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Trump willing to engage NK, but stresses ‘right conditions’: envoy

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is willing to engage North Korea, but emphasized the “right conditions” as a prerequisite, Seoul’s special envoy said. Hong Seok-hyun, a former chairma...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:25

Abe vows to build future-oriented ties with Korea

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that South Korea is the "most important" country that shares strategic interests, adding he will move toward building future-oriented ties be...

Updated : 2017.05.18 11:28

Korean rice to be sent to Cambodia, Myanmar as int'l aid

Hundreds of tons of South Korean rice will be shipped to Southeast Asian developing countries as part of an international food aid program for the first time in history, the agriculture ministry said...

Updated : 2017.05.18 11:05

Moon's special envoy arrives in China for talks on summit, N. Korea

A special envoy of South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in China on Thursday for discussions on a summit between the countries' heads of state and ways to contain North Korea. Also high on the...

Updated : 2017.05.18 09:40

Korea's presidential envoy meets with Trump

WASHINGTON -- A special envoy of South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, an official said. Special envoy Hong Seok-hyun held the meeting with Trump at the...

Updated : 2017.05.18 09:31

With envoy dispatch, Moon kick-starts summit diplomacy

With a trade of phone calls and special envoys, President Moon Jae-in is kick-starting top-level diplomacy, bringing an end to a monthslong vacuum that sparked concerns about Seoul’s weakened voice ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:11

Korea-Japan sex slavery deal comes under pressure for revision

The long-standing dispute over wartime sexual slavery has resurfaced to strain South Korea-Japan relations, as the government change in Seoul and a UN experts panel's recommendation lent momentum for...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:14

S. Korea calls for reopening inter-Korean communication channel

South Korea's unification ministry on Wednesday expressed a need to reopen an inter-Korean communication hotline, which was severed early last year following North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 11:25

Merry-go-round festivities of ASEAN cultures

The ASEAN-Korea Center has organized various cultural events throughout May and June, which have been designated as ASEAN Months to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nat...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:13

Poland honors birth of modern Constitution

The Polish Embassy last week marked the birth of the country’s modern Constitution, the second of its kind in the world following the US Constitution of 1787. On every May 3 in Poland, people celeb...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:06

[Herald Interview] Norway shows way to thrive outside European Union

When Norway voted for the second time not to join the European Union through a referendum in 1994, the country had just brokered the Oslo peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians and hos...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:04

Korea reviewing UN recommendation to modify 'comfort women' deal

South Korea's foreign ministry said Tuesday that it is reviewing a UN panel's recent recommendation that a 2015 deal reached with Japan on its wartime sexual slavery be modified to sufficiently help ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:51

Moon, Trump to hold first summit in June

President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump are expected to hold their first summit next month in Washington, as they seek to coordinate North Korea policy following their respective le...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:20

Korea, China moving toward mending ties strained over THAAD: experts

South Korea and China appear to be moving toward mending their strained ties over the installation of a US missile defense system here as exchanges and contacts in diverse areas have apparently been ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:18

S. Korea, US agree to seek new 'bold' ways to denuclearize N. Korea

South Korea and the United States agreed Tuesday to work toward the "complete" denuclearization of North Korea, also vowing to seek new and practical ways to rid the communist North of its nuclear we...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:51