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Tillerson to visit Korea this week

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to visit South Korea later this week for meetings with senior government officials to discuss issues of mutual concern including the growing nuclear and missile...

Updated : 2017.03.12 09:43

S. Korea, US to discuss N. Korean nuclear threat: spokesman

Top diplomats of South Korea and the United States will discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in dealing with North Korea and its nuclear program when they meet next week in Seoul, the foreign minis...

Updated : 2017.03.09 17:39

Chinese envoy urges Korea to suspend deployment of THAAD battery

Chinese Ambassador to Seoul Qiu Guohong on Thursday urged South Korea to suspend the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in the country. "The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude...

Updated : 2017.03.09 15:09

Bolivia names street after Korea as symbol of friendship, cooperation

Bolivia has named one of its streets after South Korea in a show of respect and friendship for the country that helped build its new town in Santa Cruz, the Seoul government said Thursday. The 80-me...

Updated : 2017.03.09 09:52

S. Korea, Mexico agree to work together to denuclearize N. Korea

Vice foreign ministers of South Korea and Mexico have agreed to continue their countries' collaboration to denuclearize North Korea and improve its human rights situation, Seoul officials said Wednes...

Updated : 2017.03.08 15:54

China's top diplomat renews strong objection to THAAD deployment

China's top diplomat on Wednesday voiced his strong objection to the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea, calling it a mistake that threatens Seoul's security going for...

Updated : 2017.03.08 15:09

S. Korea, US, Japan defense officials discuss response to NK missile threat

Senior defense officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan on Wednesday condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches and agreed to coordinate on how to deal with its provocat...

Updated : 2017.03.08 11:12

White House: THAAD deployment 'national security matter' for S. Korea, Japan

The deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system is a "national security matter" for South Korea, the White House said Tuesday, reaffirming it would go ahead as scheduled despite China's protest...

Updated : 2017.03.08 10:19

Tillerson to visit Korea next week

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit South Korea next week in his first trip to the region that will also take him to Japan and China, the State Department announced Tuesday. Trillerson wi...

Updated : 2017.03.08 10:16

China threatens more retaliation as Seoul, Washington start THAAD deployment

China on Tuesday threatened counteractions against South Korea and the US' deployment of the high-tech defense system THAAD which started this week. Earlier in the day, South Korea's Ministry of Nat...

Updated : 2017.03.07 17:58

Trump agrees to work with S. Korea, Japan to show N. Korea 'very dire consequences'

US President Donald Trump agreed Monday to work with South Korea and Japan to show North Korea "very dire consequences" for its provocative actions, the White House said. Trump reached the agreement...

Updated : 2017.03.07 12:02

S. Korea, Japan defense chiefs warn NK over missile provocation

The defense chiefs of South Korea and Japan vowed Tuesday to ensure North Korea "pays the price" for its provocations, one day after it test-fired four ballistic missiles toward the East Sea, the def...

Updated : 2017.03.07 10:26

S. Korea, US, Japan request emergency meeting of UN Security Council over NK missile launches

South Korea, the United States and Japan requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss North Korea's latest missile launches, officials said Monday. The council is likely to h...

Updated : 2017.03.07 10:14

Malaysia embraces automation, welcomes Korean expertise in manufacturing

KUALA LUMPUR -- In the age of automation, Malaysia is making a wholesale transformation of its industrial landscapes and boosting its global competitiveness, according to the country’s top investmen...

Updated : 2017.03.06 19:17

Malaysia’s halal cosmetics vie to go global

KUALA LUMPUR -- Being a Muslim, Suraiya Hanafi prays twice during the workday, for which she has to cleanse her face of makeup. Suraiya is CEO of Tropika, a cosmetics firm in Malaysia that produces ...

Updated : 2017.03.06 19:03