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Japan envoy meets vice foreign minister amid girl statue controversy

Japan's top envoy here met with a senior foreign ministry official on Monday apparently to demand that Seoul fully implement a 2015 deal aimed at resolving a rift over Japan's sexual enslavement of K...

Updated : 2017.04.10 16:04

Unification minister negative about pre-emptive US strike on NK

South Korea's unification minister on Monday expressed a negative view about the United States' possible pre-emptive strike against North Korea, citing its influence on South Koreans' safety and secu...

Updated : 2017.04.10 15:25

China's nuke envoy embarks on S. Korea trip to discuss N. Korea issue

China's top nuclear envoy arrived in Seoul on Monday to discuss the growing threats from North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities. Wu Dawei landed at Incheon International Airport, west of Seo...

Updated : 2017.04.10 13:46

S. Korea plays down possibility of pre-emptive US attack on N. Korea

South Korea played down the possibility of a pre-emptive US attack on North Korea on Monday, saying it wants to settle North Korea's nuclear issue peacefully, and the US supports that position. "The...

Updated : 2017.04.10 12:55

China's nuke envoy to visit Korea to discuss cooperation, meet presidential hopefuls

China's top nuclear envoy will visit South Korea this week to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and also meet with presidential candidates to get a glimpse into the policy direction g...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:33

Korea not accept top Japan envoy's request for meeting

South Korea said Thursday it has decided not to accept a request by Japan's top envoy to South Korea to meet with the country's acting leader and two ministers for now. Amb. Yasumasa Nagamine has as...

Updated : 2017.04.06 16:48

Unification ministry turns down Japan envoy's request for meeting

South Korea's unification ministry said Thursday it has turned down a request by Japan's top envoy to South Korea to meet with Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, citing the minister's schedule. The...

Updated : 2017.04.06 12:58

Allies' security chiefs condemn NK missile provocation

The security chiefs of South Korea and the United States on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and agreed to craft a strong response to its provocations, Seoul's presidential office...

Updated : 2017.04.06 10:14

S. Korea, US, Japan vow to closely cooperate against NK provocations

The top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the US and Japan agreed to closely cooperate in coping with North Korea's latest missile test and jointly brace for additional provocations, the foreign ministr...

Updated : 2017.04.06 09:53

S. Korea warns NK's continued provocations will quicken 'self-destruction'

South Korea condemned North Korea for its continued missile provocations on Wednesday, warning it would lead to toughened sanctions and eventually accelerate the "self-destruction" of the regime. Th...

Updated : 2017.04.05 11:13

US senators urge Trump to use summit with Xi to end Beijing‘s retaliation against Korea over THAAD

A bipartisan group of US senators on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to use his upcoming summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to bring an end to "unwarranted and unfair" retaliatory measures...

Updated : 2017.04.05 10:01

S. Korea in close consultation with US on N. Korea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

South Korea is closely communicating with the United States on North Korea and other major issues ahead of the upcoming summit talks to be held between the US and China this week, the foreign ministr...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:07

S. Korea rules out possible talks with NK on occasion of sports events

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday dismissed the possibility that it would hold dialogue with North Korea on the occasion of sports events being held on both sides of the border. On Thurs...

Updated : 2017.04.04 13:09

Acting president warns against 'reckless' NK nuclear ambitions

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday warned against North Korea's "reckless" nuclear ambitions, saying it could launch yet another nuclear test or strategic prov...

Updated : 2017.04.04 13:00

Seoul, London form friendship city agreement

LONDON (Yonhap) -- The mayors of Seoul and London formed a friendship city agreement on Monday aimed at strengthening cooperation in nine sectors including economic democratization, improved response...

Updated : 2017.04.04 10:26