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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...


Members of IKAA pay visit to KOCIS
Jul 26, 2013
Members of the Indo-Korean Amity Association (IKAA) paid a visit to the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on July 26 to discuss cultural exchanges between the two nations.During the talk with KOCIS director Woo Jin-yung, Secretary General Jagdish Kapri Alisa Swamiji ...


[Interview] Philippine ambassador: Korea on right track...
Jul 25, 2013
The Philippines provided great assistance to Korea during the Korean War six decades ago. Beginning in 1950, the Philippines dispatched five battalions of 7,420 soldiers for five years to assist in future restoration, as a member of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehab...


Exhibition marks 60th anniversary of Armistice
Jul 24, 2013
Records of Korea’s painful war-torn past and its transformation from the ashes of the war can be seen at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (MUCH). Located in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, the museum is currently holding a special exhibition to mark the 60th anniver...


[Interview] British ambassador on trust-building proces...
Jul 24, 2013
British Ambassador to Korea Scott Wightman visited the North Korea, recently. During his visit, he told North Korean authorities that “the outside world is not hostile toward North Korea, and there is an opportunity for a different type of relationship.” He also told them that Ko...


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. ...