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Korea, Russia boost tourism
Jun 10, 2014
An inaugural tourism promotion conference between Korea and Russia has recently concluded in Korea. Participants discussed ways to boost people-to-people exchanges to mark the “2014-2015 Korea-Russia Mutual Visit Year” at the conference which took place at COEX in southern Seoul ...


Korea will surely rise again: President
Jun 09, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said she will make the Republic of Korea a new, safer country and work toward peaceful unification out of respect for the country's patriotic martyrs. President Park said so during a ceremony to mark the nation's 59th National Memorial Day at the Seoul Nat...


Korea, Vietnam cooperate on copyright protection
Jun 09, 2014
As they have become more aware of the importance of protecting the constant flow of content, both Korea and Vietnam have agreed to step up cooperation on copyright protection at a conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 31. Representatives from Korea and Vietnam pose hand-...


Asia, Oceania cooperate on anti-doping
Jun 05, 2014
Government representatives from Asia and Oceania have gathered in Korea to discuss ways to boost international cooperation on anti-doping in sports. About 80 people from 28 countries and staff of international anti-doping organizations, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...


Forestry aid reaches out across Asia, Africa
Jun 03, 2014
Korea has shared its tree-planting expertise and forestry practices with Asian and African countries. From May 26 to June 2, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) hosted an invitational training program, the Forest Management Capacity Building Program, for 12 officials in charge of fore...


Asia's largest medical, health exhibition comes to a cl...
Jun 02, 2014
Bio & Medical Korea 2014, one of Asia's biggest medical and health fairs, was held over three days beginning May 28. Held at KINTEX in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), northwest of Seoul, the event featured 300 pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment manufacturers and hos...


President Park meets N. Korean human rights UN chair Ki...
Jun 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met Michael Donald Kirby, chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (COI), and discussed with him the activity of the commission, North Korean human rights and South Korea's policy toward the North, ...


Korea clear of 4 animal diseases
Jun 02, 2014
Korea has recently been declared free from mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease (FMD) and two other animal diseases. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs announced on May 28 that a resolution to admit Korea’s free status from FMD, bovine spongiform encephalopa...


President attends prayer for ferry victims, missing peo...
Jun 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye attended a special prayer session at the Myungsung Church in Seoul on June 1, at 7 p.m. to console those who have suffered because of the Sewol ferry sinking and to pray for a recovery from this tragic accident. President Park comforted the bereaved f...


President Park meets Singapore's Temasek executives
May 30, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with executives from Temasek Holdings, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, and discussed expanding the fund's investments in Korea and other matters of mutual interest. "I am glad that the Temasek Connection conference is being held in Korea this year, ...