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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?
Otters Venture into Urban Areas in South Korea
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

Long-Time British Resident of Seoul Decorated for Promoting Ties Between Great Britain and S. Korea
By Alan Timblick
President of The Seoul Times
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
To Build Scientific Research and Teaching Base
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
Geumsansa, Center of Korea's Maitreya Buddhism
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
The mass media are investing in projects to tackle the main problems of online media today. The speed of downloading, fraud in visits or visibility are some of the issues that mainly concern to ...

EU to Social Media: Regulate or Be Regulated
At the dawn of the commercial Internet, the United States decided not to regulate (or tax) the new infrastructure to avoid slowing or stopping its growth. This was the right decision for the 1990s, a ...

La Rambla by Catalunya to Open at IFC Mall
Hong Kong — Launched in 2012, Catalunya established itself as Hong Kong’s leading Mediterranean dining destination serving innovative Spanish cuisine. In November, they will be opening a ...

Dog-Bite Rises As Dogs Increase in S. Korea
Recently a middle-aged woman, owner of a famous restaurant in Seoul was bitten in the calf by a French bulldog owned by a local idol singer. She was immediately taken to the nearby hospital but . ...

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
Nuclear Preemptive Strikes on North Korea?
Ahn's Soaring Popularity Unstoppable
The Trump-Xi Summit Paves the Way to New Realism in US-Chinese Trade
Eleven Madison Park Claims No. 1 Spot at World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards
A Quick Guide to Speaking Japanese
Requirements for Permanent Residence and Citizenship
Opening Minds, Shaping the Future: Ultimate Goal of Higher Education in Gloabalised World
Tunisia Marks 61st Independence in Seoul
The Dashing Pedro Almodovar to Chair Cannes Fest Jury
Bill Gates Tops List of Forbes’ 2017 Ranking of the World’s Billionaires
THAAD and Shifting Korean Public Opinion toward the US and China
Top Lady Professionals Receive Mission Hills Ambassador Awards
Kim Hae-Rym Wins World Ladies Championship in a Play-Off
Micro Power Nations
"Israel in Reality" by Zvi November
Trump’s Bigger Military Won’t Necessarily Make the US Stronger or Safer
Five Years of Free Trade: KORUS Is Not Perfect, But It’s Working
Saudi Ambassador to Malaysia Takes Harsh Stance at North Korea
"AWE 2017" Taking Place in Shanghai
South Korea, 3 Other Dragons in Decline?
FC Barcelona, Mission Hills Group Announce Ground-Breaking Partnership in China
Asia-Pacific Should Bolster Health Systems
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Outraged by Recent ICE Raids
Treatment Matters for Women's Strength
New Year’s Resolutions: Have Yours Gone Up in Smoke?
"It Is Fortunate That I Wasn't Born as a Korean," Ex-Japanese Envoy to Seoul Says in Column
Trump's Alternative Reality on Immigration: a Step Back for the Country
Older Half-Brother of N. Korean Leader Killed by Agents with Poison Needle in Malaysia
Mother Nature’s Revenge
"Monet’s Mastery of Light and Color" in Basel
38th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Observed in Seoul
"Danni" to Be Screening at "Seoul Lift-Off Festival 2017"
Earth Is Now a "Toxic Planet"
American Watercolor in Age of Homer, Sargent
US Leaves TPP -- Dashed Hopes for More Industry Growth in Asia?
"Russia to Take Steps If THAAD Is Deployed in S. Korea," Russian Envoy Warns in Seoul
Dogs, Cats Still Butchered in S. Korea
"Alasitas" Festival Introduced to Seoul
The Fire Rooster: Proclaimer of a New Reality

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