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Korea supports UN anti-corruption treaty
Dec 03, 2013
Korea voiced its strong support for the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at the fifth session of the anti-corruption conference in Panama City, Panama, on November 26. Under the UNCAC, adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 31, 200...

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Korea gets high marks on tax compliance: OECD
Dec 03, 2013
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has given Korea a green light on its compliance with international tax standards and on its exchange and transparency of tax information. Korea was praised for the way in which it implemented tax rules and legislat...

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Korea, SE Asia, Austria cooperate on forest preservatio...
Dec 02, 2013
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) has held a round of talks with Indonesia, Laos and Austria on forestry cooperation. The KFS hosted a tree planting event at a forest biomass pilot project in Semarang, central Java, in Indonesia, in celebration of the Southeast Asian nation’s sixth ...

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Korea, Peru discuss defense cooperation
Nov 29, 2013
Korea and Peru held a defense ministers’ meeting in Seoul on November 27 to discuss ways to enhance defense cooperation between the two nations. Korean Minister of Defense Kim Kwan-jin (right) and his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Cateriano Bellido hold a meeting on defense coo...

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President emphasizes innovation in medical, education s...
Nov 29, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed the need to develop the service industry and the overall social service structure during a National Economic Advisory Council meeting held in Seoul on November 28. "The service industry can have a bigger effect on the economy than the manufacturin...

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Korea, Israel cooperate on agricultural technology
Nov 28, 2013
Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Israel’s Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 19 agreeing to cooperate on farming technology. The agreement aims to promote the exchange of researchers and information ...

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Korea's creativity training program lauded by int'l for...
Nov 28, 2013
Korea’s creative talent training program for the content industry has been introduced at an international forum on global competitiveness and has been praised as one of the best creative training programs in the world. This program is being run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports ...

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President promotes flex hours, oil hub
Nov 27, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has stressed that jobs with flexible working hours are needed to follow the trends of the time. She made these comments during her visit to a job fair held at COEX, southern Seoul, on November 26. "As the paradigm of economic development changes, just as t...

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Creative industry policies discussed at global competit...
Nov 27, 2013
Global competitiveness specialists from around the world gathered in Seoul to discuss their policies to promote the creative industries at the joint 2013 World Competitiveness Summit and Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) Annual Meeting on November 21 and 22. At...

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Language, copyright, culture data to be made public
Nov 25, 2013
The Korean government has released an additional one million public data records on November 25. With this new release, people will now have access to over 240,000 new data points related to the use of the Korean language, as well as to information about copyright and c...