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Korean teens win at Int'l Astronomy Olympiad
Oct 27, 2014
The Korean team has finished in first place in the integrated rankings at the recently finished 19th International Astronomy Olympiad. Team Korea won two gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the Olympiad, held in Bishkek and Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan from October 12 to 21....


ITU conference honored in stamp series
Oct 22, 2014
A series of commemorative stamps for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference has now been issued. The series of Korea Post stamps feature the ITU conference logo, a traditional beacon tower or bongsudae, a traditional Jeju gate of wooden posts b...


Three islands brighten up Hangang River
Oct 16, 2014
Some Sevit, the name for the three man-made islands floating on the Hangang River, opens on October 15. A complex of three man-made floating buildings, "Some Sevit," nestling at the southern end of the Banpo Bridge in Seoul, opened its doors on October 15. The complex's Korean na...


Halloween festival takes root in Korea
Oct 16, 2014
When it comes to the last day of October, the streets of many Western countries are decorated with orange pumpkin lights and are crowded with children dressed in colorful spooky costumes. It's the yearly celebration of Halloween. Halloween has been influenced by Celtic yearly...


Endangered orchid discovered in eastern Korea
Oct 13, 2014
A new colony of the endangered Vexillabium yakushimense has been discovered in Yanggu, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), in the north central part of the country. With the discovery, the northernmost habitat of the species has moved up to 38 degrees north latitude, from the previous...


'I love Korea': int'l artists flock to Seoul
Oct 08, 2014
Seoulism is a combination of "Seoul" and "-ism," a suffix referring to a belief, attitude or style. As a single concept, it refers to the distinctive atmosphere or lifestyle of Seoul, as seen through the eyes of its non-Korean residents. Seoul, the birthplace of Korea's newly...


Make-A-Wish Foundation gives hope, courage to ailing ch...
Oct 07, 2014
Kang Hyeon-bin, a six-year-old boy, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. He has one wish. He wants to become Roy, a fire truck featured in the cartoon Robocar Poli. Living in Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), he needs to go for blood tests for eight or nine hours ...


KOPIA bridges Korea and the world through agricultural ...
Oct 01, 2014
On July 10, a Korea Project on International Agricultural (KOPIA) center opened in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The center, under the wings of Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA), will focus on enhancing the lives of local farmers by developing...


Medical services for overseas residents
Oct 01, 2014
For non-Korean residents who have adapted to life in Korea, visiting the hospital for medical treatment is not always as easy as can be. It could be harder if they cannot see the doctor because of their work schedule, or their unregistered status. For these members of the communi...


12 Jeju sites designated as Global Geoparks
Sep 26, 2014
Twelve geological sites, including Hallasan Mountain, the Manjanggul Lava Tubes and the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, have received "Global Geopark" designation from UNESCO. The UNESCO-affiliated Global Geoparks Network (GGN) re-designated nine sites on the island and added three more t...