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Korea still world leader in internet connection speed
Jan 27, 2011
Korea continued to maintain its status as world-leader in internet connection speeds. With an average speed of 14 megabits per second, the nation’s internet connections are seven times as fast as the global average, according to latest “State of the Internet” quarterly report iss...

U.S. woman donates organs to 5 Koreans
Jan 26, 2011
The death of a U.S. woman who donated her organs to five Koreans before she died has created a sensation in Korean society. (Left: A portrait of the late Linda R. Freel (Yonhap News))It is the first time a Westerner in Korea has donated organs to Korean recipients.Linda R. Freel,...

Sorman gives special lecture at National Museum
Jan 24, 2011
French scholar Guy Sorman gave a lecture at the National Museum of Korea, entitled “The Korean Civilization, a seminal asset in the era of globalization” on January 20.During the lecture, which was attended by nearly 250 people, Sorman emphasized that Korea’s “brand” needs to be ...

Korean becomes mayor of Peruvian city
Jan 20, 2011
Jung Hung-won, a Korean residing in Peru, has became the first Korean mayor in the 106-year old history of Korean immigration to Latin America. (Left photo: Jung Hung-won (left) takes the oath of the office on Jan. 2 as mayor of Chanchamayo. (Yonhap News)) Jung was sworn in as m...

Giving a helping hand to Haiti
Jan 17, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News) (Photo: Yonhap News)A Korean peacekeeping contingent called Danbi ("welcome rain") is in Haiti to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake. They provide clean water, a power station, and medical care.By Cindy Ji-Eon KimKorea.net Sta...

Yeongdeungpo Multicultural Village Center offers free e...
Jan 14, 2011
Starting on January 17, Yeongdeungpo Multicultural Village Center will re-launch its popular series of free educational programs for expatriates and transnational immigrants.The programs include six-month Korean language courses and three-month courses in basic computer skills an...

YouTube prodigy debuts at Carnegie Hall
Jan 14, 2011
Kim Ji-Eun (Isadora Kim), the prodigy pianist of YouTube, gave a successful debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, on January 8.  Kim played more than 500 pages worth of music, covering four concertos: Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23," Ra...

Tanzanian medical team visits Korea
Jan 13, 2011
(Photo: Eulji Medical Center)A medical team from Tanzania visits medical facilities and views technological devices at Eulji Medical Center in Daejeon.By Cindy Ji-Eon KimKorea.net Staff Writer

Comedian-turned filmmaker wins over global audiences
Jan 05, 2011
Director Shim Hyung-rae is better known as a comedian than filmmaker. In the 1980s and 90s, his iconic TV character, Younggu, was the favorite of nearly all Korean children.However, Shim decided to shift careers to become a director and producer, making a slew of movies for the d...

South Korea ranks 20th in EIU Democracy Index
Dec 23, 2010
The Economist Intelligence Unit, a research and advisory company affiliated with the Economist Group, released its latest Democracy Index report on December 19. In the Democracy Index for 2010, South Korea ranked 20th with an overall score of 8.11, an eight-place jump over its 2...