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Korea joins Hague System for int'l registration of desi...
Apr 08, 2014
Korea has joined an international agreement for the global registration of industrial designs. The Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) signed the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs at the World Intellectual Prop...


Seoul Tower goes blue for autism
Apr 03, 2014
N Seoul Tower, Seoul's symbolic central spire, changed its colors to blue on April 2. N Seoul Tower, atop Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, turns on blue spot lights on April 2 to mark World Autism Awareness Day. (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health and Welfare)A specia...


Korea shares transportation knowhow with Vietnam, Malay...
Apr 03, 2014
Korea has been sharing its technological expertise in intelligent transport systems (ITS) with its Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport hosted an invitational workshop for high-ranking Vietnamese government officials from March 25 to 28. The ministr...


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...