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Korea designates new ambassador to Japan

South Korea has designated a career diplomat with expertise on Asia as its new ambassador to Japan, a government source said Tuesday.Lee Joon-gyu, 62, is to replace Yoo Heung-soo, who offered to resig...

Updated : 2016.05.24 09:45

Bulgarian rose charms at Seoul festival

The Bulgarian Embassy and Jungnang-gu district jointly held the Seoul Rose Festival over the weekend, decorating the strip of land along the Jungnangcheon Stream with rosy fanfare. During the inaugura...

Updated : 2016.05.22 23:23

Nepalese brothers cycle the world for environment, public health

Two brothers from Nepal are on a cycling journey across the world to raise awareness on saving the environment and preventing HIV. They arrived in Korea in early May, hoping to spread their goodwill. ...

Updated : 2016.05.22 23:13

World Humanitarian Summit urges global engagement

ISTANBUL -- Ahmed Hassan Makur is a Syrian refugee who has for the last four years dwelled in Turkey’s Nizip Temporary Accommodation Center near Gaziantep north of the border with Syria. When the war...

Updated : 2016.05.22 22:41

Filipinos vote in national election

As part of this year’s national election to choose the Philippine’s new batch of leaders, one-quarter of all registered Filipino voters in Korea cast their ballots on May 9 at the embassy chancery in Seoul. A total of 3,473 Filipino residents exercised their suffrage rights in the highes...

Updated : 2016.05.15 23:09

Latvia to join OECD

On May 11, the Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development unanimously reached a decision to invite Latvia as its 35th member, confirming the Baltic nation has met all conditions for membership. Latvia will sign its accession agreement during the OECD’s annual min...

Updated : 2016.05.15 23:08

‘Poland-Korea relations to drift skyward’

The Polish Embassy celebrated its National Day last week at a reception that highlighted enhancing ties with Korea. In Poland, May 3 commemorates the creation of the world’s second constitution in 17...

Updated : 2016.05.15 23:03

Transitional justice vital to integration of Korean Peninsula

If North and South Korea unifies, integration will be paramount, say experts, highlighting Germany’s ongoing efforts to bridge identities formerly divided by the Cold War. In North Korea, where the K...

Updated : 2016.05.15 22:47

Traditional Algerian fashion enthralls foreign eyes

Models dressed in colorful traditional clothes walked down the aisle, riveting audiences with their dazzling drapery. The glittery show was a collaboration between Algerian and Korean designers, showc...

Updated : 2016.05.08 16:56

Arab film festival to woo movie lovers

To mark its fifth anniversary, the Arab film festival will showcase movies this month that will unravel the intricate tapestry of culture and humanity in the Middle East and North Africa. The event wi...

Updated : 2016.05.08 16:55

Europeans discuss challenges of integration

Today is Europe Day: an annual celebration of the continent’s peace and unity. However, with the prospect of Britain exiting the European Union looming large, the EU’s state of integration is being ...

Updated : 2016.05.08 16:54

ASEAN, Korea share beauty know-how

The ASEAN-Korea Center organized a workshop last week to help enhance the presence of Korean cosmetics firms in Southeast Asia and share knowledge and experience with regional companies. The event -- ...

Updated : 2016.05.02 00:16

Denmark kids fair comes to Korea

 “Denmark Kids Fair” -- a symposium of diverse children’s brands from Denmark – will be held at the Hyundai Department store in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province, from May 2 to 8. Organized by the Danish...

Updated : 2016.05.02 00:06

Poland’s Lodz woos creative investors

The city of Lodz -- located in the heart of Poland and Europe -- is ideal for the “creative class” of professionals who value high-quality living as much as their high salaries. A former powerhouse ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 23:50

‘Access to innovative talent essential for global business’

To leap forward in the global marketplace, firms must attract diverse talents capable of engineering “what’s next” and disrupting “business as usual,” a leading Canadian computer scientist said. ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 20:13