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Happy New Year from The Seoul Times
Year of the Earth Dog Dawns in 2018

By Carlton U. Forbes
Staff Writer & Columnist
Now that 2017 has entered the annals of history, it is time to embrace 2018 with anticipation and heightened expectancy. Indeed, the Fire Rooster Year was an eventful, tumultuous, and unmistakable ...

Mandela's 100th Birthday Celebrated
Special Contribution
By Don E. Porter
Nelson Mandela was at the head of the line during the Apartheid era in the late seventies but, like many, he was incarcerated and for 27 years languished in prison. When released, he ascended to the ...

Op-Ed Special
A Korean Spring after the Winter Olympics Is Unlikely

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
Peace between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) suddenly seems closer than ever as the 2018 Winter Olympics open in ...

"GENERTE" Launched in S. Korea's Songdo
Poet Lee Moon-Soon Launches New Brand Recently
A South Korean lady Lee Moon-Soon is an amateur poet who spends sleepless nights writing her poems and essays passionately. She may be called a poet with a little fame, but her friends do not ...

Letters to the Editor
Deep Condolence for Ha Ji-Won's Misfortune!

Hello! My dearest madam Ha Ji-Won! I express my deepest condolence for your other misfortune. I haven’t known that your dear actor brother has passed away! Previously, you missed ...

US to Unveil New Tough Sanctions on N. Korea
US to Keep Isolating N. Korea until It Gives Up Nukes
US Vice President Mike Pence completed his first day in Japan where he met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, participated in a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with ...

Convenience Food You Should Avoid
Not all foods that come out of a bag, box or can are bad, but many of them actually are. From peaches drenched in syrup, to dinners that you shove in the microwave all too often, here are the worst ...

Azeri Envoy to Host Concert in Seoul to Celebrate Proclamation of Its Independence
Azerbaijan Ambassador to South Korea Ramzi Teymurov will host "Two Violins Band" concert in Seoul on Feb. 21 (Wednesday), 2018 on the occasion of the proclamation of its independence as the ...

"Passion Show" Held in Seoul for Success of "2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics"
A lot of events have recently been held in South Korea right to pray for the big success for its first event hosting of the winter olympics. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will take place in the ...

Jang Jun-Ha, Political Rival of Park Chung-Hee
Ex-Independence Fighter Killed by Secret Agents
The late Jang Jun-Ha (張俊河: 1918-1975) was an independence fighter against Imperial Japan, was a political rival of late strongman Park Chung-Hee, and was a publisher of a mass-circulation ...

S. Korean Actress Ha Ji-Won in Mourning Following Death of Her Own Brother
South Korea's famous actress Ha Ji-Won (河智苑) is currently undergoing a very difficult time of her life after she recently lost her blood brother the late Jeon Tae-Su, her management company has ...

ECCK to Reveal Results of Business Environment Survey at Press Meeting in Seoul
President Christoph Heider of ECCK (European Chamber of Commerce in Korea) will host a press meeting with the local Korean journalists at its office in downtown Seoul on Jan. 30 (Tuesday), ...

"Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55."
To mark the centenary of the October Revolution, Tate Modern presents "Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55." Drawn from the remarkable collection of the late graphic ...

Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a Resting Place for Confucian Scholars of Jeoseon Dynasty
Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a traditional Korean-style pavilion, stands atop a solid rock by the crystal-clear stream, witnessing the dignity and nobility of the Confucian scholars of bygone Jeonseon ...

Public Hearing for S. Korea's New Ocean Industry to Be Held in Seoul
Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) President Yang Chang-Ho will host a public hearing event to make a long-term road map to develop nation's new maritime and ocean industry in Seoul on Jan. 12 ...

