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Korea, Iran seek ministerial talks at U.N

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Iran are seeking to hold their first bilateral talks in nearly six years in New York this week in apparent efforts to heal ties dampened by Tehran’s suspected military cooperation with Pyongyang and international sanctions, government sources said ...

Updated : 2014.09.22 20:46

Saudi Arabia celebrates 84th national day

The following is a congratulatory message from Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Korea Ahmad Y. Al Barrak celebrating the kingdom’s 84th National Day on Sept. 23. ― Ed. The national day a...

Updated : 2014.09.22 20:14

Korea, Canada to ink free trade agreement soon

OTTAWA (Yonhap) ― South Korea will sign a free trade deal with Canada Monday (early Tuesday, Korean time) following a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. Seoul officials said. Park arrived in the Canadian capital Saturday for a three-day sta...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:28

‘Comfort women’ abuses were crimes against humanity

After spending six years as U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay strongly urged Japan to investigate “every allegation of sexual slavery” and “prosecute perpetrators” through a rare statement and ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:11

[Herald Interview] Seeking justice for sex slavery victims

The following is the 10th in a series of articles on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. ― Ed....

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:06

Korean trade ties highlighted on Mexico’s Independence Day

Mexican Ambassador Jose Luis Bernal lauded diplomatic ties between his country and South Korea during a reception celebrating Mexico’s 204th Independence Day in Seoul on Monday.“Our bilateral trade ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:55

German envoy lauds preparation as key to fall of Berlin Wall

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in the East German cities of Leipzig and Dresden and precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall, and eventually led to the ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:53

EU, Northeast Asian diplomats compare notes on regional security

European diplomats, policymakers and academics and their counterparts from Japan and South Korea hashed out what Northeast Asia should take away from Europe’s nearly 70 years of experience with regio...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:52

Paraguay eyes Korean investment

South Korean investment in South America has mostly poured into countries such as Chile, Peru and Colombia, three important commercial partners with which East Asia’s third-largest economy also has f...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:51

Seoul-based group promotes ‘shared histories’ in East Asia

As compared to the success of the European Union in fashioning a European identity, East Asian community building has proved frustratingly elusive for regional organizers.In anticipation of the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC 2015) late next year, advocates for a regional ident...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:43

Free press crucial for continued development in Vietnam

Press freedom is crucial for development, said Vietnamese Ambassador to South Korea Pham Huu Chi during a lecture organized by the Asia Society Korea Center at the ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul on Tuesday.Pham described how his country dramatically decreased the poverty rate and achieved man...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:42

Park: S. Korea to sign free trade deal with Canada

South Korea will sign a free trade deal with Canada next week, President Park Geun-hye said Saturday, as she arrived in Ottawa for a three-day state visit on a trip that will also take her to New York for the U.N. General Assembly.The two countries concluded a free trade agreement in March...

Updated : 2014.09.21 11:35

Ex-Japan leader conveys Abe’s message to Park

A former Japanese leader conveyed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message to President Park Geun-hye on Friday, an official said, a move that may pave the way for a potential summit between the two neigh...

Updated : 2014.09.19 21:08

President Park to meet former Japanese leader

South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to meet with a former Japanese prime minister later this week, an official said Thursday, amid a recent thaw in relations between the two neighbors.Park is set to meet with former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday, presidential spokes...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors

South Korea and Turkey initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) for their investment and service sectors Thursday, which will complement a trade pact for products that went into effect last year.The new South Korea-Turkey FTA on service and investment will soon undergo reviews by each side a...

Updated : 2014.09.18 20:03