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[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,”...


More Chinese tourists opt for independent travel in Kor...
Jul 01, 2013
A recent article in the China Youth Daily highlighted the merits of Korean tourism. Based on his latest experiences in Korea, the journalist provided insight into what aspects of Korea fascinate a growing number of Chinese tourists. The June 18 edition of the newspaper reported t...


Panama daily highlights Korea's culture and tourism
Jun 26, 2013
Panama’s daily newspaper La Prensa released a special article covering twelve pages of its weekend section to report on Korea’s culture and tourist attractions. It is very rare for the newspaper to spare one third of the entire section to report on a single topic. In an article t...


Seoul marks 60th anniversary of armistice of Korean War
Jun 25, 2013
Sixty years have passed since the gunfire of the Korean War (1950-1953) ceased. Since the start of the war, begun by an attack from the North on June 25, 1950, the whole Korean Peninsula was engulfed with gunfire which took many lives. Not only Koreans went through the agony...


Brit talks about Korean War to mark the armistice
Jun 24, 2013
Many of the British soldiers who were brought to the Far East to fight in the Korean War in the 1950s had no knowledge of the country. The first non-American UN soldiers dispatched to Korea during the war were the 27th Commonwealth Brigade. Some of them were Scots. They were very...


Pentagon opens Korean War exhibition
Jun 21, 2013
The Korean War (1950-1953) is often called “Forgotten War” in the United States. The war took place between two more well-known wars -- World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975) -- and has been largely overshadowed by them. Some 38,000 Americans died fighting the t...


Foreign diplomats visit Baengnyeong Island to honor Che...
Jun 17, 2013
Foreign ambassadors in Korea for the first time have paid a visit to Baengnyeongdo (Baengnyeong Island), the country’s northernmost point in the Yellow Sea. Located in Incheon’s Ongjin-gun (Ongjin County), the island was visited June 14-15 by Konstantin V. Vnukov of Russia, Dato ...


Endangered butterflies released into the wild in Wonju
Jun 12, 2013
Some 30 pairs of endangered red-spotted Apollo butterflies classified as Parnassius bremeri were released into the wild on June 10 in the city of Samcheok, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) as part of a restoration effort. Red-spotted Apollo butterflies (photos courtesy of Wonju ...