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President Park wraps up her Netherlands, Germany visit
Apr 01, 2014
President Park Geun-hye returned home on March 29 after completing her seven-day trip to the Netherlands and Germany. This is her seventh overseas trip since inauguration, and the second overseas visit this year. During her trip, President Park attended the Nuclear Security Summi...


Remains of Chinese soldiers return home
Mar 31, 2014
The remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who were killed during the Korean War (1950-53) over six decades ago were repatriated to China on March 28.“Repatriation has finally come after Korea and China agreed to send home the remains of the fallen Chinese soldiers some nine months ago,...


Ugandan officials visit to learn the 'Korean Way'
Mar 31, 2014
A group of Ugandan public officials arrived in Korea on March 24 to study Korea's city and provincial government administration systems. A total of 15 Ugandan officials will take part in a three-week training program, the "Capacity Building Program on Local Administration (Uganda...


President Park makes 3-point proposal to Pyongyang
Mar 31, 2014
President Park Geun-hye proposed three steps to North Korea to help move toward the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, on March 28 in Dresden during her state visit to Germany. President Park received an honorary doctorate degree in law from the Dresden University of Technolo...


President Park, German leader discuss cooperation
Mar 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held summit talks in Berlin on March 26 to discuss ways to substantially boost bilateral cooperation in trade and investment between Korea and Germany. They also agreed to cooperate on preparing for reunification on the ...


Gov't gives casino license to foreign consortium
Mar 26, 2014
Foreign companies will now be able to enter the casino business in Korea. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recently granted a preliminary casino license to LOCZ Korea, a consortium of Lippo Ltd and Caesars Entertainment Corp, to build a resort on Yeongjongdo Isl...


Korea, US, Japan: nuclear North Korea is unacceptable
Mar 26, 2014
Leaders of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan agreed with one voice that a nuclear-armed North Korea is “unacceptable,” as they sat together on the sidelines of the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, on March 25. During the three-way talks, the first in six years...


Korea, Brazil cooperate on farming technology
Mar 25, 2014
The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has launched a farming technology cooperation program with the Brazilian Organization for Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA). On March 17 and 18, the two institutions held a joint workshop in Brasilia on livestock farming, animal feed addit...


Korea cooperates with Indonesia, Mongolia in forestry, ...
Mar 25, 2014
Korea is expanding cooperation with Indonesia and Mongolia in developing their forestry industries. On March 20, the Korea Forest Service held a workshop in Bogor, Indonesia, to discuss collaboration in developing recreational forests and ecotourism, as well as related mid- to lo...


Korea, China discuss NK nukes, FTA
Mar 25, 2014
President Park Geun-hye had a summit meeting with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on March 23 on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. President Park Geun-hye said at the meeting that it is the fourth time for the two heads of sta...