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Korea, China to become closer neighbors: president
Jan 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye sent a New Year’s greetings to Chinese Internet users by means of a video on January 3. In the clip, she said, “I hope that Korea and China will become neighbors who are closer than ever.” The message came after she received a video recording dated January...

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Marine life blooms off east coast of DMZ
Dec 30, 2014
The eastern sea, off the coast of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), is a rich repository of marine life and is home to a variety of endangered and protected species. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) in November carried out research into the marine ecosystem in the nearby wa...

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Firefighters strip to help burn victims
Dec 26, 2014
A group of firefighters have taken off their shirts for a good cause. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters recently printed 1,000 calendars for the year 2015. What made the calendars special is that 13 firefighters were mobilized as topless models and that all ...

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Santa Claus offers safety as Christmas gift
Dec 24, 2014
Clad as Santa Claus, rescuers climb the Haegolbawi, 'Skeleton Rock,' of Bukhansan Mountain on December 21, four days before Christmas. They remind us of Santa Claus as he climbs up the chimney to bring Christmas gifts.Santa Claus has come to the rocky face of Bukhansan Mountain, ...

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Enjoy Seoul winter skating, sledding
Dec 19, 2014
As a cold snap descends over the whole city of Seoul, the biting cold wind keeps many people indoors, bundled up, avoiding the outside. For those who are looking for something exciting to do, however, and wish to fully enjoy the season, there are two options available in the city...

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X-mas tree shines for all religions at Jogyesa Temple
Dec 18, 2014
Buddhist monks and a children’s choir pose for a photo during a lighting ceremony for a Christmas tree at Jogyesa Temple in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on December 17. On December 17, the lights of a Christmas tree at the Iljumun, the main gate to Jogyesa Temple, were switched on, emitting...

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Korail pushes railway cooperation
Dec 18, 2014
The Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), the national railroad operator of Korea, has been accelerating its cooperation with rail operators in many countries around the world, including Russia, Sri Lanka and across ASEAN. Korail recently hosted a week-long training program for Ru...

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Tmoney: one transportation card, nation-wide
Dec 18, 2014
Less than a decade or two ago, passengers taking public transport had to pay their fare in a variety of ways. They had to pay cash, purchase coin-shaped tokens or paper tickets for buses or else tickets for the subway. However, things have changed a lot since 2004 thanks to the a...

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Photo exhibit captures 40 years of Hallasan
Dec 12, 2014
A photo exhibition is currently underway in Insadong in downtown Seoul that showcases the past 40 years of Hallasan Mountain, Jeju's iconic ancient volcano. It consists of around 40 works by Shin Yong-man, a photographer who has dedicated his life to capturing the island's beauty...

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'Dokdo is the proper name'
Dec 08, 2014
Representative Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on December 6 that "Dokdo" is the proper name to refer to Korea's easternmost islands. Royce is known to have said that, "We have to understand history and what abuses occurred, b...