S. Korea OKs forest experts' visit to N. Korea

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S. Korea OKs forest experts' visit to N. Korea

South Korea on Tuesday approved plans by a group of forest experts and officials of Hyundai Asan, a South Korean operator of an inter-Korean tour program, to visit North Korea this week to check pine trees which turned yellow at its scenic mountain resort.Officials from the state-run Korea...

Updated : 2015.07.28 10:49

S. Korea declares de facto end to MERS outbreak

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn Tuesday declared a de facto end to the outbreak of MERS which has claimed 36 lives in the country since May.The number of people diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Synd...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:25

U.S. intelligence sees possibility of N.K. provocation around October: S. Korean lawmaker

U.S. intelligence authorities believe North Korea could engage in a provocative act around the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party in October, a South Korean lawmaker said Monday.An American intelligence official made the remark during a meeting with Rep. Kim Moo-sung, c...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:23

American veterans celebrate groundbreaking for 'Changjin' battle memorial

Elderly American veterans of the Korean War celebrated the groundbreaking Monday for a memorial commemorating "Changjin Reservoir Battle," one of the fiercest battles in the war that also helped make a massive evacuation operation possible.The November-December 1950 battle, also known as t...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:21

Chinese president visits Shenyang near N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to the northeastern city of Shenyang near the border with North Korea on Monday in a trip that could be seen as a message of willingness to improve relations with Pyongyang, diplomatic sources said.Xi made a one-day visit to Shenyang and stressed the i...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:14

U.S. puts N. Korea among world's worst countries for human trafficking

The United States designated North Korea as one of the world's worst countries for human trafficking for the 13th straight year on Monday, saying Pyongyang fails to meet even the minimum standards for efforts to improve the situation.The State Department's annual "Trafficking in Persons Re...

Updated : 2015.07.28 09:12

Iran deal indicates U.S. flexibility on N. Korea: Seiler

The United States is willing to show flexibility in nuclear talks with North Korea, if resumed, as demonstrated in a recent deal with Iran, a key Washington official on Pyongyang said Monday."We have long been open to dialogue with the DPRK and we have made quite clear to the DPRK that we ...

Updated : 2015.07.27 21:38

S. Korea, U.S. to work closely for Koreas' reunification: minister

South Korea and the United States will work even more closely together to reunify the two Koreas, Seoul's point man on Pyongyang said Monday.Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo made the remark during an address at a security conference, saying the South Korea-U.S. alliance is "key" to peace...

Updated : 2015.07.27 21:24

Spy agency denies tapping civilians

Korea’s top spy agency chief Monday categorically denied allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims t...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:48

Eurasia Express passengers pay tribute to fallen WWII soldiers

MOSCOW ― More than 250 passengers of the “Eurasia Express” opened the third and final chapter of their 20-day journey in Moscow on Sunday, reaching the last stop of a trans-Siberian railway and marking their journey by paying tribute to fallen soldiers during World War II at a memorial....

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:28

Crimes by seniors on the rise

Crimes committed by elderly citizens have become a social problem in South Korea’s rapidly aging society, as the number of criminals aged 60 or older reached an all-time high, officials said Monday.A...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:27

Two Koreas mark armistice agreement

Over in the South, descendants of veterans who fought in the Korean War participate in a ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and U.N. Forces Participation Day a...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:08

Panel calls for scholarship boost for ex-soldiers

A parliamentary panel has recommended that the government seek a program under which universities give extra points to those who have fulfilled their compulsory military service in their selection of scholarship students.The National Assembly’s special panel on enhancing human rights in t...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:04

S. Korea, U.S. discuss N.K. nuke

Sydney Seiler, the U.S. special envoy to the multilateral talks on North Korea’s denuclearization, met with senior South Korean officials on Monday in Seoul to discuss Pyongyang’s evolving nuclear p...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:01

NIS chief denies spying on civilians

Korea’s top spy agency chief Monday categorically denied allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims t...

Updated : 2015.07.27 18:41