Mission Hills Tops 100,000 Rounds by Junior Golfers as New Schedule Announced for 2018
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht
Japanese Activist Blames Japanese Gov't, Press for Lack of Sincerity on Sex Slave Issue
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting
No Room for the Christ-child
“Tears Are Still Streaming Out of My Eyes," Says Ex-South Korean Comfort Woman
Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
Cold Front Hits the Korean Peninsula
World Bank's IFC Hosts Conference in Seoul
Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Opens New Website
Julia Mullock, Ex-Wife of Korea's Late Last Prince Yi Gu, Dies Alone in Hawaii
“Italian Cuisine: Sharing Health and Taste with the World” Held at Hanyang University in Seoul
The Phenomenon Bruno Groening on the Tracks of the "Miracle Healer"
Korean Tigers Exterminated by Japanese
Fermented Food Products and Traditional Practices of Indian Origin
Seoul, Asia's Modern City Under Kojong's Rule
The Other Side of the North Korean, Iranian, Hezbollah, and Yemeni Missile Threat
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Conclude Successful Asian Tour
ICCK Hosts Investment Forum in Seoul
"2017 East Sea Energy Cluster Forum" Held in Gyeongju for Renewable Energy's Future
S. Korean Ambassador Shin Soong-Chull Decorated by Costa Rican Government
Bolivia's Salt Flats, Filming Locations of Upcomming US Film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Fundraiser for Um Hong-Gil Human Foundation
CSIS & Syracuse's Maxwell School Offer Executive Master's in International Relations
South Korean Maestro Gum Nanse Serves As Slovak Honorary Consul
Latvia's National Day Observed in Seoul
S. Korea's Lee Kun-Hee Drops to No. 2 Spot on Forbes Asia's Richest List
S. Korea Ranked No. 2 in World Only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017
King's Day of Belgium Celebrated in Seoul
Restarting Negotiations between Koreas: Kazakhstan Maybe Is a Way
Are Otters No More Endangered Species?
Dr. Lui Che-Woo Donates RMB 120 Mil. to Peking University in China
Gimje Paddy, Breadbasket of South Korea
Dr. Sue Mi Terry Joins CSIS as Senior Fellow for Korea Chair
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
Grimes Runs Cao Close in F4 SEA
"The Jordan Is Palestine" Conference
Singapore's NTU Rises to Asia’s No. 1
Asserting Media Person’s Rights in India
Microsoft Corp. vs. United States: Jeff Sessions Wants Open Borders, But Only For Police
China’s Myanmar Bonanza Sans Responsibility
"2017 Summit for World Peace" Held in S. Korea
Tiger Man Mike Pandey
Antibiotic Resistance: Enlarging Life Process of Pathogen
Dr. Kim Un-Yong, "Father of Olympic Taekwondo," Passes Away at Age 86
Not Again!
Egypt's First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival Screens Sparkling Fare
A Memorable Chuseok
Abe Calls a Snap Election
Ugandans in S. Korea to Celebrate Its Independence Day
El Gouna Film Festival Opens with Sheikh Jackson
Lee Ha-Nui Stars in New Film "The Brothers"
Is the Western Wall Judaism's Holiest Site?
S Korea-N Korea-US Tensions Will Quickly End If Leaders Do This …
New Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival to Add Colour to the Region
Gerhard Schroder to Marry S. Korean Lady Kim So-Yeon 25 Years Under His Age
N. Korea & Kim Jong-Un Get a New Enemy with "The Leader Is Present" by Max Papeshi in U.S.
Singapore's 52nd National Day Marked in Seoul
K-Pop Saves the World
Trump's Tiny Heart and DACA's Repeal
A Blueprint for Fisheries Management, Environmental Cooperation in South China Sea
Indian Community in Korea Marks 11th Ganesh Festival at Seoul National University
EU Trade Chief Cecilia Malmström to Attend "2017 EU-Korea Business Forum" in Seoul
Animal Cruelty Should Be Stopped in S. Korea
Manufacturing Misguided Protests in Assam
US Chamber CEO Strongly Opposes US Withdrawal from US-S. Korea Trade Agreement
“72 Hours in Pyongyang: How We Exited Gulag”
Ex-US Envoy Lippert Visits Ball Park in Gwangju
Oh Ji-Hyun Wins KLPGA Held in Chuncheon
British Songwriting Duo "Ooberfuse" to Be in Seoul on Sept. 17-21, 2017
UNESCO Should Cancel Japan’s Okinoshima Heritage Status Unless Women Allowed on It
Bring North Korea to the Negotiation Table, Do Not Sanction It
Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List Features A Record Number of Companies from China
An Intolerable Hell
Competition for Survival Signals Maintains Immune Balance
Bolivia Marks 192nd Independence Day in Seoul
Mexican Navy's Cruise Training Ship “Cuauhtémoc” to Visit Busan Soon
