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Korea, China, Japan kick off trilateral foreign ministers' meeting

The top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan began their trilateral meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday to discuss ways to expand cooperation and check pending issues of mutual concern.The talks, which started earlier in the day, marked the first time that foreign ministers of the three cou...

Updated : 2016.08.24 11:44

Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers' meeting this week

Top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan will hold a meeting this week to discuss cooperation and make preparations for a summit of their heads of state likely to be held this year, the foreign ministry here said Monday.South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will meet with his Chi...

Updated : 2016.08.22 15:49

Pakistan-Korea ties celebrated on Independence Day

The independence days of Pakistan and Korea are just one day apart, on Aug. 14 and 15, respectively. The two countries also have in common experiences of colonialism, emancipation and partition, which...

Updated : 2016.08.21 23:52

Singapore lays down sustainable future with Korea

Over the last few years, Singapore has navigated through a rough sea of global financial unpredictability, making structural reforms to secure its footing. The small island state at the foot of Malays...

Updated : 2016.08.21 23:40

Pakistan bids to join Nuclear Suppliers Group

Pakistan, one of nine states worldwide to possess nuclear weapons, aspires to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, an association of 48 nations that oversees the international trade of atomic a...

Updated : 2016.08.21 18:54

Fire breaks out at Japanese consulate in Busan

A fire broke out on the premises of the Japanese Consulate in the southeast coastal city of Busan on Thursday, blackening a wall, with no other damage reported, police said. (Yonhap)The blaze, which e...

Updated : 2016.08.18 10:10

Talks under way to set date for trilateral foreign ministers' meeting

Negotiations for a meeting of foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan are under way, but the timetable has yet to be determined, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.A Japanese media report earlier said that the three countries are fine-tuning the timetable for the trilateral ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:50

Ivory Coast marks national recovery at reception

The Ivory Coast Embassy last week put the country’s rising prospects in the limelight at its 56th independence anniversary reception.Its National Day on Aug. 7 commemorated the West African nation’s liberation from colonial France, which ruled from the mid-19th century to 1960. The count...

Updated : 2016.08.16 23:54

Ecuador enchants with treasures of Galapagos Islands

Coinciding with the country’s Independence Day, the Ecuadorian embassy has organized an exhibition that showcases the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, acclaimed for its pristine wildlife and unadult...

Updated : 2016.08.16 23:39

Sowing seeds of future in Afghanistan with soybeans

With a scorching sun and arid air, steeped in rugged terrain, Afghanistan seems from afar to be an unlikely place for farmland. Up close, many areas of the country straddling central and south Asia ha...

Updated : 2016.08.16 23:03

Low oil price keeps fuel surcharge of airlines at naught for longest streak

Major South Korean airlines will not impose any fuel surcharge on international passengers in the upcoming month, the companies said Tuesday.Local industry leader Korean Air Lines Co. and its local rival Asiana Airlines Inc. have not charged any fuel surcharges since September 2015, the lo...

Updated : 2016.08.16 15:41

Korea, Hong Kong to streamline automated immigration checks

South Korea's government on Tuesday said it has agreed with Hong Kong to simplify the automated immigration procedures for each other starting next week, by eliminating the mandatory online preregistration.The Ministry of Justice said South Korean nationals and Hong Kong citizens will be a...

Updated : 2016.08.16 15:40

Korea, Japan agree on usage of comfort women fund: report

South Korea and Japan have agreed on the thorny issue on how to use the fund Tokyo will provide Seoul to compensate victims of sexual enslavement during the colonial occupation era, a Japanese media report said Friday.The two countries' foreign ministers will hold telephone talks later in ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 16:12

Kerry says U.S.-Korea alliance brings peace in Northeast Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the "critical security alliance" with South Korea is key to peace and stability in Northeast Asia, as he issued a congratulatory message ahead of South Korea's Liberation Day."Our bilateral partnership continues to thrive based on our shared...

Updated : 2016.08.12 09:05

Korea to confer state media on Japanese diplomat

South Korea will confer a state medal on Japan's U.N. ambassador, Koro Bessho, for his contribution to relations between the two countries.South Korean Ambassador Oh Joon will award the Gwanghwa Medal of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit to the Japanese envoy in a ceremony at the South...

Updated : 2016.08.12 09:05