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AFP – South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said on Tuesday it had secured a 1.9 trillion won ($1.8 billion) order to build a fixed platform for Norway’s Statoil ASA. Daewoo said it would complete the 31,000-ton offshore platform for the production of oil or gas by the end of 2016. The platform capable of … Read more →
by Roxana Wells The Republic of Korea, also called South Korea, is a small peninsula between mainland China and the islands of Japan. Its climate is similar to that of the northeastern United States, with sticky hot summers and snowy winters. With the 13th-largest economy in the world, Korea is a well-developed country. High speed … Read more →
Japan and South Korea, the United States’ two closest Asian allies, this week both elected conservative, pro-American leaders, but the countries are hamstrung by history.
SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s record-setting performance at the London Olympics was voted the top sports news of the year 2012, a poll of local media by Yonhap News Agency showed Monday, as other Olympic-related topics dominated the list. In the survey of 50 South Korean newspapers and broadcasters, South Korea’s fifth-place finish … Read more →
As a paying guest at Mihwangsa, there’s no need to book a morning wake-up call. It’s provided well before sunrise, at 4 am to be precise… and it isn’t optional. Instead of a phone call – none of the rooms have phones – guests are roused by a monk walking past their rooms, knocking on … Read more →