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Diplomats condemn North's nuclear test as 'unacceptable...
Jan 07, 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (center) meets U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert (left) and General Curtis Scaparrotti (right) from the R.O.K.-U.S. Combined Forces Command to discuss North Korea's recent fourth nuclear test, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on Jan....


S. Korea in diplomatic consultations over N. Korea's nu...
Jan 07, 2016
South Korea's top nuclear envoy began full-fledged consultations Wednesday with his American and Japanese counterparts on ways to deal with North Korea's claimed nuclear test. Hwang Joon-kook, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, had phone t...


Gov’t widens medical benefit for patients with cancer, ...
Jan 06, 2016
The history of the healthcare insurance system in Korea traces back to 1963 when the medical insurance law was enacted. Despite its relatively short history compared to those in other countries, Korea’s healthcare system is praised overseas. This is because it is a universal heal...


Pyongyang to pay price for nuclear test: president
Jan 06, 2016
President Park Geun-hye has stated that, “We will work in close cooperation with the international community to ensure that North Korea will pay the price for conducting a new nuclear weapons test.” Her comments came during a National Security Council (NSC) meeting at Cheo...


Korea communicates with smartphones
Jan 06, 2016
A smartphone user checks a conversation in the instant messaging app Kakao Talk. More and more people are connecting to the Internet through their smartphones instead of with their desktop computers. This trend is shown in the recent "2015 Survey of Internet Us...


Enjoy Winter Olympics with no language barrier
Jan 05, 2016
An MOU is signed in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, on Dec. 28 that covers the development of automatic interpretation and translation technologies. The above photo shows models demonstrating the auto-interpretation service. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics are now likely t...


New arts, tourism policies for 2016
Jan 04, 2016
In order to realize its vision for a creative economy, starting this year the government will establish a 'Culture Creation and Convergence Belt.' The above photo shows a special lecture that took place at the Cultural Convergence Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, in March last year....


Regular direct flights to launch between Korea, Croatia
Jan 04, 2016
Korean Ambassador to Croatia Suh Hyung-won (right) and Croatian Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Sinisa Hajdas Doncic pose for a commemorative photo on Dec. 30, 2015, in Croatia after signing an agreement on direct flights and the aviation business. ...


Gov’t to improve immigration, administrative services i...
Jan 04, 2016
Immigration, travel and work visas and related administrative services will all become much more convenient this year. The Ministry of Justice has pledged to improve such administrative tasks by focusing more on providing online services. The number of non-citizens li...


Park extends words of encouragement to military
Jan 01, 2016
President Park Geun-hye said Friday the government will do its best to pave the way for a peaceful reunification of the two Koreas, while promising to expand support to the military. "We must all make efforts to take another step towards a peaceful reunification and make ...