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President emphasizes innovation in medical, education s...
Nov 29, 2013
President Park Geun-hye stressed the need to develop the service industry and the overall social service structure during a National Economic Advisory Council meeting held in Seoul on November 28. "The service industry can have a bigger effect on the economy than the manufacturin...


Korea, Israel cooperate on agricultural technology
Nov 28, 2013
Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Israel’s Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 19 agreeing to cooperate on farming technology. The agreement aims to promote the exchange of researchers and information ...


Korea's creativity training program lauded by int'l for...
Nov 28, 2013
Korea’s creative talent training program for the content industry has been introduced at an international forum on global competitiveness and has been praised as one of the best creative training programs in the world. This program is being run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports ...


President promotes flex hours, oil hub
Nov 27, 2013
President Park Geun-hye has stressed that jobs with flexible working hours are needed to follow the trends of the time. She made these comments during her visit to a job fair held at COEX, southern Seoul, on November 26. "As the paradigm of economic development changes, just as t...


Creative industry policies discussed at global competit...
Nov 27, 2013
Global competitiveness specialists from around the world gathered in Seoul to discuss their policies to promote the creative industries at the joint 2013 World Competitiveness Summit and Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) Annual Meeting on November 21 and 22. At...


Language, copyright, culture data to be made public
Nov 25, 2013
The Korean government has released an additional one million public data records on November 25. With this new release, people will now have access to over 240,000 new data points related to the use of the Korean language, as well as to information about copyright and c...


President Park receives six new ambassadors
Nov 25, 2013
Newly appointed ambassadors to Korea from six countries presented their letters of credence to President Park Geun-hye on November 22 at Cheong Wa Dae. The six new residing ambassadors are Uri Gutman from Israel, Aingeal O’Donoghue from Ireland, Jorge Jóse Alberto Roballo from Ar...


Korea Global Forum: from NK nukes to trust-building
Nov 25, 2013
“Wider cooperation will only be possible when North Korea gives up its nuclear program and makes the right choice,” said Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae of the Ministry of Unification at the Korea Global Forum on November 20. Minister Ryoo delivered the keynote speech at the forum, co-hos...


President Park, Laos leader hold summit talks
Nov 22, 2013
President Park Geun-hye and Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between Korea and Laos at Cheong Wa Dae on November 22. The two presidents exchanged opinions on how to deepen Korea-Laos cooperation in politics and business, and how t...


Korean troops provide aid to Haiyan victims
Nov 22, 2013
Korea will send 500 military engineers and medical professionals to the Philippines after the island nation was recently ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Kim Min-seok, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, announces on November 21 that the Korean government has decided...