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Korea to ease travel ban on Iraq

South Korea will allow its citizens to visit some parts of Iraq which had been banned from travel as safety is showing signs of improving, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The ministry has impose...

Updated : 2017.05.11 17:25

[Breaking] Moon Jae-in talks with Abe over disputed ‘comfort women’ deal

President Moon Jae-in and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday talked over the phone to discuss the future direction of the Korea-Japan bilateral ties, focusing on unsettled history disputes ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:13

Moon Jae-in vows to mend ties with Xi, rejects sex slavery deal with Abe

President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday agreed to take steps to restore the two countries’ relations strained by a dispute over Seoul’s decision to house a US missi...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:08

Reopening of Kaesong complex requires UN sanctions-related review: official

A resumption of the now-shuttered South Korean industrial park in North Korea should be closely reviewed due to its possible conflict with UN sanctions resolutions, a government official said Thursda...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:16

Moon and China's Xi agree to improve ties, denuclearize N. Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart agreed Thursday to further improve their countries' bilateral relations, while jointly calling for efforts by all concerned parties to h...

Updated : 2017.05.11 14:48

Moon's N. Korea policy to be within US expectations: adviser

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's much-speculated engagement with North Korea will not go beyond the United States' comfort zone and consultation may precede key decisions toward Pyongyang under t...

Updated : 2017.05.11 12:55

US Army commander tapped to be deputy national security adviser: report

WASHINGTON -- A US Army commander, who previously served in US Forces Korea, has been tapped to be a deputy national security adviser, a report said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell, commander of ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 09:03

Korea orders overseas missions to stand vigilant against security risks amid government change

South Korea on Wednesday ordered its overseas missions to stay vigilant against security conditions surrounding the nation amid a change of administration, the ministry said. The Ministry of Foreign...

Updated : 2017.05.10 17:59

Moon Jae-in faces uphill battle on US ties, THAAD

President Moon Jae-in faces an uphill battle in navigating through a bleaker-than-ever diplomatic security landscape with diminishing strategic space in the face of North Korea’s rapidly evolving th...

Updated : 2017.05.10 16:28

Xi congratulates Moon Jae-in on election win, expresses hopes to resolve differences

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to new President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday expressing hopes to deepen ties and resolve differences amid diplomatic rifts over a US...

Updated : 2017.05.10 12:17

China extends assistance to Korea over bus accident killing 10 kids

The Chinese foreign ministry has offered to help South Korea deal with the aftermath of a deadly car accident in China which killed 10 Korean kindergarteners and two other Chinese people, the foreign...

Updated : 2017.05.10 12:13

Pro-NK newspaper in Japan reports Moon Jae-in's election as president

A pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan reported Wednesday that liberal politician Moon Jae-in was elected as South Korea's new president in the first coverage of the news by North Korea-related ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:13

White House: Trump looks forward to meeting with Moon

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump looks forward to meeting with South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in and discussing shared interests of the two countries, the White House said Tuesday. "The...

Updated : 2017.05.10 09:39

Head of Israeli foundation to support disabled people says work enriches his own life

Israeli Ehud Ratzabi spent the last decade dedicating himself to making his country a better place for the disabled. But the volunteering helped him more than he helped the handicapped, and enriched ...

Updated : 2017.05.09 15:15

State Department: US looks forward to continuing close cooperation with Korea's next president

The United States looks forward to continuing "our close, constructive, deep cooperation" with South Korea's new president, the State Department said Monday. South Koreans are set to head to the pol...

Updated : 2017.05.09 09:03