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S. Korea, OSCE to hold security meeting

South Korea will next week host a meeting with member nations of the world's largest intergovernmental security bloc to discuss security affairs and cooperation among the sides, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.The two-day session will begin Monday with the participation of more than 10...

Updated : 2015.05.27 14:46

S. Korea, U.S., Japan discuss concerted approach on N. Korea

Top South Korean, U.S. and Japanese nuclear envoys held talks here Wednesday on ways to put more pressure on North Korea and cajole it into returning to the negotiating table."This trilateral meeting is particularly timely, given the current North Korean situation that is uncertain and ten...

Updated : 2015.05.27 10:34

Seoul's defense chief leaves for Vietnam for bilateral talks

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo headed to Vietnam on Wednesday for talks with his counterpart there to explore ways to boost military cooperation, his office said.During his three-day visit, Han is scheduled to meet with Phung Quang Thanh to discuss ways to boost cooperation in t...

Updated : 2015.05.27 10:22

China's defense paper warns of 'instability' on Korean Peninsula

China warned Tuesday of "instability and uncertainty" on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea's unpredictable regime has claimed breakthroughs in its nuclear and missile capabilities. "The Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia are shrouded in instability and uncertainty," the State Council, t...

Updated : 2015.05.26 18:17

Libya arrests two suspects in Korean embassy attack

Two suspects in an April attack on the South Korean embassy in Libya have been arrested, Seoul's foreign ministry said, citing information from Libyan police.Libyan police informed South Korea that they have recently caught the militants behind the shooting attack, which killed two local s...

Updated : 2015.05.26 10:58

China, Japan envoys discuss ways to reopen 6-party talks

Senior Chinese and Japanese diplomats discussed ways to resume long-stalled talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program, according to China's foreign ministry on Tuesday. Wu Dawei, China's chief envoy to the six-party talks, held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Ju...

Updated : 2015.05.26 10:50

S. Korean nuclear envoy due in Beijing for talks on N. Korea

South Korea's chief nuclear envoy will visit China this week after talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts on ways to deal with North Korea, the foreign ministry said Monday.Hwang Joon-kook, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, plans to meet with Ch...

Updated : 2015.05.25 18:38

First round of hearings wind up in Lone Star case

An international tribunal has wrapped up the first round of hearings in a multi-billion-dollar case the U.S. private equity firm Lone Star filed against South Korea over disputes surrounding its asset sell-offs in Korea.Both sides largely repeated their existing positions during the hearin...

Updated : 2015.05.25 11:46

U.S. resolution calls for memorial marker for USFK members

A U.S. congressman has introduced a resolution calling for a memorial marker honoring American servicemembers killed or missing in action while helping defend South Korea after the 1950-53 Korean War.Rep. William Keating introduced the concurrent resolution on Thursday, saying many service...

Updated : 2015.05.25 11:44

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people fr...

Updated : 2015.05.24 17:04

Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopians have started voting in national and regional elections, the country's first since the death in 2012 of longtime leader Meles Zenawi.More than 38 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in this East African nation of about 90 million people. Hail...

Updated : 2015.05.24 16:47

52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. At least six other people are missing in floods that hav...

Updated : 2015.05.24 15:41

Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

RIYADH, (AFP) -- Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife.It was the deadliest attack in years to strike the Sunni-d...

Updated : 2015.05.24 11:29

Activists cancel plan to cross DMZ via Panmunjom

A group of foreign activists who planned to cross the inter-Korean border southward from North Korea has decided to use a western land route instead of the truce village of Panmunjom, officials said Friday.  About 30 female activists from around the world, including U.S. activist Gloria ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 10:40

S. Korea to donate funds to ICT education in Africa

South Korea Thursday committed millions of dollars to equip classrooms in three African countries with information technology.  Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea signed a memorandum of understanding with Irina Bokova, secretary-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul...

Updated : 2015.05.21 17:10