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‘Access to innovative talent essential for global business’

To leap forward in the global marketplace, firms must attract diverse talents capable of engineering “what’s next” and disrupting “business as usual,” a leading Canadian computer scientist said. ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 20:13

Park embarks on first state visit to Iran

TEHRAN -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye embarked on the country’s first state visit to Iran on Sunday to tap into the promising market of the Middle East, joined by the largest-ever business d...

Updated : 2016.05.01 19:29

Park leaves for Iran for talks with Rouhani

South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Tehran on Sunday on a historic trip meant to boost political and economic relations between the two countries.Park is set to meet with her Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday in the first meeting between the leaders of the two countr...

Updated : 2016.05.01 11:08

China, Japan hold FM talks to improve strained ties

The foreign ministers of China and Japan held bilateral talks in Beijing on Saturday with the aim of improving ties strained by territorial and historical disputes. Meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing is willing to develop a "healt...

Updated : 2016.04.30 17:02

President Park to depart for Iran to seek opportunities

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will leave for Iran on Sunday to help South Korean businesses expand into the Middle East's least-tapped market, Cheong Wa Dae said.Park is the first South Korean ...

Updated : 2016.04.30 14:39

U.S. will lose leverage in Asia if it pulls troops out of S. Korea: U.S. congressman

The U.S. will lose much of its leverage in Asia if it pulls troops out of South Korea, a U.S. congressman said Friday, criticizing Donald Trump's suggestion that the U.S. should end defense support for allies unless they pay more."If we pull out of the Pacific and we, you know, take our tr...

Updated : 2016.04.30 12:39

S. Korea avoids U.S. currency manipulator designation, put on monitoring list

The U.S. Treasury Department put South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Germany on its "monitoring list" for foreign exchange policies Friday, but none  was designed as a currency manipulator."Korea has a significant bilateral trade surplus with the United States and a material current acc...

Updated : 2016.04.30 12:34

S. Korea endorses revised ordinance to tighten travel bans for conflict-laden countries

South Korea on Thursday endorsed a revision to the enforcement ordinance of the Passport Act to further tighten its travel bans on several conflict-laden countries, including Iraq and Syria, a move aimed at ensuring the safety of its citizens.The revision was endorsed during a Cabinet meet...

Updated : 2016.04.28 22:07

Korea, Japan, China hold talks on Arctic affairs

South Korea, Japan and China held their first high-level talks on Arctic affairs in Seoul on Thursday, seeking to expand areas of trilateral cooperation to jointly tackle regional and global challenges including climate change.The first Trilateral High-Level Dialogue on the Arctic was held...

Updated : 2016.04.28 11:41

Polish Day to jazz up downtown Seoul

The Polish Day -- celebration of the Central European country’s culture, literature and products -- will be held at the Cheonggye Plaza in Seoul on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organized by the Poli...

Updated : 2016.04.24 20:21

EU marks Paris climate agreement signature

Coinciding with Earth Day -- an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection -- the European Union delegation to Korea hosted a reception Friday to...

Updated : 2016.04.24 20:20

Ecuador urges Korea's aid after earthquake

The Ecuadorian Embassy in Seoul is reaching out to Korea for pressing humanitarian support to facilitate relief and reconstruction efforts following the catastrophic earthquake that shook the country ...

Updated : 2016.04.24 20:15

‘Steadfast sanctions key to N.K. denuclearization’

To prevent North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations and force the regime to denuclearize, the international community must apply sanctions steadfastly and extensively, according to a former sen...

Updated : 2016.04.24 20:11

Obama's royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

LONDON (AP) -- Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone's birthday, but President Barack Obama went the extra mile on Friday -- thousands of miles, actually --  to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II over lunch at Windsor Castle.Britain's oldest and...

Updated : 2016.04.22 21:41

At least 10 killed in airstrikes in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) -- At least 10 people were killed Friday when airstrikes hit several rebel-held neighborhoods in Syria's contested northern city of Aleppo and neighboring Idlib province, anti-government activists said. Aleppo, Syria's largest city and former commercial center, has seen sporadi...

Updated : 2016.04.22 21:35