Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dialogue matters most for 2018 Inter-Korean Summit: Australian ambassador

The world has been showing great interest in the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. Media outlets from around the globe are covering stories related to the Korean Peninsula, visiting the Peace House summit venue in Panmunjeom, the Demilitarized Zone, and interviewing displaced people who have...

‘Firm and solid action in response’ to any provocation from hard-to-predict North

President Park Geun-hye listens to an explanation about how unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles operate during a visit to a central battalion of frontline troops as part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises on Aug. 24. "Probable threats." North Korea's nuclear threats are no longer "potential"...

Tomato manual lifts African aid

Korea has now shared its agricultural know-how about harvesting tomatoes with 15 African governments. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on Jan. 18 that it has published “Postharvest Handling of Tomatoes in Africa,” a technical manual that outlines the skills and processes needed to handle...

Korea’s economic growth to remain close to 3 percent: OECD

Chief economist Laurence Boone of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) briefs the press about the organization’s Economic Outlook at the OCED headquarters in Paris on Nov. 21. (© Hervé Cortinat / OECD) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

Defense Ministry blasts Japan’s demand in radar row as ‘very rude’

Shown is a screen capture of the video released on Jan. 4 by the Korean Ministry of National Defense to refute Japan's claim that a Korean destroyer’s radar locked on a Japanese patrol ship. (Ministry of National Defense’s YouTube channel) By Song Baleun and Kim Minji Korea and Japan...

Airport train ticket now for subway

A combination ticket, sold from April 4, is now valid fare on both the Airport Railroad that runs from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station and on the Seoul metropolitan subway system. People who travel from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station using the express...

Candlelight revolution is historic page of UN spirit: president

President Moon Jae-in stresses the meaning of Korea's Candlelight Revolution, as well as the policy priorities and diplomatic direction of his new government, in his keynote speech to the 72nd U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21. He also...

22nd annual Korean speech contest attracts wider variety of foreign competitors

By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Sunjoo  Video = Choi Tae-soon  Seoul | May 14, 2019 A middle school student from Japan, a worker from Nepal, a production assistant for Korean entertainment shows from China. People who seemingly have nothing in common on May 14 gathered at Crown Concert Hall...

Acting President orders tighter security

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn requested government authorities to tighten security on ministries and national infrastructure such as banks, transportation, broadcasting and energy services during the Cabinet meeting held at the Government Complex-Seoul on Dec. 13. “The cyber war is already on and...

Culinary delight of Gangwon-do: freeze-dried pollack

“We’re all ready to serve during next year’s Olympic Games.” Kim Sunyeol runs Hwangtae Hoegwan (황태회관), one of the time-honored hwangtae (황태) restaurants in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The town of Pyeongchang is one of the three host cities for next year’s 2018 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic...

My first Seollal Lunar New Year’s with my new in-laws

For my first Seollal Lunar New Year's as a married woman, I didn’t really know what to expect from one of the biggest traditional holidays of the year. In order to get an understanding of that for which I might be in store, I...

Korean imam talks about Islam in Korea

A. Rahman Lee Ju-Hwa, imam at the Korea Muslim Federation, speaks with Korea.net at the Seoul Central Masjid in Itaewon on Aug. 8. (Jeon Han) By Kim Young Deok and Yoon Sojung Aug. 8, 2017 | Seoul "In the 1980s and 1990s, the religion of Islam could only really be...

Financial bodies emphasize Korea-ASEAN cooperation

Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Choi Jong-ku addresses the third annual ASEAN Ambassadors & Korean Bank CEOs dinner in Myeong-dong, Seoul, on Nov. 27. (Financial Services Commission) By Kim Eun-young and Yoon Sojung Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Choi Jong-ku emphasized the need to bolster cooperation with ASEAN member...

ASEM culture ministers gather in Gwangju

Ministers and vice ministers from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries listen to an explanation about the Asia Culture Center (ACC) from ACC President Bang Sun-gyu (center) on June 22 in Gwangju, one day ahead of the opening of the seventh Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting. Ministers and...

Best places to watch the sunrise with family in national parks

On the last day of the year, beaches on the eastern coast of the country are crowded with visitors who want to see the first sunrise of the coming year earlier than they could in other, more inland places. There are, however, plenty of...

Film ‘Parallel’ highlights para ice hockey players

First lady Kim Jung-sook (left) shakes hands with Korean para ice hockey athlete Han Min-su after a preview of the documentary 'Parallel' that features the Korean para ice hockey team that will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. By Xu Aiying and Yoon Jihye Photos = Cheong...

Korean farming, water management systems go global

On July 29, the Rural Development Association starts a nine-day training session in Saint-Louis, Senegal, for farming experts from 20 African nations. In addition to classroom lectures, the farmers head outdoors to learn about best practices for harvesting, reaping and threshing rice. Korean farming techniques...

President Moon meets World Economic Forum leader

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, at Cheong Wa Dae on April 11. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in met with Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on April...

Acting president leads meeting to discuss Korean Peninsula, regional issues

Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn asks diplomats and security officials to work hard at carrying out the government's foreign affairs and security policies, especially in times such as these when diplomacy and security are of the utmost importance. He presides over the meeting at the...

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