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Greece celebrates Independence Day

The following has been contributed by the Greek Embassy in Seoul to mark the March 25 declaration of the War of Independence of 1821 ― Ed.In Greece, you are at a crossroads of colors and cultures. Th...

Updated : 2015.03.24 19:14

Ireland’s reform spurs recovery

The Irish economy’s remarkable recovery from the 2007-08 banking crisis is an envy of governments the world over. The country had the highest growth rate within the European Union last year at 4.8 pe...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:32

St. Patrick’s Day gains ground in Korea

With the number of foreigners in Korea increasing steadily, celebrations of overseas festivals are becoming quite familiar.On St. Patrick’s Day ― Irish cultural and religious festival ― Koreans and...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:31

Romania, Korea strengthen partnership

Marking the silver jubilee of diplomatic relations, Romanian Vice Foreign Minister Carmen Burlacu visited Korea last week to earmark progress in bilateral cooperation and sustain the momentum into the...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:30

‘Korea should preserve tradition for tourism’

Despite Korea’s obsession with doing things at breakneck speeds, French Ambassador Jerome Pasquier thinks Koreans should slow down and appreciate finer things in life ― traditional houses, bucolic roads and national parks. Speaking at the second anniversary of the 5.4 Club, Pasquier said...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:27

U.S. Ambassador Lippert unfazed after attack

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert appears unfazed by a near-fatal attack posting photographs of himself walking with his family and dog through central Seoul on Wednesday.(Facebook)Lippert return...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:16

China appoints new ambassador to N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed a vice minister of the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing's new ambassador to North Korea, according to China's foreign ministry on Thursday.  Li Jinjun, 59, vice minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of China's Commun...

Updated : 2015.03.19 09:47

New British ambassador speaks Korean for deeper alliance

New British Ambassador to Korea Charles Hay will combine a comprehensive approach to diplomacy with an earnest study of Korean culture, he told reporters during a press conference last week. Speaking ...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:41

German firms dig into Korea’s medical tourism

Germany’s leading health care companies participated in the 2015 Korea International Medical and Hospital Equipment Show earlier this month in Seoul, laying the groundwork for joint ventures and rese...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:40

Colombia, Korea seal defense ties

Building the blood-sealed relationship forged during the Korean War, Colombia and Korea marked a milestone of future defense cooperation with Colombia’s top military official visiting Korea last week...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:39

Tunisian Embassy exhibits mosaic works

The Tunisian Embassy hosted an exhibition showing prints of the country’s traditional mosaic and handicraft masterpieces at the Korea Foundation Gallery in Seoul from March 4-12. Showcasing patterns ...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:38

Ranking Chinese diplomat to visit Seoul next week

China's assistant minister of foreign affairs plans to visit South Korea next week to discuss North Korea's nuclear program and bilateral issues, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.Liu Jianchao will make a four-day visit to Seoul that starts on Sunday, where he will meet with his South...

Updated : 2015.03.12 15:36

Seoul envoy urges N. Korea to end nuke activities

North Korea should end its nuclear activities and allow U.N. nuclear inspectors to return to the North to monitor its Yongbyon nuclear complex as the first step toward complete denuclearization, Seoul's top nuclear envoy said Thursday.The remarks by Hwang Joon-kook came as diplomatic effor...

Updated : 2015.03.12 10:21

British envoy says attack on Lippert 'very unexpected'

Britain's new ambassador to South Korea said Wednesday last week's bloody attack on the top U.S.envoy to Seoul was a "shocking and very unexpected" incident in a relatively safe city.U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert sustained injuries on his face and left arm from an attack by a...

Updated : 2015.03.11 15:34

Seoul FM, Lippert vow stronger S. Korea-U.S. alliance

The South Korean foreign minister said Monday he agreed with the U.S. ambassador to Seoul to step up efforts to cement the bilateral alliance despite last week's shocking attack on the envoy here.The pledge between Yun Byung-se and Mark Lippert came amid some jitters over the future course...

Updated : 2015.03.09 15:00