Saturday, December 14, 2019

Koreans react to plastic bag ban at large supermarkets

Korea from 2019 has banned the use of single-use plastic bags at major supermarkets, with paper bags being offered as alternatives. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos =...

British Korean War hero to be buried at UN cemetery in Busan

The late British war hero William Speakman-Pitt, a Korean War veteran also known as Bill Speakman, in April 2015 talks about his wartime memories...

Bill in NY State proposes day to honor Korean patriot

This photo shows Korean freedom fighter and martyr Yu Gwan-sun as an inmate at Seodaemun Prison in Seoul. Politicians in the U.S. state of...

President Moon named person of the year: domestic poll

President Moon Jae-in (right) on March 15 takes part in a briefing session on measures for youth employment at the Yeongbingwan Guest House of...

4 naturalized Koreans receive gov’t honor as ‘exemplary citizens’

Justice Minister Park Sang-ki (center) and four naturalized Koreans honored as “exemplary citizens” on Dec. 19 pose for photos at Government Complex-Gwacheon in Gwacheon,...

Tower commemorating 100th year of March 1 Independence Movement unveiled

Chairman Han Wan-sang, Minister Kim Boo-kyum, descendants of people of merit are unveiling the tower of 100th anniversary of March First Independence Movement and...

Marriage immigrants in Korea now eligible for victim’s compensation

Marriage immigrants will no longer be denied victim's compensation. (Ministry of Justice) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji Marriage immigrants in Korea are now eligible to receive victim’s compensation...

Consumer safety training targets non-Korean residents

Vice Justice Minister Kim O-su (third from right) on Dec. 10 signs a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Consumer Agency at a regional...

More than 60 pct. of S. Koreans welcome NK leader’s visit to Seoul: poll

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sept. 19 shake hands after signing the Pyeongyang Declaration at the government guesthouse...

Number of tourists rise with the winds of peace in Korea

The number of foreign tourists in Korea is rising again. The photo shows Japanese tourists waiting in a line to enter the Line Friends...

All eyes set on the college entrance exam day

High school students gather at Choong Ang High School, Jongno-gu District, Seoul, to cheer their seniors who take the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)...

World coffee leaders gather in Seoul

Asia’s largest coffee exhibition, the 17th Seoul International Café Show, was held at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul from Nov. 8 to 11....

Seoul sends tangerines to Pyeongyang in return for mushrooms

Soldiers load boxes packed with tangerines to be sent to the North on a South Korean cargo plane at Jeju Airport on Nov. 11....

UNHCR special envoy Jolie thanks the Korean gov’t for supporting Yemeni refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie (left) and Minister of Justice Park Sang-ki hold a meeting at the ministry’s office in...

Global activists gather for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The 2018 World Peace Convention, held in Incheon, Seoul and Cheorwon, Gangwon-do province, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, invited international peace activists to...

Four Korean sites accredited as international wetland cities

Ramsar Deputy Secretary General Jonathan Barzdo announces the Ramsar Wetland Cities at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the...

Korea celebrates Dokdo Day with various events

The landscape of Dokdo Island. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun  The Korean government held a ceremony to commemorate Dokdo Day on Oct. 25. Through the...

Korean speech contestants talk about peace on Korean Peninsula

Winners of King Sejong Institute (KSI)’s “Korean Speech Contest” pose for a group photograph after the Award Ceremony at the COEX Convention Center, in...

Korea celebrates National Foundation Day on Oct. 2

The participants in the National Foundation Day parade pose for a group photo after the ceremony on Oct. 3, 2017. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Young Shin  Photos...

Correspondents center on Seoul as interest grows in denuclearization, peace

Foreign correspondents attend a press briefing at the main press center for the 2018 inter-Korean Summit, at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyoenggi-do...

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