China says Xi to hold talks with Park next month

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye next month on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing, a former Chinese official said Tuesday.Former Chinese Stat...

Parties to launch task force on public safety

Rival political parties agreed Tuesday to launch a task force to tackle public safety issues in the wake of last week's deadly accident at a pop concert that left more than two dozen people killed or injured.Sixteen people were co...

Restart of high-level talks key to inter-Korean ties: minister

South Korea's point man on North Korea emphasized the importance of another round of high-level contact between the two sides on Tuesday, saying it could put inter-Korean relations into a fresh phase."If the South and the North ho...

Parliamentary speaker to visit Japan

South Korea's parliamentary speaker will visit Japan next week for talks with top Japanese politicians, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on ways to deepen the two countries' ties, his office said Tuesday.Chung Ui-hwa's three-d...