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Trump vows to renegotiate FTA with Korea

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denounced the free trade pact with South Korea as a "job killing" deal Thursday, pledging to totally renegotiate what he called "horrible" trade agree...

Updated : 2016.07.22 13:48

Korea, Japan reaffirm commitment to sex slaves deal

South Korea and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to implementing a bilateral deal to resolve the issue of the Japanese military's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and his Japanese counte...

Updated : 2016.07.14 15:31

Germany rejects N. Korea's new ambassador nominee to Berlin: report

Germany has rejected North Korea's top envoy nominee to Berlin, a U.S.-based media outlet report said Thursday.Radio Free Asia said the German government recently rejected the North Korean government's request for Berlin's approval for its new ambassador nominee who was set to replace incu...

Updated : 2016.07.14 13:19

Park to leave for Mongolia for ASEM summit, bilateral talks

President Park Geun-hye will leave for Mongolia on Thursday to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting summit and hold bilateral talks with her Mongolian counterpart, her office Cheong Wa Dae said.The five-day...

Updated : 2016.07.14 09:15

Amb. Sung Kim vows to support Philippines over South China Sea tensions

The nominee to be the U.S. ambassdor to the Philippines said Wednesday that he will work closely with Manila to help the Southeast Asian ally reduce tensions in the South China Sea and better monitor the waters off their shores.Amb. Sung Kim made the remark during his Senate confirmation h...

Updated : 2016.07.14 09:12

S. Korea, Switzerland agree to expand cooperation on health

The leaders of South Korea and Switzerland agreed Wednesday to expand bilateral cooperation in promising industry sectors including health care, medicine, and information and communications technologi...

Updated : 2016.07.13 21:40

Ultraconservative lobby backs Japan PM charter change drive

TOKYO (AP) -- An influential Japanese political lobby says it will do its utmost to capitalize on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election victory to push for a constitutional revision for a more active military role. Tadae Takubo, chairman of Nippon Kaigi, said Wednesday that the war-renounci...

Updated : 2016.07.13 19:43

US sends Marines to South Sudan capital to protect citizens

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. military in Africa said Wednesday it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, while South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks, killings and...

Updated : 2016.07.13 19:41

Korea calls for 'peaceful, creative' efforts to resolve South China Sea dispute

South Korea called Wednesday for "peaceful and creative diplomatic efforts" to resolve the South China Sea dispute following a landmark ruling that rejected China's claims to the key body of water.On Tuesday, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that China has no historica...

Updated : 2016.07.13 13:22

Leaders of Korea, Switzerland to hold summit on bilateral cooperation

The leaders of South Korea and Switzerland will hold a summit in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, science, security and other areas, the presidential office he...

Updated : 2016.07.13 10:16

U.S. says South China Sea ruling 'final, legally binding'

The United States said Tuesday that an international tribunal's ruling on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea is "final and legally binding on both China and the Philippines," as tensions between the two superpowers rose higher.The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague de...

Updated : 2016.07.13 09:33

Hague tribunal rejects China's expansive South China Sea claims

An international tribunal rejected China's extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines' maritime rights by building up artificial islands that destroyed coral reef...

Updated : 2016.07.13 09:25

U.S. remains in contact with China, Russia at 'highest levels' amid THAAD tension: Pentagon

The United States remains in contact with Chinese and Russian leaders "at the highest levels,"the Pentagon said Friday, as Beijing and Moscow protest strongly the planned deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system to South Korea.South Korea and the U.S. announced earlier that they...

Updated : 2016.07.10 11:34

Thailand adopts Korean language for college entrance exam

The Korean alphabet, "Hangeul," has become a second foreign language for the college entrance examination in Thailand, the center of "Hallyu," the global popularity of Korean dramas, movies and pop songs, the South Korean Embassy here said Friday.  "The Council of University Presidents of...

Updated : 2016.07.08 16:22

Korea, U.S., Japan to hold first meeting on development cooperation

South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first meeting on development issues on Friday, as the three nations seek to expand trilateral cooperation on the international stage, Seoul's foreign ministry said.The inaugural session will take place in Washington with delegations ...

Updated : 2016.07.08 11:42