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The American/Korean dream

The American/Korean dream

The durable tenant of American mythology is the American dream: lush lawns and well-kept homes, manicured landscaping and gated communities, a crimeless, painless life of upper-middle classdom, of children with good teeth and good schools, husbands (and wives) gainfully employed, and in general, prosperity overflowing with milk and honey. President Reagan referred to it as […]

Korea 8th in business environment

Korea 8th in business environment

Korea ranked eighth on the ease of doing business list this year, unchanged from a year ago, remaining in the top-10 list for two consecutive years, the finance ministry and the World Bank said Tuesday. The country was second in terms of enforcing contracts, showing that its judicial system provides effective commercial dispute resolution, a […]

Apple fires Korea’s country head

Apple fires Korea’s country head

Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, has dismissed its Korea country manager Dominique Oh, allegedly over sluggish sales of its products here. “Apple terminated the contract with Oh last week,’’ Apple spokesman Steve Park said by telephone, late Tuesday. “We acknowledge that there are many speculations surrounding Oh’s contract termination. But we can’t do more, it’s […]

Scientists: Male Beluga Whales Make Human-Like Sound, Several Octaves Lower Than Typical Whale Calls

Scientists: Male Beluga Whales Make Human-Like Sound, Several Octaves Lower Than Typical Whale Calls

This undated photo provided by the U.S Navy shows a male Beluga whale that scientists say made human-like sounds. An acoustic analysis revealed the human-like sounds were several octaves lower than typical whale calls. The research was published online Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in Current Biology. <AP Photo/U.S. Navy>

Penn Museum Installs Artifact Lab To Repair Egyptian Human, Animal Mummies

Penn Museum Installs Artifact Lab To Repair Egyptian Human, Animal Mummies

This photo taken Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 shows a hieroglyphic-inscribed slab of wood that comprised part of the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The newly installed Artifact Lab at the Penn Museum allows visitors to peek behind the scenes as staff members preserve relics from […]

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, an adult Grand Cayman Blue Iguana nicknamed “Biter” is shown shedding its dead skin at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on the island of Grand Cayman. Blue iguanas on Grand Cayman island are no longer considered a critically endangered species. A decade ago, there were just […]

Wedding Of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Celebrated By People

Wedding Of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Celebrated By People

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, leave the Notre-Dame Cathedral after their religious wedding service in Luxembourg, Oct. 20, 2012. <Xinhua/Ye Pingfan> Celebrations of the wedding of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie continue Saturday night Oct. 20 2012 following their church wedding. Thousands flocked […]

Remembering 120-year Korea-Austria ties

Remembering 120-year Korea-Austria ties

History is a story of people. The 120-year-long Austria-Korea ties also remember several memorable people. Official diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Austria opened in 1963, but, in 1892, the then Austria Hungarian Empire and Joseon Kingdom signed a bilateral treaty on commerce and navigation. Called the “Treaty of Friendship […]

Britain helps NK defectors learn English

Britain helps NK defectors learn English

Kim Ji-young, 30, a North Korean defector, recalled that she struggled in class four years ago when she first attended a business management course at Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul. The “new settler” said almost half the words that her professor used in class were English and this troubled her as she didn’t understand […]

More dynamic ‘Phantom’ comes to Korea in December

More dynamic ‘Phantom’ comes to Korea in December

The Phantom behind the mask once again returns to Korea in December. In this 25th anniversary international touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” Brad Little plays the Phantom, Claire Lyon, Christine, and Anthony Downing, her fiance Raoul. The three actors visited Korea last week to meet their fans a month ahead of the […]

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