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Koreans send messages of hope to quake victims in Japan

The launch of a website with messages of condolence and support from  Korean teenagers to Japan’s Kumamoto earthquake victims is sending ripples of goodwill across the sea and between the two neigh...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:37

Japan not taking issue with acting president joining summit: official

Japan doesn't seem to take issue with South Korea's acting president possibly joining a summit of three Asian neighbors that could happen early this year, a senior foreign ministry official said Wednesday.Japan is seeking to hold the trilateral summit involving leaders from China and South...

Updated : 2017.01.04 20:54

Foreign ministry seeks criminal charge against diplomat over sexually abusing teenager in Chile

South Korea's foreign ministry referred a diplomat to the prosecution on Wednesday over sexually abusing a teenage girl in Chile, officials said. The councilor, previously posted at the South Korean Embassy in Chile, is accused of committing a sexual offense against a 14-year-old girl in S...

Updated : 2016.12.28 18:15

Asian constitutional court association to open office in Seoul next month

An association of Asian constitutional courts will open a permanent secretariat dedicated to research purposes in Seoul next month, the city government said Wednesday.The Seoul Metropolitan Government...

Updated : 2016.12.28 09:36

US 'must greatly strengthen and expand' nuclear weapons: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday the country should "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear arsenal, a stark contrast to outgoing President Barack Obama's championing of a world without nuclear weapons."The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capab...

Updated : 2016.12.23 09:29

Maryland road to be named 'Korean Way'

A section of a Maryland road will be named "Korean Way" in recognition of Koreans' contribution to economic development and cultural diversity in the US state, the office of Gov. Larry Hogan said Tues...

Updated : 2016.12.14 09:31

Korea, China, Japan to delay three-way summit until 2017: report

South Korea, China and Japan have decided to postpone their trilateral summit until next year, which had been slated for this month in Tokyo, a Japanese media organization reported Tuesday amid political turmoil in Korea.Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters that the three...

Updated : 2016.12.13 13:04

EU police report highlights ongoing IS threat to Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) _ The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organization in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol said in...

Updated : 2016.12.02 20:41

Indonesia blasphemy protest draws 200,000; ends peacefully

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.President Joko ``Jokowi'' Widodo, a political ally of th...

Updated : 2016.12.02 20:22

[Newsmaker] Trump picks retired Gen. Mattis for defense secretary: reports

US President-elect Donald Trump has decided to nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, and a formal announcement is expected by early next week, The Washington Post repo...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:02

China seems to drag feet in punishing those involved in Korean patrol boat sinking

China is apparently dragging its feet in punishing those involved in the sinking of a South Korean Coast Guard vessel which took place during a crackdown on illegal fishing, Seoul officials and observers said Tuesday.In early October, the 4.5-ton speed boat that was engaged in an operation...

Updated : 2016.11.22 13:21

Trump to hold 'private meeting' with Abe: transition team

US President-elect Donald Trump will hold a "private meeting" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday evening, the transition team said."This evening, the president-elect will be meeting, it will be a private meeting, with Japanese Prime Minister Abe," said Jason Miller, commun...

Updated : 2016.11.18 11:03

Trump denies suggesting more countries develop nuclear weapons

US President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday he has never suggested more countries should acquire nuclear weapons, disavowing what has been one of the main sources of criticism of his foreign policy vi...

Updated : 2016.11.14 09:21

Korean-Americans behind Trump's election

Some Korean-Americans supported Donald Trump's surprise election as US president and are expected to be given roles in the incoming government.Most representative of them are Lisa Shin, an eye doctor living in New Mexico; Michelle Park Steel, vice chair of California's Orange County Board ...

Updated : 2016.11.11 10:57

Trump headed to surprise victory in US presidential election

Donald Trump is heading toward a surprise victory in Tuesday's US presidential election, winning one battleground state after another in what would be one of the biggest upsets in American election history.Trump has so far picked up 232 electoral votes against Hillary Clinton's 209.The bil...

Updated : 2016.11.09 14:11