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Korea's deputy prime minister to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan this week

A South Korean deputy prime minister will leave for Kazakhstan this week as part of his two-nation trip to Central Asia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between South Korea and the...

Updated : 2017.03.26 14:57

FM Yun to attend Washington meeting on fighting ISIS

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se departed for Washington DC, on Tuesday to attend a meeting of a global partnership to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, his office said.US Secretary...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:04

US nuclear envoy meets major Korean presidential contenders

The US envoy on the North Korean nuclear conundrum met with some of the major presidential contenders in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss North Korea, the alliance and other pending diplomatic issues, poli...

Updated : 2017.03.21 10:15

Danish environment minister endorses 'circular economy'

Denmark is a front-runner in the “circular economy,” a holistic industrial paradigm geared toward maximizing productivity and minimizing pollution.As an antidote to the “linear economy,” which pro...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:49

EU shares pains, gains in combating gender violence

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released the results of a survey on gender-based violence across its 28 member states in March 2014, after interviewing 42,000 women. “The results wer...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:41

Ireland fetes robust commerce on St. Patrick’s Day

On the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Irish Minister Paschal Donohoe promoted Ireland’s economic vigor and cultural pride during a two-day visit to Korea last week. Donohoe heads the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, an offshoot branched from the finance departme...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:37

French language to be championed at PyeongChang Olympics

French is one of two official languages of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea. Fleur Pellerin, high envoy for the games appointed by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF), believes the occasion will be the venue to celebrate diverse cultures and languages, in...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:32

Kazakhstan gains from disarmament, diplomacy, democracy

As a country that renounced the world’s fourth-largest atomic arsenal, Kazakhstan condemns North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and urges its return to the six-party talks for denuclearization, according...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:32

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Vietnam discuss cooperation on NK threats

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Vietnam discussed how to jointly rein in North Korea's prohibited nuclear tests and missile launches during their talks in Vietnam on Monday.South Korean Forei...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:20

Top US nuke envoy to visit Seoul amid growing threats from NK

The top US nuclear envoy will visit Seoul this week to discuss cooperation with his South Korean counterparts against North Korea amid the growing nuclear and missile threats from the reclusive state,...

Updated : 2017.03.20 11:21

Tillerson reaffirms 'ironclad' security alliance with Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday reaffirmed Washington's "ironclad" security alliance with South Korea amid growing military threats from a provocative North Korea.The US top diplomat mad...

Updated : 2017.03.17 18:14

China's retaliation over THAAD seen as meddling with internal affairs: official

China's retaliation against South Korea over the ongoing deployment of an advanced US missile defense system could be viewed as meddling with internal affairs, a senior foreign ministry official hinte...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:24

Defector urges S. Korea to be predictable on N. Korea

Thae Yong-ho, a former Pyongyang diplomat who defected to Seoul last year, on Thursday urged South Korea to be "predictable" when it comes to inter-Korean issues."(The conservative and liberal parties...

Updated : 2017.03.16 12:00

Expert calls for suspending THAAD deployment until Beijing stops retaliation

A national security expert on Thursday called on South Korea to consider putting on hold the ongoing deployment of a US missile defense system on its soil until China stops its stepped-up retaliation ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:57

Korea, Japan to discuss cooperation on nuclear power

South Korea and Japan will hold a meeting in Seoul to discuss cooperation for the safe use of nuclear power, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The meeting will be held later in the day between Ham Sa...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:14