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Norwegian poems vivify long lost senses

The Norwegian Embassy held a book launch event last week that featured the celebrated works of Olav H. Hauge (1908-94), a distinguished poet famous for his realistic portrayal of natural and sentient...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:17

Commonwealth veterans remember unsung heroes of wars

The embassies of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand paid tribute to the sacrifices of their fallen comrades and war veterans across memorial services held in Korea last week. At t...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:13

South Africa celebrates Freedom Day

The South African Embassy last week celebrated Freedom Day, a national holiday commemorating the freedom and democracy ushered in by the first post-apartheid elections in 1994. This year’s celebrat...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:01

Foreign minister says US will respect agreement on missile defense cost

South Korea's top diplomat Monday expressed confidence that the United States will respect a bilateral agreement on the cost for the missile defense deployment amid controversy sparked by US Presiden...

Updated : 2017.05.01 12:10

S. Korea open to dialogue if N. Korea sincere about denuclearization: official

South Korea is open to disarmament dialogue with North Korea if the North comes with a sincere willingness to discard its nuclear program, the foreign ministry's spokesman said Thursday. The positio...

Updated : 2017.04.27 16:41

Korea urges China to listen to int'l call to stop THAAD retaliation

South Korea urged China Thursday to listen to international calls to stop retaliations over Seoul's installation of the high-tech US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system after the neighbor pled...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:55

China urges Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment

BEIJING -- Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defense shield went into full swing in South Korea, China strongly urged Seoul and Washington on Wednesday to pull back the equipment, warning t...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:08

New Korea-US alliance association set for launch

Former and current US Forces Korea service members will establish a brand-new association next week to promote friendly ties between the two countries, according to a group of figures here advocating...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:49

Nuke envoys from Korea, US, Japan meet to coordinate ways to reign in North

Senior diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan sat together in Tokyo on Tuesday seeking to chart ways to rein in North Korea as the communist country appears to be preparing another mil...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:58

Korea, Japan divided over usage of 'East Sea' at IHO meeting in Monaco

GENEVA -- South Korea and Japan were divided over the usage of "East Sea" in naming the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan as a conference of the International Hydrographic Organiza...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:25

S. Korea's top diplomat to attend UN meeting on N. Korea this week

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will attend a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea to be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, the foreign ministry here said Tues...

Updated : 2017.04.25 09:59

Kazakhstan health care ushers in privatization

Emerging from seven decades of state-led management of health care, Kazakhstan has embarked on an ambitious program of medical sector privatization and modernization, with a focus on attracting forei...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:17

‘South African, Korean economies can complement each other’

With the silver jubilee of diplomatic ties slated on Dec.1 this year, South Africa and South Korea can expand cooperation by exploiting economic areas of mutual benefit, according to Ambassador Nozuk...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:16

Argentine Embassy promotes flagship Malbec wine

The Argentine Embassy last week promoted the country’s flagship Malbec wine at a tasting event in Seoul. In its seventh iteration of the annual event, “Malbec World Day” at Millennium Seoul Hilto...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:11

Korea, US to discuss alliance issues

South Korea and the United States will hold working-level consultations later this week on a broad range of alliance issues including North Korea's military threats, Seoul's defense ministry said Mon...

Updated : 2017.04.24 14:15