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Discounts on coffee for saving paper cups
Aug 04, 2011
From August 1, some Korean coffee chains, including Hollys Coffee, Café Bene and Angel-in-us Coffee will give customers a discount on for bringing in their own mug to help cut down on waste from disposable paper cups.Around 300 Hollys Coffee branches will serve coffee in mugs ins...

How to stay healthy in flood-damaged areas
Aug 02, 2011
Many regions in Korea are experiencing flooding and other weather-related problems due to some of the heaviest rainfall in the past 100 years.Residents who live in the worst-hit areas need to take extra care to avoid highly contagious diseases like cholera, typhoid and other epid...

Korean Communications Commission to help overseas trave...
Jul 28, 2011
With the summer season bringing an increase in international leisure travel, the Korea Communications Commission is conducting a campaign at Incheon International Airport to remind smartphone users to use overseas data roaming carefully.Data roaming is a service that allows smart...

SUNY-Stony Brook to open Korean campus
Jul 20, 2011
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook will open its Korean campus, SUNY Korea, in Songdo International City in March, 2012.SUNY Korea will be the first foreign university to open at Songdo Global University Campus and the first branch of an American university si...

Fighting summer heat with traditional Korean cuisine
Jul 13, 2011
A group of foreign students try samgyetang, a traditional Korean soup made of a whole chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng on July 14.  (Photo: Yonhap News)By Cindy Ji-Eon Staff Writer

Korean dancers win prizes at Sicilian dance competition
Jul 13, 2011
Several Korean ballet dancers received awards at an international dance competition in Sicily, Italy. Korean National University of the Arts students Shim Hyun-hee and Yang Chae-eun received top prizes in the senior section, while  Jeong Ga-yeon and Choi Ye-rim took fi...

International students choose Korea
Jul 08, 2011
Last year, of the 83,842 foreigners studying in Korea, nearly 85% were from Asia. Roughly 6% were from South America, while students from North America, Europe and Africa followed in decreasing order. Korea has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of foreign students since the mi...

Koreans take home prizes at the XIV International Tchai...
Jul 04, 2011
The XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow from June 14 to July 2, and for the first time ever, five Korean musicians received awards from the prestigious classical music competition.  Seo Sun Young and Park Jong Min both received the prizes in voice, w...

Bringing Sweden and Korea closer through K-pop
Jun 28, 2011
When Elin Mellerstedt and Johanna Stillman first started taking a deeper look at international fandom for idol groups and bands, they never expected their journey would bring them to Korea. (Elin Mellerstedt, left; Johanna Stillman, right, photos courtesy Dancing On Our Own)Melle...

Koreans leadership winning international recognition
Jun 27, 2011
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth UN Secretary General, was reelected to lead the United Nations for the second term last week. The unanimous reelection of the former Korean foreign minister as head of the UN was met with applause on June 21 at the UN Assembly in New York, where 192 member...