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S. Korea holds send-off ceremony for U.N. mission to South Sudan

The South Korean Army on Thursday held a send-off ceremony for another batch of the contingent to be deployed to South Sudan to help the newly independent African nation's rebuilding efforts, officials said.The 270-member Korean contingent, consisting mostly of engineers and medics, will b...

Updated : 2014.10.23 16:47

APEC finance ministers to tackle worries over global slowdown

Pacific Rim finance ministers were to meet in Beijing on Wednesday to discuss ways on how to play a role in stimulating a global economy, which has shown signs of another slowdown. The meeting of the finance ministers or their deputies from the 21-member economies of the Asia-Pacific Econ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:12

Senior U.S. human rights official to visit Seoul next week

A senior State Department official handling human rights issues will visit South Korea next week for talks about how to address human rights abuses in North Korea, the department said Tuesday.During the Oct. 27-28 trip to Seoul, Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski will meet with go...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:07

China says Xi to hold talks with Park next month

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye next month on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing, a former Chinese official said Tuesday.Former Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan made the comment in a meeting with ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 17:37

Parliamentary speaker to visit Japan

South Korea's parliamentary speaker will visit Japan next week for talks with top Japanese politicians, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on ways to deepen the two countries' ties, his office said Tuesday.Chung Ui-hwa's three-day visit from Sunday comes at the invitation of Bunmei Ibuki...

Updated : 2014.10.21 16:54

S. Korean aid workers in West Africa exposed to Ebola: lawmaker

South Korean aid workers in West Africa have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus due to a lack of protective wear and medical equipment, a lawmaker claimed Tuesday.A total of 102 South Korean aid workers have been living in West African countries, including Senegal and Cameroon, without...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:02

S. Korea extradites two fugitive Chinese suspects

South Korean police said Tuesday that they have deported two Chinese suspects in separate criminal cases back to China in the latest case of cooperation between the two nations' law enforcement authorities.South Korea's National Police Agency (NPA) said one of the suspects, a 42-year-old w...

Updated : 2014.10.21 13:52

S. Korea builds Cameroon's first mechanized farming district

South Korea has completed building Cameroon's first mechanized rice farming district that is expected to help modernize the African state's overall agriculture industry and improve the country's food production, the South Korean government said Tuesday.The 2.3-billion-won (US$2.18 million)...

Updated : 2014.10.21 11:05

S. Korea forges ties with Ghana in ICT

South Korea's ICT ministry said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana to assist the African nation with building a technology infrastructure.The agreement, signed during the 19th International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference being held her...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:21

S. Korea, Nicaragua sign first ICT MOU

 South Korea's ICT ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday with its Nicaraguan counterpart to engage in joint technology programs.The two countries will set up a joint committee t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:17

S. Korea, China to hold talks on counterterrorism: Beijing

China said Monday it will hold talks with South Korea this week to discuss how to improve bilateral cooperation in counterterrorism. The talks will be held in Seoul on Tuesday and the two nations "will have an in-depth exchange of views on the regional counterterrorism situation and bilat...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:00

Seoul, Washington to hold foreign, defense chiefs' meeting this week

The foreign and defense minsters from South Korea and the United States are scheduled to have a meeting later this week to discuss an array of security issues, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.South Korea and the U.S. plan to hold a "two plus two" meeting of their foreign and defense m...

Updated : 2014.10.20 16:25

Ex-President Lee to depart for Vietnam

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will depart for Vietnam later Monday on a five-day visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties with the Southeast Asian nation, his aides said.Lee's visit comes at the invitation of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. The two leaders are scheduled t...

Updated : 2014.10.20 10:03

S. Korea calls for quick ratification of free trade deal with Australia

South Korea's presidential office called Sunday for a parliamentary ratification of a free trade deal with Australia by the end of this year.South Korea and Australia had signed a free trade agreement in April, which Seoul submitted to the National Assembly last month for approval.The move...

Updated : 2014.10.20 09:59

China sentences 2 to death for cult-related murder

Two members of a Chinese cult group were sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their ``all-powerful spirit'' cult.The Yantai Intermediate People's Court in the eastern Chin...

Updated : 2014.10.11 13:46