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Seoul firm on North Korea sanctions

The Park Geun-hye administration is not yet considering lifting a set of tough sanctions on North Korea, an official said Monday, dismissing media reports of a possible shift in Seoul’s policy.“There is no change in the government’s basic position with regard to the May 24th Measures,”...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:51

U.N. rights chief calls on Japan to come clean on sex slavery

GENEVA (Yonhap) ― Wrapping up her six years of work as U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay spared no words in demanding that Japan come clean on its wartime sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women.She urged Tokyo to take “immediate and effective legislative and administrative...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:50

S. Korean ambassador visits landslides-hit Hiroshima

South Korean Ambassador to Japan Yoo Heung-soo on Sunday visited Hiroshima, a Japanese city devastated by rain-caused landslides earlier this month, to console local residents on behalf of South Korean people, according to his embassy.Yoo offered his condolences to victims and his sympathy...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:38

Japan shirking legal responsibilities for sexual slavery

The following is the fifth 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 : 2014.08.31 21:21

Embassies take part in Seoul International Arts Festival

The diplomatic community here ― including about a dozen foreign ambassadors, many diplomatic spouses and a coterie of visiting foreign artists ― crowded into the Chosun Ilbo Art Museum in downtown S...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Korea promotes investment in Myanmar

Officials from the public and private sector in South Korea and a delegation from Myanmar will discuss the investment potential of the Southeast Asian nation in Seoul on Tuesday.They are to meet organizers from the ASEAN-Korea Center and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the 20...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Ukrainian chancery holds procession to laud sovereignty

For the Ukrainian Embassy, this year’s Independence Day could be its most meaningful ever.As Ukrainian national soldiers marched on parade in Kiev’s Independence Square, pro-Russian separatists have...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:04

Ecuador celebrates independence with fine art

The Ecuadorean Embassy is running an exhibition of work by the artist Hernan Illescas, titled “Symbols of Dreams.” The chancery organized a number of events in August celebrating Ecuador’s independ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:03

Business powwow in Seoul sign of closer ties with India

In a show of just how far bilateral ties have come in recent years, the Indian Embassy here hosted its biggest-ever business symposium in Seoul on Friday.Hundreds of executives, government officials, ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:01

Pakistan looks east to South Korea

There are essentially two Pakistans. One made familiar by gruesome suicide bombings, U.S. drone strikes and heavy political wrangling in headlines around the world.Another Pakistan ― unfortunately, p...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:00

S. Korea hails U.N. statement on Yemen

The South Korean government said Saturday it welcomes the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a statement calling for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Yemen.As a member of the group Friends of Yemen, South Korea supports stability, peaceful political transition, and the smooth imple...

Updated : 2014.08.30 15:46

Dutch king to visit South Korea in November

Dutch King Willem-Alexander will visit South Korea in November at the invitation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Park's office said Friday.The monarch and his wife, Queen Maxima, will visit Seoul from Nov. 3-4, reciprocating Park's official visit to the Netherlands in March, Cheon...

Updated : 2014.08.29 17:20

UNESCAP forecasts 4% growth for Korea

The Korean economy is forecast to expand 4 percent this year on the back of a recently unveiled stimulus package although downside risks persist such as sluggish consumer spending and construction investment, a U.N. survey showed Thursday. The U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia a...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:43

Seoul slams Abe for sending condolence to war criminal ceremony

South Korea on Thursday expressed "deep" concerns over Japan's repeated moves to deny its wartime atrocities as Tokyo's prime minister reportedly sent a message earlier this year to a ceremony to honor its war criminals.In April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message...

Updated : 2014.08.28 16:14

Seoul, Tokyo likely to hold strategic dialogue

South Korea and Japan are seeking to hold a strategic dialogue between their vice foreign ministers in the foreseeable future to discuss an array of bilateral issues, government sources said Wednesday.The two countries are in discussions to set the date and agenda for the talks amid frayed...

Updated : 2014.08.27 21:00