S. Korea urges Japan to address slave labor in UNESCO row

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S. Korea urges Japan to address slave labor in UNESCO row

South Korea demanded Friday that Japan address Seoul‘s concerns over Tokyo’s attempt to win world heritage status for industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor.Choi Jong-moon, South Korean ambassador for cultural and UNESCO affairs, said he delivered the concerns during ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 21:42

Two Korean wetlands added to list of Ramsar sites

Two South Korean wetlands were registered with an intergovernmental treaty on protecting wetlands, officials said Friday, in the latest recognition of the country‘s nature conservation areas.Sumeunmulbaengdui, a natural mountainous peat wetland on the southern resort island of Jeju, and t...

Updated : 2015.05.22 21:05

‘Nut rage’ exec’s jail term suspended

An appeals court Friday freed Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air, clearing her of charges that she changed the plane’s route in the so-called “nut rage” case. The Seoul High Court sen...

Updated : 2015.05.22 19:32

Korea, U.S., Japan nuke envoys to meet

The chief nuclear negotiators of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan plan to gather next week in Seoul to discuss ways to jointly cope with the escalating tension amid North Korea’s growing military threats, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. Hwang Joon-kook, special representative for Ko...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:53

NPAD reform panel struggles to set sail

The main opposition party on Friday officially proposed a former top Gyeonggi Province educator to head the new panel tasked to end factional feuds within the party, after failed attempts to initiate the party reform.Kim Sang-kon, former chief of Gyeonggi Provincial Education Office, said ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:45

[Herald Interview] ‘N.K. may not put nukes on sub missile'

JEJUDO ISLAND ― North Korea may not place a nuclear warhead on a submarine-launched ballistic missile, as the underwater launch goes against the principle that only its supreme leader has “central c...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:41

A life driven by curiosity, justice

For Pyo Chang-won, 50, Sherlock Holmes was not just a fictional character.Describing himself as a violent child, Pyo said he used to vent his anger “out of frustration” after seeing many adults whos...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:18

S. Korea, Japan hold talks over UNESCO row

South Korea and Japan began talks Friday to resolve a row over Tokyo's push to win world heritage status for industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor.Japan has applied to list a package of 23 coal mines, shipyards and other early industrial zones as UNESCO world heritage ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 15:36

Ex-Korean Air executive freed with suspended jail term over 'nut rage'

A Seoul appeals court Friday acquitted a former Korean Air Lines vice president of charges of changing the route of a flight in the so-called "nut rage" case.The Seoul High Court sentenced Cho Hyun-ah to 10 months in prison, but suspended the prison term for two years, freeing her several ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 13:29

Ex-PM expresses regret over his indictment

Former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo expressed regret Friday over the prosecution's decision to indict him on bribery charges.On Thursday, prosecutors said they have decided to indict Lee on charges of taking 30 million won ($27,000) from Sung Wan-jong, the former chairman of a construction f...

Updated : 2015.05.22 13:29

Activists cancel plan to cross DMZ via Panmunjom

A group of foreign activists who planned to cross the inter-Korean border southward from North Korea has decided to use a western land route instead of the truce village of Panmunjom, officials said Friday.  About 30 female activists from around the world, including U.S. activist Gloria ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 10:40

S. Korea, U.S., Japan to discuss N. Korea next week

South Korea will hold high-level trilateral talks next week with the United States and Japan on North Korea, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.  In the two-day session starting Tuesday in Seoul, the regional powers will "share assessments of recent situations in North Korea and its threat...

Updated : 2015.05.22 10:39

Uzbekistan president to visit S. Korea next week

President Park Geun-hye will meet with Uzbek President Islam Karimov here next week to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in defense, infrastructure and other areas of mutual concern, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday.   The two leaders are set to meet on Thursday, the first day of Karimov's th...

Updated : 2015.05.22 10:05

Brother of N. Korean leader visits London for Eric Clapton concert

A brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited London and attended a concert by Eric Clapton, according to a Japanese news report and a source.  Kim Jong-chul, older brother of the North's lea...

Updated : 2015.05.22 09:33

Park, Obama unlikely to discuss THAAD at next month's summit: Russel

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama are not expected to discuss the THAAD missile defense system when they hold a summit in Washington next month, a senior American official said Thursday.  Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Da...

Updated : 2015.05.22 09:26