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Australia-Korea ties strengthening

Following is contributed by the Australian Embassy in Seoul to mark Australia Day. ― EdCelebrated annually on Jan. 26, Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. It is a day to celebrat...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:11

Azerbaijan marks ‘Black January’

On Jan. 19, 1990, Ilham, an Azerbaijani newlywed, took to the streets of Baku to protest against the Soviet invasion. Unarmed, he yelled, “Stop firing at innocent civilians.” Soviet soldiers shot hi...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:26

N.K., Japan to play cat-and-mouse on abductions

While South Korea is hopeful of an inter-Korean family reunion this year, Japan is jittery over the return of its citizens kidnapped by North Korea during the Cold War.For Japan, the abductions have b...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:18

Denmark and Korea sow seeds of future fashion

Towering models walked down the runway in Seoul on Tuesday wearing uniquely designed fur coats. The “Future Fur” fashion show at Seoul National University’s Museum of Art featured mink and fox coat...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:16

Korea, Spain to mark 65 years of ties

Marking the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Korea and Spain will hold a variety of celebrations this year which will help expand mutual understanding and exchanges, Spanish Ambassador Gonzal...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:38

Luxembourg can act as gateway to EU for Korean financial firms

Luxembourg is a gateway to the eurozone for Korean financial companies seeking to set up overseas offices, the country’s Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna said last Tuesday during a visit to Korea. Gr...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:37

Photo exhibition depicts Southeast Asian lives

The ASEAN-Korea Center wrapped up a 10-day photo exhibition featuring diverse cultures of Southeast Asia in Seoul on Sunday. The ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition Exhibition will move to Hanam, Gyeon...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:36

Tourists flock to Turkey as lira falls in value

With the value of Turkey’s lira plummeting nearly by half against major currencies over the last five years, tourists are flocking to the country from all over the world, its tourism association Tursab said on New Year’s Day.More than 250,000 Korean tourists traveled to Turkey last year,...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:33

Colombian F.M. visits to bolster free trade

For Korean companies eyeing Latin America’s emerging markets, Colombia could be a launch pad for kick-starting their business. The country is breaking out of years of protectionist legacies to become...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:35

[Herald Interview] Experts talk history, future of unification

This year marks Korea’s 70th independence anniversary from Japanese colonial rule and division of the Korean Peninsula. Following reconciliatory overtures by Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae at the...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:33

New Russian envoy to Seoul to take office this month

Russia’s former ambassador to North Korea is expected to start his job as Moscow’s top envoy to Seoul starting in late January, a diplomatic source said Friday.Alexander Timonin was named as Moscow’s new ambassador to South Korea in late December and will likely replace Konstantin Vnuko...

Updated : 2015.01.09 20:27

Economists discuss benefits of free trade in N.Y.

In the 1980s and ’90s, housewives from Korea traveling to Japan made sure to purchase a Zojirushi rice cooker, which, with its iconic elephant logo, was beloved by middle-class Korean families. Sony’...

Updated : 2015.01.04 21:52

Serbia hails Korean investors in silver jubilee celebration

For Korean companies looking westward to globalize their business, Serbia offers distinct advantages in economic and cultural attractiveness. Since the democratic revolution of late 2000, the enchanti...

Updated : 2015.01.04 21:50

Exhibition to showcase ASEAN multimedia artworks

An exhibition featuring multimedia artworks from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will offer a glimpse into the lives of Southeast Asians.The ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Exhibition at Dongdaemun ...

Updated : 2015.01.04 21:47

Paraguayan Embassy donates harp to Seoul Museum

The Paraguayan Embassy donated a traditional harp to the Multicultural Museum of Seoul on Dec. 26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Korean immigration to Paraguay. The hand-carved harp was provid...

Updated : 2015.01.04 21:45