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Seoul, Berlin urge N.K. to abandon nukes

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Germany pressed North Korea on Friday to give up its nuclear weapons development and engage in dialogue to bring peace on the Korean Peninsula.“We shared view...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:31

S. Korea, Germany to share experience on unification

Officials from South Korea and Germany will hold a first round of bilateral talks to discuss current geopolitical issues on the Korean Peninsula and share the European country’s experience of achieving peaceful unification, the Seoul government said Friday.Germany’s top diplomat, Frank-W...

Updated : 2014.10.31 14:15

New U.S. envoy vows to 'deepen and broaden' Seoul-Washington ties

New U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert on Thursday pledged to make every effort to "deepen and broaden" Seoul-Washington relations, expressing hopes that the ties will be even stronger by the...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:45

Park calls for dialogue in Northeast Asia amid tension

President Park Geun-hye called Thursday for dialogue and cooperation in Northeast Asia amid fresh tensions on the Korean Peninsula over high-level talks.The Koreas had agreed to hold high-level talks between late October and early November during a recent surprise visit to South Korea by a...

Updated : 2014.10.30 13:43

Korea, U.S. seek new options on nuke accord

South Korea is seeking to revise its nuclear cooperation accord with the U.S. in a “creative” manner that could guarantee Seoul’s autonomy in its civilian use of nuclear energy to some extent, a ranking official said Wednesday.South Korea and the U.S. are in the final stage in revising ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:25

China FM stresses commitment to denuclearizing N. Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday reiterated Beijing's commitment to denuclearizing North Korea, days after the top U.S. military commander in South Korea said Pyongyang may be able to miniaturize a nuclear weapon to load it atop a missile. "We are firmly committed to denuclea...

Updated : 2014.10.29 17:11

Prince Edward in S. Korea for youth leadership program

Britain's Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, visited South Korea Wednesday to attend a global gathering of youth achievement award holders, local organizers said.Edward arrived at Incheon International Airport just west of Seoul earlier in the day and was welcomed by officia...

Updated : 2014.10.29 13:19

Security forum on trust-building in Asia-Pacific opens in Seoul

Hundreds of security experts and government officials from the Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Seoul on Wednesday to participate in a multilateral security forum aimed at seeking ways to build military trust in the region, Seoul's defense ministry said.Under the theme of "From Conflict ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 10:31

S. Korea's top nuke envoy begins five-day visit to China

South Korea's top nuclear envoy left for China on Tuesday for a five-day visit to discuss ways to resume the long-stalled six-party talks on denuclearizing North Korea, Seoul officials said.The six-nation negotiations, involving South Korea, North Korea, the U.S., China, Russia and Japan, ...

Updated : 2014.10.28 15:54

Abe voices no desire to revise Kono Statement: Seoul's parliament chief

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed no desire to revise a past government apology for Tokyo's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, South Korea's parliamentary speaker said Monday, indicating Japan's continued efforts to improve strained ties between the two hist...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:07

S. Korea's nuclear envoy to make rare visit to northeastern China

South Korea's top nuclear envoy will embark on a five-day visit to China this week, including a rare trip to China's northeastern provinces where thousands of North Korean defectors are believed to be hiding before eventually resettling to the South, Seoul officials said Monday. Hwang Joo...

Updated : 2014.10.27 17:56

U.S. nuclear envoy visits S. Korea to attend peace forum

The U.S. special envoy for the long-stalled six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue arrived in Seoul Monday for an international conference on a regional peace initiative proposed by South Korean President Park Geun-hye.Sydney Seiler is also scheduled to have meetings with senior...

Updated : 2014.10.27 17:43

S. Korea, Vietnam agree to boost environmental cooperation

South Korea and Vietnam agreed Monday to expand their cooperation in environmental fields such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, officials here said.The agreement was reached during a meeting between South Korea's Environment Minister Yoon Seong-kyu ...

Updated : 2014.10.27 15:24

S. Korea's nuclear envoy to visit China this week

South Korea's top nuclear envoy will travel to China this week to discuss efforts to revive long-stalled international nuclear negotiations with North Korea, a diplomatic source said Monday. Hwang Joon-kook plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, and other officials in Beijing on...

Updated : 2014.10.27 15:19

S. Korea, Germany to launch unification advisory panel this week

South Korea and Germany plan to launch an advisory panel on unification this week in an effort by Seoul to learn the lessons from the European country's reunification, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.The two sides inked a preliminary deal in September to create the panel, an idea that...

Updated : 2014.10.27 10:33