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Korean dolphins released back into wild
Jul 23, 2013
A male Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, completely entrapped in a net, was lifted from the sea off Seogwipo, Jeju Island on May 2009. A month later in June, another male dolphin was caught at the same location. The dolphin captured in May was named Jedol, the latter one Chunsam. ...


[Interview] Dutch ambassador on Netherlands' role in Ko...
Jul 22, 2013
When the Korean War started in 1950, the Netherlands was not in good shape. The country had been ravaged by the battles of World War II. Still busy with restoration, the country dispatched its army and navy to the Korean Peninsula. From December 1950 to the end of ...


Korea’s DMZ: haven of wildlife
Jul 18, 2013
The buffer zone that separates North and South Korea, better known as the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), is known for its great ecological biodiversity. It is home to a great number of wildlife species including 798 plants and 1,355 mammals as well as encompassing a rich diversity of ...


[Interview] Korean War, though painful, to be remembere...
Jul 17, 2013
Colombian Ambassador to Korea Jaime Cabal said we should all remember the Korean War (1950-1953), which has become a “Forgotten War,” although it is a painful part of history. In an interview to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice, Cabal said he hoped that people sh...


100 caricatures on display in Seoul
Jul 16, 2013
Facial images of three global figures, President Putin, Samsung’s Chairman Lee Kun-hee, and billionaire Warren Buffett, are highlighted at an exhibition in Seoul. The images drawn in a simplified or exaggerated way provide visitors with a laugh. The image of the Russian president...


President Park is proud of Korean female entrepreneurs
Jul 11, 2013
At a ceremony marking the 17th Day of Female Entrepreneurs on July 10, President Park Geun-hye wrote in a visitor’s book, “a nation where female entrepreneurs can exercise their capability to the fullest.” After watching a video, President Park Geun-hye (center) applauds wit...


Asiana crew focus on just one thing: saving passengers
Jul 09, 2013
Cabin manager Lee Yun-hye (photo courtesy of Asiana Airlines)“All I could think about at the moment was to carry passengers off the plane as quickly as possible.” This is what cabin manager Lee Yun-hye had to say during a July 7 press conference. The cabin manager aboard the ill-...


[Interview] Keep industry competitive and finance stabl...
Jul 08, 2013
Korea must find ways to keep its industries competitive and its state finance stable in order to boost social welfare and reduce economic disparity, said German Ambassador Rolf Mafael to Korea. In an interview to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Korea-Germany diplomatic relat...


Expert meeting on land-degradation neutrality held in S...
Jul 03, 2013
Land and soil experts from around the world gathered in Seoul on June 26 to discuss ways to preserve healthy land and curb the growing threats of desertification and land degradation.The two-day expert meeting on achieving a land-degradation neutral world was hosted by the Korea ...


Korea, Canada come together in 2013
Jul 02, 2013
2013 is a very important year for relations between the Republic of Korea and Canada. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, as well as the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. “We are staunch allies,”...