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UN chief's office rejects Japan's claim about his support for 2015 'comfort women' deal

NEW YORK -- The office of UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres on Sunday rejected Japan's claim that he expressed support for a 2015 deal reached between Seoul and Tokyo over the issue of Japan's war...

Updated : 2017.05.29 08:11

UN chief expresses support for sex slavery deal: reports

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres has expressed his support for a deal between South Korea and Japan over wartime sex slaves, Japanese news media said Sunday, despite controversy surr...

Updated : 2017.05.28 15:48

FM nominee’s silver hair draws fans

While many are keen to find out how President Moon Jae-in’s new “diplomatic approach” to North Korea will take shape, his foreign minister nominee is drawing attention for her hair color. Kang Kyun...

Updated : 2017.05.25 18:26

FM nominee calls for humanitarian aid to North Korea despite tension

Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha on Thursday called for humanitarian assistance to North Korea irrespective of the political situation, while stressing the need for stronger sanctions in the ev...

Updated : 2017.05.25 16:02

FM nominee seeks progress on NK nukes

Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha said Sunday she is ready to help resolve North Korea’s nuclear issues by capitalizing on her yearslong experience at the UN, calling it a top priority. In her ...

Updated : 2017.05.22 15:52

[Newsmaker] Kang Kyung-wha: Seoul's first-ever female FM nominee

President Moon Jae-in’s pick for foreign minister is a female diplomat with a career in the United Nations and who started off as a language expert. Kang Kyung-wha, who was nominated Sunday to lead...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:46

New security chief says Seoul should ‘take the lead’ in restoring two-Korea relations

 President Moon Jae-in’s chief security aide said Sunday that South Korea should “take the lead” in restoring frosty inter-Korea relations, pledging to ease mounting tensions on the peninsula amid...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:37

China’s Xi hopes for ties’ ‘return to orbit’

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday expressed his hopes for a prompt return to the “normal orbit” of relations with South Korea which have been strained by disputes over a US missile shield, Seou...

Updated : 2017.05.19 17:48

Tillerson promises NK regime security, appeals for trust: envoy

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday Washington has no intention for a regime change or invasion of North Korea, urging it to abandon its nuclear program in return for regime security and...

Updated : 2017.05.19 15:40

Diplomat slams retirees’ return as political appointees

With a growing number of former diplomats making their foray into politics, an incumbent senior ambassador has stoked internal debate after openly criticizing retirees’ comeback to the diplomatic ser...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:31

Trump willing to engage NK, but stresses ‘right conditions’: envoy

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is willing to engage North Korea, but emphasized the “right conditions” as a prerequisite, Seoul’s special envoy said. Hong Seok-hyun, a former chairman ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:25

With envoy dispatch, Moon kick-starts summit diplomacy

With a trade of phone calls and special envoys, President Moon Jae-in is kick-starting top-level diplomacy, bringing an end to a monthslong vacuum that sparked concerns about Seoul’s weakened voice o...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:11

Moon, Trump to hold first summit in June

President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump are expected to hold their first summit next month in Washington, as they seek to coordinate North Korea policy following their respective lea...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:20

White House delegation visits Seoul for summit preparations

A White House official handling Korea affairs arrived in Seoul Monday for a two-day visit to prepare for a summit between the leaders of South Korea and the United States.  Matt Pottinger, senior di...

Updated : 2017.05.15 20:50

US senator to introduce bill calling for more missile interceptors against NK

A US senator plans to introduce a bill this week that calls for significantly beefing up ground-based missile interceptors in the United States to better defend against North Korea, according to a new...

Updated : 2017.05.15 07:57