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: Yi Whan-woo
Wed, July 24, 2019 | 14:08
'Comply with the proposal or we will continue': Turkish foreign minister
It has been more than half a century since the Greek Cypriots violently hijacked the Republic of Cyprus in 1963, which was established by the 1960 Treaties and based upon a partnership between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots, on the basis of political equality. Because of the intransigent attitude of the Greek Cypriot side, the negotiation processes carried out under the ...
| 2019-07-22 13:24
Israel, Korea share thoughts on startups and higher education
Representatives from Israel and Korea discussed how to bolster cooperation on startups and higher education during Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visit to Seoul from July 14 to 18. The discussions took place twice - at the Korea-Israel Economic Forum on July 16 and at the Korea-Israel University President International Forum on July 17 - as the two countries deal with the ra...
| 2019-07-22 13:22
Mandela Day celebration in Seoul
Charge d'Affaires Gert du Preez, back row third from left, of the South African Embassy in Korea, and other participants pose during their visit to the Korea Red Cross Joongang Voluntary Service Center in Jongno-gu, central Seoul, Thursday. The embassy staff baked bread and shared it with the needy in commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The United Nations has c...
| 2019-07-19 18:01
Korea, North Macedonia establish diplomatic relations
Korea has formally established diplomatic relations with North Macedonia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday. Korea now has diplomatic ties with 191 of 194 countries.
| 2019-07-19 17:32
Bastille Day celebration in Seoul
French Ambassador to Korea Fabien Penone, left, poses with Sohn Kyung-shik, chairman of CJ Group and also the Korea Employers Federation (KEF), during a reception at his residence to celebrate Bastille Day, July 13. The French National Day marks revolutionaries’ storming of the Bastille fortress, July 14, 1789. The incident signaled the start of the French Revolution. /...
| 2019-07-15 11:41
Argentina commemorates national day with new envoy
Argentine Ambassador to Korea Alfredo Carlos Bascou, after taking office in April, hosted his first national day reception July 9 on the occasion of the 203rd anniversary of Argentina’s Independence Day. The reception took place amid enhanced bilateral relations last year, ranging from the first summit in 14 years between their heads of state on Dec. 1, to the signing of the ...
| 2019-07-15 11:41
Quebec rolls up sleeves to draw more Korean tourists
The Quebec government is stepping up a campaign for a wave of Korean tourists to continue after the Korean soap opera “Goblin” boosted interest in 2017. The Canadian province of Quebec has had a 60 percent increase in Korean visitors, thanks to the TV drama filmed in the provincial capital Quebec City. The provincial government, which independently administers certain affairs...
| 2019-07-15 11:39
[INTERVIEW] 'Tourism tops Latvia-Korea cooperation'
Latvia is putting a priority on tourism in its relations with Korea, especially after the success of a temporary direct air route between the two countries in May and June, according to a senior Latvian diplomat. In a recent interview with The Korea Times in Seoul, Undersecretary of State Janis Mazeiks said traveling to Latvia not only offers chances to explore the Baltic sta...
| 2019-07-15 11:35
High-quality Latvian food knocks on Korean market
More and more Koreans are developing a taste for foreign cuisines as they travel abroad more often. The Embassy of Latvia in Korea is keeping up with this trend, launching a campaign promoting Latvian food and beverages recently after a record-high 10,000 Koreans traveled to the Baltic state last year. Representatives from five Latvian food companies - Cido Grupa, Ilgezeem, B...
| 2019-07-15 11:34
North Korea presses South to overlook US on cross-border relations
North Korea pressed the South over the weekend to pursue cross-border agreements regardless of relations between Washington and Pyongyang. The North's propaganda websites Uriminzokkiri and Meari said Pyongyang was disappointed at Seoul's attempt to resume inter-Korean talks in accordance with possible U.S.-North Korea denuclearization negotiations.
| 2019-07-14 16:54
South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplanes in its airspace
Anti-Japanese car movement sparks backlash
'Tokyo's removal of Seoul from white list undermines fair trade'
South Korea warns Russia strongly over airspace violation
Korean victims of forced labor file for sale of seized Mitsubishi assets
Single-parent families suffer financial difficulties
Lawmakers of South Korea, Japan to meet next week to discuss trade conflict
Chaebol expands US investment to minimize fallout from Seoul-Tokyo conflict
Korean gets 14 years' jail for armed robbery in Vietnam
Japan's third invasion
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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