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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

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

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

Korea urges Japan to stop provocation on Dokdo

South Korea called on Japan Friday to stop its provocative territorial claim to Dokdo, a set of rocky islets in the East Sea.Dokdo is South Korea's territory that fell prey to Japan's aggression and occupation of the Korean Peninsula during its militaristic past, the Foreign Ministry in a ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 17:44

China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Min...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:13

Several U.S. states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.Courts have already blocked similar laws that Kansas and Okla...

Updated : 2016.02.11 20:06

94 year old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.Former SS Sgt. Reinhold Hanning maintain...

Updated : 2016.02.11 20:01

Park to meet with Obama, Abe: report

The leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan plan to hold a meeting in Washington in the coming weeks to discuss ways to increase pressure on North Korea, a news report said Thursday.The three countries began to work out the details for a trilateral summit during the Nuclear Sec...

Updated : 2016.02.11 17:56

Abbas due in Seoul next week

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will visit South Korea next week for talks with President Park Geun-hye on improving bilateral ties, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.He is scheduled to make a three-day trip here starting Wednesday after traveling to Japan, it said.In his second v...

Updated : 2016.02.11 13:23

Seoul, Washington, Tokyo step up security cooperation

In the aftermath of North Korea’s fresh nuclear and missile tests, South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are stepping up their drive to bolster their three-way security partnership while coordinating on un...

Updated : 2016.02.10 17:14

China protests S. Korea's decision on U.S. missile shield

China summoned South Korea's ambassador on Sunday to protest Seoul's decision to begin talks with Washington on the deployment of an advanced American missile defense system to South Korea following the North's long-range rocket launch.Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned the...

Updated : 2016.02.08 11:06

China voices 'deep concern' about possible deployment of U.S. missile system

China's foreign ministry expressed "deep concern" on Sunday as Seoul and Washington agreed to begin talks on the deployment of an advanced American missile defense system to South Korea following the North's long-range rocket launch. Hours after North Korea claimed it had successfully put ...

Updated : 2016.02.08 11:04

U.S. ship capable of tracking N.Korea rocket arrives in Japan

A U.S. radar ship capable of tracking North Korean missiles has arrived in Japan, an official said Friday, as the communist nation is forging ahead with preparations for a banned long-range rocket launch.The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen "made a scheduled port visit" to the port of Sasebo near t...

Updated : 2016.02.06 11:58

Xi-Park call shows China still unprepared to act differently with N.K.: U.S. expert

The first phone call between South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping since the North's nuclear test appears to show that Beijing is still unprepared to act differently in its handling of Pyongyang, a U.S. expert said.In the 45-minute call initiated by Xi, Park...

Updated : 2016.02.06 11:11