Warrant issued for attacker on U.S. envoy

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Warrant issued for attacker on U.S. envoy

A Seoul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Kim Ki-jong, who committed a knife attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert a day before, to take him into custody.Judges from the Seoul Central District Court admitted the suspect’s charges of attempted murder, violence ag...

Updated : 2015.03.06 22:47

Prosecutors probe pro-N.K. links to envoy attacker

The prosecution on Friday expanded its investigation into a knife attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert with top officials billing it an act of terrorism by pro-North Korean forces.Police sought an a...

Updated : 2015.03.06 20:11

Korea, U.S. seek talks after attack

Seoul and Washington are seeking to boost high-level exchanges as they strive to turn around the mood and contain the aftermath of a knife attack against the U.S. ambassador here. Mark Lippert received slashes to his face and arm before a seminar in Seoul on Thursday by an ultraleft activi...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:44

Care center CCTV bill pushed again amid parents’ anger

The ruling party, government and Cheong Wa Dae have agreed to map out a revised motion on mandating CCTV installment at all day care centers next week, which was voted down on the last day of the National Assembly’s previous session.During a meeting of the trilateral parties in Seoul on F...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:44

Park names special inspector

ABU DHABI ― President Park Geun-hye named Lee Seok-soo, a former special counsel who led an investigation into allegations over her predecessor’s retirement home, as an independent inspector tasked with checking on president’s relatives and senior officials at Cheong Wa Dae.Granting an ...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:43

35% of migrant wives intend to return home

A significant number of migrant wives from Southeast Asian countries and China intend to return to their home countries eventually, as “reverse immigration,” a study showed on Friday.The report, released by the state-run Korean Women’s Development Institute, surveyed a total of 534 migr...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:43

President encourages Korean troops in UAE

ABU DHABI ― President Park Geun-hye on Friday met two units of South Korean soldiers deployed to the United Arab Emirates and those who are on an antipiracy mission as part of her nine-day trip to th...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:42

China says it will replace ambassador to N. Korea

China said Friday that it will replace its ambassador to North Korea, adding the replacement is part of a "normal rotation" of diplomatic posts. Asked whether China would replace its ambassador to North Korea, Liu Hongchai, China's foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying replied, "There wi...

Updated : 2015.03.06 16:41

N. Korea factor draws attention in U.S. envoy attack

The knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul was carried out by pro-North Korea forces, South Korea's government and ruling party said Friday, vowing to conduct a thorough investigation into the case.High-level officials from the government, presidential office and ruling Saenuri Party...

Updated : 2015.03.06 16:18

PM calls for tighter ties with U.S. after envoy attack

The knife attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert should become a chance to further tighten the South Korea-U.S. alliance, not to imperil it, the prime minister said Friday after his visit to the hospitalized envoy.The U.S. official is now recovering from surgery in a local h...

Updated : 2015.03.06 15:08

S. Korea, UAE to jointly penetrate new renewable energy markets

South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will join forces to make inroads into promising renewable energy markets, the government said Friday.The deal came as South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in the UAE the same day as part of her nine-day, four-nation trip to the Middle ...

Updated : 2015.03.06 15:01

S. Korea slams N. Korea over its reaction to Lippert case

South Korea denounced North Korea on Friday for approving of the shocking knife attack on Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to Seoul.Pyongyang's support for the heinous act demonstrates the insincerity of the communist nation's claim that it is against terrorism, the unification ministry s...

Updated : 2015.03.06 14:47

Seoul to raise high-level diplomatic contacts with U.S.

South Korea plans to seek high-level diplomatic contacts with the United States as early as possible in a bid to minimize the negative impacts of a bloody attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul on their alliance, government officials said Friday.U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert ...

Updated : 2015.03.06 12:01

Korea-U.S. alliance to remain strong as before despite attack on ambassador: U.S. experts

The alliance between South Korea and the United States will remain as strong as before despite the bloody attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, American experts said Thursday."The alliance-partnership is stronger than ever, certainly strong enough and resilient enough to d...

Updated : 2015.03.06 11:59

'Get-well' wishes flood in for U.S. envoy

South Korean netizens have flooded U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert's Twitter page with messages praying for his rapid recovery after the top U.S. envoy was attacked Thursday.A knife-wielding assailant slashed Amb. Lippert's face and wrist at a breakfast function in central Seoul on T...

Updated : 2015.03.06 11:22