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S. Korea imposes travel ban on violence-ravaged Libya

South Korea on Wednesday imposed a travel ban on Libya again as spiraling violence in the African country has raised security concerns.Seoul's foreign ministry said it decided to raise its travel alert for Libya by one notch to the highest level, citing grave concerns for security in the c...

Updated : 2014.07.30 15:56

Prosecutors continue probe into ferry owner's driver

Prosecutors continued their investigation Wednesday into the driver of the sunken ferry Sewol's owner over suspicions of helping his employer evade a massive manhunt.Yang Hoe-jeong, 55, the chauffeur of Yoo Byung-eun, turned himself in to the prosecution a day earlier. The surrender came a...

Updated : 2014.07.30 13:59

U.S. House passes tougher sanctions bill on N. Korea

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill calling for strengthening financial sanctions on North Korea and holding officials of the totalitarian nation accountable for human rights abuses.The legislation -- H.R. 1771 or the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Ac...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:05

[Newsmaker] Evidence hints Japan hid Joseon books

Circumstantial evidence has surfaced that Japan had concealed lists of crucial Korean cultural assets that it smuggled out of the peninsula during the 1910-45 colonial period, when the two countries w...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:02

Africa looks to take page from Saemaul movement

Nineteen officials from six African countries pledged to spur rural reform and boost their local economies by taking a page from Korea’s development book at a seminar hosted by the Korea Internationa...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:56

Korea to boost ties with Mekong nations

South Korea reached agreement with Thailand and four other Mekong region countries Tuesday to further their diplomatic and economic cooperation, Seoul‘s foreign ministry said.The foreign ministers of...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:53

S. Korea weighs travel ban on violence-ravaged Libya

South Korea is considering imposing a travel ban on Libya again as spiraling violence in the African country has raised security concerns, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.Seoul's foreign ministry said it plans to hold a meeting as early as Wednesday to decide whether to raise its travel ...

Updated : 2014.07.29 14:02

U.S. official visits Seoul over Russia, Iran sanctions

A key U.S. official on sanctions policy visited Seoul on Monday as the West gears up for a further economic squeeze on Moscow in the wake of the downing of a Malaysian airliner, officials here said. Peter Harrell, deputy assistant secretary for counter threat finance and sanctions in the S...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:07

‘N. Korea should drop nuke activities’

North Korea should end its nuclear activities and provocative acts if it hopes to see the resumption of long-stalled talks aimed at convincing Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program, the out...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:54

Songpa-gu sends flood relief assistance to Paraguay

Songpa-gu district chief Park Choon-hee presented a 30 million won ($29,000) check to Paraguayan Ambassador to South Korea Ceferino Valdez for flood relief in the South American country’s capital cit...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:15

20 Koreans awarded scholarships to U.K.

British Ambassador to South Korea Scott Wightman (front row, center) poses for a photo with recipients of Britain’s Chevening Scholarship during an orientation event at his residence in Seoul on July...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:15

Korea teams up with U.N. in new ‘global citizenship’ program

South Korea is working with the United Nations to foster a sense of global citizenship here and abroad through a teacher exchange program that brings foreign teachers here and gives Korean teachers a ...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:14

Envoy celebrates his faith at Ramadan

When most people were likely sound asleep at 3 a.m. on Thursday, Mohammed Chraibi, the Moroccan ambassador here, was starting his day. He woke up hours before sunrise, ate a light meal of prunes, cher...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:12

Gandhi statue unveiled at Buddhist temple

Indian Ambassador Vishnu Prakash and Busan Mayor Suh Byeong-soo participated in the unveiling ceremony of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a Buddhist temple in Busan on Monday.Prakash, along with Hannarae Foundation of Culture chairman Ven. Shim San and other city and national government offi...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:09

Malaysian, Dutch embassies mourn downed flight MH17

The embassies of the Netherlands and Malaysia here received flowers and condolences from well-wishers, including officials, businesses and the public, over the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down in the skies above Ukraine.The Malaysian Embassy opened a condolence book last wee...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:09