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France sued over control of Titanic artifacts

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The bankrupt US company that controls thousands of artifacts salvaged from the ill-starred Titanic has sued the French government to be allowed to sell some of them.Premier Exhibitions filed the suit in a Florida federal bankruptcy court to press the French government to...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:28

Royal treasures kept deep underground

Gyeongbokgung is an open museum without relics. Buildings in the palace are missing the furniture, tableware, books, paintings and clothes that used to make it a living space. Instead, these are kept ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 15:33

French museum asks, ‘Want to buy a tank?’

CATZ, France (AFP) -- Fancy buying a World War II tank? Then make tracks to a museum in Normandy, France, which is closing its doors and selling off its entire collection.One of the star lots of the 130 being auctioned off by the Normandy Tank Museum is an American M4 Cadillac tank made in...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:32

Festival to celebrate world’s oldest metal-type book

CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong Province (Yonhap) -- An international festival centered on the world’s oldest extant book printed with movable metal type will kick off in Cheongju in September to shed ne...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:31

Korea to host int'l fest on world's oldest metal-type book

An international festival on the world's oldest extant book printed with movable metal type will kick off in Cheongju in September to shed new light on its creative value, bringing together world-renowned writers and scholars, organizers said Tuesday.The Jikji Korea Festival will open Sept...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:12

French beach burkini ban sparks disdain across the sea

LONDON (AFP) - The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen as hampering integ...

Updated : 2016.08.21 14:46

A North Korean defector’s life in webtoon

Seoul (AFP) -- When North Korean defector Choi Sung-Guk decided it was time to go public with his experiences, he avoided the well-trodden “harrowing memoir” route in favor of a cartoon strip. Drawi...

Updated : 2016.08.17 15:55

Gyeongbok Palace to offer night tours

Night tours at Gyeongbok Palace, one of the royal palaces in Seoul, will begin on the first day of September, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday.Set to run from Sept. 1 to 17, the "Starlight Tour with Daejanggeum" will include a Korean traditional music performance and a 12...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:47

Dine like a Joseon king at Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung, the Joseon era’s main royal palace, will invite visitors to dine at its royal kitchen to experience Joseon kings’ daily meal and walk around the palace at night in September. The new ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:42

Seoul city to provide housing, create jobs for young, new artists

The Seoul city government on Wednesday rolled out its plan to support young and emerging artists, who often have irregular jobs and low income, by providing housing and career opportunities.The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to create some 15,000 jobs in the public sector and provide ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 11:34

[Hallyu Power] Korean webtoons make big strides in global comics market

A young college student stranded in a rocky mountain on the outskirts of Seoul grabs a rope to go down a rugged cliff. His friend tries to stop him as the rope is not long enough, but he is too late a...

Updated : 2016.08.16 14:51

CCF to invite global leading culture figures to Korea

 An international cultural forum will bring together the world’s creative opinion leaders to experience Korean culture and discuss cultural strengths in September.  The Culture Communication Forum...

Updated : 2016.08.15 18:06

Seoul's best policy is Bamdokkaebi Night Markets: survey

Seoul's Bamdokkaebi Night Markets, which feature food trucks and various cultural attractions, have been chosen as the city's best policy by hundreds of foreigners who took part in a survey last month, the municipal government said Friday.The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it conducted...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:43

[Weekender] Local entertainment industry anticipates hard hit with new anti-corruption law

With the induction of Korea’s new anticorruption law looming, much of the workforce public is left speculating as to the extent of how it will affect their businesses when it officially takes effect on Sept. 28. The new law restricts public officials, private school faculty and journalist...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:01

Mountaintop dig finds chilling echo of dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archaeologists in Greece have made a sinister discovery on a southern mountain top dedicated to the ancient god Zeus, which might corroborate one of the darkest Greek legends.The Culture Ministry said Wednesday that an excavation of a mound on Mount Lykaion, made of ...

Updated : 2016.08.11 16:33