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April showers bring blue skies
Apr 30, 2014
Under a bright clear sky on April 30, views of the Banpo Bridge, and even as far as the Hangang Railway Bridge far to the west, can be seen from the Hannam Bridge. (photo: Jeon Han)After a few days of April spring showers, the skies over Seoul have now dried. Rain soaked most ...

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We humbly accept criticism from foreign press
Apr 30, 2014
It has been two weeks now since a ferry carrying hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, capsized off the southwestern coast near Jindo Island. This tragic accident has now been making headlines in the international press. Many news outlets see this tragedy as ...

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Commonwealth veterans remember Imjingang River battle
Apr 29, 2014
Sixty-three years on, modern Korea has remembered some of the 700 fallen soldiers of a British regiment who sacrificed their lives during the Korean War. The soldiers belonged to the Gloucestershire Regiment, the "Glorious Glosters," the British Army infantry regiment to which th...

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Pope Francis reaches out to believers
Apr 21, 2014
"The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew."This is a part of the preface from "Evangelli Gaudium," o...

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We are grateful for your condolences
Apr 21, 2014
Korea has been plunged into mourning following the tragic sinking of the Sewol-ho. The ferryboat sank dramatically on the morning of April 16 off the southwestern coast of Korea, near Jindo Island in Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), with hundreds of people on board, many of ...

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Lantern in central Seoul marks Buddha's birthday
Apr 18, 2014
Celebrants circle an over-sized, pagoda-shaped lantern while carrying their own lotus lanterns on April 16 in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. (photo: Jeon Han)An over-sized lantern resembling the stone pagoda of Mireuksa Temple was lit in Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul on April ...

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Have fun riding the bus with Tayo & friends
Apr 08, 2014
Four little buses have captured hearts around Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul. Children and parents alike, including those who traveled a long way from Daegu or Busan, gathered along Sejong-ro, closed to pedestrian traffic, on April 6 to see the buses decorated as cute cartoo...

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70% of North Korean defectors satisfied with new life: ...
Apr 04, 2014
Today, the number of North Korean defectors in Korea is on the rise, surpassing 25,000. Over the past few years, however, their new, yet uneasy, life often came under the media limelight. They were mostly featured having difficulties in getting accustomed to their new lifestyle...

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Dresden to build 'Korea Street'
Apr 04, 2014
Thanks to President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Dresden, the capital of Saxony will now establish a street named after Korea. The Grünes Gewölbe, or Green Vault, a well-known historic museum in the city with one of the largest collections of treasures in Europe, has also begun offer...

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Spring greens to brighten your plate
Mar 28, 2014
Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korea Food The scent of spring is in the air. Life is slowly coming out of its long hibernation and it's ready to wake up and stretch, welcoming the new season. As spring springs into action, people tend to feel drowsy and t...