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Mon, July 22, 2019 | 06:39
'No Rising Sun flag at Women's World Cup'
A professor who has been countering the legacy of Imperial Japan worldwide will begin a campaign to prevent Japan's Rising Sun flag from being used at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019.
| 2019-06-07 17:07
[INTERVIEW] Nordic countries can mediate North Korea talks
Trust and transparency are key values characteristic of Nordic countries as they propel forward, focusing on welfare benefits, political stability and a safety net for startups.This Nordic model can be expanded to tackle stalled denuclearization dialogue on the Korean Peninsula and President Moon Jae-in can witness its potential when he visits Finland, Norway and Sweden, acco...
| 2019-06-07 15:50
Saudi Arabia offers upgraded services for pilgrimage
Saudi Arabia is stepping up efforts to upgrade services for pilgrimage to its holy mosques in Mecca and Medina. The Center for International Communication (CIC) under Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media said last week said it had launched an “Enriching Hajj and Umrah Experience” program aimed at increasing the number of pilgrims to 30 million by 2030. The program is part of efforts to implement Vision 2030, an economic reform plan to shift Saudi Arabia away from its dependence on oil and diversify its economy.
| 2019-06-03 15:35
Direct flights, wine attract more Korean travelers to Georgia
Georgia is seeking to expand its tourism campaign in Korea, with the number of Korean tourists to the Caucasus country increasing by 112.2 percent during 2017-18, says Georgian Ambassador to Korea Otar Berdzenishvili. The campaign will include six direct charter flights between the countries this year, a showcase of Georgian wines at Seoul International Wines and Spirits Expo...
| 2019-06-03 15:33
UK embassy marks 20th anniv. of Queen's Korea visit
The British Embassy in Korea marked the 20th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Andong, the heart of Korea’s traditional rural culture, during a reception at the ambassador’s residence last week to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. British Ambassador to Korea Simon Smith highlighted the visit of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, to UNESCO-registered Hahoe Folk Village and...
| 2019-06-03 15:32
Photo exhibition highlights Norway's participation in Korean War
Wars, according to Norwegian Ambassador to Korea Frode Solberg, are terrible and often demonstrate the worst of mankind. But wars also can bring out the best of mankind in courage, compassion and friendship. The Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (NORMASH) undoubtedly demonstrated the best of the mankind during the 1950-53 Korean War. Placed under the Eighth U.S Army, th...
| 2019-06-03 15:29
Lax discipline, frayed ties with neighbors haunt Korean diplomacy
South Korean diplomacy faces the double whammy of blunders within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and soured ties with North Korea and Japan. Some critics argue that such diplomatic setbacks have been triggered by Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha's lack of leadership and lax discipline across the ministry.
| 2019-06-02 17:29
Ex-Miss Korea to promote ASEAN ties
Keum Na-na, a Harvard graduate and former Miss Korea, was named as an honorary ambassador for ASEAN-Korea dialogue, Friday, on the 30th anniversary of its establishment. Keum, now an assistant professor at Dongguk University, will join and promote nationwide anniversary projects through November when a commemorative summit for leaders of Korea and 10 ASEAN countries is schedu...
| 2019-05-31 17:11
Azerbaijan marks 100 years of diplomacy
The number 100 means a lot when it comes to anniversaries. For nations that were invaded by neighboring powers, the number suggests the hardships and endeavors they endured. In this regard, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Korea’s reception on May 22 was noteworthy as it celebrated the centenary of the country’s Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It came a year after...
| 2019-05-27 15:34
Paraguayan envoy vows to expand Korea ties on Independence Day
Paraguay is stepping up efforts to expand its presence in Asia and cooperation with Korea is “an important source of support,” Paraguayan Ambassador to Korea Raul Silvero said. He said he wants to see the bilateral relationship go deeper in investment, trade, education, green growth and culture.
| 2019-05-27 15:33
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone mocked by WSJ
Sales of Japanese beer, noodles, snacks plunge amid trade dispute
US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
Hyundai Mobis develops camera monitors to replace side mirrors
A feud for the ages
Korea suffers steepest fall in exports
Vietnam demands Chinese ships to leave Vanguard Bank
Apple, Amazon concerned about Japan's export curbs
Trump in dilemma over Korea, Japan trade scuffle
Market expects additional rate cut in Q4
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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