A War of Monkeys, Every Man for Himself
World-Class IT Pros Trained in Ukraine
Mexican Military Attache Sexually Harass Local Female Employee at Mexican Embassy in Seoul
Himachal Pradesh: A Holy Himalayan Land of India
Japan's Takahama Nuclear Plant Poses Serious Threat to Neighbors of S. Korea, China, Russia
Why Live in Israel?
China and Technology: Tortoise and Hare Again
"Golden Tulip Sky Bay Gyeongpo" to Open in Late 2017
KB's Madam Moon Myung-Soon Dedicates Life to Nation's Financially Vulnerable Folks
Morocco's 2017 "Throne Day" Marked in Seoul
Tunisia Marks 60th Anniversary of Proclamation of Tunisian Republic in Seoul Event
Assam Forum Bats for Work Permits to Bangladeshi Settlers
"Incheon Remarkably Improved!"
Singapore's Tycoons on Forbes Rich List See Wealth Rise
Hong Kong Hosts Grand Reception in Seoul to Mark 20th Anniversary of Its Handover to China
Three Key Players in Middle East Diplomacy
Yesterday's Immigrants: Better Than Today's?
Temple Mount Violence
"Forgotten War" Hasn't Been Forgotten!
WaterROK Names Its Good Will Ambassador
UAE Energy Minister Blames Qatar for Supporting Terrorism in Press Briefing in Seoul
6 Arab Nations Ask FIFA to Replace Qatar as 2022 World Cup Host
Tensions among S. Korea, N. Korea, US Will Quickly End If Leaders Do This
Drugs Crisis in Iran Emanating from Afghanistan
Why You Should Buy Ralph Lauren Stock?
Mexico Resembles a Civil War: Three Murders Per Hour in Early 2017
President Moon Jae-In's Initiative of "Miracle on the Daedong River," a Cornerstone for Inter-Korea Ties
Wahhabism vs. Muslim Brotherhood: Qatar Crisis Opens Old Wounds
Master Artist Min Tae-Hong in Vanguard of Promoting Korean Art Throughout the World
"Fight against Corruption Is Actual Task"
"Door Remains Open," French President Says
Grupo Promax Becomes 1st Mexican Company to Set Up Factory in Gwangyang, South Korea
Marriage Saving Tips We All Should Know
Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia
Joint Art Exhibition of Park Kyoung-Muk and Han Byung-Uk Runs from May 31 to June 20
"Chinese Cities Want to Copy Songdo As Model of Smart City," Says Caspar Herzberg
Grenada's St George’s University Signs MOU with S. Korea's Uiduk University
Junior Football Leagues Show Record Growth in China
KB's Madam Moon Myoung-Soon Dedicates Life to Nation's Financially Vulnerable Folks
Evidence Destroyed Over And Over Again
Trump Hands Over the Possession of Arab Nations from Saudi Arabia to Tel-Aviv
Bhupen-da Came alive with Dhola-Sadiya Bridge Inauguration Ceremony
ITF Demonstration Team to Perform in Muju
Mission Hills China Joins Global Efforts to Promote Women's Golf Day
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker Is Renamed Karajan Academy
Advancing Justice Applauds Court Decision to Keep Block on Muslim Ban 2.0
"Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia"
President Trump and Ousted FBI Chief Comey: Competing Forces and Repercussions
Forbes Announces World's Biggest Public Companies
S. Korean Team to Enter $1.75 Mil. Water Abundance XPrize Competition
FIT Launches Fashion Programs at SUNY Korea
Forbes Launches 2017 Global Game Changers List
"Golden Period" for New President Moon Jae-In
"2017 NewCities Summit" to Be Held in Songdo
Election of New President to Have Mixed Impact on Real Estate Market
Trump Uses Saudi Arabia to Balance Its Ties with Middle East and Southeast Asia
Dog Meat Industry in South Korea
Moon Jae-in to Become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea
My Experience with Korean Pop Culture
Cherishing Our Children
Mission Hills China Invites Golfers to Scale 5 Continents in 5 Days
Keeping Workforce Healthy Is Also a Smart Business Strategy
Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, Tokyo Centric
America, China, Russia Should Work Together on the Issue of North Korea
The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism
Asia’s Creeping Catastrophe
LPGA Tour Opportunity Bekcons for Strongest Ever Annika Field in China
Robert Mugabe, 93, Scoffs at Anti-Mugabe Alliance in Zimbabwe
Forces That Shape Military Options in Korea
Behind the Scene of Khan Sheik Hun Chemical Attack and US Strike on Syria
China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan
India Stands Shamed after Racial Attacks near New Delhi
"Hong Kong Phil" Performs in Seoul
Japanese Poetry of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Impact of the Asuka Period
Trump Offers China Economic Inducements If Beijing Puts Pressure on North Korea




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