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New legislation introduced in US Senate for more professional visas for S. Koreans

A US senator has introduced a bill calling for more nonimmigrant visas to be issued for highly skilled South Korean workers, congressional records showed Thursday.Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) submitted the legislation (S.1399) Wednesday, together with co-sponsors Sen. Mazie Hirono(D-HI) and ...

Updated : 2017.06.23 10:20

Tillerson says US understands 'diplomatic process' underway for THAAD deployment

The United States understands what it sees as a "diplomatic process" underway for the deployment of its advanced missile defense system in South Korea, its top diplomat said Thursday.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the comment during a conversation with his South Korean counterpar...

Updated : 2017.06.23 00:38

Moon urges China to do more to rid N. Korea of nuclear weapons: Reuters

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday urged China to do more to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, noting the communist state may acquire nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile in “the not to...

Updated : 2017.06.23 00:34

Parliament passes resolution calling for reunions of separated families

South Korea's parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for the reunions of families separated across the inter-Korean border in time for Liberation Day in August.The reunions of families, mo...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:37

Vice unification minister meets Japan's top envoy

South Korea's vice unification minister on Wednesday met Japan's top envoy to Seoul to discuss the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and ways to strengthen cooperation, government officials s...

Updated : 2017.06.21 17:49

Pro-NK paper in Japan condemns Moon's offer for talks

A pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan on Wednesday condemned President Moon Jae-in for suggesting that Seoul is willing to hold unconditional talks if the North stops its provocative acts.The Chosun S...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:06

Seoul, Tokyo’s top diplomats reaffirm stance on NK, remain apart on sex slaves

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Japanese counterpart agreed on the need to cooperate in North Korean issues in a telephone conversation, Seoul’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ...

Updated : 2017.06.21 15:20

Korea asks US law enforcement authorities to arrest robbery suspects

LOS ANGELES -- The South Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles on Tuesday asked the local police authorities to arrest suspects who robbed two South Korean women as soon as possible, the consulate g...

Updated : 2017.06.21 15:16

Senate to hold hearing expected to focus on Warmbier's death

The US Senate has scheduled a hearing that is expected to focus on the death of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year, its website showed Wedn...

Updated : 2017.06.21 13:06

Korea strongly protests Japan's renewed claims to Dokdo

South Korea voiced strong protests Wednesday against Japan's latest claims to its easternmost islets of Dokdo in an education manual.The foreign ministry also said that it called in Katsuro Kitagawa, a minister for political affairs at the Japanese embassy, to lodge complaints about what i...

Updated : 2017.06.21 13:03

McCain cites ‘last-minute scheduling change’ as reason for canceling trip to Korea

WASHINGTON -- US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) had to cancel his planned trip to South Korea due to "a last-minute scheduling change," and looks forward to meeting with President Moon Jae-in when he...

Updated : 2017.06.21 09:52

US handling Warmbier's death as 'humanitarian matter': Kang

South Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the US is dealing with the case of an American who passed away after a 17-month-long detention in North Korea as a "humanitarian matter," explaining that W...

Updated : 2017.06.21 09:41

'THAAD suspension breeds mistrust in alliance'

The Moon Jae-in government’s recent halt of the deployment of US anti-missile assets has created a “trust issue” between the allies, a prominent Washington academic said Tuesday, warning the decisi...

Updated : 2017.06.20 18:29

Korea, US arranging telephone conversation between top diplomats

South Korea's new Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha plans to have a telephone conversation with US counterpart Rex Tillerson and express consolation over the death of an American student who was recentl...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:56

Korea, China agree to maintain close communication on THAAD

BEIJING -- Senior officials from Seoul and Beijing agreed on Tuesday to have frequent and close communications on the controversial deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea, Seoul's fo...

Updated : 2017.06.20 14:09