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In Seoul, Obama to mourn victims of ferry sinking

U.S. President Barack Obama will spend much time and effort expressing sympathy over the loss of people in a tragic ferry sinking when he visits Seoul later this week, a White House official said Monday."I can certainly expect that this will be a big part of his trip," Ben Rhodes, deputy n...

Updated : 2014.04.22 11:20

[Herald Interview] Green growth meets creative economy

The Global Green Growth Institute is committed to crafting low-carbon development strategies for emerging countries by harnessing innovation and fostering public-private cooperation in line with Seoul...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:40

Korea, China slam Abe’s shrine offering

TOKYO (AFP) ― Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a charge that he was offering “a slap in the face” to U.S. President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.The unapologetically nationalist Abe donated a sacred “masaka...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:39

Japan warns over China ship seizure

TOKYO (AFP) -- Tokyo warned Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship.Authorities in Shanghai seized the large freight vessel in a dispute over what the Chinese si...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:47

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

NANJING, China (AP) -- Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound."Japan is a country without credibility. They pretend to be friendly, but they can't be trusted," Qi Houjie said ...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:46

Museum awarded for aiding Korea-Kenya understanding

The Kenyan Ambassador to South Korea presented a plaque of appreciation to the CEO of the Multiculture Museum for the work he is doing in promoting mutual understanding between South Korea and Kenya a...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:45

Slovakia urges more Korean travelers to visit

Slovakia is perhaps best known here as a hub for South Korea manufacturing and a platform for global companies to sell cars throughout the European Union.Less known in South Korea is that it has 1,500...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:44

MIKTA to raise ‘middle power voice’

On the eve of an enormous meeting of diplomats from about 100 nations in Mexico City last week to discuss development assistance and aid to poor countries, a small band of foreign ministers quietly go...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:43

Hungary to mark anniversary with seminar at HUFS

Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Gabor will speak about bilateral relations between his country and South Korea during a conference at Hankuk University of Foreign studies on April 29.The daylong conference will underscore the close ties between South Korea and Hungary as one of many events plan...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:41

Envoy aims to bring back Bulgarian wines

The Bulgarian ambassador here has his mind set on bringing wines from his country back to South Korea in a big way. Bulgarian Ambassador to South Korea Petar Andonov hosted local importers, distributo...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:41

Fair to highlight Southeast Asian interior design

Envoys from about a half a dozen Southeast Asian nations and the ASEAN-Korea Center will kick off an international furniture fair showcasing items from Southeast Asia. The Seoul Furniture and Home Living Fair 2014 will kick off Thursday and continue until April 27 in Hall 4 at the Korea In...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:39

Park, Obama likely to meet April 25

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit South Korea next week for talks with President Park Geun-hye on the alliance between the two countries, North Korea and its nuclear program, and other regional a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:11

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slavery this week

South Korea and Japan will hold high-level talks in Seoul this week on the latter's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, with attention focused on Tokyo's stance on the emotive issue, officials said Tuesday.The director general-level meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, will ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 15:28

Obama to visit S. Korea next week

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit South Korea next week for talks with PresidentPark Geun-hye on the alliance between the two countries, North Korea and its nuclear program, and other regional and global issues, both sides announced.Obama will arrive on April 25 for a two-day visit, S...

Updated : 2014.04.15 09:41

Germany awards professors for boosting culture, research ties

German Ambassador to South Korea Rolf Mafael presented two Korean professors with awards in Seoul on Thursday for their efforts in developing cooperation in scientific research and academic scholarshi...

Updated : 2014.04.14 10:17