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President emphasizes reform in 4 sectors
Aug 07, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized the need to carry out reforms in four key sectors of the economy -- the labor market, the public sector, education and the finance industry -- in order to take an economic leap forward. She was speaking during her Address to the Nation ...

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E-gov't exports estimated at over $314 mil.
Aug 06, 2015
Exports of computer systems and software that provide online government services reached USD 314.42 million in the first half of the year. That amount includes exports by some 250 local IT companies during the first half, and it is equivalent to 66 percent of similar expo...

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Korea, ASEAN enhance cooperation on security, economy
Aug 06, 2015
Yun Byung-se, minister of foreign affairs, is currently in Kuala Lumpur for a series of ASEAN meetings. During his talks, he stressed that Korea and ASEAN work together to respond to North Korea's provocative actions. Minister Yun emphasized that North Korea violates U.N. Sec...

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Railroad restoration is a path toward unification and t...
Aug 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye signs one of the railway ties at Baengmagoji Station in Cheorwon-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Aug. 5. Established in 1914, the Gyeongwon Line was a 222.3-kilometer railway line that connected Seoul and Wonsan. It was severed in 1945 due to the div...

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'Learn from the old and new, create new ideas to move a...
Aug 05, 2015
Speaking in a cabinet meeting on Aug. 4, President Park Geun-hye said that going forward she will concentrate on cultural prosperity, reviving the economy and on labor sector reform. "I would like to reinforce the foundation of cultural prosperity and strive to make our u...

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Korea publishes book on Bhutanese intangible cultural a...
Aug 05, 2015
A book about Bhutan’s intangible cultural heritage has now been made public by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP), under the auspices of UNE...

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President meets with Japanese opposition leader
Aug 03, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on Aug...

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Korea, Bangladesh step up cooperation on nursing educat...
Jul 30, 2015
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will offer aid to establish a nursing school in Bangladesh. This will be the first nursing institute in the South Asian nation equipped with a post-graduate degree program. For this, the Korean government is planning to provide m...

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Korea, Comoros boost poultry cooperation
Jul 30, 2015
Korea and Comoros, an island nation off the eastern coast of Africa, have joined forces to enhance bilateral cooperation on the poultry farming business. The archipelago of Comoros, between Mozambique and Madagascar, is one of the smaller African nations with an area of o...

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Korean travel now worry-free
Jul 29, 2015
Visitors take photos of pop group action figures and some of the clothes worn by the group Girls’ Generation, at SM Town in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul. They are members of the Chinese press and influential bloggers who are on a special tour in Korea.The MERS outbreak is ...