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Hwang urges Japan to show sincere remorse over shared history

South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn urged Japan Thursday to squarely face history and show sincere remorse over its past occupation of the Korean Peninsula. Hwang made the call in an address...

Updated : 2017.04.13 15:29

US will not bypass Seoul when dealing with N. Korea: FM

The United States will first consult with South Korea before taking any serious measures, including a pre-emptive strike, against North Korea to punish the communist state for possible provocations, ...

Updated : 2017.04.13 10:26

Korea's finance minister meets with acting US ambassador to South Korea

SEJONG -- South Korea's finance minister on Wednesday met with the acting US ambassador to South Korea to discuss ways to bolster cooperation between the two countries ahead of the scheduled visit by...

Updated : 2017.04.12 15:06

China envoy discusses THAAD with Korean politicians for second day

A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday held a second round of talks with South Korean politicians on the bilateral dispute over the deployment of a US missile defense system here. Wu Dawei, Beijing'...

Updated : 2017.04.12 13:15

China's envoy says Beijing will 'actively' work for talks between US, NK

China's top nuclear envoy said Tuesday that he will work hard to bring the United States and North Korea to the negotiating table for direct talks aimed at resolving the North's nuclear stalemate. W...

Updated : 2017.04.11 16:36

S. Korea, US reaffirm unity against N. Korea

South Korea and the United States agreed Tuesday to maintain their firm unity against North Korea's military threats, a show of their robust alliance in the wake of the latest US-China summit talks. ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 15:26

Russian Navy vessels make port call in Korea for friendship visit

BUSAN -- Two vessels belonging to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian naval forces made a port call Tuesday at the South Korean coastal city of Busan as part of a regular exchange program with the South...

Updated : 2017.04.11 13:27

Seoul believes US won't unilaterally act against North without 'cooperation' with ally

South Korea's defense ministry said Tuesday the Donald Trump administration won't take any substantive military action against North Korea without "close cooperation" with Seoul. It cited the spirit...

Updated : 2017.04.11 10:53

Hwang urges 'calm, consistency' amid concerns over NK provocations

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday urged "calm and consistency" amid growing concerns that North Korea could stage provocations in time for its key political e...

Updated : 2017.04.11 10:36

S. Korea, US, Japan arrange meeting to discuss NK issue

South Korea, the United States and Japan are arranging a meeting to coordinate their joint response toward North Korea's nuclear and missile threats amid growing concerns that Pyongyang might carry o...

Updated : 2017.04.11 09:57

Chun Doo-hwan said a few nukes enough to induce NK to talks: diplomatic dossier

In the mid-1980s, then South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan said that owning only a few nuclear weapons could be enough to induce North Korea to talks aimed at easing growing tensions on the Korean P...

Updated : 2017.04.11 09:46

Korea, China warn of strong response to N. Korea nuke, ICBM tests

South Korea and China agreed on Monday to take strong new measures in line with UN resolutions if North Korea conducts new nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official said. The warning came after ch...

Updated : 2017.04.10 20:55

Indonesian food sector cooperates with Korea

The ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul held a trade facilitation workshop in Indonesia last week in the food and beverage sector. The seminars in Jakarta and Makassar, Indonesia, on April 4 and Thursday, r...

Updated : 2017.04.10 18:11

French School of Seoul refashioned

Building on years of collaboration between French and Korean institutions and companies, the French School of Seoul in Seorae Village will be revamped and enlarged through renovation that kicked off ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 18:07

Austria rings sounds of music, innovation, dynamism

Despite being far away from each other, Austrians and Koreans are kindred spirits sharing unusual passions for the arts, culture and nature, says Ambassador Elisabeth Bertagnoli. Although typically ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 18:06