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Former Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee named PM
May 23, 2014
Former chief Supreme Court Judge Ahn Dae-hee has been designated as the new prime minister of Korea. "Our new prime minister designate will reform the bureaucracy and the government, assertively correct any irregular practices and successfully remodel the country," a Cheo...

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Over 1000 public sport facilities to be opened
May 22, 2014
The number of public athletic facilities will be drastically increased over the coming years, allowing everyone in the country to get into their favorite sport. Sports complexes with swimming pools and basketball courts will also be built in neighborhoods across the country, maki...

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Korea, Tanzania share transparency, rural development i...
May 22, 2014
Korea and Tanzania have shared Korea’s expertise and experiences in human resource development and administrative management, and have discussed Korea's Saemaeul Undong (New Community Movement) rural development movement. A group of 15 high-ranking officials from the Tanzanian pr...

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Gov't donates funds to protect intellectual property
May 21, 2014
Korea will now participate in funding many of the leading projects that are undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) signed an MOU with the intellectual property-related body on May 7, agreeing to donate...

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President visits UAE
May 21, 2014
President Park Geun-hye discussed bilateral cooperation, including the construction of nuclear power plants, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during her visit to the United Arab Emirates on May 20. The two leaders shared the common understandin...

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FDI regulations to be improved
May 20, 2014
The government will ease regulations on foreign direct investment (FDI) in order to improve business conditions in Korea, lessening the number of procedures required for foreign investors to invest in Korea, and it will simplify regulations in Free Economic Zones (FEZs) and Free ...

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Intersection of entertainment, technology: CT Forum 201...
May 19, 2014
The Culture Technology Forum 2014 (CT Forum) will be held on May 20 at COEX in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, offering people the opportunity to check the pulse of the entertainment-creation industry and to share success stories from leading cultural content creators from a...

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Korea, Uruguay mark 50th anniversary of friendship
May 19, 2014
Korea and Uruguay hosted their fifth Joint Economic Commission on May 13 in Seoul in commemoration of this year's 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations. This year's commission was attended by Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul and his Uruguayan counterpart, Lui...

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Museum for independence activist opens in Harbin
May 19, 2014
Korea and China appear to be in lockstep with each other concerning their shared perceptions of the history of Japan's colonial rule over Korean territory. On January 19, a memorial honoring Korean anti-Japanese activist An Jung-geun (1879-1910) was opened to the public at Harbin...

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President apologizes directly to Sewol families
May 19, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with family members of victims who were onboard the sunken passenger ship Sewol on May 16 at Cheong Wa Dae. She vowed to reform the nation's safety standards and procedures. During the face-to-face talks, she apologized again for the government's bo...