Park's approval rate gains ground on Africa visit

President Park Geun-hye's approval rating edged up last week from the previous seven-day period, data showed Monday, as the public cheered her efforts to expand diplomatic ties with Africa.According to the data compiled by RealMet...

Trump raps Obama for visiting Hiroshima visit without noting Japan's aggression

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has faulted President Barack Obama over his recent visit to the atomic-bombed Japanese city of Hiroshima, saying he didn't even mention Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor."Does Pres...

Trump renews calls for allies to pay up for U.S. protection

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his calls for allies to pay more for American defense support."We protect Japan. We protect Saudi Arabia," Trump said at the annual bikers' rally in Washington,...

Georgia celebrates silver jubilee since independence

The Georgian Embassy on Friday commemorated its May 26 National Day, which marks the adoption of the Act of Independence in 1918. The sovereign law created a democratic republic and freed Georgia from imperial Russia. After being ...

‘Czech economy is ripe for Korean investment’

The Czech Republic is primarily known as a tourist destination here with more than 220,000 Koreans visiting each year. However, we are also an ideal investment destination for Korean companies. Most firms are not aware of our pote...

Azerbaijan celebrates independence, ties with Korea

The Azeri Embassy marked its country’s 98th anniversary last week at a reception in Seoul. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was created on May 28, 1918 and this occasion is known as Republic Day. The independent new state gave ...

U.K. celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday

The British Embassy celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II at a reception last week that attracted some 800 influential guests. In a speech at the embassy in Seoul on Thursday, British Ambassador Charles Hay said he ha...

Park holds talks with Museveni on trade and N. Korea

Park holds talks with Museveni on trade and N. KoreaPresident Park Geun-hye met with her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Sunday as South Korea is reaching out to Africa to boost business opportunities with the continent tha...

S. Korean police to wear new uniforms starting in June

South Korean police will start wearing new uniforms starting in June, the government said Sunday.   The new uniforms are to be worn by all officers starting on Wednesday and will come in two different versions, one for ordinary ...

S. Korea, Uganda ink MOUs on health cooperation

South Korea has signed a series of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Uganda to strengthen cooperation in the health sector, health ministry officials here said Sunday.   The agreement was made in Kampala as South Korean P...

Museveni: Uganda to suspend security, military cooperation with N. Korea

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni vowed Sunday to cut off his country’s security and military cooperation with North Korea, in the latest increase in international diplomatic pressure exerted on Pyongyang over its nuclear program...

Impact of int'l sanctions on N. Koreans remain minimal: RFA

North Koreans seem to feel minimal impact from the recent economic sanctions, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Sunday, citing price data surveyed by Japan's Asia Press.   According to the data, the price of 1 kg of rice is 5,000 N...

S. Korean Navy's Aegis destroyers to get upgraded missile launch systems

South Korean Navy's Aegis destroyers will get an upgraded missile launch system that will allow them to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles, a government source said Sunday.The Navy is moving to install new vertical missile ...

[Herald Interview] Former New Zealand P.M. calls for inter-Korean talks

While ramping up global pressure is key to hampering Pyongyang’s nuclear development, Seoul should chart a path to restart denuclearization talks to defuse tension and move toward an ultimate reunification, former New Zealand Pri...

‘Abe will not back down on comfort women issue’

Korean civic groups and victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery continue to criticize the Seoul-Tokyo “comfort women” settlement, but a Japanese historian says it is unrealistic to expect a better agreement from the ultracons...