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Pakistan, Korea inch toward FTA

Pakistan and Korea are striving to launch a free trade agreement following an ongoing feasibility study hoping to capitalize on each other’s geostrategic leverage, Pakistan’s top envoy to Korea said...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:50

Controversy boils over Seoul’s Gaeseong money claim

Controversy is snowballing after Seoul claimed the majority of its investment in a joint factory park has been funneled into North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, which critics say virtually ma...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:49

Sri Lanka fetes independence, interdependence with Korea

The Sri Lankan Embassy held a National Day reception in early February to celebrate the 68th anniversary of independence from Britain and the development of ties with Korea. While Sri Lanka has made s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:48

[Herald Interview] MERS caregivers still suffer months later

For months, Kim Gyeong-ae, a nurse at Seoul National University Hospital, has not been able to eat blueberry yogurt because it reminds her too much of Korea’s last confirmed Middle East respiratory s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:46

Philippine Consulate General opens in Busan

The Philippine Consulate General in Busan was inaugurated in late January to better serve Filipinos living in the southern areas of Korea. The office, located on 1927 Jungang Ave. in Guseo-dong, will start providing consular services from March 1 to residents in Busan, Ulsan, Daegu, Gwangj...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:44

Azerbaijan to host multiculturalism forum

This year marks the “Year of Multiculturalism” in Azerbaijan, a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. To celebrate the initiative, launched by the government of President Ilham Aliyev, Baku will host the seventh Glob...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:42

Assembly pulls out all stops to get job done

The National Assembly is set to convene parliamentary sessions this week as part of its last-ditch efforts to pass pending bills before the lawmakers set aside the legislative affairs to accelerate th...

Updated : 2016.02.14 18:14

Controversy boils over Seoul’s Gaeseong money claim

Controversy is snowballing after Seoul claimed that the majority of its investment in a joint factory park has been funneled into North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, which critics say virtual...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:49

Mom arrested for neglecting children’s education

A mother of two daughters was arrested for neglecting her children by preventing them from getting proper educations, police said Saturday. This is the first time in Korea a parent has been arrested ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:46

South Korea raises alert against North Korean cyber attack

South Korea has upgraded its military information surveillance status in response to growing threats of North Korean cyber attacks, a military official said Sunday."We believe there's a larger possibility that North Korea may launch cyber attacks on the South, and recently upgraded our Inf...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:43

South Korea to expand passenger prescreening against terrorism risk

The government and ruling party have reaffirmed their move to strengthen the prescreening process of foreign visitors and restrict the entry of those with suspected terrorism links amid growing public...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:16

U.S. deploys additional Patriot missiles to S. Korea

The United States has deployed additional Patriot missile systems to South Korea to counteract North Korea’s missile threats, the U.S. Forces Korea said Friday. “This deployment is part of an emerg...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:52

Senior lawmaker leaves opposition party for April elections

Rep. Shin Ki-nam became the latest to defect from the main opposition party on Sunday, announcing he was leaving the party that had reprimanded him over an influence-peddling case. The Minjoo Party o...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:50

MERS caregivers still suffer months later in South Korea

For months, Kim Gyeong-ae, a nurse at Seoul National University Hospital, has not been able to eat blueberry yogurt because it reminds her too much of Korea’s last confirmed Middle East respiratory s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:44

South Korea says North Korea used Gaeseong wages to develop weapons

South Korea's point man on inter-Korean affairs said Sunday he believes that North Korea has used wages paid to its workers at the joint inter-Korean factory complex to develop nuclear and other military weapons.In a television appearance, Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said "70 percen...

Updated : 2016.02.14 13:34