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Korea receives awards in int’l math, physics competitio...
Jul 23, 2014
Korean high school students have recently received remarkable results in a series of international scientific competitions. Korea took seventh place in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held in South Africa earlier this month, and the country was also the silver winn...

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Global math congress meets in Seoul
Jul 21, 2014
The 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is set to take place at COEX in southern Seoul from August 13 to 21. The ICM is one of the largest congresses in the mathematics community, attended by around 5,000 professional mathematicians every four years. Congress part...

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Russia wishes for wholesale food markets like Korea: Ru...
Jul 21, 2014
"This place is packed with big buildings filled with hundreds of stores selling a wide assortment of fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood. Even an hour ago, that seafood was still under water. This shows us how efficient the distribution system is. Standing in the middle of the m...

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Songdo Tidal Flat designated Ramsar Wetlands
Jul 15, 2014
Songdo Tidal Flat in Incheon has been recently designated as Wetlands of International Importance. The headquarters of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands added the 6.11㎢-large Songdo Tidal Flat area to the Ramsar list, the Incheon Metropolitan Government said. The tidal mudflat in...

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Thank you, Hiroshima citizen
Jul 15, 2014
In a Korean newspaper published on Monday, July 14, there was an eye-catching article that included some photographs of letters and presents. It turned out that those had all came from Hiroshima, Japan, sent by a woman in her 70s and some other citizens. A package of letters an...

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Shopping haven: Dongdaemun district
Jul 14, 2014
The tide of popularity of Korean soap operas is sweeping into shopping forays. There is a constant inflow of foreign visitors to Korea who are eager to purchase “Korean-made” goods, rather than simply sitting and watching a flood of cultural content come into their home territori...

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Catholics produce Koinonia music video to welcome papal...
Jul 11, 2014
Korean Catholics recently produced a meaningful music video in celebration of Pope Francis' visit to the nation scheduled for August. Earlier this week, the Preparatory Committee for the Visitation of the Holy Father released the music video "Koinonia" and some of the footage use...

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‘Go’ players from 54 countries compete with black, whit...
Jul 11, 2014
Taiwan snatched victory at the 35th World Amateur Go Championship held in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), on July 9. Seventh-dan amateur Yitien Chan took first place, defeating his Korean counterpart Wi Tae-woong by a single count-back point. Players’ rank...

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Libération: Koreans' passion for coffee creates new cul...
Jul 10, 2014
There are an endless number of cafes on the streets of Seoul. There are not only foreign brands but also lesser known domestic brands. They are not just located in large boulevards but also in narrow alleys in almost every neighborhood. Some places even roast coffee beans on thei...

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President Xi, 'Korea-China relations better than ever'
Jul 04, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a speech at the Global Education Center for Engineers at Seoul National University during his state visit to Korea, on July 4. Some 500 professors, students and government officials were present at the event. (photo: Jeon Han) “Annyeonghasimnikk...