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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 D...

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 (O...

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, accordin...

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 Fo...

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 ...

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 hint...

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 part...

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...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:14

S. Korean, Sri Lankan top diplomats agree to cooperation in pressuring N. Korea

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Sri Lanka have agreed to work together in pressuring North Korea into giving up its nuclear weapons program, the foreign ministry here said Thursday. South K...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:02

Consent from China, Russia vital to deploying THAAD system: Democratic Party

The floor leader of the Democratic Party said Thursday South Korea should delay the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in the country until it wins consent from Beijing and Moscow. ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 10:46

Top S. Korean, US security officials agree to respond sternly to additional NK provocations

Top security officials of South Korea and the United States agreed Wednesday to respond sternly to any additional provocations by North Korea and work closely together with China to increase pressure...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:33

Expert calls for inter-Korean summit after May election

South Korea should seek summit talks with the North under the next government in order to keep the North's nuclear threats in check through negotiations and dialogue, a North Korea expert here said W...

Updated : 2017.03.15 14:27

Tillerson embarks on first trip to Asia amid tensions over N. Korea, THAAD

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first trip to Asia Tuesday, seeking to come up with better ways to deal with North Korea and defuse tensions with China over the ongoing deployment...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:33