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Song Joong-Ki and Park So-Dam Named as the 26th BIFF Opening Ceremony Hosts
Actor Song Joong-Ki and actress Park So-Dam have been selected to be co-hosts for the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Song Joong-Ki and Park So-Dam, who have captured worldwide ...

Korea Foundation Holds Virtual Concert Series with Classical Musicians from Korea, France
Under the theme, “Reconnecting in Harmony,” of the Korea Foundation Virtual Concert Series, three artists from Korea and France performed musical pieces from classical music on Sept. 16, 2021. Christine J. ...

Musk’s Spacefaring Civilization Is a Pipe Dream
By John Stanton
National Security Writer
Elon Musk surely must recognize that for the human species to become a spacefaring civilization it is going to take the world’s nations to work as one on the task. The amount of cash required is ...

InClassica 2021
Son Yeol-Eum Turns Dubai Night Even Hotter!

30-Day Biggest Classical Music Event Runs in Dubai
By Joseph Joh
Special Correspondent
Dubai (Sept. 15, 2021) — Korean-born world-class pianist Son Yeol-Eum caught the attention of the hundreds of the audience jam-packed the Coca-Cola Areana in downtown Dubai on them night ...

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko to Give Concerts in Denmark, Sweden on Nov. 16-20
The Berliner Philharmoniker and their chief conductor Kirill Petrenko give their first concerts together in Denmark and Sweden on Nov. 16-20, 2021 plus a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. ...

Will Inclusion and Accountability Take Centrestage at Generation Equality Forum?
By Bobby Ramakant
Asia Correspondent
Undoubtedly, the Generation Equality Forum which took place earlier this year, was a milestone to galvanize US$ 40 billion financial commitments for gender equality and human rights worldwide. ...

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Engaging China on Climate before COP26

Special Contribution
By Nikos Tsafos
The United States faces several challenges in engaging China on climate change. The bilateral relationship is more complex and adversarial than it was during the negotiation of the Paris ...

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A Real "Boom" in the World of Cosmetics and Beauty: South Korean Cosmetics

By Antonina Veljanovska
EU Correspondent
Asian, more specifically South Korean care is the inspiration for the creation of numerous face care brands. Koreans are considered an extremely well-groomed people, with a natural look and glowing ...

Spotlight on: Rissa — Life and Work
The exhibition “Rissa — Back to Painting” is still going on and more and more visitors are falling in love with the works of this terrific artist. After the virtual tour through the exhibition and the inspiring ...

CSIS Commentary
When Will the United States Have a Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights?

Special Contribution
By Robert R. King
In June 2018, the United States Congress adopted legislation extending (“reauthorizing”) the North Korea Human Rights Act. Among its provisions, the legislation continued the requirement for ...

Poking a Hornets Nest -- A Carolina Beach Adventure
Labor Day weekend started out with a bang, literally, the rear passenger tire blew out along a desolate stretch of interstate 40 just outside of Marion, North Carolina. “Here we go again,” my daughter said ...

Is Latin America Important to China's Foreign Policy?
The leading edge of China’s engagement with Latin America has always been economic in nature. Emerging market economies, principally led by China, displayed an intense interest in Latin ...

Wealth of Philippines' 50 Richest on Forbes List Rises 30% As Economy Regains Momentum
SINGAPORE — Tycoons on the 2021 Forbes list of the Philippines’ 50 richest staged a robust recovery and saw their collective wealth rise 30 percent to US$79 billion. The complete list can be found at ...

Backgrounder: 9/11 and Radical Islam
On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda's devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon catapulted the threat posed by Islamism to the forefront of American government. ...

Korea Foundation Reprises KF Virtual Concert under the Theme "Reconnecting in Harmony"
Following last year’s success, the Korea Foundation, which regularly provides Korean people and foreign residents in Korea with opportunities to experience global cultures, reprises the KF Virtual ...

Nominations for Asian Film Awards Announced
No Significant Activity Observed in N. Korea's Sinpo South Shipyard
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Forbes Asia Announces Asia's 2021 Best Under A Billion List
South Korean National Assembly Amends the Telecommunications Business Act
Indo-Utsav: Celebrating the 75th Indian Independence Day in South Korea
'Self-reform and Financial Transparency in Media Become Need of the Hour'
“The Daughters of the UAE,” Partners in the UAE’s Successful Journey
Meeting of West, East, Russia’s Place in Global Race Held
First-Ever Filipino Restaurant Experience, And Not in Manila


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