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[Herald Interview] OECD calls for regional nuclear safety approach

Despite persistent territorial and historical tension, Northeast Asia needs to formulate a joint scheme to promote nuclear safety which will help preclude future disasters and boost practical cooperat...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:28

Senators propose family reunion resolution

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― A group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution calling for family reunions between Korean-Americans and their long-lost relatives in North Korea, according to a diplomatic source and Congressional data Sunday.Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) and Mark Warner (D-Virg...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:31

China calls for easing of tension as N. Korea's attacks U.N. rights resolution

China on Monday called for an easing of tension on the Korean Peninsula, a day after North Korea's top military body warned of "catastrophic consequences" in the latest angry reaction to the international community's stepped-up censure of its human rights record.    In protest against ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 17:19

China expert pessimistic on N. Korea's 'diplomatic offensive'

North Korea's "diplomatic offensive" this year, including a visit by a special envoy of the North's leader Kim Jong-un to Russia, is unlikely to help Pyongyang escape isolation unless it changes course on nuclear weapons, a Chinese expert said Monday.    Zhang Liangui, a professor of K...

Updated : 2014.11.24 11:23

U.S. senators call for inclusion of Korean-Americans in family reunions

A group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution calling for family reunions between Korean-Americans and their long-lost relatives in North Korea, according to a diplomatic source and Congressional data Sunday.   Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) submitted the "resoluti...

Updated : 2014.11.24 11:22

Senators introduce resolution calling for including Korean-Americans in family reunions

A group of U.S. senators have introduced a resolution calling for family reunions between Korean-Americans and their long-lost relatives in North Korea, according to a diplomatic source and Congressional data Sunday.  The website of Congress also showed the resolution (S.RES.587) was int...

Updated : 2014.11.24 09:14

[Herald Interview] Actor committed to helping refugees

Albeit powerless and hapless far away from his homeland Bhutan, the young boy could not give up his dream of becoming an actor like Jung Woo-sung since watching his 2004 film “A Moment to Remember.”...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:22

[Herald Interview] Finnish P.M. uncovers Finland-Korea connection

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb visited Korea last week to invigorate bilateral ties in a broad range of areas, from winter sports to green technology. The Finnish delegation attended a summit,...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:20

Korea’s IT guru-politician speaks on ‘creative economy’

Creativity, communication, cooperation, concentration and culture. These are qualities sought by headhunters worldwide, and an innovation-minded group in Seoul has decided to go to town to learn about...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:19

ASEAN Film Festival comes to Seoul

Korean moviegoers and cultural explorers will have an opportunity to experience a diverse range of cinematic genres from Southeast Asia at the ASEAN Film Festival, which will showcase 10 selected film...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:19

Connoisseurs discuss recipe for globalizing Korean cuisine

A group of international connoisseurs gathered to discuss the globalization of Korean food and promote an international competition involving French cuisine. The 5.4 Club, which aims to promote the fo...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:18

Korea, China, Japan sign agreement on fighting Ebola

 South Korea, China and Japan have signed a joint statement outlining their efforts to strengthen three-way cooperation for preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the three countries, Seoul’s health minister said Sunday. Minister Moon Hyung-pyo and his Chinese and Japanese counter...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:38

S. Korea, China, Japan to step up cooperation on Ebola fight

The health ministers of South Korea, China and Japan on Sunday signed a joint statement to strengthen their three-way cooperation to help prevent the deadly Ebola virus from spreading to their nations. The joint statement was announced after a meeting of the three ministers -- South Korea...

Updated : 2014.11.23 15:44

S. Korea to hold fresh round of talks for 3-way FTA with Japan, China

South Korea, China and Japan will hold a new round of negotiations this week for a three-way free trade agreement (FTA), the South Korean government said Sunday.The talks, the sixth of their kind, will be held in Tokyo from Monday through Friday, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industr...

Updated : 2014.11.23 11:39

Korea, Japan to resume sex slavery talks

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday that Seoul and Tokyo plan to hold a fresh round of talks next week to resolve the issue of Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, as they strive to taper differences in their historical perceptions. Lee Sang-deok, direct...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:33