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Sports ministry discovers budget misuse at football governing body

South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday said it has asked local law enforcement to investigate former and current employees of the national football governing body for apparently misusing the organization's budget.   The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that its sports cor...

Updated : 2016.12.07 19:34

Top translators awarded for promoting Korean literature overseas

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea has announced the winners of translation awards that recognize their role in the promotion of Korean literature worldwide. The awards, which will be given...

Updated : 2016.12.07 18:32

Blast Theory wins Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

Artist group Blast Theory has won the 2016 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, the art institution announced Wednesday.The UK-based group, formed in 1991 by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, u...

Updated : 2016.12.07 17:06

Daejeon Arts Collective to host group show

Daejeon Arts Collective will be hosting its 10th group show this week, titled “X.” The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, screen printing, and multimedia pieces.More ...

Updated : 2016.12.07 12:01

Expats run gift drive for local orphanages

Expats in Gwangju are running a gift donation drive to brighten up Christmas for children at local orphanages. The “Adopt-a-Child for Christmas” campaign is now in its seventh year, and the communit...

Updated : 2016.12.06 18:37

Gwangju center bids ‘Adios’ to 2016

wangju International Center will be holding its annual end of year celebration on Dec. 17.The “Adios 2016” event is an afternoon to look back on the centers activities over the year.The center will also be running a culture tour the same day, with a visit to Hwasun, South Jeolla Province...

Updated : 2016.12.06 18:34

Camarata to sing ‘Messiah’ Christmas concert

Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra performs “Messiah” at Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul, on Dec. 12, 2015.Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra will be performing its annua...

Updated : 2016.12.06 18:34

GPP goes big with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Gwangju Performance Project is set to put on Howard Ashman's “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend.The show is the GPP’s most ambitious project yet, bringing together a live band and the GPP’s...

Updated : 2016.12.06 17:09

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Paul Yu Pin, the Roman Catholic Cardinal Who Supported the Korean Independence Movement

In late December 1945, when the issue of trusteeship over Korea became a political issue a mere two months after the Korean Provisional Government returned to the country, KPG President Kim Gu introdu...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:23

Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony

STOCKHOLM (AFP) -- Music icon Bob Dylan won’t be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award, but he has sent along a speech to be read aloud, the Nobel foundation said Monday.The 75-year-old, whose lyrics have influenced generations of fans, has had a subdued response to th...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:17

New SR railway company to launch super rapid trains

On a small peninsula just over 100,000 square kilometers in area, Korea’s vastly extensive railways have made domestic flying a virtually unnecessary expense and hassle.  Since 2005, the country’s ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:02

Korean intangible heritage week opens in Mexico

This year's Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Week will open in Mexico City to provide the locals chances to learn and enjoy Korea's traditional arts, organizers said.The Korean Cultural Center in Mexico said on Sunday it is planning a variety of special events to mark the weeks between ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 14:16

Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction

DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A bulb created by a German invent...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:56

Busan, magnet for MICE industry

BUSAN -- Korea’s second-largest city and a major maritime hub, Busan is harnessing its capacities for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, known as the MICE industry. Scores of conventi...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:54

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Abu Dhabi on Friday to focus on setting up a $100 million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threa...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:48