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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 13:19
Qatari Embassy celebrates national day amid World Cup
The Embassy of Qatar in Korea celebrated the country's national day with a ceremony in Seoul, as Qatar plays host to the first World Cup in the Arab world.
Lucia celebration
Members of the Swedish Women's Educational Association in Korea and students learning Swedish at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies take part in the Lucia procession at the Swedish ambassador's residence in Seongbuk District, Seoul, Dec. 13. Lucia Day, also known as St. Lucy's Day, is a Christian feast day commemorating the martyr Lucia in Scandinavian countries and is mark...
President Yoon's approval rating inches up to 36%
A Gallup survey this week confirmed that President Yoon Suk-yeol's job approval rating has risen slightly. According to the weekly survey conducted by Gallup Korea, the public's positive assessment of Yoon's performance has increased 3 percentage points from the previous week to 36 percent, while those assessing him negatively decreased 3 percentage points to 56 percent.
Korean-Brazilian pianist commemorates immigrants' history
On Dec. 18, 1962, the first group of Korean immigrants to Brazil set sail on the Tjitjalengka, dreaming of carving out a new life on the other side of the world. The Embassy of Brazil in Seoul and Instituto Guimaraes Rosa co-hosted a concert commemorating the history of Korean immigration to Brazil, Tuesday.
Promoting North Sulawesi of Indonesia
Ambassador of Indonesia to Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto, right, hands a gift and flower bouquet to Indonesian designer and philanthropist Coreta Louise, left, after the Colorful North Sulawesi event, during which Louise's creations were showcased, at the ambassador's residence in Yeouido, Seoul, Dec. 6. The event was co-organized by the embassy and the North Sulawesi Provincial G...
Kim Yuna to promote Korea-Canada ties
Retired figure skating champion Kim Yuna, right, poses with a plaque after being appointed as an honorary ambassador for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada, to be celebrated next year. Chargee d'Affaires a.i. of Canada to Korea Tamara Mawhinney, ...
Dominican artist Iris Perez Romero explores diversity, resilience
Installation view of Iris Perez Romero's exhibition “The Art of Resilience,” at The Trinity Gallery in Seoul / Courtesy of The Trinity GalleryBy Kwon Mee-yooDominican artist Iris Perez Romero's works reflect her country's resilience and diversity.Perez visited Korea last month to host an exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Kore...
Mandela's daughter celebrates 30th anniversary of Korea-South Africa ties
The Embassy of South Africa in Korea hosted a gala dinner, Thursday, wrapping up the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. South African Ambassador to Korea Zenani Nosizwe Dlamini, daughter of anti-apartheid activist and first president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, said this occasion has a special meaning for her.
Christmas market
Ambassadors taking part in the European Christmas Market pose for a photo during the opening ceremony at Seongbukcheon Fountain Square in Seongbuk District, Seoul, Saturday. The embassies of Germany, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, the Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Poland, Finland and Hungary joined this year's event ― which has returned after three years of the pandemic. They...
Bereaved families of Itaewon disaster victims organize civic group
On Saturday, 42 days after the deadly crowd crush in Itaewon on Oct. 29, the family members of victims established a civic organization, demanding a full government investigation of the accident. The organization, tentatively named the Association of Families of Itaewon Disaster Victims, consists of around 170 family members of 97 victims of the disaster, out of a total of 15...