N. Korea urges U.S. to end 'hostile' policy

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N. Korea urges U.S. to end 'hostile' policy

North Korea called on the United States Tuesday to terminate its "hostile policy" toward the communist country, saying it is the root cause of the failed talks on ending Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons program.Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994 signing of a landmark b...

Updated : 2014.10.21 12:13

S. Korea builds Cameroon's first mechanized farming district

South Korea has completed building Cameroon's first mechanized rice farming district that is expected to help modernize the African state's overall agriculture industry and improve the country's food production, the South Korean government said Tuesday.The 2.3-billion-won (US$2.18 million)...

Updated : 2014.10.21 11:05

S. Korea forges ties with Ghana in ICT

South Korea's ICT ministry said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana to assist the African nation with building a technology infrastructure.The agreement, signed during the 19th International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference being held her...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:21

N. Korean defectors to testify at U.N. on gulags

Two North Korean defectors said Tuesday they will visit the United Nations next week to join a forum on political prison camps in the communist nation.The forum to be hosted by the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) comes as the U.N. General Assembly is sched...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:19

S. Korea, Nicaragua sign first ICT MOU

South Korea's ICT ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday with its Nicaraguan counterpart to engage in joint technology programs.The two countries will set up a joint committee to carry out the programs covering software, high-speed internet, mobile networks, digital co...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:17

Samsung Engineering enters U.S. LNG plant market with design contract

Samsung Engineering Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, has made its first foray into the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by securing a US$5 million design contract for a plant in Texas, industry sources said Tuesday.The basic front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:13

N. Korean nuclear capabilities would be much greater without 1994

North Korea could have moved its nuclear capabilities more significantly forward to a point where it could produce dozens of nuclear bombs a year had Pyongyang not been stopped by a 1994 nuclear freeze deal, the then-U.S. negotiator said Monday.Robert Gallucci, who negotiated the Agreed Fr...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:12

Pop artist caught spreading flyers mocking Park

A local pop artist was caught scattering flyers lampooning President Park Geun-hye from the rooftop of a building in downtown Seoul on Monday, police said.Lee Ha, 46, was arrested after a police officer found a leaflet near a building not far from Seoul's iconic Gwanghwamun Square around n...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:05

Assembly speaker seeks China's help to resolve NK nuke issue

South Korea's National Assembly speaker asked a former top Chinese diplomat Monday to help resolve the ongoing diplomatic standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying it is a key issue for regional peace.Chung Ui-hwa made the request to former Chinese State Councilor Tang Ji...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:03

S. Korea, China to hold talks on counterterrorism: Beijing

China said Monday it will hold talks with South Korea this week to discuss how to improve bilateral cooperation in counterterrorism. The talks will be held in Seoul on Tuesday and the two nations "will have an in-depth exchange of views on the regional counterterrorism situation and bilat...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:00

N.K. hostilities appear designed to gain leverage

The recent series of provocative moves by North Korea appear to be aimed at raising pressure on the South to settle bilateral security issues including the issue of anti-Pyongyang leaflets in its own ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:33

First Korean Ebola team set to visit West Africa next month

The South Korean government said Monday it plans to send off a group of military and health officials to West Africa in early November to join the global efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak amid dee...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:31

N.K. believed to have acquired new type of submarine: U.S. think tank

North Korea is believed to have acquired a new type of submarine, a U.S. think tank said Sunday, citing an analysis of years of satellite imagery of the communist nation’s submarine bases and shipyards.The new submarine was moored in the secured boat basin at the Sinpo South Shipyard on t...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:29

[Newsmaker] Concert accident refocuses parties on safety

Public safety has once again gripped the National Assembly with the recent ventilation shaft accident making the ruling and opposition parties hone in on related issues.On Friday, grates covering a ve...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:26

Safety of Seoul schools still questioned

Schools in Seoul still face hazards including sex criminals in the vicinity, old and battered buildings, and asbestos, according to data presented by lawmakers, showing the nationwide concerns sparked by the deadly ferry tragedy in April have done little to boost efforts to secure student ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:21