Park: S. Korea to begin discussions with China on Koreas’ unification

President Park Geun-hye on Friday said South Korea and China could quickly begin various discussions on how to achieve a peaceful unification between South and North Korea.“Peaceful unification is the fundamental and the quickest...

S. Korea to change home ministry’s English name

The government will change the English names of the Home Ministry and several other government offices to help foreigners easily understand the roles and functions of the organizations at a glance, the Home Ministry said Friday.Th...

Experts discuss ecotourism promotion in Laos

PAKSE, Laos -- Nearly 100 experts on tourism gathered in a southern town of Laos on Friday to discuss ways to promote the country’s eco-friendly tourism, a key to boosting its local economy. Under the theme of “Reinforcing sust...

Experts discuss ecotourism promotion in Laos

PAKSE, Laos ― Nearly 100 experts on tourism gathered in a southern town of Laos on Friday to discuss ways to promote the country’s eco-friendly tourism, a key to boosting its local economy.Under the theme of “Reinforcing sustai...

Park calls for China’s role on Peninsula

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged China to play a bigger role for unification of the two Koreas on the last day of her three-day trip that highlighted closer ties between the two countries.At a meeting with Kore...

Seoul education chief to retain his seat

Seoul education chief Cho Hi-yeon (left) embraces his supporter outside Seoul High Court in Seocho-gu, southern Seoul. (Yonhap)Seoul High Court on Friday suspended the sentence of Seoul education superintendent Cho Hi-yeon, who wa...

Seoul fumes at Pyongyang's criticism of Park

Unification Ministry spokesperson Jeong Joon-hee (Yonhap)South Korea chided North Korea Friday for criticizing President Park Geun-hye’s mention of the Aug. 4 land mine provocation during her summit with the Chinese leader, and f...

Ex-top prosecutor may return as lawyer after lewd act

A former senior prosecutor who stepped down from his post last year on charges of committing a lewd act in public is likely to return as a lawyer as his request is being deliberated by a group of lawyers.The Seoul Bar Association ...

S. Korea voices regret over N. Korea's flak against Park

South Korea expressed regret Friday that North Korea has blamed President Park Geun-hye for warning against the North's provocation during her summit with China's leader.  The North's message was released Thursday as Park held a...

Park says correct recognition of history can heal sufferings of past

President Park Geun-hye has renewed calls for a correct recognition of history to move ties forward in the region as she visited a symbolic building in China that served as a base against Japan's aggression. (Yonhap)President Park...

NK leader inspects machinery factory in border city

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a machinery factory in a northwestern border city, the North's official media said Friday.  Kim visited the factory that produces measuring instruments in Sinuiju, where he expressed...

U.S. says not concerned about S. Korea's strengthening ties with China

The United States said Thursday it is not concerned about South Korea's strengthening relations with China, saying greater cooperation and dialogue between Seoul and Beijing is good for the region.  South Korean President Park G...

Park says she took cue from Schroeder over labor reform

President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that she has taken a cue from former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over labor reform.   Park made the comment to Schroeder during their encounter at a military parade in Beijing, presi...

N. Korea rebukes Park for warning against NK provocation

North Korea blamed President Park Geun-hye on Thursday for warning against the North's provocation during her summit with China's leader, saying inter-Korean ties can return to confrontation at any time.   The North's message ca...

Warmer Seoul-Beijing ties send message to Pyongyang

When Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a massive military parade on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square, South Korean President Park Geun-hye sat two seats to the right of Xi.    The presence of Park...