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Families mourn victims of concert tragedy

Grieving families mourned Tuesday at the funerals of nine of the 16 people who plunged to their deaths while standing on a ventilation grill to get a better view of a pop concert.The tragic accident took place at Pangyo Techno Valley, a multipurpose complex, in Seongnam, a city just south ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:05

N. Korea's ceremonial head of state in Beijing ahead of foreign trips

North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, en route to rare foreign trips to the Middle East and Africa in the latest sign of active diplomacy by the isolated North.Kim, the head of North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament, was greeted by the North's ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:03

S. Korean aid workers in West Africa exposed to Ebola: lawmaker

South Korean aid workers in West Africa have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus due to a lack of protective wear and medical equipment, a lawmaker claimed Tuesday.A total of 102 South Korean aid workers have been living in West African countries, including Senegal and Cameroon, without...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:02

Seoul to host regional security forum next week

South Korea plans to hold a regional security forum next week that will be attended by China for the first time, the defense ministry here said Tuesday.The 3rd Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD) will be held for a three-day run from Oct. 29 at a hotel in Seoul, bringing together vice defense min...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:00

S. Korea extradites two fugitive Chinese suspects

South Korean police said Tuesday that they have deported two Chinese suspects in separate criminal cases back to China in the latest case of cooperation between the two nations' law enforcement authorities.South Korea's National Police Agency (NPA) said one of the suspects, a 42-year-old w...

Updated : 2014.10.21 13:52

S. Korean foreign, defense chiefs to leave for U.S. for security talks

South Korea's foreign and defense ministers plan to leave for the United States this week to attend a security meeting with their counterparts from Washington slated for later this week, officials said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Han Min-koo will fly to the U...

Updated : 2014.10.21 13:51

N. Korea urges U.S. to end 'hostile' policy

North Korea called on the United States Tuesday to terminate its "hostile policy" toward the communist country, saying it is the root cause of the failed talks on ending Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons program.Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994 signing of a landmark b...

Updated : 2014.10.21 12:13

S. Korea builds Cameroon's first mechanized farming district

South Korea has completed building Cameroon's first mechanized rice farming district that is expected to help modernize the African state's overall agriculture industry and improve the country's food production, the South Korean government said Tuesday.The 2.3-billion-won (US$2.18 million)...

Updated : 2014.10.21 11:05

S. Korea forges ties with Ghana in ICT

South Korea's ICT ministry said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana to assist the African nation with building a technology infrastructure.The agreement, signed during the 19th International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference being held her...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:21

N. Korean defectors to testify at U.N. on gulags

Two North Korean defectors said Tuesday they will visit the United Nations next week to join a forum on political prison camps in the communist nation.The forum to be hosted by the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) comes as the U.N. General Assembly is sched...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:19

S. Korea, Nicaragua sign first ICT MOU

 South Korea's ICT ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday with its Nicaraguan counterpart to engage in joint technology programs.The two countries will set up a joint committee t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:17

Samsung Engineering enters U.S. LNG plant market with design contract

Samsung Engineering Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, has made its first foray into the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by securing a US$5 million design contract for a plant in Texas, industry sources said Tuesday.The basic front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:13

N. Korean nuclear capabilities would be much greater without 1994

North Korea could have moved its nuclear capabilities more significantly forward to a point where it could produce dozens of nuclear bombs a year had Pyongyang not been stopped by a 1994 nuclear freeze deal, the then-U.S. negotiator said Monday.Robert Gallucci, who negotiated the Agreed Fr...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:12

Pop artist caught spreading flyers mocking Park

A local pop artist was caught scattering flyers lampooning President Park Geun-hye from the rooftop of a building in downtown Seoul on Monday, police said.Lee Ha, 46, was arrested after a police officer found a leaflet near a building not far from Seoul's iconic Gwanghwamun Square around n...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:05

Assembly speaker seeks China's help to resolve NK nuke issue

South Korea's National Assembly speaker asked a former top Chinese diplomat Monday to help resolve the ongoing diplomatic standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying it is a key issue for regional peace.Chung Ui-hwa made the request to former Chinese State Councilor Tang Ji...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:03