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CICI members revel in patchwork, traditional Korean cookies

Members of Korea’s diplomatic community had an opportunity to participate in various Korean traditional experiences this month, including a baking class for traditional Korean cookies in Pocheon City...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:50

Bulgaria upgrades partnership with Korea

Amid the global economic downturn and political instability, a comprehensive partnership between countries is no longer a choice, but a necessity, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev underscored duri...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:22

Poland celebrates rise as Central European powerhouse

The Polish constitution of May 3, 1791 was the world’s second constitution after the U.S. constitution written in 1789.The Polish Embassy celebrated its Constitution Day last Thursday, also marking...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:20

South Africa marks Freedom Day

The South African Embassy celebrated two decades of freedom and economic transformation as a non-apartheid nation at a national day reception Tuesday. Freedom Day, which falls on April 27, celebrates ...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:19

German food showcased at KINTEX

German food companies participated in the Seoul Food 2015 exhibition at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, from May 12-15, showcasing beer, coffee, meat, sweets, dairy products, soft drinks and food service equipment. Thermo Future Box, Brauerei Zoller-Hof Graf-Fleischhut, Deutsche Extrak...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:18

Canada’s Alberta to donate pavilion to Gangwon Province

Canada’s Alberta provincial government will donate a pavilion to the Alpensia ski resort in Gangwon Province to commemorate the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018 and a 40-year provincial alliance. Alberta’s senior representative for the Asia-Pacific basin, Ron Hoffmann, the Canadian Am...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:17

Ecuador exhibits produce at food fair

The Ecuadorian Embassy and the Commercial Office of Ecuador held a gastronomic reception on Monday, showcasing the country’s signature foods. Twelve Ecuadorian companies ― Amerifoods, Cafecom, Trinyfresh, Platayuc, Congelados Ecuatorianos, Uyamafarms, Samai Snacks, ElCafe, Cereal Andino,...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:17

Nuke energy cooperation envoy named ambassador to Russia

South Korea Thursday appointed its chief negotiator in nuclear cooperation talks with the United States as its new ambassador to Russia.President Park Geun-hye picked the veteran diplomat, Park Ro-byug, to take up the post, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The president will aw...

Updated : 2015.05.14 10:41

EU goes to school to court Korea’s youth

The European Union Embassy kicked off its “EU Goes to Schools 2015” program, designed to promote awareness of Europe among Korean high school students, with the first lecture at the Kyungbok Busines...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:19

Indonesia introduces new streamlined FDI process

The Indonesia Investment Board, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy, held a reception last week to woo Korean investors in infrastructure, manufacturing, maritime industries and tourism, whil...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:18

New Canadian ambassador takes over with eye on trade ties

Canadian Ambassador Eric Walsh had prior postings likely coming into his new position as Canada’s top envoy to Korea. Before being appointed in February, Walsh was the director of East and North Asia...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:18

Kazakhstan celebrates unity within diversity

Kazakhstan’s national holiday ― the Day of Unity of Kazakh People ― celebrates diverse nationalities and ethnicities that peacefully coexist in Kazakhstan. The country has more than 130 ethnic grou...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:15

Dominican Republic promotes carnival, beach

The Dominican Republic is a tourist paradise to those itching to escape an uptight life and heal their body and soul.The nation of tropical islands in the Caribbean Sea has 1,600 kilometers of coastli...

Updated : 2015.05.03 19:56

Costa Rican pianist dazzles Korean crowd

Classical music buffs in Korea had a rare opportunity to listen to a world-class performance by a Costa Rican pianist on Wednesday. Pianist Manuel Obregon, former Costa Rican culture and youth ministe...

Updated : 2015.05.03 19:55

Indonesian artist shows passionate brushstrokes

Up-and-coming Indonesian artist Christine Tjoe is showcasing religion-motivated works in Korea. Tjoe has been carving out an international presence with her intense colors and brushstrokes, with nearl...

Updated : 2015.05.03 19:54