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Korean victims of bus crash in China repatriated

The bodies of 10 South Korean officials killed in a bus crash in the northeastern Chinese city of Jian last week arrived here Monday.They arrived at Incheon International Airport along with 37 bereaved family members and 10 government officials who responded to the mishap in China. The bod...

Updated : 2015.07.06 14:14

No more legal responsibility for wartime forced labor: Japan

Japan has reaffirmed that it has no legal responsibility left for the wartime forced labor of Koreans despite its acknowledgment of such history at UNESCO, media here said Monday.Having two dozen old industrial locales listed as world heritages, Japan openly said, "There was a large number...

Updated : 2015.07.06 10:34

S. Korean official handling bus crash in China found dead

A senior South Korean public servant was found dead Sunday in the Chinese city of Jian where he had been handling the aftermath of a recent bus crash that killed 10 Korean government officials, offici...

Updated : 2015.07.05 10:34

S. Korea, Australia hold working-level defense talks

South Korea and Australia held working-level defense talks Friday to discuss the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region as well as ways to beef up bilateral cooperation in the defense segment, the Defense Ministry said.   In the 16th round of the South Korea-Australia defense poli...

Updated : 2015.07.03 15:10

S. Korea, Japan face UNESCO verdict amid uncertainties

With the final call just a day away, uncertainties persist over how South Korea and Japan will settle their dispute over Tokyo's bid to turn a set of industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor into world heritage sites, officials said Friday.  Last month, the two sides ap...

Updated : 2015.07.03 11:33

U.S. official due in Seoul over missile defense

A senior U.S. official will visit South Korea next week for talks on missile defense and other security issues, the State Department announced Thursday.Frank A. Rose, assistant secretary for arms control, verification and compliance, plans to arrive here Thursday for a two-day stay.It's pa...

Updated : 2015.07.03 10:14

China says 'no information' on reported invite of Kim Jong-un

China said Thursday that it had "no information" on a media report that Beijing has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to an event in September marking the end of World War II.  Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying gave the response, when asked about the report by the W...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:43

10 S. Koreans, 1 Chinese killed in China bus plunge

Ten South Korean government employees and one Chinese person have been killed in a bus plunge in northeastern China, officials said Thursday.   The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. (local time) Wednesday, with the bus plunging 15 meters off the bridge in the northeastern Chinese cit...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:16

'Comfort woman' denounces Abe gov't in D.C. protest

A South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery staged a rally in Washington on Wednesday to demand Tokyo's apology and reparations.  Kim Bok-dong, an 89-year-old 'comfort woman,' joined a group of South Korean activists and supporters at the event held in front of the Japanese E...

Updated : 2015.07.02 11:50

S. Korean home affairs minister apologizes for bus accident in China

The South Korean home affairs minister apologized Thursday for a bus accident in China that killed 10 South Koreans, mostly government officials.   The bus, carrying 26 South Koreans, veered off a bridge in the northeastern Chinese city of Jian and fell into a river about 15 meters below...

Updated : 2015.07.02 11:47

Chinese driver in bus plunge dead, raising death toll to 11

The Chinese driver of a passenger bus carrying a group of South Koreans that plunged off a bridge in northeastern China was pronounced dead Thursday, South Korean officials said Thursday, raising the death toll to 11.    Ten South Koreans, mostly government employees, were killed in the ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 11:45

7 S. Koreans die in Chinese bus accident

A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China on Wednesday, killing seven South Koreans and two Chinese, the official Xinhua News Agency said.    The report did not say what caused the bus to fall off the bridge or how many people were injured. ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 10:12

China invites Koreas' militaries to parade marking end of WWII

The militaries of South and North Korea have been invited to take part in a Chinese military parade in September marking the end of World War II, a South Korean diplomatic source said Wednesday.  China is scheduled to hold the military parade on Sept. 3 with foreign militaries invited to...

Updated : 2015.07.01 13:59

Parliamentary leaders of four int'l powers to meet in Seoul

South Korea's parliamentary speaker is set to meet with his counterparts from Australia and two other countries on Wednesday ahead of a formal conference meant to discuss ways to boost cooperation in tackling global challenges.  The meeting would be the first of its kind since 2013, when...

Updated : 2015.07.01 10:59

S. Korean elected to head IMO for first time

A South Korean candidate was elected for the first time to head the United Nations maritime body, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, with his four-year term set to kick off in 2016.  Lim Ki-tack, president of Busan Port Authority, which operates the port facilities in South Korea's secon...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:24