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Dutch woman urges Japan to come to terms with wrongful past

Human rights activist Thea Bisenberger-van de Wal (second from left) participates in the anti-sex slavery protest in Hague, Netherlands, on April 8. (Yonhap)For Thea Bisenberger-van der Wal, Japan is ...

Updated : 2014.08.25 09:58

Russia lauds ‘Koryo Saram’ in trans-Eurasian road trip

The Russian Embassy here, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Korean migration to Russia, celebrated on Tuesday at the Russian chancery the arrival of a trans-Eurasian auto-trek rally team. It was ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:29

Gabonese envoy touts sustainable development

Gabon’s top diplomat here underscored efforts in preserving his country’s vast rainforest, as well as bilateral ties, during a 54th Gabonese National Day celebration in Seoul on Tuesday.“Gabon is l...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:29

Envoy assails Korean ‘Ebola panic’

Foreign envoys posted here representing countries in Africa are pushing back at what they describe as an irrational “Ebola panic,” amid fears among the South Korean public of the spread of the deadl...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:27

Irish Embassy opens condolence book for ex-premier

Following the recent death of former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, the Irish Embassy here will open a book of condolences at its chancery for those wishing to extend their sympathies today (Monday) from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 2-4 p.m. The late former premier, a position called...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:25

Korea-ASEAN youth exchanges get boost

The ASEAN Korea Center promoted people-to-people ties between South Korea and Southeast Asia with a youth workshop here and trip to Vietnam for Korean youths selected from among the participants. The “ASEAN-Korea Youth Workshop” brought together 80 young people residing here from Southea...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:25

India, Korea jointly celebrate independence, friendship

The Embassy of India and the Korea India Association jointly celebrated the independence days of India and South Korea, which fall on the same day, at the Indian Cultural Center in Seoul on Friday. Ov...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:08

Korean bonanza from Mexican energy reform?

For the first time in its 76-year history, the monopoly of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, was broken as the country signed into law last week reforms that would open the country’s en...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:07

Ecuadorian flowers decorate Seoul beatification

When hundreds of thousands gathered on Saturday for a beatification ceremony of 124 Korean martyrs at Gwanghwamun Square, they may have been awed by the ceremony’s beauty. On Monday, thousands were t...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:07

4 embassies lend help to ‘El Sistema’ music camp

Four Latin American embassies lent a hand this year for the Sejong Dream Tree Orchestra concert, the culmination of a 10-day music camp for orphans and other children from disadvantaged backgrounds, held at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul on Wednesday.This year’s c...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:05

Singaporean envoy sings at National Day fete

Singaporean Ambassador to South Korea Peter Tan hosted his fourth and final National Day celebration at the Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday by singing with his colleagues in the diplomatic corps.A large group of envoys, diplomatic spouses and friends of Singapore gathered on stage to entertain the ...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:04

(Photo News) Goodwill envoy for ASEAN Summit

Korean actress Lee Young-ae poses with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on Wednesday after Yun appointed her the goodwill ambassador for the ASEAN-ROK Commemor...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:24

Pope ‘hasn’t changed at all’

With just days before the highly anticipated visit of Pope Francis, Argentina’s top diplomatic representative here recalled the pontiff, as he knew him in the 1980s and early ’90s when the Pope was ...

Updated : 2014.08.10 20:17

Peruvian cuisine’s final hurrah with pisco at Hyatt

Even after its two-week menu was highlighted at Terrace restaurant in the Hyatt Hotel ended on Sunday, Peruvian cuisine and culture will get one last hurrah Monday with a special demonstration of the ins and outs of the South American nation’s signature cocktail.For the first time, locals...

Updated : 2014.08.10 20:15

Malaysia invites local fashion firms to trade expo

The Malaysian Embassy’s trade promotion arm invite South Korean fashion businesses to take part in this year’s international trade exhibition, INTRADE 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, giving the South Korean fashion sector a chance to make a splash in Southeast Asia.Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, is ...

Updated : 2014.08.10 20:14