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Cheongju craft biennale sales hit record high

The world's largest craft festival has made an all-time record of 630 million won (US$555,000) in its ninth edition completed this weekend, organizers said Monday, with hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to this central South Korean city to appreciate fine craftwork on exhibit.

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Main exhibition of craft biennale highlights the 'making process'

The main exhibition of the ongoing international craft biennale in Cheonju shed light on the new paradigm of craft: the creation process.

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Philosopher Botton leads special exhibit in Cheongju craft biennale

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- Famed philosopher Alain de Botton is taking part in the ongoing Cheongju International Craft Biennale as art director in charge of a special exhibition.

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CD display at Cheongju craft biennale sets world record

A giant display made of old CDs at the ongoing international craft biennale in the central South Korean city of Cheongju has set a Guinness World Record, organizers of the event said Wednesday.

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Anti-Pyongyang group flies leaflets to N. Korea

This photo, taken on Sept. 20, 2015, by the Fighters for Free North Korea, an anti-Pyongyang activist group, shows a balloon that contains leaflets denouncing the hereditary power succession in the North, flying toward North Korea in the South Korean border city of Paju. The group said the next day it sent 200,000 leaflets on 10 balloons to protest against its moves to launch nuclear and missile tests amid opposition from the international community. (Yonhap)
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S. Korean PM meets Korean War veterans in France

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn shakes hands with a French veteran of the 1950-53 Korean War during his visit to Paris on Sept. 19, 2015. Some 3,200 French troops fought in the war, of whom about half were killed or wounded. The bodies of 44 fallen French soldiers are now buried in a U.N. cemetery in the southern South Korean city of Busan. (Photo provided by PM office)
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S. Korea to host largest-ever Summer Military World Games

This undated file photo shows the main stadium inside the Army's Athletic Unit in the city of Mungyeong, southeastern South Korea, which will serve as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Military World Games, the quadrennial athletic competition for military personnel. During the Oct. 2-11, 2015, event, about 7,500 athletes and officials from 120 nations will participate in 24 sports, making it the largest summer edition in terms of the number of sports and participating athletes. (Yonhap)
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Korean food fair held in China

Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation presents a variety of kimchi, a traditional Korean dish made of seasoned vegetables and salt, at the 2015 Global K-Food Fair in Xian, China, on Sept. 20, 2015. (Photo provided by Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation)
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S. Korean PM meets Korean War veterans in France

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn shakes hands with a French veteran of the 1950-53 Korean War during his visit to Paris on Sept. 19, 2015. Some 3,200 French troops fought in the war, of whom about half were killed or wounded. The bodies of 44 fallen French soldiers are now buried in a U.N. cemetery in the southern South Korean city of Busan. (Photo provided by PM office) (END)
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New flight attendants get training on applying makeup

A group of newly-hired flight attendants puts on lipstick during a makeup training session at an office of Jeju Air Co., South Korea's top budget carrier, in Seoul on Sept. 9, 2015. The session is part of a training program that new employees are required to go through. (Yonhap)
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