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US Chamber of Commerce announces
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
Haikou, Hainan Province, China (March 16, 2018): In the mid-1930s, a celebrated German aviator called Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen flew over China with his Leica camera, recording ...

Finland, World's Happiest Country
S. Korea Ranked at 57th Among 157 Countries
ROME (March 14, 2018): This year Finland takes the top spot as the happiest country as measured by surveys undertaken by Gallup from 2015-2017. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 in order of overall ...

Op-Ed Special
Some Questions from the Edge of Immortality

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
Nectome, a startup headed by two former artificial intelligence researchers, is serious about immortality. They're touting a process for preserving the human brain at the point of death (by ...

Prof. Francesco Canganella to Host Italy-Korea Science Club's March Meeting at His Residence
Prof. Francesco Canganella, science and technology counsellor of the Embassy of Italy in Seoul, is inviting scores of local and international scholars and media people to the March 29 ...

Best Restaurant
"Bombay Grill" in Authentic Halal Style

CEO Javed Iqbal's Final Mission Is Philanthropic Work
Indian-Pakistani dishes or Pakistani-Indian dishes are famous for having aromatic and spicy flavors, attracting food connoiseurs and gourmet dinners from around the world. There are about four ...

More Korean War Is "Worth It?" To Whom?
Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
The last period of open war on the Korean Peninsula cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.5 million lives, including nearly a million soldiers on both sides (36,516 of them American) and 2.5 million ...

Letters from Assam
Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library

By Nava Thakuria
Special Correspondent
Persistent voices are being raised to revive a historic public library cum hall at the heart of Guwahati city and popular demands are floated for using the space for occasional and selected public ...

Stop This Shaming of Menstruation
Special Contribution
By Shobha Shukla
This disgustingly shocking and audacious signpost appears in a country where women value their bodily autonomy and rights fiercely, or so do I believe. This seems to be the work of some ignorant and ...

S. Korea, 3rd Most Powerful Country at Henley Passport Index 2018
Japan, Singapore World's Most Powerful Passports
(CNN) — There are few things more liberating than travel — although some passports offer more freedom than others. A new report published in February 2018, reveals just how many borders ...

China's Only 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist in Naked Anti-Fur Ad
Pyeongchang, S. Korea — China's only gold medalist so far of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, speed skater Wu Dajing, appears in a PETA anti-fur ad as part of the group's iconic "I'd Rather Go ...

Costa Rica Celebrates Signing of Central America-S. Korea Free Trade Agreement
Costa Rica´s Minister of Foreign Trade and President Pro Tempore of the Council of Ministers for Economic Integration (COMIECO), Mr. Alexander Mora Delgado, his counterparts from El Salvador, ...

Keeping Quiet about Overpopulation Could Trigger a Global Revolution
The welfare state: a paradise on earth. In its current form it owes a lot to liberal capitalism, which has brought so many blessings to the wealthy nations and even gained popularity when its negative ...

26th Anniversary of Khojaly Genocide Marked
At the end of 1991 and the beginning of 1992 Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict turned into a military phase. Taking advantage of the political instability as a result of the dissolution of the Soviet ...

Year of the Earth Dog Dawns in 2018
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
A Korean Spring after the Winter Olympics Is Unlikely
"GENERTE" Launched in S. Korea's Songdo
Deep Condolence for Ha Ji-Won's Misfortune!
US to Unveil New Tough Sanctions on N. Korea
Convenience Food You Should Avoid
Azeri Envoy to Host Concert in Seoul to Celebrate Proclamation of Its Independence
"Passion Show" Held in Seoul for Success of "2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics"
Jang Jun-Ha, Political Rival of Park Chung-Hee
S. Korean Actress Ha Ji-Won in Mourning Following Death of Her Own Brother


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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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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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