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Astana Expo harbinger of future energy politics

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- As visitors walk through the glistening “Nur Alem” Kazakh pavilion in the center of the Astana International Exposition site, they are awestruck by the futuristic design of th...

Updated : 2017.06.19 18:43

[Herald Interview] Ethnic Koreans sow seeds of success in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- It was a snowy onset of winter in October 1937. The order came from Joseph Stalin to deport ethnic Koreans from Russia’s Far East to the barren steppes of Central Asia. Runnin...

Updated : 2017.06.19 18:19

Diplomatic fiasco dogs Moon ahead of Trump summit

A series of foreign policy and security fiascos are posing a threat to President Moon Jae-in’s diplomacy, with internal discords on North Korea, a US missile shield and guest receptions spilling ove...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:16

[Newsmaker] Kang faces mountain of challenges

With silver hair and a cheery smile, she stood out amid a torrent of camera flashes. As she delivered her inauguration address, younger diplomats gazed in awe, letting out whoops when she touched on ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:06

Korea becomes member of UNESCO cultural diversity committee

South Korea has been chosen to be a member of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the culture ministry said Monday. The el...

Updated : 2017.06.19 10:33

Korea, Japan should seek to issue joint declaration on comfort women: lawmaker

South Korea and Japan should seek to issue a joint declaration over Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II rather than renegotiating a 2015 bilateral deal struck over the comf...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:08

Korea condemns Japan's order to report maps with Dokdo markings

South Korea condemned Thursday the Japanese government's recent order to its foreign missions to report maps with markings of Dokdo, the Korean name of the islets to which the country lays territoria...

Updated : 2017.06.15 16:14

US official honors Korean soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thomas Shannon, US undersecretary of state for political affairs, paid his respects to a South Korean soldier killed in Afghanistan a decade ago during his trip here earlier this week, the US Embassy...

Updated : 2017.06.15 15:48

S. Korea to seek to mend inter-Korean ties with US cooperation: official

South Korea's vice unification minister said Thursday that the government will seek to improve strained inter-Korean ties in close cooperation with the United States. Vice Unification Minister Chun ...

Updated : 2017.06.15 15:09

S. Korea calls for peace, reconciliation on inter-Korean summit anniversary

South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to seek reconciliation and peace as the two rivals marked the 17th anniversary of their first summit. On June 15, 2000, leaders of South and North Korea hel...

Updated : 2017.06.15 11:37

Korea hopes to win US backing for broader peace role: adviser

South Korea hopes to use the upcoming summit between President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump to win US backing for Seoul playing a leading role in efforts to bring permanent peace on the ...

Updated : 2017.06.15 09:06

China welcomes Rodman's visit to N. Korea

BEIJING -- China welcomed former basketball star Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea Wednesday, saying it supports efforts to build ties between Washington and Pyongyang. Lu Kang, spokesman of Chin...

Updated : 2017.06.14 16:07

Moon to send special envoy to India, Australia

President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to India and Australia this week to deliver his wish for enhanced economic and diplomatic cooperation, his office said Wednesday. Park Soo-hyun, presi...

Updated : 2017.06.14 15:27

THAAD work will continue, US says

Despite controversy over Seoul’s halt of the deployment of missile defense launchers, the US remains committed to the program and further discussions to iron out any differences, a top Washington of...

Updated : 2017.06.14 15:25

S. Korea welcomes N. Korea's release of US detainee

South Korea on Wednesday welcomed the release of an American college student long detained in North Korea and vowed efforts to free its own citizens held in the communist country. The US Department ...

Updated : 2017.06.14 14:53