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US Pacific Command stresses bilateral alliance for peac...
Jun 11, 2015
Admiral Harry Harris, the new commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, recently visited Korea to reaffirm the strong alliance between Korea and the U.S. Harris visited Korea to mark his inauguration and to inspect the U.S. military based across the nation, as he took over his ne...


Eight nations cooperate on post-harvest crop management
Jun 09, 2015
Eight Asian countries have stepped up their joint efforts to improve technology involving the post-harvest management of agricultural goods. On June 3, the Rural Development Administration opened the Asia Postharvest Research Center (APHRC) at its National Institute of H...


President emphasizes 'all-out effort' to tackle MERS vi...
Jun 09, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) holds a meeting with government officials. President Park Geun-hye urged her administration to make all-out efforts to end the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) contagion. President Park emphasized that full authority should be gi...


'Peaceful unification to follow the will of patriotic m...
Jun 08, 2015
President Park Geun-hye said on June 6 that the ultimate way to follow the will of the patriotic martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation is to achieve a peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula. President Park Geun-hye awards a certificate of national merit during ...


10 things you must know about MERS
Jun 07, 2015
The Ministry of Health & Welfare released on June 4 a list of ten things that people should know about the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). 1) Definition The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is caused by the coronavirus. The first known case was in Saudi ...


Park holds summit with Senegalese president
Jun 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye and Senegalese President Macky Sall held summit talks at Cheong Wa Dae on June 4. The two leaders agreed to encourage Korean companies to participate in the Senegal Emergent Plan (PSE), a comprehensive national development project worth USD 10.1 bi...


Korea, Poland enhance ties through cultural exchanges
Jun 05, 2015
The ministers of culture of Korea and Poland attended the opening ceremony of “Polish Art: An Enduring Spirit,” now underway at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on June 4. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) holds talks with his Poli...


Senegalese leader pays respects at Seoul Nat’l Cemetery
Jun 04, 2015
President of Senegal Macky Sall, currently on an official visit to Korea, salutes the national flag of Korea on June 4 at the Seoul National Cemetery. President of Senegal Macky Sall visited the Seoul National Cemetery on June 4. He is paying an official visit to Korea unt...


Korea, Japan, Finland, work together on farmers’ health
Jun 03, 2015
Korea, Japan and Finland have joined forces to improve health and safety for their farmers. Seoul recently hosted a symposium on the current state of work-related diseases and disorders among those involved in the agricultural industry and on strategies to prevent such pr...


16 new King Sejong Institute branches to be built
Jun 03, 2015
More branches of the King Sejong Institute, a worldwide network of cultural centers that focus on teaching the Korean language and exposing people to Korean history, music and art, will be built in the upcoming years. By region, most locations will be in Asia, as 11 ne...