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Seoul conference brings together global Ombudsmen
Jul 02, 2014
Heads of ombudsman institutions from 12 countries including the U.S., Canada, Austria, Malaysia, China, Iran, Indonesia and Thailand, have gathered in Seoul for a special conference. Under the title, “Ombudsman and the Citizens’ Lives, their Dynamic Relationship,” the 2014 Ombuds...

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Korea, Pacific Islands cooperate in climate change
Jul 02, 2014
Korea and the Pacific Islands are joining forces to deal with climate change issues. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and the APEC Climate Center held a "Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands 2014" in Busan on July 1-2. This conference was und...

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National health care dental coverage expands for elderl...
Jun 30, 2014
Starting this July, patients over 75-years-old will be eligible to receive dental coverage at half the original price. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the updated health care plan on June 25. According to the new policy, medical expenses incurred for dental ...

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Korean e-government tops UN survey for third time
Jun 30, 2014
Korea's system of online government services has earned the top ranking in this year's United Nations e-Government Survey. The biannual survey has now given Korea the top spot in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The U.N. body announced on June 23 that Korea ranked first in both the e-Gov...

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President Park, Royal Dutch Shell discuss energy issues
Jun 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held a meeting on June 23 at Cheong Wa Dae with CEO Ben van Beurden of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands. During the meeting, the president and the corporate head shared their thoughts on a...

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UN soldiers donate belongings to war exhibit
Jun 26, 2014
David, Kenneth and Max Bonzo are brothers who took part in the Battle of Gapyeong in April 1951, during the Korean War. The encounter continued all day, starting at 1:00 a.m., and it was one of the most fiercely-fought battles of the war. Kenneth was anxious about his brothers, b...

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Korean insurance system receives overseas praise
Jun 24, 2014
The Korean national insurance system is being exposed to a growing amount of recognition from abroad, as it has successfully cut down on medical expenses with its automated computer system. Recently, the Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese daily, published an article titled, "Korea suc...

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President Park pays state visit to Turkmenistan
Jun 23, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said that cooperation between Korea and Turkmenistan, based on Korean technology and abundant Turkmen natural resources, should be encouraged and would become a successful example for economic cooperation, during her state visit to the country on June 20. ...

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KTX links Busan, Gwangju with Incheon airport
Jun 20, 2014
Starting later this month, people who travel overseas from Busan, Ulsan or other southern cities can go directly to Incheon International Airport without transferring at either Seoul or Yongsan stations in Seoul. The ministry of Land and Transportation and Korail announced recent...

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President Park holds summit with Kazakhstani leader
Jun 20, 2014
“Korea will remain the closest ally in Kazakhstan’s journey toward becoming an economic power,” affirmed President Park Geun-hye on June 19, currently on a state visit to Kazakhstan. During a summit with her Kazakhstani counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, at the presidential palac...