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S. Korea seeks more assurance in new U.S.-Japan defense rules

South Korea urged the United States and Japan Tuesday to assure the security of South Korea in implementing the U.S-Japan defense guidelines, which expand Japan's military role abroad against possible...

Updated : 2015.04.28 10:42

U.S. envoy highlights S. Korean role in TPP

South Korea's global economic network of free trade deals with many other countries will be a strong selling point for participation in a U.S.-led regional trade pact, known as the Trans Pacific Partn...

Updated : 2015.04.28 10:39

Abe offers no apology for wartime sexual slavery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered no clear apology Monday for Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women, sticking to a previous vague statement on the issue that has ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 09:26

AIIB members hold meeting in Beijing

Senior government officials from 57 members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) began a two-day meeting in Beijing on Monday to discuss the articles of agreement and other pending issues, a diplomatic source said. This week's meeting is aimed at finalizing the ar...

Updated : 2015.04.27 21:27

Korea sends rescue team, aid to Nepal

South Korea said Monday it would dispatch search and rescue staff and medical personnel to Nepal as relief assistance pours into the country, following a massive earthquake that has left thousands dea...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:19

Upgraded U.S.-Japan ties pose dilemma for Seoul

The strengthening U.S.-Japan alliance is posing a strategic dilemma for South Korea as its relations with Tokyo show no signs of improving, while the need for security cooperation over North Korea’s ...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:18

S. Korea, U.S. to push for 'meaningful' nuke talks: official

South Korea and the United States agreed Monday to make efforts to resume the multilateral talks on North Korea's denuclearization, which have been stalled for years due to the North's failure to abide by a past nuclear deal, a Seoul official said.  Kim Gunn, director-general for North K...

Updated : 2015.04.27 18:04

Korea to offer $1m in relief aid to Nepal

South Korea said Sunday it will provide $1 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Nepal, which was hit Saturday by a 7.8-magnitude quake that left more than 1,800 people dead and others injured, inc...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:49

Park wraps up four-nation S. America tour

SAO PAULO ― President Park Geun-hye wrapped up her four-nation tour of South America over the weekend with a handful of deals aimed to boost trade and economic cooperation.Park’s trip to Colombia, P...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:40

New evidence of imperial Japan’s atrocities emerges

Fresh evidence of Japan’s colonial-era atrocities was revealed by Korean media outlets on Sunday, escalating growing pressure on Tokyo to confront history and sincerely apologize for its past wrongdo...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:38

Canadian embassy hosts Toronto grads

Korean graduates of the University of Toronto gathered recently at an alumni reception at the Canadian embassy in Seoul to meet fellow alumni and remember their time at the various campuses in Toronto...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:36

Korean culture program launched for foreigners

The Korea Foundation has launched a program that connects foreigners and Koreans through language and culture. Foreigners can take part in activities to experience Korean culture, while Koreans can pa...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:36

‘Ethiopia’s renaissance follows Korean development’

Korea has been a paragon of progress for Ethiopia, which has developed rapidly since 2000.The Ethiopian economy grew by over 10 percent annually between 2004 and 2009, slowing to nearly 7 percent sinc...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:34

S. Korea, Brazil agree to bolster ties

President Park Geun-hye and her Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, agreed Friday to strengthen their countries' partnership by diversifying cooperation."(South Korea and Brazil) can become ideal p...

Updated : 2015.04.25 10:56

'A number of years' needed to evaluate Seoul's need to produce enriched uranium fuel for power plants: expert

It will take a "number of years" for South Korea and the United States to evaluate whether it's good for Seoul to produce low-enriched uranium fuel for power plants on its own under a new nuclear cooperation agreement with the U.S., a former American negotiator said Friday.Earlier this wee...

Updated : 2015.04.25 10:49