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EU promotes digital single market

The European Union is removing various hurdles to create a synchronized digital marketplace, and cooperating with Korea presents boons to both sides, a leading EU official said in mid-November. Andr...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:49

Berlin’s Buddy Bear inspirits municipal ties

The Buddy Bear -- Berlin’s symbolic mascot epitomizing the once-divided city’s prospering unity, peace and openness -- was replicated in Seoul last week through municipal and diplomatic collaborati...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:47

‘South Africa brims with investment opportunities’

South Africa is a leading emerging market in the resource-rich, yet underinvested African continent. The only African country in G-20 and BRICS, an alliance of five major emerging economies Brazil, ...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:46

Chinese expert: THAAD in Korea will be first target in case of China-US conflict

A former Chinese diplomat warned that the US anti-missile system to be deployed in South Korea could be the first target for a Chinese attack if conflict breaks out between the two superpowers. Yang...

Updated : 2016.11.22 11:06

Norwegian youth orchestra dazzles crowd in Korea

Norway’s top youth orchestra -- Young Strings of Norway -- performed a vivacious rendition of classical pieces during its maiden tour of Korea last week. Comprised of 40 teenage talents up to the a...

Updated : 2016.11.21 21:22

‘Support for World Food Program undergirds sustainable development’

The strengthening cooperation between the United Nations World Food Program and the Korean government is helping eradicate poverty worldwide and equipping communities against future disasters, the hu...

Updated : 2016.11.21 21:20

‘Latvia, a Baltic jewel in tourism, culture and environment’

The Latvian Embassy in Seoul celebrated its National Day and the silver jubilee of its relations with Korea last week, promoting the country’s tourism, cultural and environmental assets around the B...

Updated : 2016.11.21 21:15

Denmark shares secret to surefooted happiness

In Denmark, people pursue happiness in everyday activities that land the Scandinavian society at the top of international happiness rankings year after year. Whether chumming around the fireplace, r...

Updated : 2016.11.14 20:56

Photo exhibition illuminates 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Marking the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Hungarian Embassy and the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History have organized a photo exhibition that ru...

Updated : 2016.11.14 20:50

Poland, Hungary share legacies of transformation

Throughout the late 1980s and ’ 90s, the Visegrad Group of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia transformed from Soviet satellite states to sovereign European democracies. On Feb. 15,...

Updated : 2016.11.14 20:10

ASEAN buoys connectivity, woos investment

In line with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Economic Community Blueprint 2025, the regional bloc of 10 countries aims to enhance their physical, institutional and societal connectivity ...

Updated : 2016.11.14 20:05

Lippert: Korea-US alliance won't change because of election

The long-held alliance between South Korea and the US will not change and continue to grow whoever wins the US presidency, American Amb. to South Korea Mark Lippert said Wednesday. "Our alliance has...

Updated : 2016.11.09 14:19

Park won't attend APEC summit this month: foreign ministry

President Park Geun-hye will not attend an Asia-Pacific leaders’ summit next week, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, as she is grappling with an influence-peddling scandal involving her longtime con...

Updated : 2016.11.08 17:01

ASEAN foods whet appetites at culinary festival

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Korea Center in Seoul hosted its annual culinary fair last week, bringing Southeast Asia’s diverse, distinct foods to the Korean public that has become inc...

Updated : 2016.11.07 19:32

Healthy Finnish food comes to Korea

The Finnish embassy in Seoul showcased last week the country’s wholesome, organic edibles in a bid to raise its profile in Korea, where consumers increasingly look for healthy options in their diet....

Updated : 2016.11.07 19:16