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Grasping German for fortunes in Germany

The German Embassy last week granted diplomas to bookworms at high schools across Seoul who successfully completed German language courses offered by Germany’s school authorities and Foreign Office. ...

Updated : 2016.06.26 21:49

Poland, Korea hash over cultural promotion

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Glinski visited Korea last week to boost collaboration between the two countries, which aim to globalize their cultures...

Updated : 2016.06.26 21:42

New Zealand minister touts Maori enterprise

New Zealand Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell came to Korea last week to raise the profile of Maori businesses and promote their time-honored traditions. On his first visit, Flavell led...

Updated : 2016.06.26 21:41

Amid rising terror threats, Korea remains vulnerable

In January 2015, an 18-year-old who went missing in Turkey shook South Korean society after being found to have illegally crossed the border to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. The boy...

Updated : 2016.06.26 17:36

Korea, China, Japan set for FTA talks this week

South Korea will hold another round of trilateral talks with China and Japan this week on their planned free trade agreement, a related government ministry here said Sunday.The two-day working-level negotiations are scheduled to open in Seoul on Monday, according to the Ministry of Trade, ...

Updated : 2016.06.26 15:57

PM leaves for China to discuss N. Korean issues with Beijing leadership

South Korea's prime minister is set to leave for China on Sunday to discuss North Korean issues with the Chinese leadership and touch on other bilateral matters, his office said.Prime Minister Hwang K...

Updated : 2016.06.26 09:52

Seoul to review Brexit’s impact on FTA

In the wake of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Friday that he will examine its impact on free trade and other existing pacts and take steps to minimize...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:58

Korea will not punish local fishermen who seized Chinese boats

South Korean authorities said Tuesday they have decided not to punish the local fishermen who sailed beyond their designated fishing area to seize two Chinese boats that were illegally catching fish n...

Updated : 2016.06.21 11:52

Young Chinese public officials visit Korea for exchanges with municipalities

A delegation of young Chinese public officials is visiting South Korea at the invitation of the Korea Foundation to seek exchanges with South Korean municipal governments, the foundation said Tuesday....

Updated : 2016.06.21 10:22

[HERALD INTERVIEW] Generous state investment buoys Norwegian literature

When Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder set out to work on what would become the international classic “Sophie’s World” in the early 1990s, he had no other option but to write it quickly. As a well-v...

Updated : 2016.06.20 18:51

Sri Lanka beckons with tourism jewels

Sri Lanka -- an island nation in South Asia -- has emerged from decades of national conflict to reveal its mystic beauties.Known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” the lush tropical isle is famous ...

Updated : 2016.06.20 00:25

Azerbaijan, Korea to cooperate on infrastructure, energy

Azerbaijan and Korea on June 14 held the first round of a joint commission on economic cooperation aimed at bolstering partnerships in infrastructure, industrial plants and trade and investment. The m...

Updated : 2016.06.19 23:36

Uzbekistan glitters with Silk Road wonders

For those that long for the ancient Silk Road splendors from Central Asia, Uzbekistan serves snippets of those former glories, arranged with modern conveniences. The doubly landlocked country in the h...

Updated : 2016.06.19 23:23

Korea to open embassy in Madagascar

South Korea is expected to open an embassy in Madagascar as early as next month, officials said Sunday, as part of Seoul’s move to expand cooperation with the resources-rich continent.The Foreign Ministry has been gearing up for the launch since it secured approval from the southeastern i...

Updated : 2016.06.19 17:16

Korean record store attacked in Istanbul

A record shop run by a South Korean in Istanbul was attacked by some Turkish citizens who harbored resentment against it for serving alcohol during the Ramadan fast period, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry s...

Updated : 2016.06.19 16:31