Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hot nights follow hot days: Korea tops 111-year record

As the national weather administration issues excessive heat warnings for most regions across the country, families visit the Banpo Hangang River Park in the...

Dokdo video tops 10 million views

The video ‘Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea’ is produced in 12 languages. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Min-Jeung  A video clip about Dokdo Island produced...

Teen tourist returns pearl pebbles to Geoje beach

Two pebbles and a hand-written letter arrive at the Hallyeohaesang Marine National Park Eastern Office on July 10. By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Hallyeohaesang Marine National...
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Suncheon, Geumgangsan to become UNESCO biosphere reserve

Suncheon City in Jeollanam-do Province is designated as part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) at the 30th session of the...
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First lady visits disabled, able-bodied community in Singapore

Ho Ching (second from left), the wife of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and first lady Kim Jung-sook (second from right) visit the...
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DMZ to become endangered species habitat

A yellow-throated marten, categorized as an Endangered Wildlife Class II animal, is photographed by a surveillance camera in the Demilitarized Zone. (National Institute Of...
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Bronze statue of Korean author set up in Russia

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan unveils a bronze statue of Korean author Park Kyong-ni, alongside Russian officials, at Saint Petersburg State...
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Korea tops international conference rankings

According to the 2018 International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations on June 16, Korea is number one for hosting...
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, mark end of fasting

The devout join hands in prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Seoul Central Masjid in Itaewon as Ramadan comes to an end, on...
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President Moon’s name engraved on Singapore Summit coins

The White House gift shop releases coins to commemorate the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un,...
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Non-Korean residents participate in local elections

Lin Chun Li, a Korean resident with Chinese citizenship, smiles after voting in the seventh round of quadrennial local elections, at Wongok High School...
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[Now in Singapore 1] Singapore still dissecting ‘Big Day’

On June 13, one day after the summit between North Korea and the U.S., the summit and its results are still making headlines on...
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US soldier Korean War photos donated to Korean army

One of the donated photos shows a military police officer directing traffic along a major thoroughfare near Daejeon Station. By Kim Eun-young and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Republic of...
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Recovery of DMZ war remains is top priority: president

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook pause for a moment of silence during the 63rd commemorative ceremony to mark Memorial Day, at...
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Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village wins international award

The Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, which used to be a shanty town for refugees after the Korean War, has become a tourist attraction...
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Gov’t designates Aug. 14 as International Memorial Day for Comfort Women

President Moon Jae-in walks with ‘comfort women’ survivors at Cheong Wa Dae in January. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Hye Ri and Sohn JiAe  The day of Aug. 14...
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World No Tobacco Day, ‘smoking is murder’

This year’s poster for World No Tobacco Day 2018 says, ‘Smoking isn’t just suicide, it’s murder.’ (Ministry of Health and Welfare) By Kim Tae Won and Hahm Hee-eun On...
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Cooling mist to chill Gwanghwamun Square this summer

Misting pipes that create a chilling spray are installed along Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul to cool the streets during the summer months. (Seoul...
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Korea celebrates Buddha’s birth

The Dharma Ceremony for Buddha’s 2,562nd birthday is held this year at Seoul's Jogyesa Temple on May 22. By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun Photo = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Tae-soon Seoul...
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First lady meets support group to mark Coming-of-Age Day

First lady Kim Jung-sook invites to Cheong Wa Dae on May 17 members of a support group that helps institutionalized youth become self-supporting. In...

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