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Philippine envoy awarded Ambassador of Year

Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul S. Hernandez (center) poses with Dr. Lee Hong-koo (left), Asia Society Korea center honorary chairman and former Korean prime minister, and Han Sung-joo, an Asia S...

Updated : 2016.12.19 19:55

Nabeghlavi, Georgian mineral water comes to Korea

Georgia’s naturally carbonated mineral water, Nabeghlavi, will be available in Korea in the foreseeable future thanks to concerted efforts by the Georgian Embassy in Seoul. The diplomatic mission ha...

Updated : 2016.12.19 19:53

Agreeing on the future of migration governance

By Shahidul Haque, foreign secretary of Bangladesh We live in a rapidly evolving, hyper-connected world, where goods, capital and people are more mobile than ever before. But whereas countries have ...

Updated : 2016.12.19 19:45

Portrait of outgoing U.N. chief Ban unveiled

A large portrait of outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was unveiled at the U.N. headquarters on Wednesday. Ban's portrait was placed next to that of his predecessor Kofi Annan on a wall at ...

Updated : 2016.12.15 10:03

Finland, Korea mark innovation, education and tourism ties

The Finnish Embassy last week marked the 99th anniversary of national independence and thriving ties with Korea centered on innovation, education and tourism. Speaking at a reception in Seoul on Dec...

Updated : 2016.12.13 00:11

‘Philippines offers stable, secure investment environ’

In part energized by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s nationwide crackdown on crime and corruption, the Philippines’ business climate has become more stable and secure, according to its comme...

Updated : 2016.12.13 00:08

Nordic embassies advocate gender equality

The embassies of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland hosted a forum last week to shine light on policies and experiences related to gender equality. The event, Policy Forum on Gender Equality: Coope...

Updated : 2016.12.13 00:04

Forum rouses entrepreneurial minds of ASEAN, Korea

The dream of Rendra Umbu Leha, an Indonesian student in Korea, is to improve his country’s health care system by commercializing prescription dispensing machines. “It takes a long time for patient...

Updated : 2016.12.12 18:17

‘Mosul on path to liberation from Islamic State’

The siege of Mosul, a city in in Iraq held by the Islamic State extremist group, is making headway, and its recapture is “a matter of time,” a top Iraqi envoy to Korea said in late November. Speak...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:57

US, Korea celebrate blooming friendship

The Korea America Friendship Society hosted an annual year-end reception Thursday, celebrating 66 years of military alliance and burgeoning trust and fraternity between the two countries. At the Mil...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:36

‘Ontario open for innovative enterprise, education’

In an era of slowing growth and closing borders, the province of Ontario, Canada, is open for innovative business and education, its chief politician said during a trade mission to Korea last week. ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:34

Ruling party sends delegation to meet Trump team

A group of South Korean ruling party lawmakers headed for the United States on Monday for a five-day visit to meet with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Led by Rep. Won Yoo-chul, t...

Updated : 2016.12.05 09:31

Ruling party delegation to visit US to meet Trump transition team

A delegation of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling party will visit the United States this week to meet with the transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump and discuss policy issues related ...

Updated : 2016.12.04 15:32

Seoul confers honorary citizenship to San Francisco Mayor

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has conferred honorary citizenship to the San Francisco mayor currently visiting South Korea to mark the 40th anniversary of friendship between the ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 09:26

US ambassador expects strong Seoul-Washington alliance under Trump

The decadeslong alliance between South Korea and the United States will remain intact and get stronger even after President-elect Donald Trump takes office next year, the US ambassador to South Korea...

Updated : 2016.11.29 11:39