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S. Korea, Poland to work for peace on Korean Peninsula

South Korea and Poland will work together to establish peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean Peninsula, their foreign ministers agreed during a meeting in Warsaw, according to the Foreign Min...

Updated : 2015.07.30 10:39

U.S. should persuade Abe to address tensions with S. Korea through war-anniversary statement: expert

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming war-anniversary statement is so important for the future of relations between Seoul and Tokyo that the U.S. should make greater efforts to get Abe to address historical tensions through the statement, a U.S. expert said.Abe plans to issue the s...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:46

Senate resolution calls for approval of Korea-U.S. civil nuclear accord

A U.S. senator has introduced a resolution calling for approval of the civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement with South Korea, a move that reflects the positive view Congress has about the deal.Sen. Benjamin Cardin brought the resolution (S.J.Res.20) to the Foreign Relations Committee...

Updated : 2015.07.30 08:44

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday.Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with th...

Updated : 2015.07.29 15:47

Park calls Mongolia's transition to democracy good role model

President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that Mongolia's successful transition to democracy is a good role model for the international community.Mongolia's case "could help contribute to spreading democracy and establishing peace in Northeast Asia," Park said in a video message at a ceremony...

Updated : 2015.07.29 11:40

China touts its intervention in Korean War as Kim Jong-un pays tribute

China has touted its intervention in the 1950-53 Korean War as an "indelible mark on history" of its friendship with North Korea after the North's leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to the Chinese soldiers killed during the war. The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, when tank-led North K...

Updated : 2015.07.29 11:07

Pelosi says Abe should make clearer statement about sexual slavery

U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should make a clearer statement on the country's wartime sexual enslavement of women, according to a South Korean lawmaker.Pelosi made the remark during a meeting with Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of S...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:22

In Beijing, memories of Korean independence activist fade

For most Koreans, the Wangfujing shopping street in central Beijing is a bustling tourist destination filled with Western-style department stores and shops where they can buy everything they can name. But, few of them might know that there is an aging building near Wangfujing, which was us...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:20

S. Korea, U.S. agree to on-site probe of Osan base next week over anthrax shipment

South Korea and the United States will conduct a joint on-site investigation of the U.S. Forces Korea's Osan Air Base next week over an accidental shipment of a live anthrax sample sent there in April...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:16

U.S. lawmakers urge Abe to offer sincere apology for sexual slavery

U.S. lawmakers urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday to offer a sincere apology for the country's wartime sexual enslavement of women as two surviving victims sued Tokyo for damages for insulting them as prostitutes.The victims, both in their 90s, filed the suit with a federa...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:12

Ruling party chief: U.S. more important than China

South Korea's ruling party chief has said the United States is more important to the country than China, stressing Washington is the "irreplaceable" ally for Seoul."I think we should not forget that the U.S. is the irreplaceable, unequaled and only ally for us," Kim said during a meeting w...

Updated : 2015.07.29 09:10

S. Korea to hold info session on doing business with Iran

South Korea said Tuesday it will hold an information session next week to help local businesses make inroads into Iran after the lifting of international sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy plan to hold a joi...

Updated : 2015.07.28 15:44

Ruling party chief calls for candid apology from Abe

South Korea's ruling party chief said Monday he told U.S. government officials and congressional leaders that Japan should offer a candid apology for its wartime atrocities if the frayed relations between Seoul and Tokyo are to improve.Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the Saenuri Party, said...

Updated : 2015.07.28 15:02

S. Korea, Russia seek to boost ties

Top diplomats of South Korea and Russia met in Moscow this week as the countries seek to expand their ties in a key anniversary year, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong and his Russian counterpart, First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, met Mo...

Updated : 2015.07.28 13:24

American veterans celebrate groundbreaking for 'Changjin' battle memorial

Elderly American veterans of the Korean War celebrated the groundbreaking Monday for a memorial commemorating "Changjin Reservoir Battle," one of the fiercest battles in the war that also helped make a massive evacuation operation possible.The November-December 1950 battle, also known as t...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:21