US ship capable of tracking NK rocket arrives in Japan

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US ship capable of tracking NK rocket arrives in Japan

A U.S. radar ship capable of tracking North Korean missiles has arrived in Japan, an official said Friday, as the communist nation is forging ahead with preparations for a banned long-range rocket launch.The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen "made a scheduled port visit" to the port of Sasebo near t...

Updated : 2016.02.06 11:58

Xi-Park call shows China still unprepared to act differently with N.K.: U.S. expert

The first phone call between South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping since the North's nuclear test appears to show that Beijing is still unprepared to act differently in its handling of Pyongyang, a U.S. expert said.In the 45-minute call initiated by Xi, Park...

Updated : 2016.02.06 11:11

Obama, Xi agree on importance of 'strong, united' response to N. Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone Friday and agreed on the importance of a "strong and united international response" to North Korea's provocations, the White House said.It was the first that the two leaders have spoken since the North's Jan. 6 nuc...

Updated : 2016.02.06 11:11

Satellite imagery shows fuel tanker trucks at N. Korea's rocket launch pad

Recent satellite imagery shows the arrival of tanker trucks at the launch pad of North Korea's rocket site in an indication that the communist nation is forging ahead with a planned rocket launch, a North Korea-monitoring website said Friday.The imagery taken of the North's Sohae or Dongch...

Updated : 2016.02.06 10:53

No breakthrough in Park-Xi conversation on N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping's rare phone call to his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, underscores growing concerns over North Korea's defiant pursuit of missile and nuclear programs.It marked the first time that a Chinese leader has held a telephone conversation with a South Korea...

Updated : 2016.02.06 10:52

U.S. declines comment on Park-Xi discussions on N. Korea

The United States declined comment Friday on a phone conversation between President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping in which the Chinese leader repeated calls for dialogue to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula without mentioning sanctions on North Korea."We are not goi...

Updated : 2016.02.06 10:50

Xi calls for no nukes, no war on Korean Peninsula

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that there should be neither nuclear weapons nor war on the Korean Peninsula as he spoke by phone with President Park Geun-hye for the first time since the North's nuclear test last month.Xi also said that all relevant parties should deal with the s...

Updated : 2016.02.06 10:49

U.N. chief meets with Korean official in London

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with a high-ranking South Korean official in London and discussed ways to help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Seoul officials said Friday.The meeting with Lee Suk-joon, a lead officer for government policy coordination at the prime minister...

Updated : 2016.02.05 11:53

Young Diplomats Academy lifts lid on envoy’s world

The Korea Herald Young Diplomats Academy and the Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum -- youth camps tailored to live interaction with foreign diplomats, business leaders, renowned scholars and leg...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:08

Air Force aerobatic team to attend Singapore Airshow

A military aerobatic team will attend an air show in Singapore later this month to show off their flying skills and promote South Korean-made aircraft, the Air Force said Thursday.The Black Eagles team of 75 members, including nine pilots, will depart from South Korea on Sunday and arrive ...

Updated : 2016.02.04 14:49

Two Korean leaders in U.N. meet in London

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, globe-trotting for numerous events, held a "special" meeting here Wednesday with another South Korean leader in a U.N. agency.Ban visited the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization and got together with its chief Lim Ki-tack."Here...

Updated : 2016.02.04 14:00

Korea to become vice chair of U.N. peacekeeping panel

South Korea will join the leadership of a U.N. panel on peace efforts in recognition of its active support for a related global campaign, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.The Peacebuilding Commission plans to elect South Korea as a vice chair of the group in a meeting to be held in New ...

Updated : 2016.02.03 11:42

Korea to deepen interactive partnerships with Middle East

South Korea will step up efforts to improve its ties with the Middle East as "true partners," with the two sides confronted with "different but similar" security crises, a top Seoul diplomat said Tuesday.While struggling to cope with troubles from its nuclear-armed neighbor, South Korea is...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:38

Russian envoy repeats THAAD opposition

Russian Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Timonin on Tuesday renewed his opposition to the U.S.’ possible deployment of an advanced missile defense system to the peninsula, arguing it would not be ...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:05

Korea ranks world's 27th in economic freedom

South Korea ranks 27th in the world in terms of economic freedom while North Korea ranks at the bottom of the 178-nation list, a U.S. survey showed Monday.South Korea's ranking, which is up two notches from a year earlier, represented seventh place among Asian nations, according to the 201...

Updated : 2016.02.02 09:49