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On the Spot
: Yi Whan-woo
Wed, July 24, 2019 | 14:19
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
Sri Lanka to hold travel fairs in Busan, Seoul
Sri Lanka will run a tourist promotional campaign in Busan and Seoul next month. Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau said it will host a fair, titled “The Road Show of Sri Lanka Tourism,” at Lotte Hotel in Busan, June 4, and The Westin Chosun in Seoul, June 10, offering up-to-date travel information for tourism agencies and relevant officials here. The fair in each city will have business-to-business meetings to help promote Sri Lanka tourist attractions.
| 2019-05-27 14:55
Swedish envoy gets new ride
Swedish Ambassador to Korea Jakob Hallgren, left, stands by 2019 Volvo S90 Excellence sedan offered by Volvo Cars Korea in front of his residence in Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, May 20. The Seoul branch of the Swedish multinational company presented the car to Hallgren for diplomatic and official purposes. / Volvo Cars Korea
| 2019-05-27 14:51
North Korea criticizes Seoul over military drills with US
North Korea criticized the latest military exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying it should faithfully implement a cross-border agreement aimed at easing tensions and trust-building. The North was also critical of the South's plan for humanitarian aid, saying “It is merely aimed at manipulating public opinion” and it instead should focus on “resolving fundamental problems.” Pyongyang's criticism is believed to be a bid to press Seoul to convince the U.S. to ease economic sanctions.
| 2019-05-26 16:54
LKP in hot seat over leakage of Moon-Trump telephone talks
The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are demanding stern punishment against a Liberty Korea Party (LKP) lawmaker who recently disclosed the contents of a classified telephone conversation between the leaders of Korea and the United States.
| 2019-05-26 16:53
Right to know or classified info leak? Gov't, lawmaker clash over Moon-Trump 'secrets'
Danish prince encourages future green growth leaders
The crown prince of Denmark congratulated the winners of a contest on sustainable development at KAIST College of Business in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Wednesday. Crown Prince Frederik presented a certificate to members of the winning team out of six cometing teams, each comprised of KAIST, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and other top Danish university students.
| 2019-05-22 17:14
Saudi Arabia opens registration for Dakar Rally 2020
The organizers of Saudi Arabia’s first Dakar Rally in 2020 have begun to receive registrations from pilots and teams worldwide. The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA), a co-organizer along with the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation and Amaury Sport Organization, said registrations opened on May 15 on the Dakar Rally Saudi 2020 website. Registration is available in English, Ara...
| 2019-05-20 15:43
Turkish envoy ties the knot in Seoul
Turkish Ambassador to Korea Ersin Ercin, second from right, and his bride, Muge, pose with two of their guests — Hanyang University Distinguished Professor and Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byoung-chul, left, and Honorary Adviser to Turkish Embassy in Korea Park Sang-ik, right — during their wedding at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Seongbuk-dong, S...
| 2019-05-20 15:42
Norway celebrates national day in Busan, Seoul
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Korea marked the birth of Norway’s May 17 Constitution of 1814 in Seoul and Busan last week. Many countries only hold celebrations of special events in Seoul. But Norway, on top of a diplomatic reception in Seoul, has held a get-together for the Norwegian community in Busan for years to underline a long-standing tradition of cooperation with Kor...
| 2019-05-20 15:40
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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