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Gender minister determined to make progress on sex slavery issue

Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Hee-jung started her term just two months ago, but her interest and activism in women’s issues, including the Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Ja...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:31

Korea, Canada to ink free trade agreement soon

OTTAWA (Yonhap) ― South Korea will sign a free trade deal with Canada Monday (early Tuesday, Korean time) following a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. Seoul officials said. Park arrived in the Canadian capital Saturday for a three-day sta...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:28

[Graphic News] Autumn foliage arrives in late September

This year’s autumn foliage is expected to begin late this month in the mountainous Gangwon Province. The leaves will turn a couple of days later than usual due to higher-than-average temperatures and...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:25

Opposition party proposes to remove N.K. sanctions

A group of opposition lawmakers have proposed the ruling party join hands with it to push for a joint parliamentary resolution to lift Seoul’s sanctions on North Korea imposed after its deadly sinking of a South Korean Navy ship in 2010, parliamentary sources said Sunday.The proposal, mad...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:14

Activists send anti-N.K. leaflets despite warning

A group of South Korean activists released balloons carrying anti-North Korean leaflets across the border Sunday, brushing aside warnings of retaliation from the North. In an unusual letter sent recen...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:14

U.S. detainee wanted to promote human rights: N.K.

North Korea claimed Saturday that an American it recently sentenced to six years of hard labor intended to go to prison to reveal the human rights situation in the North to the world, and seek political refuge by pretending to have secret information about the U.S. government.Last Sunday, ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:14

New opposition chief raises hopes for Sewol breakthrough

Chiefs of the country’s two major parties are expected to hold a meeting Monday, boosting hopes for a breakthrough to end the prolonged stalemate over the special Sewol bill and put the paralyzed par...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:14

‘Comfort women’ abuses were crimes against humanity

After spending six years as U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay strongly urged Japan to investigate “every allegation of sexual slavery” and “prosecute perpetrators” through a rare statement and ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:11

[Herald Interview] Seeking justice for sex slavery victims

The following is the 10th in a series of articles on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. ― Ed....

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:06

Korean trade ties highlighted on Mexico’s Independence Day

Mexican Ambassador Jose Luis Bernal lauded diplomatic ties between his country and South Korea during a reception celebrating Mexico’s 204th Independence Day in Seoul on Monday.“Our bilateral trade ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:55

German envoy lauds preparation as key to fall of Berlin Wall

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in the East German cities of Leipzig and Dresden and precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall, and eventually led to the ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:53

EU, Northeast Asian diplomats compare notes on regional security

European diplomats, policymakers and academics and their counterparts from Japan and South Korea hashed out what Northeast Asia should take away from Europe’s nearly 70 years of experience with regio...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:52

Paraguay eyes Korean investment

South Korean investment in South America has mostly poured into countries such as Chile, Peru and Colombia, three important commercial partners with which East Asia’s third-largest economy also has f...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:51

Seoul-based group promotes ‘shared histories’ in East Asia

As compared to the success of the European Union in fashioning a European identity, East Asian community building has proved frustratingly elusive for regional organizers.In anticipation of the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC 2015) late next year, advocates for a regional ident...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:43

Free press crucial for continued development in Vietnam

Press freedom is crucial for development, said Vietnamese Ambassador to South Korea Pham Huu Chi during a lecture organized by the Asia Society Korea Center at the ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul on Tuesday.Pham described how his country dramatically decreased the poverty rate and achieved man...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:42