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Pope Francis: 'Peace is the work of justice'
Aug 15, 2014
Pope Francis has delivered a message of peace to the Korean Peninsula. He visited Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on August 14 and met with President Park Geun-hye. In his speech, the pope said, "Korea’s quest for peace is a cause close to our hearts, for it affects the stability of the e...


President meets US House armed services committee chair...
Aug 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met Howard "Buck" McKeon, chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, and his delegation at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on August 8. They exchanged views on the Korea-U.S. alliance and on the political situation on the Korean Peninsula and across North...


Korea, ASEAN bolster cooperation
Aug 11, 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se has expressed Korea’s will to bolster its partnership and cooperation with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Minister Yun spoke at the 17th ASEAN-ROK Ministerial Meeting, held in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, on A...


'Living in Korea' guidebook, app aimed at new Koreans
Aug 08, 2014
A guidebook and a smartphone app about living in Korea are now available in ten different languages, aimed at helping non-ethnic Koreans adjust to their new lives here. Information about living in Korea is provided in ten different languages at the Danuri homepage (www.livei...


KRW 316 trillion set aside for social welfare
Aug 08, 2014
The government has established its first set of social welfare policy goals, setting aside KRW 316 trillion between now and 2018, as announced during a cabinet meeting on August 5. The plan is designed to improve the country's social welfare system by building social safety nets ...


Humanities education enhances wisdom: President
Aug 08, 2014
Students at elementary and secondary schools are to be given expanded opportunities to study the humanities in the form of concerts and clubs. Also, regardless of one's major, all university students will be required to attend lectures on both the humanities and the natural scien...


Korea re-elected as major investor in global deep-sea m...
Aug 05, 2014
Korea has been re-elected by the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) as one of the four major Group B investor states in the international body, countries which have made some of the larger investments into deep-sea mining projects worldwide. The announcement was...


President sends condolences to earthquake victims in Ch...
Aug 05, 2014
President Park Geun-hye sent a message of condolence to Chinese President Xi Jinping on August 4 concerning the recent earthquake that hit the area of Zhaotong in Yunnan Province in southeastern China.President Park Geun-hye (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a joint p...


Gov't invests KRW 41 trillion to boost economy
Aug 01, 2014
The economic team of the Park Administration has decided at a recent meeting to provide over KRW 41 trillion in economic stimulus to the domestic economy. The decision came out of concern that the nation's economic growth continues to be slowing and that the current recovery rema...


Korea, Mekong region to boost cooperation
Jul 31, 2014
Korea and five countries along the Mekong River have reached an agreement to further expand economic and developmental cooperation. Foreign ministers from Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar gathered in Seoul on July 29 to discuss a wide range of issues concernin...