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‘Access to innovative talent essential for global business’

To leap forward in the global marketplace, firms must attract diverse talents capable of engineering “what’s next” and disrupting “business as usual,” a leading Canadian computer scientist said. ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 20:13

Park embarks on first state visit to Iran

TEHRAN -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye embarked on the country’s first state visit to Iran on Sunday to tap into the promising market of the Middle East, joined by the largest-ever business d...

Updated : 2016.05.01 19:29

Supermarkets slammed for promoting Oxy products

Local distributors Homeplus and Lotte Mart came under fire over the weekend for promoting Oxy Reckitt Benckiser products as a boycott against the company continues to spread amid the ongoing probe int...

Updated : 2016.05.01 17:03

Korean workers hold May Day rallies

Tens of thousands of South Korean workers took to the streets during May Day rallies across the nation on Sunday opposing state-led labor market reform plans.  An estimated 80,000 laborers belonging ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 17:01

Suwon invites visitors to city of heritage, festivities

Located 30 kilometers south of Seoul, Suwon is the largest metropolis of Gyeonggi Province. Besides being home to a World Heritage site and some 1.1 million residents, it is also known as the “city o...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:59

Park’s visit to Iran signals leap in bilateral ties

President Park Geun-hye’s historic visit to Iran is expected to significantly improve the diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two countries, according to Cheong Wa Dae.The four-da...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:55

[Newsmaker] ‘Iranian rush’ poses diplomatic challenges

 South Korea’s efforts to improve relations with sanction-freed Iran, while providing new momentum for its economy, is likely to come with a few challenges for its diplomatic blueprint.Citing Iran’...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:55

Park’s visit to Iran landmark in bilateral relations

The following article was contributed by the Embassy of Iran. – Ed.Iran and Korea established their diplomatic relationship in 1962. Throughout these years, the two countries have maintained a relati...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:50

N. Korean defectors charged with drug smuggling

A group of more than 20 North Korean defectors and ethnic Korean-Chinese people have been indicted here on charges of smuggling methamphetamine believed to be produced in the North into South Korea for sale or personal consumption, South Korean prosecutors said on Sunday, noting they have ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:47

Oriental medicine evolves worldwide

OKINAWA, Japan -- When Dr. Klaus Hambrecht was in his early 20s, he suffered a shoulder condition that caused him pain. It was only when he was treated by an Oriental medicine expert who performed acu...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:37

Korean-Chinese supporter of Pyongyang defectors found dead

An ethnic Korean clergyman with Chinese nationality has been found dead in a northeastern Chinese town close to the border with North Korea, a North Korea watcher said on Sunday, raising suspicions that the North could possibly be involved in his death.The body of the priest, identified by...

Updated : 2016.05.01 11:35

Park leaves for Iran for talks with Rouhani

South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Tehran on Sunday on a historic trip meant to boost political and economic relations between the two countries.Park is set to meet with her Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday in the first meeting between the leaders of the two countr...

Updated : 2016.05.01 11:08

N. Korea's April 23 SLBM launch ended in failure: officials

North Korea made a false claim about the April 23 launch of its submarine-launched ballistic missile, multiple government sources in Seoul said Sunday, saying the missile is presumed to have exploded in the air."It is believed that the SLBM that the North launched on the 23rd from the East...

Updated : 2016.05.01 11:01

Seoul bans smoking near subway stations

A new anti-smoking regulation that bans smoking near subway exits went into effect Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. The regulation forbids smoking within 10 meters of all subways exits in Seoul. Violators will be fined 100,000 won starting in September after a grace period ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 10:16

[NEWSMAKER] Tense protests against Trump in California

BURLINGAME (AFP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators jostled with police in riot gear outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump gave a speech, forcing the candidate to...

Updated : 2016.04.30 17:19