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President Yoon hosts talks with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

President Yoon Suk Yeol (right) on Jan. 30 shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District. By Park Hye RiPhotos = Office of the PresidentPresident Yoon Suk...

Taekwondo included in 3rd straight Paralympics in 2028 event in LA

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Jan. 30 said the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympics will have 22 official events including taekwondo. The photo shows a taekwondo match at the 2020 Tokyo tournament. (Screen capture from World Taekwondo website)

Justice minister proposes opening new immigration agency

President Yoon Suk Yeol on Jan. 26 receives new year's reports from the Ministry of Justice, Fair Trade Commission and Ministry of Government Legislation at Yeongbingwan, the guesthouse at the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae. (Office...

EDCF loans for int’l assistance to reach KRW 11.7T by 2025

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy Choo Kyung-ho on Jan. 26 gives a speech at the 144th meeting of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund's (EDCF) management committee at Government Complex-Seoul in the capital's Jongno-gu District. (Ministry of...

Korean economy this year to grow 2%, world’s 1.9%: UN

The United Nation on Jan. 25 said Korea will see economic growth of 2%, ahead of the world's rate of 1.9%. Shown is a panoramic view of Seoul. (Jeon Han)  By Kim Hayeon   The United...

Gov’t urges Japan to retract ‘unjustifiable’ claim to Dokdo Island

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Jan. 23 urged the Japanese government to immediately withdraw its "unjustifiable" territorial claim to Dokdo Island. (Korea.net DB) By Margareth Theresia  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Jan....

Photo essay of President Yoon’s tour of UAE, Switzerland

President Yoon Suk Yeol on Jan. 21 returned home after completing his eight-day tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland. From Jan. 14-17, he became the first Korean leader to make a state visit to the UAE, holding a bilateral summit with UAE...

Events both at home and abroad to mark Lunar New Year

Numerous events are scheduled both at home and abroad to mark Seollal (Lunar New Year). (Korea.net DB) By Kim Hyelin Events spreading the warmth and excitement of Seollal (Lunar New Year) are scheduled...

Indoor mask-wearing rule to be eased from Jan. 30

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Jan. 20 chairs a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters at Government Complex-Seoul in the capital. (Office for Government Policy Coordination, Prime Minister's Secretariat) https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1428462898&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true Indoor mask-wearing rule to be...

President Yoon tells global CEOs ‘Korea and my office are open’

President Yoon Suk Yeol on Jan. 18 speaks at the Global Business Leadership Luncheon at a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, on a visit that includes his attendance at the World Economic Forum. By Margareth TheresiaPhotos = Facebook...

President Yoon arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum

President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee on Jan. 17 disembark from the presidential plane Code One at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1426786993&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true President Yoon arrives in Switzerland for...

Literary exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae attracts 24,000 visitors in 25 days

First lady Kim Keon Hee on Jan. 9 visits Chunchugwan, the media center at the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, to see the literary exhibition "Lee Sang, Yeom Sang-seop, Hyun jin-gun, Yoon Dong-ju, stroll through Cheong...

Korea, UAE pledge to boost strategic partnership in statement

President Yoon Suk Yeol and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Jan. 16 pose for a group photo at a ceremony to mark the completion of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the UAE.

UAE pledges USD 30B investment in Korea after bilateral summit

President Yoon Suk Yeol (left) on Jan. 15 attends a bilateral summit with United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the presidential palace in the Mideast nation's capital of Abu Dhabi.  By...

Seoul to host major political science, global economy congresses in 2025

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization on Jan. 16 announced that the Korean capital in 2025 will host the International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science and the World Congress of the Econometric Society. Shown is IPSA...

US president hails Korean Americans for lifting America to ‘new heights’

U.S. President Joe Biden (White House's official Flickr account) By Yoon Sojung U.S. President Joe Biden on Jan. 12 praised Korean Americans by saying their contributions "enrich our lives every day and lift America to...

Korea Grand Sale opened with up to 94% off Korea-bound airfare

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo Gyoon (third from right) on Jan. 12 in the tourist-heavy Myeong-dong neighborhood of Seoul takes a commemorative photo with participants at the opening ceremony of Korea Grand Sale 2023. 

President Yoon to make 1st overseas tour of new year to UAE, Switzerland

President Yoon Suk Yeol from Jan. 14 will make an eight-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. He is shown on Jan. 9 receiving this year's business briefings from government ministries at Yeongbingwan, the guesthouse at the...

Korea.net checks out Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2EPn2Dywh_Y By Hong Angie and Aisylu Akhmetzianova Video = Lee Jun Young A burs ride lasting 2 1/2 hours departed from the Myeong-dong neighborhood of Seoul and arrived at a "winter empire" around Hwacheoncheon Stream in the town...

FM Park Jin talks to new Chinese counterpart Qin Gang

Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin on Jan. 9 talks on the phone with his new Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Seon AhMinister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin on Jan. 9...

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