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Korea to sign deal with Sri Lanka on new town development

South Korea's government said Tuesday that it plans to sign an initial deal with Sri Lanka on the development of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and adjacent areas.Kang Ho-in, minister of land, infrastructure and transport, is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with his counterpar...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:58

Korea designates new ambassador to Japan

South Korea has designated a career diplomat with expertise on Asia as its new ambassador to Japan, a government source said Tuesday.Lee Joon-gyu, 62, is to replace Yoo Heung-soo, who offered to resig...

Updated : 2016.05.24 09:45

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju strives to boost global appeal

Positioned off the southern tip of the peninsula and at the center of Northeast Asia, Jejudo Island has for years been enticing tourists and investors from around the globe on the back of its natural ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:34

[JEJU FORUM] Jeju at the center of peace-building efforts

Following the end of the Cold War, then-President Roh Tae-woo invited Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev for a historic summit in April 1991 on Jejudo Island, seeking to mend fences fraught by deca...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:31

[JEJU FORUM] Norwegian scholar criticizes no ‘exit strategy’ on N.K.

Despite Pyongyang’s unabated nuclear ambitions, Seoul should seek to craft an “exit strategy” to defuse cross-border tension away from the current focus on sanctions and pressure, said Johan Galtun...

Updated : 2016.05.23 19:28

Bulgarian rose charms at Seoul festival

The Bulgarian Embassy and Jungnang-gu district jointly held the Seoul Rose Festival over the weekend, decorating the strip of land along the Jungnangcheon Stream with rosy fanfare. During the inaugura...

Updated : 2016.05.22 23:23

Nepalese brothers cycle the world for environment, public health

Two brothers from Nepal are on a cycling journey across the world to raise awareness on saving the environment and preventing HIV. They arrived in Korea in early May, hoping to spread their goodwill. ...

Updated : 2016.05.22 23:13

World Humanitarian Summit urges global engagement

ISTANBUL -- Ahmed Hassan Makur is a Syrian refugee who has for the last four years dwelled in Turkey’s Nizip Temporary Accommodation Center near Gaziantep north of the border with Syria. When the war...

Updated : 2016.05.22 22:41

Proactive diplomacy is key to Kuwait prosperity

KUWAIT CITY -- Fifteen years since the end of the Gulf War, it is hard to see any remnants of the devastation in Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait that was invaded by Iraq in 1991 by its then-leader ...

Updated : 2016.05.22 16:58

[HERALD INTERVIEW] Murayama urges Abe to offer written apologies to sex slavery victims

With many wartime sex slavery victims staunchly resisting the recent settlement with Seoul, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should write a letter to each of them to deliver his sincere atonement an...

Updated : 2016.05.22 16:35

S. Korean prime minister calls for improved ties with Uzbekistan

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn called for efforts to boost economic ties and cooperation with Uzbekistan on Saturday, also urging additional efforts to jointly develop new overseas markets.   The call came at a ceremony marking the construction of a chemical plant in Ustyurt, ...

Updated : 2016.05.21 17:05

S. Korea, Portugal initial aviation pack to operate direct flights

South Korea and Portugal have initialed an agreement that may allow operation of direct flights connecting the two countries, the Seoul government said Saturday.   The bilateral air transport agreement was initialed at the end of two-day talks held in Lisbon on Friday, according to the M...

Updated : 2016.05.21 15:12

Seoul, Tashkent PMs agree to expand ties

South Korea's Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn and his Uzbek counterpart agreed on Friday to expand ties to make the two countries strategic partners down the road.   During the visit, the two countries decided to settle unpaid transactions to South Korean firms currently operating in Uzbeki...

Updated : 2016.05.21 13:32

Korea, Mongolia to bolster cooperation in football

South Korea and Mongolia will boost their cooperation in football after leaders from both sides agreed to mutual football development programs, the sport's national governing body said Friday.The Korea Football Association said that its chief Chung Mong-gyu had a meeting with Mongolian Pre...

Updated : 2016.05.20 16:26

Korea, Mongolia agree to seek increase in flights, bolster development cooperation

The leaders of Korea and Mongolia agreed Thursday to seek an increase in flights between the two nations and expand cooperation in the latter's infrastructure construction and overall economic development.President Park Geun-hye and her Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, signed ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 12:44