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Pelosi to visit S. Korea next week

U.S. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to visit South Korea next week, diplomatic sources said Thursday, amid hopes she could play a role in helping resolve tensions between Seoul and Tokyo over the issue of Japan's sexual enslavement of women during World War II.Pelosi will lead a dele...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:55

U.S. withholds comment on S. Korea's decision to join AIIB

The United States on Thursday withheld comment on South Korea's decision to join the Chinese-led regional development bank AIIB, only expressing hope that members will work toward having the institution embrace transparency and high standards."I am not going to react or comment on their de...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:50

U.S. has 'solid' understanding of Seoul-Tokyo shared history: Korean envoy

The U.S. government, Congress and academics have a very "solid" consensus that Japan should stop its attempts to gloss over its wartime wrongdoings, namely the issue of sex slavery, the South Korean ambassador to Washington said Thursday.The remarks by Amb. Ahn Ho-young came amid speculati...

Updated : 2015.03.26 18:00

Photos of S. Korean islets of Dokdo on display in Beijing

Pictures of South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo were put on display in Beijing on Thursday, the event's organizers said, marking the first overseas photo exhibition of Dokdo. Dokdo, which lies closer to South Korea in the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, has long...

Updated : 2015.03.26 16:02

Asylum seekers in S. Korea hit record high in 2014: U.N. report

The number of asylum applications hit a record high in South Korea last year, with people from Egypt, Pakistan and China dominating the list of asylum seekers, a U.N. report showed Thursday.South Korea recorded 2,900 asylum applications in 2014, up 81 percent from the 1,600 tallied in the ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 15:45

S. Korea honors independence hero in China

South Korean government officials and lawmakers paid their respects Thursday in China on the 105th anniversary of the death of a revered Korean independence hero who assassinated a prominent Japanese colonial leader a century ago.It was the first time that a South Korean government-organiz...

Updated : 2015.03.26 12:02

S. Korea, Poland agree to boost defense ties

The South Korean and Polish defense chiefs agreed Wednesday to strengthen their security ties and further boost cooperation in the defense industry, officials said. South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo met with his Polish counterpart, Tomasz Siemoniak, in Seoul to "exchange their asse...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:16

S. Korea's hosting of IDB meeting to help create Latin America boom

South Korea's hosting of the annual governors meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank is expected to fuel a Latin America boom in the country that will lead to greater economic cooperation with the region, the government said Wednesday.The finance ministry said the annual board of g...

Updated : 2015.03.25 15:44

U.S. defense chief to visit S. Korea next month: Seoul sources

The defense chief of the United States plans to visit South Korea in early April for talks with his South Korean counterpart on pending security and alliance issues, sources here said Wednesday.U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is expected to come here early next month as the destina...

Updated : 2015.03.25 11:56

U.S. military chief to discuss integrated missile defense during S. Korea visit

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that building an integrated air and missile defense system will be a key topic of discussions when he meets with South Korean officials.Heading off on a trip to Japan and South Korea, the general also said that the U.S. i...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:10

S. Korea to join China-led development bank: source

South Korea has decided to join a Chinese-led development bank and is expected to announce the decision soon, a South Korean diplomatic source with direct knowledge of the matter said Monday, despite U.S. concerns over the new multilateral lender in Asia. The Chinese-initiated Asian Infras...

Updated : 2015.03.23 15:39

Park offers condolences on death of Singapore's founding father

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday offered her deep condolences to Singaporeans over the death of the city-state's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.Park said in statement that she hopes Lee, respected by Singaporeans, may rest in peace.She called Lee a friend of South Koreans, as h...

Updated : 2015.03.23 15:29

Seoul, Tokyo set to resume security consultation: source

South Korea and Japan are expected to resume their long-stalled security policy consultation meetings next month, a government source said Monday, after the top diplomats of the countries agreed on tighter cooperation over the weekend. The foreign ministers from Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing ag...

Updated : 2015.03.23 10:25

U.S. lawmaker introduces bill calling for 'Wall of Remembrance' honoring Korean War heroes

A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill calling for erecting a "Wall of Remembrance" at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington that would list the names of all American soldiers killed during the conflict.Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), who served in the 1950-53 war, introduced the bill (H....

Updated : 2015.03.23 09:48

Ex-U.S. ambassador calls on Japan to stop backtracking on past apologies

The key to improvement in relations between South Korea and Japan is for Tokyo not to backtrack on past apologies for its imperialist past and crimes committed during that period, a former senior U.S. diplomat said.Stephen Bosworth, who served as ambassador to South Korea, made the remark ...

Updated : 2015.03.22 10:58