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Park renews calls for N.K. to stop nuke development, pr...
Aug 15, 2016
SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Monday renewed her calls for North Korea to "immediately" cease its nuclear program and threats of provocations, saying its saber-rattling would only aggravate its isolation and economic travails.During a speech to mark Libera...

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Gov't unveils strategic national projects
Aug 12, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (center) speaks during the second presidential panel on science and technology, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 10. "Science and technology will help find solutions to overcome this crisis, and also build momentum for the economy to give itself a boost," said ...

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VR content targets tourism, entertainment industries
Aug 12, 2016
Visitors try out some virtual reality goggles at a booth at the Government 3.0 Expo held on June 20. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced on Aug. 4 that it would build VR facilities for the tourism and entertainment industries, with aid from the central gove...

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Gov’t to expand telemedicine services, healthcare insur...
Aug 11, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (center) visits a medical center on Aug. 5 as a patient receives telemedicine services. The government is set to expand telemedicine services for those who have limited access to them. Telemedicine services will be expanded for those who have less access...

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Korean farming, water management systems go global
Aug 11, 2016
On July 29, the Rural Development Association starts a nine-day training session in Saint-Louis, Senegal, for farming experts from 20 African nations. In addition to classroom lectures, the farmers head outdoors to learn about best practices for harvesting, reaping and threshing ...

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Support center for Korea-Iran trade, investment opens i...
Aug 10, 2016
The Korea-Iran Trade & Investment Cooperation Support Center opens in Seoul on Aug. 8. This center is part of follow-up measures after the Korea-Iran summit between Seoul and Tehran earlier this year in May in the Iranian capital.To revitalize trade and investment between Kor...

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Descendants of Korean independence activists to come to...
Aug 10, 2016
A group of 41 descendants of activists who were involved in the Korean independence struggle, hailing from eight countries, are soon to arrive in Korea. The descendants will arrive in Seoul on Aug. 11 from the U.S., China, Canada, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mexico, at th...

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Korea cooperates with Senegal, Indonesia on disaster co...
Aug 09, 2016
Korea and Senegal have begun sharing their experiences and know-how on training for disaster response and relief. The International Urban Search & Rescue Course was held from Aug. 1 to 12 for public officials from Senegal in the sector of disaster control and manageme...

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Society faces new anti-graft law
Aug 08, 2016
A new anti-graft law is expected to bring about major social changes. According to a July 30 article in the Kyunghyang Shinmun (above), restaurants are developing new menu items priced at exactly KRW 30,000, the new maximum for entertainment expenses, and firms are creating legal...

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Future Omani leaders visit Korea
Aug 05, 2016
A delegation of students from the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman visits Korea for 10 days on a travel scholarship awarded by the Sultan of Oman to successful students. A delegation of academically outstanding Omani students from the Sultan Qaboos University is visiting Kor...