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S. Korea condemns N.K. missile launch
Apr 28, 2016
South Korea strongly condemned North Korea for its botched launch of another intermediate-range ballistic missile on Thursday, vowing to further pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs. The communist state fired off the missile early Thursday, but the la...


Biggest-ever business delegation heads to Iran
Apr 28, 2016
Korea's largest-ever business delegation will accompany President Park Geun-hye on her upcoming state visit to Iran scheduled for May 1 to 3. On April 27, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced a list of businesses that will make up the delegation that ...


Korea shares infrastructure expertise with world
Apr 28, 2016
On April 19 a safety inspector assesses the condition of the Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge that connects Batam Island and Tonton Island in Indonesia. The Indonesian government and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have been working together to implement Korea's brid...


President to make landmark visit to Iran
Apr 27, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will pay a state visit to Iran in early May. This is the first Korean head of state to visit Tehran since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1962. President Park will hold a summit meeting with Iranian leaders to discuss meas...


Korea, Central & South America collaborate on pharmaceu...
Apr 26, 2016
Participants in the K-Pharma Academy, a pharmaceuticals and medical knowledge-sharing program between the Korean government and governments in Central and South America, inspect some medical devices at the Wonju Medical Industry Techno Valley in Gangwon-do Province on April 19. ...


Korea enjoys special bond with Germany: president
Apr 26, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) holds talks with Stanislaw Tillich, head of the German Federal Council and minister president of the German state of Saxony, at Cheong Wa Dae on April 25. “Germany is a nation with which our people feel an extremely special b...


Airbnb offers getaways to rural Korea
Apr 25, 2016
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lee Dong-Phil (center), Belinda Johnson (left), chief business affairs and legal officer at Airbnb, and Executive Vice Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lee Dong-geun pose for a commemorative photo after signing...

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Korea signs Paris climate agreement
Apr 25, 2016
Minister of Environment Yoon Seong-kyu (center) signs the Paris Agreement climate change accord at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22. More than 170 governments have signed the Paris Agreement climate change accord, which will be the world's new framework...

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MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on North Korea’s Test of...
Apr 25, 2016
1. The government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns North Korea’s test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile in waters northeast of the eastern coastal city of Sinpo at around 6:30 p.m., April 23. 2. The test by North Korea is a clear violation of UN Security Cou...


Korea, France to jointly foster great cooks
Apr 25, 2016
Korea’s Mir Foundation and France’s Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi sign a memorandum of agreement on April 22. Pictured are CEO of the Mir Foundation Kim Hyung-su (left) and Chairman of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jean Paul Vermès during the signing. On April 22...