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S. Korea should pay $1b for THAAD: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday called for South Korea to pay $1 billion for a missile shield’s deployment here, and vowed to renegotiate a bilateral free trade pact, stirring heated reactions in...

Updated : 2017.04.28 11:48

S. Korea open to dialogue if N. Korea sincere about denuclearization: official

South Korea is open to disarmament dialogue with North Korea if the North comes with a sincere willingness to discard its nuclear program, the foreign ministry's spokesman said Thursday.The position c...

Updated : 2017.04.27 16:41

Korea urges China to listen to int'l call to stop THAAD retaliation

South Korea urged China Thursday to listen to international calls to stop retaliations over Seoul's installation of the high-tech US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system after the neighbor pledg...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:55

China urges Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment

BEIJING -- Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defense shield went into full swing in South Korea, China strongly urged Seoul and Washington on Wednesday to pull back the equipment, warning th...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:08

New Korea-US alliance association set for launch

Former and current US Forces Korea service members will establish a brand-new association next week to promote friendly ties between the two countries, according to a group of figures here advocating ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:49

Korea pledges $4m humanitarian assistance to Yemen

South Korea plans to provide $4 million in humanitarian assistance to war-torn Yemen this year and join international efforts to end the civil war there, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.South Kore...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:32

Concert held in memory of Czech-American chaplain in Korean War

BERLIN -- A music concert was held in a Czech city in memory of Emil Kapaun, a Czech-American priest and war hero who died in captivity during the 1950-53 Korean War, the South Korean Embassy in Pragu...

Updated : 2017.04.26 13:13

Chinese man gets 30 years for murdering Korean woman in Jeju

JEJU -- A local appellate court on Wednesday sentenced a 51-year-old Chinese man to 30 years in prison for murdering an unrelated South Korean woman who was praying at a church on the country's southe...

Updated : 2017.04.26 11:47

Korean-Americans petition US for use of 'East Sea' name

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 110,000 ethnic Koreans in the United States petitioned the US government Tuesday to refer to the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan as "the East Sea" in addition...

Updated : 2017.04.26 11:03

Lippert joins Boeing as vice president: report

Former US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has joined US aviation giant Boeing as vice president of international affairs, a news report said Monday.The Politico report did not provide any detai...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:41

Seoul protests Tokyo’s renewed Dokdo claim

Seoul on Tuesday protested Tokyo’s intensified claim to the Korean islets of Dokdo in an annual diplomatic paper, which added to territorial and historical tension between the two countries. Japan’s...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:33

Nuke envoys from Korea, US, Japan meet to coordinate ways to reign in North

Senior diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan sat together in Tokyo on Tuesday seeking to chart ways to rein in North Korea as the communist country appears to be preparing another mili...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:58

Korea, Japan divided over usage of 'East Sea' at IHO meeting in Monaco

GENEVA -- South Korea and Japan were divided over the usage of "East Sea" in naming the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan as a conference of the International Hydrographic Organizat...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:25

S. Korea's top diplomat to attend UN meeting on N. Korea this week

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will attend a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea to be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, the foreign ministry here said Tuesd...

Updated : 2017.04.25 09:59

Kazakhstan health care ushers in privatization

Emerging from seven decades of state-led management of health care, Kazakhstan has embarked on an ambitious program of medical sector privatization and modernization, with a focus on attracting foreig...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:17