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Russia demands Seoul's apology over suspicions Russia provided Pyongyang with missile components

Russia has demanded an apology from South Korea for raising suspicions that key components of North Korea's recently tested rocket are from Russia.Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's nonproliferation and arms control department, said in a news conference Wednesday t...

Updated : 2016.02.11 09:38

Korea to offer aid $12 mln to help Syria

South Korea will provide $12 million won worth of aid to help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Seoul officials said Friday.The decision was made at an international donors' conference in London that Lee Suk-joon, a lead officer for government policy coordination at the prime minis...

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:53

70 countries pledge joint efforts to prevent transfer of WMD

Officials from 70 countries around the world held an anti-WMD proliferation conference in Washington on Wednesday and agreed to work closely together to ensure that no weapons of mass destruction technology is transferred to North Korea, a diplomatic source said.North Korea was a key topic...

Updated : 2016.01.28 13:06

Five middle-power nations to hold high-level talks

South Korea and four other middle-power countries will hold high-level talks later this week on ways to strengthen partnerships, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.South Korea launched the forum in 2013 with Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Australia in a bid to play a bigger role in regional ...

Updated : 2016.01.26 16:22

U.S. strategic commander: Missile defense key to defending against N.K. threats

Ballistic missile defense is among key strategic deterrent capabilities necessary to cope with threats from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, the U.S. strategic commander said Friday.   "Our missile defense efforts are also part of our strategic deterrent kitbag, if you will, ...

Updated : 2016.01.23 16:00

Senior U.S. diplomat to visit Korea next week

A senior U.S. diplomat will visit South Korea next week for talks on response to North Korea's nuclear test, the alliance between the two countries and global issues of concern, the State Department said Friday.Amb. Thomas Shannon, counselor of the State Department, will make the visit on ...

Updated : 2016.01.23 12:56

Korea provides US$81.37 mln to six international financial bodies

South Korea provided a combined US$81.37 million to 10 trust funds created by six international financial organizations last year in a bid to expand its presence on the world stage, the financial ministry said Tuesday.The organizations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary ...

Updated : 2016.01.19 15:44

Korea hails end to U.N.-led sanctions on Iran

South Korea said Sunday it will step up "reciprocal cooperation" with Iran as international sanctions on the country have been lifted in a follow-up to a nuclear deal.The government welcomed the announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Tehran has complied with the agreem...

Updated : 2016.01.17 09:28

Maryland declares 'Korean American Day'

The U.S. state of Maryland has declared Jan. 13 as "Korean American Day" in recognition of contributions the Korean community has made to the state and the country.Gov. Larry Hogan and Korean-American First Lady Yumi Hogan declared the day in a ceremony at the Governor's Reception Room at ...

Updated : 2016.01.12 09:54

Police arrest man for smuggling migrant into Sweden by boat

  Swedish police arrested a man early Sunday as he allegedly tried to smuggle a migrant into the country aboard a rubber dinghy, the first such case since Sweden imposed systematic ID checks, police said.   "This is the first arrest in southern Sweden for suspected human trafficking sin...

Updated : 2016.01.10 21:46

French president, rocker honor 2015 attack victims

  French President Francois Hollande and other dignitaries held a special ceremony Sunday to honor all those killed in Islamic extremist violence around Paris in 2015 - a year when the European way of life was targeted time and again with deadly consequences.    At least one attacker i...

Updated : 2016.01.10 21:20

China blames U.S., allies for N. Korea's nuclear test

A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party on Friday blamed what it calls a "hostile policy" by South Korea, the United States and Japan toward North Korea for the North's fourth nuclear test. In an editorial, the state-run Global Times newspaper appeared to defend North Korea...

Updated : 2016.01.08 10:53

Rubio calls for re-listing North Korea as terror sponsor

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio called Thursday for putting North Korea back on to the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism in response to the communist nation's fourth nuclear test."We have to do everything we can to ensure that they have less money to spend on these sorts...

Updated : 2016.01.08 10:53

U.S. to consider 'all options' to beef up defense of Korea

The United States will consider "all options" to beef up the defense of South Korea after the North's nuclear test, the Pentagon spokesman said Thursday, suggesting the possibility of deploying additional U.S. strategic defense assets to the Asian ally."We're in ongoing conversations ... w...

Updated : 2016.01.08 10:22

U.S., China agree 'There cannot be business as usual' after N.K. nuclear test

The United States and China agreed Thursday that "there cannot be business as usual" after North Korea's fourth nuclear test, Secretary of State John Kerry said, as calls grow for a tough response to the provocative regime.Kerry said he reached the agreement with Chinese Foreign Minister W...

Updated : 2016.01.08 10:12