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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
ECCK to Reveal Results of Business Environment Survey at Press Meeting in Seoul
"Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55."
Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a Resting Place for Confucian Scholars of Jeoseon Dynasty
Public Hearing for S. Korea's New Ocean Industry to Be Held in Seoul
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

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