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Seoul reviewing operations of 'comfort women' foundation: minister

South Korea has started looking into the operations of a foundation for victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery, established after a controversial "comfort women" deal with Japan in late 2015, accordin...

Updated : 2017.07.27 15:46

UN says Japan backpedaling on sex slavery

The UN has downgraded its assessment on Japan’s efforts to resolve the issue of wartime sex slavery, citing its failure to provide recognition of responsibility, a public apology and full reparations...

Updated : 2017.07.26 18:23

Unification minister pays courtesy call on Ban

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon paid a courtesy call on former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday and discussed security issues.Cho visited Ban at Yonsei University in Seou...

Updated : 2017.07.26 18:12

Task force soon to be launched to review controversial comfort women deal

South Korea's foreign ministry said that it is making preparations to launch a task force to review a controversial deal reached in 2015 with Japan to address a long-standing rift between the neighbor...

Updated : 2017.07.25 16:14

Korean professor elected head of UN body on continental shelf

South Korean professor known for his expertise on maritime affairs has been elected head of a UN body dealing with boundary issues for continental shelves, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Park Yong...

Updated : 2017.07.25 12:05

Koreas‘ women groups call for revocation of comfort women deal with Japan: KCNA

SEOUL/TOKYO -- A group of women's organizations in South and North Korea called for the revocation of the 2015 deal South Korea signed with Japan to settle the latter's wartime sexual enslavement of K...

Updated : 2017.07.24 15:55

Foreign ministry launches internal platform to collect self-reform opinions

South Korea's foreign ministry has launched an internal online "platform" where its workers can suggest diverse reform measures for its organization, a ministry official said Tuesday.The platform was ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 09:21

Korea prods Japan to acknowledge forced labor on Hashima Island, other UNESCO-listed sites

South Korea has prodded Japan to acknowledge the country's forced mobilization of Koreans at several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Japan, including Hashima Island, in the latest session of the...

Updated : 2017.07.13 13:19

Probe launched into diplomat rape claim

The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it has launched a probe into an allegation that a diplomat raped a young female contract worker while working with her at its embassy in Ethiopia. The woman was ass...

Updated : 2017.07.12 18:40

Korea's foreign ministry launches task force for organizational reform

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday launched a task force to spearhead organizational reforms aimed at strengthening its overall capability and efficiency.The task force is led by Oh Yeoung-ju, ...

Updated : 2017.07.11 16:48

Office launched for Korea-Central Asia cooperation

South Korea and five Central Asian countries on Monday launched an office in Seoul to facilitate diplomatic, business and people-to-people cooperation through high-level dialogue, exchanges of working...

Updated : 2017.07.10 18:31

UN Security Council fails to adopt statement condemning NK missile launch due to Russia's opposition

The UN Security Council failed to adopt a press statement condemning North Korea's test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile because of Russia's opposition, UN diplomats said Thursday. (Yon...

Updated : 2017.07.07 09:22

Korea's top diplomat calls for increased cooperation with India on security issues

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha expressed on Tuesday hopes for increased cooperation with India on political and security issues in a meeting with a former Indian national security adviser.During the meeting with Shivshankar Menon, who is visiting Seoul to attend a conference...

Updated : 2017.07.04 19:59

Moon meets Obama, says last chance for NK talks

President Moon Jae-in renewed his resolve to pursue sanctions and dialogue to tackle North Korea’s nuclear program during a meeting with former US President Barack Obama on Monday, saying now is the ...

Updated : 2017.07.03 18:42

After Trump summit, Xi likely to up pressure on Moon over THAAD: expert

With President Moon Jae-in having reaffirmed the deployment of a US missile shield here, China is likely to step up pressure at an upcoming summit with South Korea, including through additional retali...

Updated : 2017.07.03 18:37