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: Yi Whan-woo
Thu, May 23, 2019 | 12:04
Regional powers raising voices on North Korea dialogue
Regional powers on the Korean Peninsula appear to be seeking a stronger role in denuclearizing North Korea. Until now, these powers have mainly left the United States and the two Koreas to deal with the issue.
| 2019-04-28 15:19
Bolton says 6-party forum is not preferred approach on N. Korea
Envoys find discussion on labor reform practical
Korean Presidents only serve a single, five-year term, so their third year has always been a challenge to either move forward or falter. In this regard, foreign envoys based in Seoul said they found the theme for this year's Korea Forum very “topical, relevant and actual.”
| 2019-04-25 16:56
'Chaebol face growth, governance crises'
'Labor market reform key to Korea's economic growth'
Army officers, soldier donate bone marrow
Three Army officers and an enlisted soldier have donated bone marrow for patients with blood cancer, according to the Army, Wednesday. The four are 1st Lt. Go Hwa-sup of the 15th Infantry Division's Eagle Regiment, 1st Lt. Oh Byung-hun of the 20th Infantry Division's Engineer Battalion, Capt. Jo Dong-jun of the 35th Infantry Division's Supply and Transportation Battalion and Private First Class (PFC) Song Seung-hwan of the Third Artillery Brigade's Gum-Gang Battalion.
| 2019-04-24 18:02
Azerbaijan's population marks 10 million
Azerbaijan’s population has reached 10 million, according to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Korea last week. It said the 10 millionth Azerbaijan was born on April 6 to parents displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory occupied by Armenia.
| 2019-04-22 16:12
To Libyan people: president's message
By Fayez Al-Sarraj Our great Libyan people.These days, our country is going through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, due to erroneous political calculations by some local and international parties, that come at the expense of issues affecting the security and stability of the homeland, the unity of its soil and the territorial integrity of the country. This has to be addressed to you in every part of our beloved country and to the world that is closely watching the events on our soil, especially with regard to the most serious humanitarian issue, the issue of war and peace.We have been...
| 2019-04-22 16:09
#MeToo movement prosecutor to join NORDtalks
The prosecutor who helped fuel a nascent #MeToo movement in male-dominated Korean society will join the NORDtalks in Seoul on April 25. The Swedish Embassy in Seoul said Seo Ji-hyun, who works at Tongyeong branch of the Changwon District Prosecutors’ Office, will be among three keynote speakers at the second of three NORDtalks at Oil Tank Culture Park in Mapo-gu. The event wi...
| 2019-04-22 16:07
Moon wants railway to Uzbekistan via North Korea
Korea and Uzbekistan agreed to upgrade their bilateral relationship to a “special strategic partnership” and enhance exchanges accordingly, President Moon Jae-in said Friday. Moon, who is visiting Uzbekistan as part of a three-nation Central Asia trip from April 16 to 23, said he hopes to see the two countries connected through a railway network. “We, as friends and brothers,...
| 2019-04-19 17:12
North Korea using Russia as leverage for nuclear talks
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will come to Russia later this month to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin. This will be Kim’s first visit to Russia after seizing power in December 2011. It fuels speculation that the North is trying to use Russia as leverage in future nuclear talks after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump collapsed in Han...
| 2019-04-19 17:06
Kim Jong-un to meet Putin in Russia: KCNA
Thailand to host festival at Cheonggye Plaza from April 20 to 21
The Royal Thai Embassy in Seoul will host the fifth Thai Festival at Cheonggye Plaza in downtown Seoul, April 20 and 21. It will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Titled “So Thai Festival,” this year’s event will focus on up-to-date cultural and lifestyle trends in Thailand. It will also promote the country’s emerging tourist destinations and traditional cuisine.
| 2019-04-15 15:18
Saudi Arabia unveils design of 2020 expo pavilion
Saudi Arabia has unveiled the design of its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, according to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Korea. The embassy said the 13,069-squre-meter pavilion, which will be used to promote the country, would be the second-largest after the United Arab Emirates. Boris Micka Associates, a Spanish firm known for its expertise in museum and exhibition design, design...
| 2019-04-15 15:17
'It's more than just cash': Young Seoulites navigate future with city's youth allowance program
Bush to join memorial service for late President Roh
S. Korea aware of five nuclear facilities in NK
Young North Korean defectors aim high by studying English
North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure
Dark clouds loom over economy
Dueling tariff dragons
JUUL Labs launches e-cigarette in Korea
Renault Samsung faces possible plant shutdown in Sept.
Gaining EU whitelist status to boost drug exports
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
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