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Photographs capture spirit of Colombians

A photo exhibition at the Korea Foundation Gallery in Seoul is revealing forgotten images of the past captured through the eyes of Colombians. Titled “Colombian Caribbean by Leo Matiz and Colombia in...

Updated : 2016.07.18 00:42

Argentina welcomes investment at independence celebration

The Argentine Embassy last week marked the country’s 200th anniversary of independence and its resurgence as a reformed economy at a reception in Seoul. On July 9, 1816, the country adopted a resolut...

Updated : 2016.07.18 00:29

Colombia, Korea mark free trade agreement entering force

Colombia and Korea marked on Friday their bilateral free trade agreement coming into force, signaling an enhanced level of economic cooperation in the future. The accord, which had been pending congre...

Updated : 2016.07.18 00:27

South Africa inspires troubled world with Mandela’s words

Monday is Nelson Mandela International Day, which commemorates the late South African president’s sacrifices during the antiapartheid struggle and his contributions to universal human rights.The Unit...

Updated : 2016.07.18 00:14

Park arrives in Mongolia for summit diplomacy

President Park Geun-hye arrived in Mongolia on Thursday, setting in motion her summit diplomacy aimed at firming up international cooperation to deal with North Korea‘s nuclear ambitions and a rising...

Updated : 2016.07.14 21:49

V4 Cultural specialists gather in Korea

Young cultural professionals from the four member countries of the Visegrad Group, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, visited Seoul on Sunday as part of the 2016 Korea-V4 Young Professi...

Updated : 2016.07.12 16:57

Japanese prosecutors seek 5-year sentence for S. Korean over Yasukuni bombing

Japanese prosecutors demanded a five-year jail term for a South Korean man who is suspected of detonating a bomb in a public restroom at a controversial Tokyo war shrine last year, defining his actions as an act of terrorism.The 28-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname Chon, has...

Updated : 2016.07.12 16:38

Presidential office says it is carefully watching THAAD fallout

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday that it is "closely watching" for negative economic fallout from the recent decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy an antimissile system here.The statement comes amid growing fears that China, which strongly opposes the stationing of t...

Updated : 2016.07.12 16:16

Political parties divided over diplomatic impact of THAAD deployment

South Korea's ruling and opposition parties remained divided over the latest decision to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the country, with smaller parties expressing concerns over di...

Updated : 2016.07.11 13:16

Uzbekistan hosts Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The Uzbek Embassy organized a seminar last week to publicize the country’s hosting of the 15th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held in Tashkent in late June.The event, which saw the participation of various heads of state of Central Asian countries, is a regional pl...

Updated : 2016.07.10 22:49

EU, Korea launch emissions trading scheme

The European Union delegation to Korea and Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance launched a project last week to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of bilateral cooperation to curb climate ch...

Updated : 2016.07.10 22:40

South Africa touts wonders for tourism boost

Despite offering far-flung thrills for tourists, South Africa has been a relatively unexplored destination over the years. The country on the southernmost tip of Africa exhibits a myriad of wonders r...

Updated : 2016.07.10 18:56

Former Mongolian president urges N. Korea to give up nukes for economic development

Former Mongolian President Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat has said North Korea's simultaneous pursuit of nuclear weapons and economic development is an "impossible" task, adding that Pyongyang should first gi...

Updated : 2016.07.10 13:02

Korea to offer US$135 mln to Afghanistan in coming years

Korea said Saturday that it has pledged to provide US$135 million to Afghanistan in the coming years to help the war-torn country build up the capacity of its security forces.Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam made the announcement at the Warsaw summit on a NATO-led mission ab...

Updated : 2016.07.10 11:59

French charcuterie to satiate connoisseurs

For those craving unfranchised gastronomy, France’s “charcuterie” is bringing in homegrown cookery for a pleasant surprise. The French Embassy hosted a series of events last week to promote the cul...

Updated : 2016.07.06 18:56