Saturday, April 20, 2019

Halal food on the rise in Korea

Lamb shish kebab (top) and Adana kebab are both signature menu items at Kervan, a halal Turkish restaurant certified by the Korea Muslim Federation. By Kim Young Deok, Xu Aiying and Yoon Sojung Photos = Xu Aiying July 27, 2017 | Seoul The word halal simply means "allowed" in Arabic. For Muslims, this term applies...

Korea, US open new frontier with stronger alliance

19 President Park Geun-hye attends the 27th U.S.-Korea Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Korea and the U.S. have agreed to open a “New Frontier” in their alliance by cooperating on space, health security and new energy industries. The two countries signed...

Upcoming summit to improve inter-Korean ties, accelerate US-NK dialogue: president

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a luncheon with inter-Korean senior advisors, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 13. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Min-Jeung  President Moon Jae-in has announced that the objectives of the upcoming third inter-Korean summit, to be held from Sept. 18 to 20, are...

E-gov’t exports estimated at over $314 mil.

Exports of computer systems and software that provide online government services reached USD 314.42 million in the first half of the year. That amount includes exports by some 250 local IT companies during the first half, and it is equivalent to 66 percent of similar...

Governmental writer wins Peony Prize

Presidential writer Elizabeth G. Kraft Lee from the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) gives a brief speech after receiving the Peony Medal during a retirement ceremony at the National Museum of Korea on June 29. (Kim Sunjoo) By Kim Young Shin Seoul | June 29, 2018 Elizabeth...

Korea pushes forward with ‘Li-Fi’ development

These days, most people are preoccupied with maintaining a constant state of internet connection, expecting Wi-Fi in a moving subway car, a bustling cafe or a quiet library. However, wireless connection may not always be reliable, especially during periods when masses of people log...

President pushes industrial investment, manufacturing skills

President Park Geun-hye attended a ceremony to mark the completion of a new chip factory by SK Hynix in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 25. The chipmaker's new factory, named “M14,” was built on a site about the size of seven and a half football...

PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic tickets on sale from Aug. 21

Kim Yu-na, a former Olympian and an honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, sits in her own wheelchair and tries her hand at Paralympic curling, at the Curling Center in Gangnueng, Gangwon-do Province, in March. (POCOG) By Min Yea-Ji and...

Inter-Korean Summit to improve Tokyo-Pyeongyang ties: Korean, Japanese leaders

President Moon Jae-in holds a 40-minute phone call starting at 4 p.m. on April 24 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss issues involving the Korean Peninsula, including the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister...

German men grab bobsled gold in Pyeongchang

Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany rejoice in their victory as they cross the finish line in the men’s bobsleigh race in the 2016-2017 BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup, at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on...

Presidential election to come on May 9

Signs announcing the elections for Korea's 19th presidential term that will take place on May 9 hang at the Government Seoul Complex on May 8. A set of stages are set up across Gwanghwamun Square where the nation’s leading broadcasters are scheduled to broadcast...

President Moon vows to prepare for ‘new regime on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in (second from left) on Feb. 25 speaks in a meeting of senior presidential aides at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 25 said his administration will prepare for a new regime on the Korean Peninsula...

President Park receives credentials from six new ambassadors

President Park Geun-hye (right) receives credentials from new EU Ambassador to Korea Gerhard Sabathil, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 14. President Park Geun-hye received credentials from six new ambassadors, including that from the European Union, on Sept. 14. The presentation of letters of credence to...

Korean War veteran revisits Korea after 65 years

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Eugene B. Mechling Jr. stands in the same posture as he did in an old photo, on a F15-K fighter jet during a visit to the Korean Air Force’s 11th Combat Squadron in Daegu on June 5. (Republic of...

Invest in people, for the region: president

President Moon Jae-in speaks at the Gusan-dong Library Village in Seoul. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Min-Jeung  President Moon Jae-in said on Sept. 4 that investing in social overhead capital (SOC) related to people's everyday lives is an investment in the people for the region. He stressed...

President meets with Japanese opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

National Museum offers peek into ancient Egyptian lives

The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, is currently hosting an exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. A statuette (above) from Egypt's Middle Kingdom (2050 B.C.-1800 B.C.) shows the deceased, a person named Si-Hathor, sitting on a plinth. On...

President Moon, Trump to hold summit April 10-11 in Washington

President Moon Jae-in will visit Washington from April 10-11 for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The two leaders are shown in this photo from Sept. 24, 2018, during the United Nations General Assembly at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New...

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