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[Herald Interview] ‘Public diplomacy essential for stronger Korea-US ties'

Over the course of his US presidential campaign, Donald Trump spared no criticism against the country’s free trade pact with South Korea. Calling it a “disaster” and a “job killer,” the populist...

Updated : 2017.03.05 16:20

Inhumane murder of leader‘s brother speaks of NK rights conditions: minister

The recent killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother with a toxic nerve agent constitutes a serious human rights violation, South Korea's unification minister said Friday. "North Kor...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:58

S. Korea voices regrets over China‘s THAAD retaliation in tourism

The foreign ministry said Friday that it would be "most regrettable" if China is blocking its nationals from visiting South Korea as part of retaliatory actions against Seoul's move to host an advanc...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:38

Negotiations launched officially to provide S. Korean land for THAAD deployment

South Korea and the United States officially kicked off negotiations Thursday to finalize the terms of deploying the advanced American missile defense system THAAD in South Korea, the foreign ministr...

Updated : 2017.03.02 16:03

Azerbaijan marks Khojaly massacre, national progress

The Azerbaijani Embassy in Seoul, together with Korea’s National Assembly and Korea Post, organized a conference on Feb. 14 to mark the silver jubilee of bilateral ties and the 25th anniversary of t...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:42

‘US, China, Korea should work together against NK threat’

With North Korea scaling up its nuclear and missile capabilities, the United States should consider taking higher policy risks to break the security deadlock and tamp down the communist regime’s pro...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:34

‘NK nuke conundrum requires visionary diplomacy’

To stop North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats from fueling a regional arms race, South Korea and its regional security partners should jointly address the issue and the deployment of the Termina...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:28

China blocks access to streaming services of S. Korean pop culture

China has blocked access to newly updated clips of South Korean music and dramas on the country's online video sharing platforms, sources said Sunday, in an apparent bid to retaliate against Seoul's ...

Updated : 2017.02.26 13:47

Foreign ministry asks for local government's cooperation in resolving sex slavery statue dispute

South Korea's foreign ministry has sent an official letter to local municipalities in the southeastern city of Busan, asking for cooperation in resolving diplomatic rifts with Japan over a statue sym...

Updated : 2017.02.23 12:14

Sen. Gardner calls for relisting N. Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

A US senator called Wednesday for adding North Korea back to the State Department list of states sponsoring terrorism, saying the regime's recent assassination of its leader's half brother shows its ...

Updated : 2017.02.23 10:03

Foreign minister Yun dissuades Tillerson from reward-for-nuclear freeze deal with N. Korea: sources

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se has voiced South Korea's reservations about any US agreement with North Korea that would reward Pyongyang for a nuclear freeze, sources said Tuesday, referring to the po...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:32

ASEAN, Korea hash over cultural cooperation

The ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul held its ninth annual council meeting Thursday, hashing out issues to strengthen bilateral ties while commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeas...

Updated : 2017.02.20 15:15

Lord mayor of London visits Korea to bolster commerce

Andrew Parmley, the lord mayor of the City of London, is visiting Korea this week to strengthen bilateral commercial ties and promote Britain as the leading business hub of Europe. His visit on Tues...

Updated : 2017.02.20 15:09

‘Local government an apt instrument of diplomacy’

In a globalized world, the mantle of international cooperation falls not only in the hands of national government, but legitimately on local government, according to the new president of the Korean A...

Updated : 2017.02.20 15:06

Canada celebrates 150th anniversary of Confederation

Marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, there will be a series of cultural and educational events in Korea this year, according to the Canadian Embassy in Seoul. The Canadian Confe...

Updated : 2017.02.20 15:02