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[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 will open an embassy in Madagascar early next month, government sources said Sunday, amid its stepped-up efforts to strengthen diplomacy with the resource-rich continent.The two countries ...

Updated : 2016.06.19 11:51

U.S., Korea, Japan hold trilateral talks on Middle East

Senior diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan held talks in Washington on Monday about increasing cooperation in issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, the State Department said.The trilateral dialogue "provided an important opportunity for the three governmen...

Updated : 2016.06.14 09:33

ASEAN promotes ecotourism at seminar

The ASEAN-Korea Center last week held a seminar to explore opportunities and challenges in ecotourism in Southeast Asia, a region that aims to foster sustainable and inclusive travel.Part of the secon...

Updated : 2016.06.12 19:49

'Gateway to Korea' opens for EU firms

The European Union delegation held a symposium last week to launch the “EU Gateway to Korea” program, aimed at harnessing innovative partnerships between European and Korean enterprises. Funded by t...

Updated : 2016.06.12 19:15

Austria welcomes with sounds of music, art

The “Enzis” -- landmark furniture located in Vienna’s Museums Quartiers, representing Austria’s functional and modern design -- are now available at Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Donated by th...

Updated : 2016.06.12 19:09

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘Long-term engagement key to investing in Iran’

Following the lifting of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program, fresh opportunities have dawned across the country’s vast, rising economy, opening doors to long-term investments, accordi...

Updated : 2016.06.12 16:27

Korean FM to visit Russia next week

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will visit Moscow next week for talks with his Russian counterpart on North Korea's nuclear weapons program and other issues, his ministry said Tuesday.Yun will head to the Russian capital on Sunday for a two-day trip and meet with Russian Foreign...

Updated : 2016.06.07 14:48

Arab films shine light on dystopian truths

The Arab Film Festival wrapped up its fifth show in Korea last week, exposing the unfaltering spirit of democracy and solidarity in the Middle East and North Africa -- regions that have been marred by...

Updated : 2016.06.06 02:05

Trickling down the benefits of Ceylon tea

In the land of Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka, Merrill J. Fernando takes a humble approach to cultivating and selling his herbal product. The 86-year-old founder and chairman of MJF Group has built a successfu...

Updated : 2016.06.06 01:51

Turkey, Korea share traditional cultures

 The Turkish Embassy and the Korean Food Foundation jointly organized an exhibition last week, celebrating the gastronomic and wearable traditions of both countries. At the opening ceremony in Seoul ...

Updated : 2016.06.06 01:49

France, Korea partner in fintech

Celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations, French and Korean institutions jointly held a seminar last week to explore ways of cultivating the financial technology industry, known as fintech. Part ...

Updated : 2016.06.06 01:49