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President to attend G20, ASEAN summits
Aug 19, 2016
President Park Geun-hye attends the most recent G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on Nov. 15 last year. She is to attend the upcoming 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4 and 5. President Park Geun-hye is to attend the upcoming 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, an...

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Gov't 3.0 now available via app
Aug 19, 2016
On Aug. 19, the Ministry of the Interior releases a new mobile app that consolidates 194 core services offered by Korea's Government 3.0 initiative on one, easy-to-access platform. A selection of the Korean government's online services can now be browsed and accessed at the cli...

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N. Korean PR expert defects to South
Aug 18, 2016
The Ministry of Unification announced at an emergency press briefing on Aug. 17 that Thae Yong-ho, a minister at North Korea's embassy in London, has come to Korea. The senior North Korean diplomat lived in the U.K. for 10 years with his family. However, they disappeared ...

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E-learning transforms African classrooms
Aug 18, 2016
Since 2013, schools in Ghana (pictured), Kenya and Ethiopia have introduced e-learning in their classrooms with the help of 'solar school' technology. Equipped with solar panels, these schools can provide electronic whiteboards for the teachers and laptops for the students, allow...

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Sharing with the world: E-gov't part 1
Aug 17, 2016
The Korean government has been concentrating on establishing e-government services since 1987 when it enacted laws expanding the supply of desktops and promoting the use of computer networks in order to provide high quality government service to its citizens in a more convenient ...

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Korea expands partnership with Uganda, Vietnam on e-gov...
Aug 17, 2016
Ugandan civil servants attend a workshop on the Korean government's e-procurement system organized by the Korean Public Procurement Service on Aug. 9. Having shared its broad range of e-government services with other governments from around the world over the past few years, the ...

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Cambodia to get Korean smart cities
Aug 16, 2016
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Ho-in (left) and Cambodian Minister Chea Sophara of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction pose for a commemorative photo on Aug. 11 in Seoul following the signing of an MOU that covers cooperation on l...

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Pilgrimage to westernmost island, Gyeongnyeolbiyeoldo
Aug 16, 2016
In celebration of 71 years of independence, descendants of Korean independence activists, Korean veterans of the Vietnam War, and family members of naval and police officers who died on duty visit the westernmost island of Gyeongnyeolbiyeoldo (격렬비열도) on Aug. 11. The Korean nat...

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Gov't to release aid info, push transparency
Aug 16, 2016
For the first time, the Korean government has released data regarding its official development assistance (ODA) programs to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The IATI is a voluntary body that contributes to the transparency of the records showing how fund...

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Park renews calls for N.K. to stop nuke development, pr...
Aug 15, 2016
SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Monday renewed her calls for North Korea to "immediately" cease its nuclear program and threats of provocations, saying its saber-rattling would only aggravate its isolation and economic travails.During a speech to mark Libera...