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Singapore, Korea commemorate golden jubilee with photo exhibition

The small Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore has good reason to celebrate five decades of progress this year. After gaining independence from Malaysia in 1965, “Singapura,” meaning the Lion Cit...

Updated : 2015.07.26 18:42

Colombian independence reception teems with festive music, dance

The Colombian Embassy celebrated the country’s 205th anniversary of national independence and 53 years of diplomatic ties with Korea in a reception at Grand Hyatt Seoul on Tuesday, which was jazzed u...

Updated : 2015.07.26 18:27

Korea and Singapore: A look ahead to the next 40 years

   This year’s August is a month of great significance to Singapore as well as Korea. The two countries will commemorate their 50th and 70th anniversary of independence respectively. In addition, t...

Updated : 2015.07.22 16:20

S. African envoy calls for compassion on Mandela Day

The United Nations General Assembly in 2009 proclaimed Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, as Mandela Day to commemorate the late South African president’s contributions to the anti-apartheid strugg...

Updated : 2015.07.19 18:39

Danish Ambassador highlights green growth alliance with Korea

In Denmark, renewable energy creates half of the country’s electricity. People drink water from the tap, swim in city harbors and ride bicycles everywhere. The world’s happiest nation is also one of...

Updated : 2015.07.19 18:35

U.S. second lady arrives in South Korea

U.S. second lady Jill Biden arrived in South Korea Saturday on a trip to highlight women's education and economic empowerment issues.The wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was greeted by U.S. Ambas...

Updated : 2015.07.18 14:08

U.S. second lady says younger female workers in South Korea still face many challenges in workplace

South Korea has made big strides in promoting womens' rights over the past few decades, but there remain many difficulties and challenges for women, especially younger workers, the U.S. second lady said.Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, also said in an interview with Vogue...

Updated : 2015.07.18 10:28

Georgia, Korea save lives through liver transplant

The Seoul National University Hospital, with the support of the Georgian Embassy in Seoul, completed the first successful living donor liver transplant in Tbilisi in March, opening doors for more medi...

Updated : 2015.07.13 00:35

Pakistan provides Central Asian connection for Korean business

Pakistan is poised to grow as part of the global economy and a safer investment haven, the country’s Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Kahn told journalists last week. Khan visited Seoul ...

Updated : 2015.07.13 00:29

‘Switzerland is smart partner for sustainable future’

Switzerland and Korea can join hands to reduce the world’s carbon footprint and push sustainable use of energy, the Swiss environment minister highlighted last week. Switzerland’s minister of the en...

Updated : 2015.07.12 19:29

Australian medical tech showcased in Korea

The “Australian Innovation Showcase 2015 ― Medical Technologies” was held Monday to showcase the country’s advanced medical technologies and create business links between Korea and Australia.The Australian Trade Commission Korea organized the event at Seoul Plaza Hotel, bringing togeth...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:55

Chinese Embassy donates books, DVDs to SNU

The Chinese Embassy donated 10,000 books to Seoul National University on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge made by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visited Korea last July. The donation, which also inc...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:53

Collaboration fuses visual, performing arts

Violinist Won Hyung-joon (left) and artist Park Gian. (Uky Baek/Ukynepeople)Two Korean artists will stage a performance piece this week in an effort to lift the role of art in society. “Endless Linge...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:50

Irish peace process offers guidance for unification

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division, a policy expert has published a book that provides suggestions for Korea’s unification strategy based on Northern Ireland’s peace process. The Iri...

Updated : 2015.07.05 21:44

Indian officials take ‘Miracle on the Han’ cruise

Indian civil servants visited Korea last week to benchmark its development experience, starting their tour on a cruise along the Han River for inspiration. One-hundred and twenty members of the India...

Updated : 2015.06.28 20:20