice has pledged to improve such administrative tasks by focusing more on providing online services. The number of non-citizens li...

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Park extends words of encouragement to military
Jan 01, 2016
President Park Geun-hye said Friday the government will do its best to pave the way for a peaceful reunification of the two Koreas, while promising to expand support to the military. "We must all make efforts to take another step towards a peaceful reunification and make ...

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President Park Geun-hye’s New Year’s Message to the Nat...
Dec 31, 2015
Fellow Koreans, The New Year of 2016 has dawned. In the Year of the Red Monkey, a symbol of creativity and wisdom, I hope every one of us will pool our creative enthusiasm and wisdom to make the New Year full of hope and vitality. Notwithstanding many difficulties and ch...

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S. Korea, China establish military hotline
Dec 31, 2015
South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo (left) and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan pose for a photo during their meeting at a Kuala Lumpur hotel on Nov. 4, 2015. SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and China set up a hotline between their top defense officials Th...

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Park vows to boost economy through structural reforms i...
Dec 31, 2015
President Park Geun-hye pledged Thursday to accomplish structural reforms in four major sectors of the society to revive the economy and create more jobs next year. "(The government) will firmly root the creative economy and cause the culture to flourish, eventually to revitali...