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Population Conference in Busan discusses low birthrate,...
Sep 02, 2013
The 27th International Population Conference, which lifted its curtain on August 26 in Busan, brought together global leaders and experts from around the world to an open dialogue on global population issues, especially challenges of today such as low birthrates and aging populat...


6 endangered goats born in Seoraksan
Aug 30, 2013
Endangered species of goats have been reproducing recently in Korea.A total of six goats were born over a period of two months from June to August at a Seoraksan-based restoration center, established in 2012 to reproduce mountain goats, according to the Korea National Park Servic...


Creative ideas celebrated at Busan Ads Festival
Aug 30, 2013
From across the globe, bright ideas came together for Busan International Advertising Festival 2013. This year, more than 12,000 entries were submitted under the slogan “Share Creative Solutions, Change the World” from 59 countries, allowing a fascinating glimpse at creativity th...


Animal Film Festival entertains pets, owners
Aug 29, 2013
The number of people who have companion animals is growing in Korea, surpassing over ten million nowadays. Recently, in Suncheon, a first-ever animal-themed festival was held to prove their love of animals. The 1st Animal Film Festival in Suncheon (ANFFIS) started on August 22 an...


UN chief stresses passion, compassion for Korean youths
Aug 27, 2013
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon became a source of inspiration for Korean students at a meeting he had in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The UN chief gave a special lecture on August 25 on the theme of “Dream and hope toward the world” to about 500 Kore...


President Park praises skilled workers
Aug 26, 2013
President Park Geun-hye praised the achievements of skilled workers who participated in the 42nd World Skills Competition recently held in Leipzig, Germany. The president expressed her hope that they become masters in their areas and have a bright future during a meeting held on ...


Mt. Jumbong: Treasure house of rare plants
Aug 16, 2013
The national park of Mt. Jumbong in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) was discovered to have a total of 122 species of endangered and rare plants.A 2012 flora survey carried out by the National Park Research Institute of Korea identified five endangered plant species, 66 rare plant s...


[Interview] Switzerland’s competitiveness comes from op...
Aug 14, 2013
Switzerland has a population of a little over 8 million and the size of its land is 41,300 square kilometers, less than half that of South Korea. However, Switzerland has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners per capita in Europe and its GDP per capita is USD 51,300, as of 20...


Ramadan tradition practiced in Seoul
Aug 06, 2013
A ceremonial banquet was held by Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for prominent Muslim residents of Korea to celebrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. The August 1 banquet, known as Iftar, has been held on an annual basis since 2004, to increase understan...


War veterans visit Korea to remember scars
Jul 29, 2013
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, representatives and war veterans from UN forces member states arrived in Korea one after another. The number of guests visiting Korea this time amounts to 4,000 coming from a total of 27 countries, includ...