Archive for May, 2015

Korean Soprano to Appear as Heroine at Verona Opera Extravaganza

Soprano Rim Sae-kyung will perform the role of the eponymous heroine of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” at the Arena di Verona Festival (Verona Arena Festival) in Italy, one of the world’s biggest open-air summer festivals of opera.

Rim’s inclusion as one of six sopranos to play the role is a firs… …read more

Governor Hong to be Questioned Friday

[Domestic] :

The governor of South Gyeongsang Province will appear before prosecutors Friday morning to be …

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Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn to Promote Pyeongchang Olympics

U.S. alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn is in Korea to be appointed honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. She will also sign an agreement between the Korea Ski Association and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

In her first public appearance since she announced… …read more

Children's Day Marked in Various Events

[Domestic] :

Various performances and festivals were held nationwide on Tuesday to mark the nation’s 93rd …

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Britain's New Princess Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain’s newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute to Prince William’s parents and grandmother.

The princess is the second child of William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of … …read more

Current Account Surplus Reaches $10.39 Billion in March

[Economy] :

South Korea posted a current account surplus in March for the 37 consecutive month, nearing the record of 38 straight months of surplus in the 1980s.

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More Than 7,200 Dead, Thousands Missing in Nepal Quake

Four more people have been rescued from rubble days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, including a 101-year-old man. Police said Sunday the man was found about 80 kilometers northwest of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.

Rescue workers earlier reported three other survivors had be… …read more

S. Korea's Technology Level Estimated at 78.4% of US

[Science] :

A study finds that South Korea’s technology level is estimated at 78-point-four percent of the United States.

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S. Korean Nuclear Envoy to Visit U.S., China

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South Korea’s top nuclear envoy will meet with his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Monday …

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S.Korea to Allow More Journalists to Visit N.Korea

South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Friday it will push to allow more journalists to travel to North Korea to cover civilian exchange programs between the rival countries.

Ministry officials said they are aiming at actively support sports, culture, academic and other civilian exchange … …read more

Kim Jong-un Won't Attend Moscow Victory Party

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II on May 9, the Kremlin said Thursday.

There had been a flurry of speculation surrounding the North’s unofficial acceptance of the invitation, which would have been… …read more