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S. Korean Ambassador Shin Soong-Chull Decorated by Costa Rican Government
Mr. Shin Soong-Chull (申崇澈), former South Korean ambassador to Venezuela and Costa Rica, was decorated by the Costa Rican government on Nov. 21, 2017 for his contribution to the ...

Bolivia's Salt Flats, Filming Locations of Upcomming US Film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
“Salar de Uyuni" Is the World's Largest Salt Flat
With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to be released to the world on Dec. 14-15, 2017, the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Seoul released its news release, illustrating Bolivia's vast white ...

Fundraiser for Um Hong-Gil Human Foundation
Um's Life Spent on Conquering World's Major Peaks
South Korea's most famous mountaineer and explorer Um Hong-Gil will host a charity event at The Riverside Hotel in Seoul on Dec. 8 (Friday), 2017. The dinner fundraiser "2017 Charity Night" ...

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CSIS & Syracuse's Maxwell School Offer Executive Master's in International Relations

I am writing to share the news that CSIS has partnered with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University to offer an Executive Master's in International ...

South Korean Maestro Gum Nanse Serves As Slovak Honorary Consul
Amb. Milan Kajciak Names Gum Its "Honorary Consul"
South Korea's master conductor Gum Nanse has recently been appointed as the honorary consul of the Slovak Republic as Gum's fame as a musician is nearing its apex both home and abroad. ...

Latvia's National Day Observed in Seoul
Latvian Ambassador Peteris Vaivars to Seoul Devoted to Booting Ties with South Korea
Latvian Ambassador to South Korea Peteris Vaivars and his spouse Mrs. Peteris Vaivars hosted a reception at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Nov. 17 (Friday), 2017 on the occasion of the 99th ...

S. Korea's Lee Kun-Hee Drops to No. 2 Spot on Forbes Asia's Richest List
India's Ambani Family Tops Forbes Asia's Richest List
SINGAPORE (Nov. 15, 2017) – India’s Ambani family tops 2017 Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families for the first time with a net worth of US$44.8 billion. The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 ...

S. Korea Ranked No. 2 in World Only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017
Geneva: The Republic of Korea has just been named on Nov. 15, 2017 as the No. 2 ranked country in the world only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017 released on the day. ITU is the ...

King's Day of Belgium Celebrated in Seoul
Belgian Ambassador Adrien Theatre Hosts Reception
Belgian Ambassador to South Korea Adrien Theatre and his spouse Mrs. Djie Genevieve Theatre will host a reception at Millennium Seoul Hilton in Seoul on Nov. 15, 2017 on the occasion of ...

Special Column
Restarting Negotiations between Koreas: Kazakhstan Maybe Is a Way

By Eugene Lee
Contributing Writer
The between the US and North Korea has reached new heights. Profanity and calling names have become a tool for insulting each other. The “childish” verbal exchange, sometimes one SNS, ...

Are Otters No More Endangered Species?
A wild otter sneaked into a garage of a confenience story in the center of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea on Nov. 8, 2017. The highly endangered species in the nation belong to the Eurasian ...

Joseph J. Day MBE Dies of Cancer in Seoul
British businessman and consultant Joseph J. Day MBE (Joe Day), a long-time resident of Seoul, has recently died of bone tumor at Seoul National University Hospital on College Road in Jeongro-gu, ...

Dr. Lui Che-Woo Donates RMB 120 Mil. to Peking University in China
HONG KONG (Nov. 8, 2017) — Dr. Lui Che-woo, chairman and founder of K. Wah Group (the "Group"), has announced on Nov. 8, 2017 that he would a donation amounting to RMB 120 million (some 18 ...

Gimje Paddy, Breadbasket of South Korea
As of Nov. 10, 2017 the autumnal sunlights fall on the vast rice paddy called Mangyeong Field, the largest rice field in South Korea as if it ushers in upcoming winter season. Located in Gimje City (金堤市), ...

Dr. Sue Mi Terry Joins CSIS as Senior Fellow for Korea Chair
Washington DC (Nov. 6, 2017): The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is delighted to announce that Dr. Sue Mi Terry—a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ...

The Washington Post Aims to Boost Its Online Advertising Business
EU to Social Media: Regulate or Be Regulated
La Rambla by Catalunya to Open at IFC Mall
Dog-Bite Rises As Dogs Increase in S. Korea
Amidst Chinese Threat Dalai Lama Concludes Tawang Visit
Do It Right the First Time, Every Time!
Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Japan’s Lower House Election: Abe Prevails Again
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"The Jordan Is Palestine" Conference


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