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Korea cooperates with 15 nations to protect copyright
Feb 06, 2015
Korea and 15 other nations from across the world have come together in Seoul to strengthen their ability to protect intellectual property. The Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices On Capacity Building was held in Seoul from February 3 to 5. The workshop was join...

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Gov’t boosts diplomatic ties with Belarus, Equatorial G...
Feb 05, 2015
Seoul recently played host to a conference that aimed at boosting diplomatic and cooperative ties between Korea and Belarus. At the eighth Korea-Belarus Policy Conference on February 2, representatives from both countries spoke about the noticeable progress in terms of bilateral ...

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No. of public libraries to rise to 968
Feb 05, 2015
Forty-seven new public libraries are scheduled to open this year, bringing the total number of libraries in the nationwide network to 968.In addition, the number of books available at public libraries will hit 94.6 million this year, an increase of around 5 million books. The Pre...

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President Park emphasizes Chinese support for Korean re...
Feb 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan on February 4 to discuss relations between Korea and China, the current status on the Korean Peninsula and the necessity for a peaceful reunification of Korea. President Park welcomed the visit by Minister...

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'Moon neighborhood' library grabs world's attention
Feb 02, 2015
There are 540,000 people living in Gwanak District in southern Seoul. It is home to Seoul National University, the largest of its kind in Korea, but there are few other pieces of large infrastructure or much industry. The average income of people living in the district is not ver...

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Korea, Ethiopia cooperate on food security
Jan 30, 2015
Korea and Ethiopia have discussed food supply policies, including the stockpiling of food for public use and how to manage state-purchased grain. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) introduced Korea's policies regarding food security for public use and on ...

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Minister Yun Byung-se stresses importance of reunificat...
Jan 30, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se explained Korea's reunification policy and stressed the importance of reunification on the Korean Peninsula during a meeting held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22. During Korea Night, Yun ta...

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Libraries evolve into cultural complexes
Jan 29, 2015
There are a number of children playing in the indoor playground. There is also a breastfeeding room. Visitors can access free WiFi anywhere in the building for their information technology (IT) gadgets. There are free lectures on the humanities and on practical technologies, and ...

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Korean gov't denounces terrorism
Jan 28, 2015
The Korean government has condemned the terrorist act regarding the recent killing of a Japanese hostage. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on January 26 saying that, "The Korean government is appalled and outraged over the murder of Haruna Yukawa in a terrorist ...

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Autos are core of creative economy: president
Jan 28, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has said that she will help Gwangju develop into a portal to the automobile industry in order to make the city a leader in the so-called “hydrogen economy.” She also said that the whole range of businesses across whole industries -- from traditional market...