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AP: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought

UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry. There has been al...

Updated : 2015.07.03 22:04

S. Korea will actively join global PKO missions: military

South Korea will step up its participation in global peace-keeping operations, the military official in charge of foreign troops dispatch said Friday, as the country marks the three-year anniversary of PKO deployment in the violence-hit South Sudan.With the 5th rotation of forces of the 29...

Updated : 2015.07.03 21:59

Korea reports additional case of MERS, no fatalities

South Korea reported an additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Friday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease to 184.But no fatalities have been reported over the past three days, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.The country‘s death toll...

Updated : 2015.07.03 21:08

Six dead, 1 injured in chemical plant explosion

ULSAN (Yonhap) -- The head of Hanwha Chemical Co.offered a public apology Friday over a deadly explosion at a plant that killed six workers and injured one.Kim Chang-bum also expressed condolences to the families of the victims -- the six workers of a subcontractor.The blast occurred at ar...

Updated : 2015.07.03 21:07

Talks due on DJ widow’s N.K. visit

Aides to late former President Kim Dae-jung said Friday they plan to make another trip to North Korea next week for discussions over an envisioned trip by the former leader’s widow to the North.Lee H...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:54

NPAD, Park aide face off over veto

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy attacked President Park Geun-hye’s top aide during a parliamentary meeting Friday, accusing Cheong Wa Dae of invading the legislative authority...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:29

Officials meet families of China crash victims

The Seoul government on Friday held its first meeting with the families of victims of a bus crash that killed 10 Koreans in northeastern China to discuss the measures and compensation, while uninjured...

Updated : 2015.07.03 19:58

First MIKTA conference of legislatures concludes

The inaugural gathering of parliamentary leaders from the member countries of MIKTA concluded on Friday, with representatives of South Korea and Mexico meeting on the sidelines of the talks.The meetin...

Updated : 2015.07.03 18:30

Senior U.S. official to visit Seoul next week

The U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose will visit South Korea next Thursday to discuss a range of “strategic issues” including space security, the department said in a press release.His visit here is drawing keen attentio...

Updated : 2015.07.03 17:24

846 victims of colonial slave labor confirmed

The wanted list of the then-Toyohara Police Station in southern Sakhalin. (The Commission on Verification and Support for the Victims of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Colonialism in Korea)At leas...

Updated : 2015.07.03 17:18

N. Korea vows to sharpen its striking means against THAAD

North Korea vowed Friday to develop cutting-edge striking means and beef up its nuclear capability as the United States. is seeking to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea.  The U.S. is considering deploying a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery on South Korea...

Updated : 2015.07.03 15:38

S. Korea, Australia hold working-level defense talks

South Korea and Australia held working-level defense talks Friday to discuss the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region as well as ways to beef up bilateral cooperation in the defense segment, the Defense Ministry said.   In the 16th round of the South Korea-Australia defense poli...

Updated : 2015.07.03 15:10

S. Korea, Japan face UNESCO verdict amid uncertainties

With the final call just a day away, uncertainties persist over how South Korea and Japan will settle their dispute over Tokyo's bid to turn a set of industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor into world heritage sites, officials said Friday.  Last month, the two sides ap...

Updated : 2015.07.03 11:33

Koreas to have talks on ex-first lady's NK visit next week

Aides to late former President Kim Dae-jung said Friday they plan to make another trip to North Korea next week for discussions over an envisioned trip by the former leader's widow to the North.  Lee Hee-ho, 93, who was the South's first lady during Kim's five-year tenure until 2003, is ...

Updated : 2015.07.03 11:20

Six dead, 1 injured in chemical plant explosion

Six workers were killed and another one was injured Friday when an explosion occurred at a chemical plant in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan, fire officials said.  The blast occurred at around 9:19 a.m. when the workers were doing welding work on a storage tank containing waste at...

Updated : 2015.07.03 10:42