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ASEAN, Korea hash over tourism, smart city development

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year, the ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul sent a mission to Singapore and Indonesia last week to strengthen cooperation in ...

Updated : 2017.01.23 18:12

Trump's security adviser casts bright future for Seoul-Washington alliance

US National Security Advisor Mike Flynn on Sunday held a phone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan-jin, expressing hope over the development of the Seoul-Washington alliance. Sou...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:22

Seoul mulls over envoy on special mission amid economic uncertainty

South Korea is considering an envoy on a special mission as part of efforts to nimbly cope with fast-changing global economic conditions, government sources said Friday. According to the sources, th...

Updated : 2017.01.20 21:37

US, South Korea need to further strengthen alliance against many challenges: Mark Lippert

Time is of the essence in dealing with geopolitical and security challenges facing the Northeast Asian region, the outgoing top US envoy to South Korea said Friday, adding that the current situation ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 15:46

Japan raises issue with 'Dokdo' on S. Korean Olympic website: report

Tokyo has complained to Seoul about a reference to Dokdo as South Korean territory on the latter's Olympic website, a report said Friday. Citing multiple sources, Kyodo News said the Japanese foreig...

Updated : 2017.01.20 11:06

Korea seeks high-level talks with US in Feb.: source

South Korea's foreign ministry is pushing to hold high-level talks with the United States "as soon as possible" after Donald Trump takes office and the meetings could come as early as next month, a m...

Updated : 2017.01.20 11:01

US reiterates readiness for N. Korean missile launch

The United States is prepared for any North Korean missile launch, including the possibility of shooting it down if it were coming toward the US or allies, the Pentagon said Thursday. Pentagon pres...

Updated : 2017.01.20 09:25

Korea to speed up high-level talks with Trump administration

South Korea will speed up high-level talks with the new US administration in a bid to keep the bilateral alliance strong, the foreign ministry said Thursday. "Following the inauguration ceremony of ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:39

Korea says it is 'not desirable' to link 'comfort woman' statue issue with Dokdo

South Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it is "not desirable" to link the current diplomatic friction over a girl statue symbolizing Japan's wartime sexual slavery with the issue of Kore...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:33

Korea to hold overseas missions' meeting this week

South Korea's foreign ministry said Thursday that it will hold a meeting of diplomats in charge of more than a dozen of its overseas missions this week to discuss the country's multilateral diplomati...

Updated : 2017.01.19 10:24

Korea-Japan ties going beyond 'difficult history' also good for US: Victor Cha

Strong South Korea-Japan ties that go beyond their "difficult history" will also be good for the United States, as it needs help from its key Asian allies in resolving challenges lying ahead in the r...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:48

Korea asks Iraq to better protect its firms, people

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se asked Iraq to step up efforts to better protect South Korean companies and nationals residing in the Middle East country, his ministry said Wednesday. During a meeting ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 12:59

S. Korea OKs EugeneBell's plan to send TB medication to NK

South Korea's unification ministry has approved an application by the EugeneBell Foundation Korea to send medication for tuberculosis to North Korea, a government official said Wednesday. The govern...

Updated : 2017.01.18 11:40

House lawmaker introduces bill calling for relisting N. Korea as terror sponsor

A US House lawmaker has introduced a bill calling for relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) brought in the legislation (H.R.479) that requires "a report on the d...

Updated : 2017.01.18 09:26

Korea mulling sanctions against Syria over chemical weapons use

South Korea is considering sanctions against Syria for the regime's illegal use of chemical weapons, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. "The South Korean government expresses its deep concerns over ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 16:16