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Korea supports Cuban food security
Feb 12, 2015
Starting this year, Korea will begin cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting against hunger, to help ensure food security in Cuba. The Korean delegation visited the headquarters of the WFP in Rome on February 9 and 10. They ...

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Ebola rescue workers overcome fear of infection
Feb 12, 2015
In Sierra Leone, located far from Korean shores, a total of 24 Korean rescue workers have been helping patients who are infected with the deadly Ebola virus. They have been dispatched to the area in three different phases. Since the first batch of rescue workers departed Korea in...

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Additional remains of Chinese soldiers to return home
Feb 12, 2015
Korea has agreed with China to repatriate the remains of Chinese soldiers who died during the Korean War (1950-1953). The two sides agreed to return the remains of 68 mainland Chinese soldiers and their belongings to China in a meeting in Seoul on February 10. They decided that t...

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Content industry is 'alchemy of the 21st century': pres...
Feb 12, 2015
On February 11, President Park Geun-hye attended the opening ceremony of a "Culture and Creativity Fusion Belt" (unofficial translation), a development center for mass media and pop culture, held at the CJ E&M building in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu District, Seoul. She looked aroun...

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Korea sends heartfelt sympathies on death of former Ger...
Feb 11, 2015
At the news of the passing of Richard von Weizsäcker, a former president of both West Germany and a united Germany, the Korean people are sharing in the loss and send their sympathies to the German people. As the former German president passed away on January 31, a former Korean ...

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Reviving traditional markets is the key: president
Feb 11, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (right) selects a pack of tteok rice cake at Junggok Market in Gwangjin-gu, eastern Seoul, on February 10. With the Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day just a week away, President Park Geun-hye paid a visit to Junggok Market, a traditional market in Gwangjin-gu, ...

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Gov't to support North Korea census
Feb 10, 2015
South Korea will provide funds from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with a North Korean population census. The South Korean government agreed to provide KRW 1.4 billion (USD 1.3 million) from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with the United Nations Population Fun...

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KOICA, Germany help Mongolia prep for skills Olympics
Feb 10, 2015
Korea and Germany have agreed to cooperate to help Mongolia participate in the upcoming 2015 WorldSkills Competition, a series of construction- and design-related games. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and its German counterpart, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft ...

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Three new vice ministers appointed
Feb 10, 2015
The government has appointed three new vice ministers. President Park Geun-hye appointed Gim Chae-chun (52) as vice minister of education on February 8. Gim used to be an education secretary at Cheong Wa Dae.President Park also named Choi Jae-you (53) the second vice minister of ...

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Korea, U.S. to cooperate on nuclear issues
Feb 09, 2015
Korea and the United States came together to discuss issues regarding the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to continue to cooperate on solving problems regarding North Korea and its develop...