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Op-Ed Special
“Why I Traveled Over 10 Million Miles”

Porter’s “Inclusion/Exclusion, Softball’s Olympic Odyssey
Special Contribution
By Don E. Porter
During the course of a 40+ year odyssey, that of bringing a little known merican domestic sport in to the Olympic arena, I had to travel mostly from my base in Oklahoma City by air to over 100 countries. ...

Critical Questions:
Will Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?

On May 16, 2018 North Korea announced that it was unilaterally cancelling previously scheduled high-level inter-Korean talks because of U.S.-South Korean military exercises (Max Thunder) ...

Peru Hosts Investment Seminar in Seoul
"We would like to invite South Korean businessmen and we want them to continue to invest in Peru," said a visiting high-profile Peruvian official in an interview with The Seoul Times on May 15, 2018. ...

Hotline Finally, It’s Morning Calm in Korea
Special Contribution
By Ruffy Magbanua
SEOUL, South Korea — Now I know why this country, despite the bellicose threat from North Korea continues to be called the Land of the Morning Calm. South Korea is indeed oozing with that ...

CSIS Commentary
The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!

Special Contribution
By William A. Reinsch
It seems that every time I set out to write a dispassionate piece on some wonky area of trade policy, current events intervene, and I end up talking about the president’s latest move. This week is no ...

Message from President Enrique Peña Nieto
Mexico Ready to Negotiate with U.S. Only on Mutual Respect

The following message is from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently delivered to The Seoul Times through the Mexican Embassy in Seoul. It is directed to the Mexican people, urging ...

Op-Ed Special
Syria: Is Trump Finally Putting America First?

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
During a visit to Ohio to promote his infrastructure plan on March 29, 2018 US President Donald Trump dropped one of the bombshells that Americans have become accustomed to over the last year ...

Autonomous Driving, Connectivity, Electric Vehicle Stressed in Automotive Forum in Seoul
ECCK Hosts Future Automotive Forum at Conrad Seoul
"The Korea-Europe Future Automotive Forum" was held in Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yoido area of South Korea's capital city on March 28, 2018 with well over 100 auto industry experts and CEOs ...

Guernica: March 27 through July 29, 2018
Following the 80th anniversary of the creation of the work, the Musée national Picasso-Paris, in partnership with the National Museum Reina Sofía Art Center, presents an exhibition about ...

CSIS Commentary
How Much Have the Chinese Actually Taken?

Special Contribution
By James Andrew Lewis
US President Donald Trump plans to announce at least $50 billion worth of tariffs and other penalties on China for its theft of intellectual property (IP), technology, and trade secrets. The administration says ...

School Misconduct
Educational French authorities have published a Guide on preventing dangerous misconduct in education centers. The two most critical themes concern the crisis of discipline in schools and the ...

“A Sporting Life and the Forgotten War”
As the Winter Olympics concluded in Pyongchang last month, I recall Leaving South Korea in May 1952 via Pusan on a troopship bound for Sasebo, Japan and then to the U.S. I recall the endless days, weeks ...

The Other Side of N. Korean Threat: Looking Beyond Its Nuclear Weapons, ICBMs
The United States, South Korea, Japan—and every other state affected by the stability and security of Northeast Asia—has a strong incentive to find a way to end North Korea's nuclear threat and its ...

ECCK to Host S. Korea-EU Auto Forum in Seoul
EU Ambassador to South Korea Michael Reiterer will deliver a welcoming speech as ECCK Chairman Dimitris Psillakis, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea, will host a forum on ...

Six Wins as KORUS Turns Six
As we reach the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement’s sixth anniversary of entry into force today, it is useful to once again take stock of this important agreement – commonly known as KORUS. ...

Mission Hills to Unveil 80-Year-Old Hidden Photos at China Flight Exhibition
Finland, World's Happiest Country
Some Questions from the Edge of Immortality
Prof. Francesco Canganella to Host Italy-Korea Science Club's March Meeting at His Residence
More Korean War Is "Worth It?" To Whom?
Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library
Stop This Shaming of Menstruation
S. Korea, 3rd Most Powerful Country at Henley Passport Index 2018
China's Only 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist in Naked Anti-Fur Ad
Costa Rica Celebrates Signing of Central America-S. Korea Free Trade Agreement


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Plastic Surgery's Highly Specialized Care
Grand Meets Patients with Perfect One-Stop Medical Service
Among hundreds of plastic surgery clinics clustered in Seoul’s Gangnam area, Mecca of South Korea’s medical industry, Grand Plastic Surgery Clinic stands out. Equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and top-notch skills its 31 highly specialized doctors meet their patients, both locals and foreigners in its own system of one-stop service that ... more
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Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
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