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S. Korea urges Japan to take action over sex slave issue

South Korea urged Japan on Sunday to take concrete steps to resolve the issue of Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II.  Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kwang-il made the call in a statement marking four years since the Constitutional C...

Updated : 2015.08.30 13:36

Former exec of Goldman Sachs arrested over alleged stock price manipulation

A former executive director of Goldman Sachs and three others have been arrested for allegedly manipulating stock prices, prosecutors said Thursday. The 49-year-old Korean-American, surnamed Kim, is suspected of helping brokers, including a 54-year-old surnamed Choi, find institutional in...

Updated : 2015.08.27 14:41

S. Korean students urge Abe to apologize for sexual slavery

Two South Korean college students, who crossed the U.S. by bicycle to promote awareness of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, held a rally in front of Japan's Embassy in Washington Wednesday to demand Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologize and compensate victims.The two students, Shim Y...

Updated : 2015.08.27 08:59

U.S. says respects S. Korea's decision to attend Chinese military parade

The United States said Wednesday it respects South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's decision to attend a massive military parade China plans to hold to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II."Participation in these events is the sovereign decision of each country. We respect ...

Updated : 2015.08.27 08:57

U.S. national security advisor to visit China

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will visit China later this week for discussions on a range of issues ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Washington next month, the White House said Tuesday.Rice will be in Beijing on Aug. 28-29 for meetings with senior Chinese ...

Updated : 2015.08.26 09:10

China says foreign leaders will attend Sept. 3 military parade

All foreign leaders who will visit Beijing next month will attend a huge military parade marking the end of World War II, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said Tuesday. South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be in Beijing on Sept. 3, but it remains undecided whether she will att...

Updated : 2015.08.25 13:38

Police say 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road

A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said.The Hawker Hunter fighter jet, which was...

Updated : 2015.08.23 10:39

China says military parade will involve 12,000 troops, 200 aircraft

Chinese organizers of a huge military parade marking China's victory over Japan in World War II said Friday that the Sept. 3 parade will involve about 12,000 troops and 200 aircraft, adding it will represent "new development" of the Chinese armed forces.   "The number of troops participa...

Updated : 2015.08.21 16:30

Park‘s visit to China sends message on history to Japan: Chinese media

President Park Geun-hye's presence at celebrations marking China's victory over Japan in World War II would send the message to Japan that Seoul and Beijing have a common stance on historical issues, a state-run Chinese newspaper said Friday.  Park will be in China from Sept. 2-4 to atte...

Updated : 2015.08.21 12:03

S. Korea, Ghana to hold policy talks next week

Senior government officials from South Korea and Ghana will meet in Accra next week for their first policy talks since their countries' establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.On Monday, Kwon Hee-seog, director-general of the ministry's Africa and Mid...

Updated : 2015.08.20 16:27

S. Korea offers condolences over victims of Thai bomb blast

South Korea offered a message of condolence Thursday to the Thai people over the deadly bombing in downtown Bangkok.Twenty people were killed in the bomb blast earlier this week, with more than 120 others injured. The exact reason for the assault remains unclear as Thai authorities are tra...

Updated : 2015.08.20 16:23

S. Korea, Pakistan to hold policy talks next week

Vice foreign ministers of South Korea and Pakistan will hold policy talks next week to further bilateral ties across all sectors ranging from politics to development, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong will visit Pakistan next Tuesday to hold the ninth ro...

Updated : 2015.08.20 16:22

China, Russia set to launch joint naval drills in East Sea

China and Russia launched joint naval drills on Thursday in the northern part of the East Sea, the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, according to China's state media.The nine-day drills, the second joint naval exercise between China and Russia this year, are a result of...

Updated : 2015.08.20 10:33

China facing 'more severe' trade situation: commerce ministry

China's commerce ministry said Wednesday that the country is facing a "more severe situation" in its foreign trade for the rest of this year, fanning concerns that Beijing could devalue its yuan currency further after a surprise cut last week. "For the second-half of this year, China's for...

Updated : 2015.08.19 16:15

U.S. senator says Park's trip to D.C. much awaited

South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong and a visiting U.S. senator reaffirmed the strength of their countries' alliance Wednesday as President Park Geun-hye is preparing to visit Washington in October.Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and in...

Updated : 2015.08.19 14:04