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Drones to help farming
Jun 16, 2016
A group of farmers observes a drone as it sprays herbicide over a rice paddy on June 3 in Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do Province. The landscape of rural towns and rice paddies is heading toward a new future. Instead of seeing farmers carrying spray canisters of her...

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Korea, Mauritius to cooperate on road construction
Jun 15, 2016
Korea and Mauritius have agreed to work on road decongestion and development in Mauritius. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on June 13 that the two governments have signed a memorandum of agreement concerning their bilateral partnership on road deconge...

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Korean, African poultry experts co-write manual
Jun 15, 2016
The Rural Development Administration holds a workshop from June 14 to 23 for members of the Korea-Africa Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI). Its goal is to write a customized manual that outlines technical specifications for poultry husbandry. Poul...

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President sends condolences over Orlando victims
Jun 14, 2016
President Park Geun-hye sends her condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama over the victims of the recent Orlando shooting, on June 12 in a letter addressed to the U.S. president. President Park Geun-hye expressed her condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama over t...

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Address by President Park Geun-hye at the opening of th...
Jun 13, 2016
President Park Geun-hye addresses at the opening of the 20th National Assembly on Jun. 13. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) Address by President Park Geun-hye at the Opening of the 20th National Assembly Fellow Koreans, The Honorable Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun, Members of the ...

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Number of overseas patients in Korea rises by 11 % in 2...
Jun 13, 2016
A patient from the UAE talks with his family members after receiving a liver transplant in Korea. About 2,900 patients from the UAE came to Korea last year, a rise of 11.9 percent from the 2,600 patients from the UAE who came the previous year. A 57-year-old male patient from t...

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2016: A Pivotal Year for South Korean Diplomacy
Jun 10, 2016
Image Credit: Cheong Wa DaeSo far, 2016 is proving to be an important year for South Korea’s global diplomatic outreach. While network diplomacy has been high on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ priorities ever since the launch of the Global Korea strategy in 2008, this push is e...

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Korea, UN bolster cooperation on public administration
Jun 10, 2016
Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik (left) shakes hands with Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, head of UNDESA, after signing an agreement on June 2 to expand and restructure UNPOG during its second phase of development. Korea and the United Nations have agreed to ex...

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Media predicts improved Korea-Cuba ties
Jun 10, 2016
The Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper publishes a follow-up story on June 7 about the first-ever meeting between the Korean and Cuban foreign ministers. The article is titled ‘The first meeting has marked a great footprint for mankind and is a stepping stone for the future establishme...

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Korea, France enhance cooperation on sports, tourism
Jun 09, 2016
French Minister of the Urbanity, Youth Affairs and Sports Patrick Kanner (left) and Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Chong shake hands following the signing of an agreement to strengthen bilateral Korea-France cooperation on sports, in Paris on June 3. ...