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Ex-Japan leader conveys Abe’s message to Park

A former Japanese leader conveyed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message to President Park Geun-hye on Friday, an official said, a move that may pave the way for a potential summit between the two neigh...

Updated : 2014.09.19 21:08

President Park to meet former Japanese leader

South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to meet with a former Japanese prime minister later this week, an official said Thursday, amid a recent thaw in relations between the two neighbors.Park is set to meet with former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday, presidential spokes...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors

South Korea and Turkey initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) for their investment and service sectors Thursday, which will complement a trade pact for products that went into effect last year.The new South Korea-Turkey FTA on service and investment will soon undergo reviews by each side a...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:03

S. Korea, Germany to ink deal on unification advisory panel

South Korea plans to ink a preliminary deal with Germany to create an advisory group in an effort to learn lessons from the European country's unification, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.The two countries' foreign ministries are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding late ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 19:56

(Photo News) Headed for Incheon

Lee Ho-yeon, a member of the Incheon Asian Games steering committee, lights the torch at Seoul Plaza two days before the event kicks off. The torch arrived in the host city of Incheon later in the day...

Updated : 2014.09.17 21:16

Korea, Japan to hold strategic talks: report

South Korea and Japan plan to resume their strategic dialogue ― stalled for over a year and a half ― next month as they explore ways to mend relations severely dented by feuds over wartime history, a news report said Wednesday. The talks will take place in Tokyo on Oct. 1 between Vice Fo...

Updated : 2014.09.17 21:04

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on cultural exchange

South Korea and Japan plan to hold a director-general level meeting on cultural exchange in Tokyo this week for the first time in four years despite strained bilateral ties, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.Kim Dong-gi, director-general of the cultural affairs bureau at Seoul's fore...

Updated : 2014.09.17 15:38

Merkel named this year's Seoul Peace Prize winner

Peace Prize for her repeated, heartfelt apologies for Germany's past war atrocities, the prize's judging committee said Wednesday."The 12th Seoul Peace Prize goes to German Chancellor Angela Merkel," Lee Chul-seung, the chairman of the judging committee said in a press conference. "Her apo...

Updated : 2014.09.17 15:01

‘S. Korea, U.S. need radar, interceptor system for N.K. drones’

Seoul and Washington should jointly develop a radar and interceptor system for unmanned aircraft to cope with the growing number of North Korean drones encroaching on South Korean airspace and a globally intensifying robotics arms race, a U.S. defense expert said Monday. Van Jackson, a fel...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:32

Seoul to support IS fight with humanitarian aid

South Korea is expected to support the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State militants with additional humanitarian assistance, Seoul’s presidential national security adviser said Sunday.Kim Kwan-...

Updated : 2014.09.15 21:05

Hopes for Korea-Japan thaw grow

Hopes are rising slowly for a long-awaited thaw in relations between Korea and Japan as Seoul appears to be sending out reconciliatory signals while pressing Tokyo to come clean about its wartime atro...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:59

World united against wartime sexual slavery

The following is the eighth in a series of articles on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. ― E...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:51

Papua New Guinean marks Independence Day

Papua New Guinean Ambassador to South Korea Bill Veri lauded his country’s democratic government during a reception celebrating its 39th Independence Day in Seoul on Thursday. “Thirty-nine years on,...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:36

Malaysia lauds ‘Look East Policy’

Malaysian Ambassador to South Korea extolled the 50-plus years of bilateral ties with South Korea by underscoring her country’s renewed Look East Policy, during a reception celebrating the Southeast ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:35

Korea eyes democratic Myanmar

There’s no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that many game-changing political reforms have been implemented since the country’s first civilian governmen...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:34