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President to visit China to attend WWII commemorative c...
Aug 20, 2015
Park Geun-hye will visit China early next month to attend its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The above photo is from the Korea-China summit President Park held with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seoul in November 2014. President Park Geun-hye ...

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New cultural venues planned for Seoul, Gyeonggi
Aug 19, 2015
The capital region is set to receive new entertainment and tourism complexes. First, a large traditionally-themed complex will be built on a site near Gyeongbokgung Palace in central Seoul, giving people the chance to experience first-hand many aspects of traditional Kore...

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President Park meets IOC head, U.S. senator
Aug 19, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (right) meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Aug. 19 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and separately with Cory Gardner, U.S. senator and c...

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World leaders honor Korean independence
Aug 18, 2015
Heads of state from around the globe have sent congratulatory messages to Seoul to mark Korea’s 70th anniversary of independence. President Park Geun-hye received messages of congratulations from the leaders of 17 nations, including the U.S., China, Russia and India. (Fro...

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President stresses 'Grand journey for the Republic of K...
Aug 15, 2015
President Park Geun-hye underlined that the Korean people finally achieved independence for their motherland 70 years ago after much longing and a struggle for liberation. She was speaking at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 15. The president then urged that all ...

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Descendants of independence activists granted Korean na...
Aug 12, 2015
Descendants of Korean independence activists living outside Korea have been granted Korean citizenship. A ceremony was held at the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 12 to grant nationality certificates to 30 descendants of independence activi...

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Foreign ministry urges Japanese gov't to uphold its his...
Aug 12, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement in relation to the anticipated speech to be made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. On Aug. 10, the ministry said that the Korean govern...

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President meets UK foreign minister
Aug 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Philip Hammond, the British secretary of state for foreign & commonwealth affairs, on Aug. 11 to discuss bilateral cooperation. They also exchanged opinions on global issues, such as climate change, and regional issues, including the K...

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Lights of independence illuminate the nation
Aug 10, 2015
There is a range of events scheduled to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and to remind people of its meaning and importance. A ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence will take place in 14 nations around the world, along with pho...

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President emphasizes reform in 4 sectors
Aug 07, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized the need to carry out reforms in four key sectors of the economy -- the labor market, the public sector, education and the finance industry -- in order to take an economic leap forward. She was speaking during her Address to the Nation ...