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Turkish students to learn Korean as second foreign language

Primary and secondary schools in Turkey will be able to teach Korean as a second foreign language for their students beginning next year.   The Turkish education ministry announced in the official gazette on Wednesday that Korean has recently been added to the list of foreign languages t...

Updated : 2017.02.22 21:06

Japan's male hosts sell dreams to lonely women

Cigarette smoke hangs thick in the air of a Tokyo nightspot as Aki Nitta sips champagne with a trio of sweet-talking Lotharios peddling fake love at premium rates.   In a country which has lost its ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 19:40

British Council Korea launches yearlong UK arts festival

The British Council Korea on Monday kicked off a yearlong culture festival that will bring the latest arts and creative projects from the United Kingdom to different parts of Korea.Under the slogan “Creative Futures,” the “UK/Korea 2017-18” launched with an opening concert from the Lon...

Updated : 2017.02.21 16:26

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle -- trying to save what they can of the city’s heri...

Updated : 2017.02.21 16:24

Artisans break mold in Britain’s pottery capital

At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, startup artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry.The 4-hec...

Updated : 2017.02.20 13:55

‘Flight of the angel’ rings in Venice Carnival

Tens of thousands of revelers in masks and period costume packed St. Mark’s Square on Sunday for the “flight of the angel,” the traditional opening of the Venice Carnival.On the 12th chime of midda...

Updated : 2017.02.20 13:34

[Eye Plus] Time keepers on Watch Alley in Jongno

In Yeji-dong, or better known as “Watch Alley” in Jongno 4-ga in central Seoul, a cluster of watch shops form a sort of island where time remains frozen in a sea of shiny buildings, luxurious restau...

Updated : 2017.02.17 15:38

Collector’s hidden art to be shown in Switzerland, Germany

A vast trove of art that a German collector kept hidden from the world for decades will be shown simultaneously at museums in Switzerland and Germany later this year, Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Bern announced Wednesday.The Swiss museum, which Gurlitt designated as his sole heir, announced ...

Updated : 2017.02.16 13:22

International Youth Fellowship to tour Korea

International Youth Fellowship to tour KoreaThe International Youth Fellowship will be holding a series of events to share the experiences of its over 400 overseas volunteers, the group said Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2017.02.14 18:07

Playboy magazine brings back naked women

Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. This image released by Playboy shows Playmate Elizabeth Elam on the cover of the March-Apri...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:58

Image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award

Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici won the 2017 World Press Photo competition Monday, with jurors and colleagues lauding his courage and composure in capturing his image of a gun-wielding o...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:53

UNESCO bid for Italy leg of Canterbury-Rome pilgrim’s path

ROME (AFP) - Italy is to seek world heritage status for its leg of the Francigena Way, a much-tramped pilgrim’s route which once linked Canterbury in southern England to Rome via France and Switzerland.Seven regions are backing the application to secure UNESCO protection for the section o...

Updated : 2017.02.12 12:11

[Eye Plus] Blacksmith forging new year into shape

While the global political sphere enters an era of change and uncertainty, one family has found solace in their decadeslong tradition as blacksmiths. Kang Young-ki, 64, and his son Dan-ho, 37 have bee...

Updated : 2017.02.10 17:31

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Symbol of Korean-Sino Amity and Cooperation, Chu Fucheng

President Park Geun-hye, who participated in the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China, had a Korean-Sino summit with president of China, Xi Jinping in September. The meeting of the two leaders provided an o...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:56

Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran is displaying hundreds of ancient and Persian artifacts, some dating back as far as 3,500 years and all of them recently brought back home from museums and collections in West...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:52