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President Park warns on ‘nuclear domino effect’
May 30, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has warned that a new nuclear test by North Korea could lead to, “a nuclear domino effect,” that might provide its neighbors with a pretext to arm themselves with nuclear weapons, as she sat down with Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Gerard Baker in Seo...


Korea shares plant quarantine knowhow with ASEAN
May 28, 2014
Korea will share its expertise and experience with plant quarantine technology and systems with eight ASEAN countries. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of Korea has been conducting a training program from May 18 to 31 for 16 experts and officials in charge of plant q...


President Park meets High Rep. Ashton of EU
May 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye discussed the Korea-European Union (EU) relationship and major international issues with Catherine Ashton, high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy of the European Commission, in Seoul on May 23. "I heard that Ashton, as hig...


President meets Chinese Foreign Minister
May 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on May 26 to discuss issues of mutual concern, including Korea-China relations and matters concerning the Korean Peninsula. President Park began with her sincere expression of thanks to her Chinese counterpart Xi J...


Korea, China strengthen partnership
May 27, 2014
In a meeting in Seoul on May 26, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a thorough discussion covering issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula, including North Korea's development of nuclear arms and political conditions the...


First Korean elected as UN Special Rapporteur
May 26, 2014
Professor Lee Yang-hee of Sungkyunkwan University is appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar. (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)Lee Yang-hee, a professor at Sungkyunkwan University, has been elected as United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanma...


Medical tourism figures on the rise
May 23, 2014
A 38-year-old woman from Khabarovsk, Russia, suffered from infertility throughout her 20-year marriage. After a series of unsuccessful pregnancies and two miscarriages, she consulted doctors in Russia, but could not determine the cause. Earlier this year, she came to a hospital i...


WFP head visits Korea to discuss food security
May 23, 2014
Executive Director Ertharin Cousin of the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) arrived in Korea on May 22. She met Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se to exchange opinions about food security and ways to enhance cooperation between Korea and the WFP. Yun said, "Korea received sup...


Former Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee named PM
May 23, 2014
Former chief Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee has been designated as the new prime minister of Korea. "Our new prime minister designate will reform the bureaucracy and the government, assertively correct any irregular practices and successfully remodel the country," a Cheo...


Over 1000 public sport facilities to be opened
May 22, 2014
The number of public athletic facilities will be drastically increased over the coming years, allowing everyone in the country to get into their favorite sport. Sports complexes with swimming pools and basketball courts will also be built in neighborhoods across the country, maki...