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150 Son Heung-min top Asian footballer of 2013: ESPN imagefile 14264 Jan 03, 2014
Leading U.S. sports channel ESPN has selected Son Heung-min of Bayer Leverkusen as its top Asian footballer of 2013. The Korean soccer player played a central role in his team’s third-place finish...  
149 Korea's inbound tourists hit 12 million imagefile 7720 Dec 30, 2013
The number of overseas tourists who visit Korea has exceeded 12 million for the first time. A special event was held to mark the arrival of the 12 millionth tourist to visit Korea in 2013 at Jeju ...  
148 Ice rink opens at Seoul Plaza imagefile 12367 Dec 18, 2013
Skaters enjoy the ice rink at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall on its opening day this year on December 16. It will be open for 70 days until the end of February 2014. (Photo: Jeon Han) ...  
147 Postal workers serve elderly living alone across the country imagefile 5611 Dec 16, 2013
A postal worker found an 80-year-old lady unconscious lying on the street and saved her life while she was delivering the mail in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). In Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do (...  
146 Korea to host U-20 World Cup 2017!!!! imagefile 6436 Dec 09, 2013
South Korea will host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2017, announced the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on December 5. FIFA made the announcement after a vote durin...  
145 Korean luge team gearing up for gold imagefile 6480 Dec 09, 2013
Korea’s national luge team is experiencing growing pains for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Though luge is one of the official sporting events of the Winter Olympics, it isn’t very pop...  
144 Christmas tree lights up central Seoul imagefile 7242 Dec 02, 2013
The plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Seoul was twinkling with festive cheer last Saturday night as the lights on the 18 meter Christmas tree were switched on. On November 30, citizens...  
143 CNN reports on ‘the 10 bests’ of Korea imagefile 5103 Nov 29, 2013
CNN recently published a travel piece about Korea, titled “10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else.” The top South Korean characteristic that grabbed CNN’s attention was the nation...  
142 Speed skater Lee breaks own world record 3 times imagefile 11588 Nov 20, 2013
In just one week, Korea’s leading female speed skater Lee Sang-hwa has broken three world records, all her own. This raises high hopes for gold at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. ...  
141 First snowfall in Seoul imagefile 8907 Nov 19, 2013
With a rapid drop in temperature, the first snow of the season fell on November 18 in Seoul and a few other cities across the peninsula. Pictured is Bukhansan Mountain and the Pyeongchang-dong n...  
140 Korea lends helping hand to typhoon-ravaged Philippines imagefile 8030 Nov 13, 2013
The Korean government will offer USD 5 million in relief aid to the Philippines after the recent devastation caused by super typhoon Haiyan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) also said it ...  
139 Korea, African nations cooperate in water resource development imagefile 6011 Nov 12, 2013
Korea and four African nations have joined forces to ensure the future of safe drinking water. Water resource policymakers from Korea and the African nations, as well as Korean companies involved in ...  
138 Korean entertainment expo heats up in London imagefile 14219 Nov 11, 2013
Despite the gentle rain, the exhibition hall at Old Billingsgate Market in London was busy with fans who came to get a glimpse of their K-pop stars. They came to see K-pop related exhibitions and ...  
137 Korean-born diva sweeps Down Under imagefile 7192 Nov 04, 2013
When a petite Asian woman with no makeup stood up in front of the judges, she didn’t receive much attention at first. When asked by judges, "What can we expect from you?" she answered, "Awesome sin...  
136 President surprises fans with opening pitch imagefile 8823 Oct 29, 2013
t was truly a surprise, exciting the more than 25,000 baseball fans packed in the bleachers. President Park Geun-hye showed up to throw the first pitch in the third game of the Korean Series 2013 ...  
135 UNESCO likely to list kimchi as cultural heritage item imagefile 4718 Oct 29, 2013
Kimchi and kimchi-making culture is likely to be listed by UNESCO as one of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage items, it was announced on October 23. According to the Cultural Heritage Administrati...  
134 Tourist police division launched to help visitors imagefile 6926 Oct 21, 2013
On every street corner and across every avenue of Seoul, visitors to Korea’s capital will now be able to contact the “tourist police,” ready to ease inconveniences, help with petty crime and ...  
133 Korea tops global IT competitiveness 2012: ITU imagefile 6885 Oct 16, 2013
Korea topped the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI), as compiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for the third year running. The ITU ranks ...  
132 Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE imagefile 4613 Oct 15, 2013
Korea has finalized currency swap arrangements with both Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Finance ministers and central bank governors from Korea and Indonesia reached agreement on a won-rupiah...  
131 Korean slugger joins MLB’s 20-20 club imagefile 6517 Oct 01, 2013
Unstoppable locomotive Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds has again showed his prowess. In a home match against the New York Mets on September 23 (Cincinnati time), Choo joined the 20-20 club in...  

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