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Morocco marks 16th anniversary of king’s reign

The Moroccan Embassy commemorated the 16th anniversary of the enthronement of its monarch ― King Mohammed VI ― with a reception at Lotte Hotel on Thursday. “With pride, Moroccan citizens today commemorate an important anniversary and longstanding tradition of allegiance between our king...

Updated : 2015.08.02 18:36

Gaudi’s ingenuity displayed at Seoul Arts Center

Renowned Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) famously said: “The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.” The surreal, curvaceous contours of his boundless imaginati...

Updated : 2015.08.02 18:35

Peru celebrates strategic alliance with Korea

The Peruvian Embassy Tuesday celebrated its 194th anniversary of national independence from colonial Spain, amid deepening integration with Korea.The two countries established diplomatic relations in ...

Updated : 2015.08.02 18:29

Korean professionals to study in U.K. through Chevening Scholarships

Fourteen high achievers from various professions in Korea will commence a yearlong study in Britain in September through the Chevening Scholarships granted by the United Kingdom government. The schola...

Updated : 2015.08.02 18:17

U.S. calls for enhancing defense against 'very real' biological weapons threats from N. Korea

The U.S. shipment of live anthrax spores to South Korea was an "extremely regrettable" mistake that happened as the allies sought to enhance capabilities to cope with "very real and significant" biological weapons threats, a Pentagon official said Friday.   "While this was an extremely r...

Updated : 2015.08.01 10:31

South Korea, Poland to work for peace on Korean Peninsula

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (left) shakes hands with Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda in Duda's office in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday. The meeting came a few hours after Yun's meeti...

Updated : 2015.07.30 21:08

Asia-Europe rail union to pave way for Seoul’s membership

WARSAW ― The Organization for Cooperation between Railways will crank up efforts to ratify a new convention, with a special working group, which could pave the way for South Korea’s full membership ...

Updated : 2015.07.30 18:41

Sex slavery victims file suit against Japan in U.S.

Two South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery Tuesday filed a defamation suit against the Japanese government and companies with a U.S. court, demanding an apology and compensation for insu...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:02

S. Korea urges Japan not to whitewash wartime history

South Korea urged Japan on Tuesday not to gloss over its history as some Japanese ruling party lawmakers claimed that its government should actively tackle the global community's misunderstanding over its wartime sex slavery.A committee under the Liberal Democratic Party plans to submit a ...

Updated : 2015.07.28 22:00

Korean independence fighter enshrined at Moscow cemetery

MOSCOW -- At the heart of this sprawling city, a storied cemetery enshrines a once high-flying Korean independence fighter alongside late Russian President Boris Yelchin, novelist Anton Chekhov, comp...

Updated : 2015.07.28 20:40

Eurasia Express passengers pay tribute to fallen WWII soldiers

MOSCOW ― More than 250 passengers of the “Eurasia Express” opened the third and final chapter of their 20-day journey in Moscow on Sunday, reaching the last stop of a trans-Siberian railway and marking their journey by paying tribute to fallen soldiers during World War II at a memorial....

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:28

Singapore, Korea commemorate golden jubilee with photo exhibition

The small Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore has good reason to celebrate five decades of progress this year. After gaining independence from Malaysia in 1965, “Singapura,” meaning the Lion Cit...

Updated : 2015.07.26 18:42

Colombian independence reception teems with festive music, dance

The Colombian Embassy celebrated the country’s 205th anniversary of national independence and 53 years of diplomatic ties with Korea in a reception at Grand Hyatt Seoul on Tuesday, which was jazzed u...

Updated : 2015.07.26 18:27

Inside the Habib House

Robyn Lippert, wife of U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, is well-known here as “Sejun’s mom,” one of the great examples of her having earned the hearts of South Koreans enthralled by the dedication the...

Updated : 2015.07.24 20:48

[REPORTER’S COLUMN] Japan needs to focus on confidence-building

For a country’s external policy to fare well, it needs sufficient backing from both within and outside. It is particularly so when it comes to a defense initiative that is costly and could be perceiv...

Updated : 2015.07.22 17:46