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Seoul, Tokyo to face off over East Sea name

Seoul is pushing for the official identification of the waters between Korea and Japan as the East Sea at an international conference in Monaco this week in the face of robust resistance from Tokyo, o...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:38

White House: Korea has been independent for thousands of years

The White House said Friday it is well aware that Korea has been “independent for thousands of years,” after President Donald Trump quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as claiming, falsely, that Korea used to be part of China.“We generally do not comment on the details of what is said b...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:02

Pence calls for reform of Korea-US FTA

US Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday the Donald Trump administration is to “review and reform” the free trade pact with South Korea, citing growing trade deficits and “too many barriers” for ...

Updated : 2017.04.18 15:50

Iran agrees to quickly ratify extradition treaty with S. Korea

Iran agreed Monday to accelerate its domestic procedures for the ratification of an extradition deal with South Korea by the end of this year, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said.The agreement was reached between Kim Wan-joong, director-general at the ministry's overseas Koreans and consul...

Updated : 2017.04.17 20:46

[Election 2017] Kaesong issue resurfaces in presidential race

The following is the second and last of a two-part series on major presidential candidates’ stances on security and diplomatic issues confronting South Korea. -- Ed.With persistent controversy over t...

Updated : 2017.04.13 16:31

Amid tension, security creeps up election agenda

Propelled by North Korea’s rising threats and heightened military tension, foreign and security policy is rapidly ascending the agenda for next month’s presidential election. While the economy and w...

Updated : 2017.04.12 16:39

Korea's overseas aid rises 2.6% annually in 2016: report

South Korea's financial aid to developing countries showed a slight increase in 2016 from the previous year, the government said Tuesday citing an international report.The Prime Minister's Secretariat said a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed South K...

Updated : 2017.04.11 20:03

[Newsmaker] Chinese envoy’s anti-THAAD campaign double-edged sword

For Seoul, this week’s visit by Wu Dawei, special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs at Beijing’s Foreign Ministry, is timely and weighty, coming amid spiraling concerns over North Korean p...

Updated : 2017.04.11 16:23

Pence to visit Seoul from April 16-18

US Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit South Korea later this month as part of his Asia tour, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday, as the two countries are seeking to step up cooperation amid...

Updated : 2017.04.07 03:11

China's nuke envoy to visit S. Korea next week

China's top nuclear envoy will visit South Korea next week to discuss North Korea's nuclear provocations and the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system here, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.During a five-day stay here that starts on Monday, Wu Dawei will hold a series of meetin...

Updated : 2017.04.06 21:43

Seoul expresses 'deep' concerns over suspected chemical attack in Syria

South Korea has expressed "deep" concerns over the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria which has led to dozens of civilian deaths.Some 90 people were killed by the suspected chemical weapons Tu...

Updated : 2017.04.06 21:40

Recalled Japanese envoy to return to Seoul

Japan said Monday it plans to return its ambassador to South Korea to Seoul on Tuesday amid lingering tension over a statue representing Korean women forced into wartime sex slavery. But Japan’s Cabi...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:50

Seoul protests Japan’s Dokdo claim in educational guidelines

Seoul on Friday condemned Tokyo’s reinforced claim to Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo through new educational guidelines, which further stoked the territorial and historical tensions between the...

Updated : 2017.03.31 15:29

5 Koreans injured in London terror attack

Five South Koreans were injured in what UK authorities called a terrorist attack near the British Parliament in London on Wednesday, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The attack left five peopl...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:10

[Reporter’s Column] Top diplomat’s trip

For Seoul, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson’s first visit last week was significant in many aspects. He sent a strong message to North Korea on its nuclear program, issued open criticism for China’s...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:25