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First Korean elected as UN Special Rapporteur
May 26, 2014
Professor Lee Yang-hee of Sungkyunkwan University is appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar. (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)Lee Yang-hee, a professor at Sungkyunkwan University, has been elected as United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanma...

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Medical tourism figures on the rise
May 23, 2014
A 38-year-old woman from Khabarovsk, Russia, suffered from infertility throughout her 20-year marriage. After a series of unsuccessful pregnancies and two miscarriages, she consulted doctors in Russia, but could not determine the cause. Earlier this year, she came to a hospital i...

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WFP head visits Korea to discuss food security
May 23, 2014
Executive Director Ertharin Cousin of the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) arrived in Korea on May 22. She met Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se to exchange opinions about food security and ways to enhance cooperation between Korea and the WFP. Yun said, "Korea received sup...

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Former Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee named PM
May 23, 2014
Former chief Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee has been designated as the new prime minister of Korea. "Our new prime minister designate will reform the bureaucracy and the government, assertively correct any irregular practices and successfully remodel the country," a Cheo...

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Over 1000 public sport facilities to be opened
May 22, 2014
The number of public athletic facilities will be drastically increased over the coming years, allowing everyone in the country to get into their favorite sport. Sports complexes with swimming pools and basketball courts will also be built in neighborhoods across the country, maki...

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Korea, Tanzania share transparency, rural development i...
May 22, 2014
Korea and Tanzania have shared Korea’s expertise and experiences in human resource development and administrative management, and have discussed Korea's Saemaeul Undong (New Community Movement) rural development movement. A group of 15 high-ranking officials from the Tanzanian pr...

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Gov't donates funds to protect intellectual property
May 21, 2014
Korea will now participate in funding many of the leading projects that are undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) signed an MOU with the intellectual property-related body on May 7, agreeing to donate...

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President visits UAE
May 21, 2014
President Park Geun-hye discussed bilateral cooperation, including the construction of nuclear power plants, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during her visit to the United Arab Emirates on May 20. The two leaders shared the common understandin...

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FDI regulations to be improved
May 20, 2014
The government will ease regulations on foreign direct investment (FDI) in order to improve business conditions in Korea, lessening the number of procedures required for foreign investors to invest in Korea, and it will simplify regulations in Free Economic Zones (FEZs) and Free ...

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Intersection of entertainment, technology: CT Forum 201...
May 19, 2014
The Culture Technology Forum 2014 (CT Forum) will be held on May 20 at COEX in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, offering people the opportunity to check the pulse of the entertainment-creation industry and to share success stories from leading cultural content creators from a...