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China's Xi calls for restart of nuclear talks with N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an early resumption of long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday, although the North is intent on keeping its nuclear ambitions. Xi made the call during a summit me...

Updated : 2015.09.02 21:19

Trilateral summit among S. Korea, Japan, China draws near

South Korean President Park Geun-hye attends a summit talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, Wednesday. (Yonhap)A key outcome of Wednesday's summit between South Korean President Pa...

Updated : 2015.09.02 21:12

Sex slavery victims remembered with trees

Of over 200 registered Korean victims of sexual slavery by Japan, just 47 are alive today. One social venture wants to help their stories live on through the trees in a memorial forest in western Seou...

Updated : 2015.09.02 19:12

Park, Xi voice against provocations

Leaders of South Korea and China on Wednesday took a joint step to press North Korea, stressing that they are opposed to any action that causes tension on the Korean Peninsula, in a landmark summit th...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:49

Seoul sets advisory limit on IVF embryo transfer

South Korea’s Health Ministry is revising its guidelines for in vitro fertilization, discouraging medical professionals from transferring more than three embryos in a single procedure to prevent poss...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:49

Park’s visit illustrates evolving China ties

The summit Wednesday between Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping demonstrated the two countries’ evolving, increasingly multifaceted ties while building momentum for Seoul’s efforts to play a mo...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:15

Border island residents call for pullout of loudspeakers

By Shin Hyon-heeResidents of a border island in the West Sea have turned in a petition calling for the removal of loudspeakers installed there for anti-Pyongyang broadcasts that sparked a recent exchange of fire between the two Koreas, military officials said Wednesday. The appeal was made...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:15

Samsung hospital to invest W100b in post-MERS improvements

Samsung Medical Center, a top hospital known as the largest infection source of the recent Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak, vowed Wednesday to invest 100 billion won ($84.7 million) to revamp its emergency facilities and come up with vaccines for the virus as part of its post-MER...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:06

Developing countries pick education as favored Korean policy

Civil servants and scholars from developing countries around the world picked education as South Korea’s most appealing development policy, a survey by KDI School of Public Policy and Management found.Officials from the KDI School conducted the survey on 400 people from 83 developing coun...

Updated : 2015.09.02 17:49

Seoul-Beijing summit highlights N.K. isolation

President Park Geun-hye’s trip to China this week further underscored Pyongyang’s deepening isolation and estrangement from Beijing, drawing keen attention to how the communist regime would seek to ...

Updated : 2015.09.02 17:35

Men shoulder more wedding cost than women: survey

Korean men were found to shoulder more wedding costs than women at least by 20 million won ($17,000), a survey showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, over half of grooms’ parents spent more than 80 million won on average while 70 percent of brides’ par...

Updated : 2015.09.02 17:34

Park expresses gratitude for China's role in defusing tensions

President Park Geun-hye expressed gratitude Wednesday to her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for the constructive role Beijing has played in defusing heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.  Park made the comments at the start of her meeting with Xi, though she did not elaborate. ...

Updated : 2015.09.02 15:22

Foreign Ministry to create bureau on nuclear energy

South Korea will soon create a Foreign Ministry bureau to implement a revised nuclear energy cooperation pact with the United States and nonproliferation issues, officials said Wednesday.  The allies agreed in April to amend their bilateral nuclear accord to allow Seoul to expand its civ...

Updated : 2015.09.02 15:19

N. Korea's Choe Ryong-hae leaves for Beijing to attend military parade: report

A close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left for Beijing on Wednesday to attend a military parade marking the end of World War II, a news report said.   Choe Ryong-hae, a member of the Politburo Presidium and the secretary of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling Workers'...

Updated : 2015.09.02 14:37

N. Korean drone flew across DMZ amid August tension: source

A North Korean surveillance drone flew over a South Korean military outpost without interruption, just hours before the two Koreas kicked off talks on easing military tensions in late August, defense sources said Wednesday.  The unmanned aerial vehicle, measured slightly longer than 3 me...

Updated : 2015.09.02 14:20