Korea, Iran to discuss launching joint fish farming venture

South Korea and Iran are set to begin discussions on boosting their bilateral cooperation in the fisheries sector that will include a joint fish farming venture, the Seoul government said Monday.The talks will be held in Iran from...

Seoul to set up N. Korean human rights foundation

South Korea will establish a foundation in September to better study human rights situations in North Korea and develop related policies, the unification ministry said Monday.The government plans to inject about 25 billion won ($2...

Ruling party lawmaker advocates Korea's nuke armament

A former floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party said Monday that South Korea should also develop nuclear weapons if Pyongyang's provocation continues, adding the country's security is being threatened as U.S. Republican presiden...

U.N. Security Council unlikely to issue statement condemning N.K. missile launches

The U.N. Security Council appears unlikely to issue a statement condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches, spurring speculation that China may be uncooperative in anger over a decision to deploy the THAAD missile ...

Cyberbullying soars through mobile messengers: data

The number of cyberbullying cases observed by local schools jumped in 2015 from three years earlier, data showed Monday, in line with the sharp increase in mobile messenger users.According to the data compiled by the parliament's ...

Wang Yi says South Korea's recent behavior hurt bilateral trust

China blamed South Korea on Sunday for hurting their trust by pushing to deploy an advanced missile system on the Korean Peninsula despite its strong opposition. The remarks were made by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before sta...

Colombia celebrates peace and prosperity at independence anniversary

In late June, moving on from five decades of fratricidal warfare, the Colombian government and armed guerilla group FARC agreed to a cease-fire as part of a peace process that had dragged on for nearly four years. In Havana, Cuba,...

‘The longest night in Turkey: Aborted putsch against constitutional order’

By Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal What had unfolded on the night of July 15 in Turkey was a failed attempt by a small faction of our armed forces to subvert our democratically elected government and constitutional ...

Direct flight between Warsaw, Seoul to take off

Starting Oct. 18, LOT Polish Airlines will launch a direct flight between Warsaw and Seoul, making it the first ever nonstop connection between the two countries.Serving three trips weekly in each direction between the Warsaw Chop...

Thailand shores up digital economy drive

The Thai Board of Investment Seoul Office held a seminar in mid-July to promote the country’s rising digital economy and attract investors and specialists. The venue titled “Thailand: Moving forward to digital economy” gave an ...

S. Korea, EU agree to continue developing FTA

South Korea's finance minister said Sunday a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) should be further developed despite Britain's recent exit from the world's biggest economic bloc."The South Korea-EU FT...

Majority of working migrant wives have limited job security in Korea: research

More than half of employed foreign-born migrant wives in Korea work as either temporary or day laborers, while 9.5 percent of them work for free for their Korean in-laws’ businesses here, a study showed on Sunday. The study, pub...

[FEATURE] Cosmetics microbeads threaten sea life

When 29-year-old Kim Seo-young heard that tiny plastic pollutants floating in the sea are consumed by fish and may end up on her dinner plate, she did not know it was due to what she uses every day for a face wash.“At first, I th...

Incheon National University students join volunteer program in Vietnam

Some 40 students and faculty members from Incheon National University joined an eight-day volunteer program in Vietnam to promote Korean culture and help local communities earlier this month. Incheon National University, which aim...

[DECODED: SAMSUNG] Samsung grapples with criticism at home

The Korea Herald and The Investor publish a series of in-depth articles analyzing rising business tycoons and their company’s governance structure. This is the sixth installment on Lee Jae-yong and Samsung Group. – Ed.Samsung Gr...