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Korea, Vietnam cooperate on online government services
Jul 10, 2015
Korea and Vietnam are now cooperating on developing online government services in the Southeast Asian nation. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs and the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU...


President Park meets with MIKTA speakers
Jul 07, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) holds a meeting with speakers from Mexico, Indonesia and Australia at Cheong Wa Dae on July 3. President Park Geun-hye discussed assembly-level cooperation with speakers from Mexico, Indonesia and Australia on July 3 in Seoul.   The s...


New projects to help realize creative economy vision
Jul 03, 2015
A flexible transparent display sensor can function even when it's bent. A touch screen and smart glasses made from flexible, transparent display sensors and tempered glass with high thermal insulation effect. These are some of the future products that will be commercialized in ...


Gov’t announces support measures for MERS-hit industrie...
Jul 02, 2015
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn (center) leads a cabinet meeting on June 30 at the Government Complex-Seoul. The Korean government has been presenting various support measures to help MERS-affected industries and individuals. The disease-affected sectors include the medical and to...


Korea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2030
Jul 02, 2015
The government recently announced that it has finalized its 2030 target to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from the business-as-usual (BAU) level of 851 million tons. The final decision was made during a cabinet meeting held on June 30. During the ...


Speakers from 5 countries discuss cooperation in Seoul
Jul 02, 2015
The MIKTA Speaker's Consultation 2015 opens in Seoul on July 2 with speakers of the house from Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia in attendance. Speakers of the house from Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia and Turkey have gathered in Seoul. They will discus...


President attends 17th National Unification Advisory Co...
Jul 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye attended the 17th National Unification Advisory Council held at Seoul Olympic Park on July 1. She requested that the advisors play a leading role in laying the groundwork for a peaceful reunification of the peninsula.President Park Geun-hye attends the 17t...


Busan port chief to head int'l maritime organization
Jul 01, 2015
Lim Ki-tack becomes the new secretary general of the International Maritime Organization. Lim Ki-tack, president of the Busan Port Authority, has been elected as the secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), becoming the first Korean to attain the posit...


Tourists to benefit from more lenient visa rules
Jul 01, 2015
Kim Young-june, commissioner of the Korea Immigration Service, part of the Ministry of Justice, explains the more lenient measures allowing tourists to enter or stay in the country, at the Foreign Press Center Korea in Seoul on July 1. The Ministry of Justice has announced new...


Agriculture to become 'smarter'
Jul 01, 2015
Participants in the center's opening ceremony examine a miniature smart farm at the Sejong Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation on June 30. While working in the fields, a farmer can control the temperature and humidity inside a distant vinyl greenhouse and water the cro...