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U.S. says cannot confirm rumors of N.K. coup

The United States said Monday it cannot confirm rumors of a military coup in North Korea that have spread widely amid growing questions about leader Kim Jong-un’s prolonged absence from public view.Kim has not been seen in public for nearly a month, leading to rumors that a military coup ...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:30

Risk of conflict growing in East Asia

Despite more than 30 years of peace in East Asia, it would be a grave mistake for political leaders and policymakers to assume that conflict, or even war, could not break out again in the region, acco...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:30

Sights, sounds of Arctic Circle brought to Korean Art Fair

This year’s Korean International Art Fair at Coex saw a one of a kind artistic partnership between Ireland and South Korea promoted by the Irish Embassy.Sound and video recordings produced by artists...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:12

Kenyan envoy bids farewell

The Korea Internet-Media Journalist Association presented the Kenyan ambassador with the International Exchange & Cooperation Award on Thursday in Seoul to recognize his unique efforts in speaking out...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:11

U.K. Embassy attracts local foodies with ‘This Tastes Great’

The British Embassy here is introducing the South Korean public to some of the best food and drink the United Kingdom has to offer in a special promotional drive.Over the course of the next three weeks, four restaurants in Seoul ― My Ssong in Apgujeong, The Bulldog in Itaewon and Gangnam,...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:11

Germany’s unification experience plumbed in search of lessons for Korea

South Korean and German officials and academics convened in Seoul on Thursday to discuss what lessons might be gleaned from the unification of East and West Germany on the eve of the 25th anniversary ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:11

Uruguayan food, Tango spotlighted at fete

Uruguayan Ambassador Alba Rosa Florio Legnani showcased her country’s passion for music and food in Seoul on Tuesday as a way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic re...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:10

Illegal occupation of Azerbaijani territory is unacceptable

This article was provided by Mr. Farrukh Jumayev, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan ― Ed.Armenian media outlets have reported that an Azerbaijani “saboteur” was captured by its armed forces in the occupied Kelbajar district of Azerbaijan in July 2014.What actu...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:08

Korea-Japan summit seen distant

Few signs of progress were detected on a possible summit between South Korea and Japan during their foreign ministers’ talks in New York on Thursday though they pledged to continue working together f...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:55

Korea boosts cooperation with Nordic countries

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held talks with top diplomats of five Nordic countries on Thursday, as Korea is seeking to deepen cooperation on Arctic research, climate change and scientific development. The unprecedented meeting with Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland took place ...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:50

U.S. envoy on N.K. policy to travel to S. Korea, China, Japan

The U.S. special representative for North Korea policy will visit China, South Korea and Japan next week for talks on how to deal with the communist regime in Pyongyang, the State Department announced Thursday.Amb. Glyn Davies will be accompanied by Sydney Seiler, the new special envoy for...

Updated : 2014.09.26 21:57

China, Japan hold ‘informal’ FM talks in New York

The foreign ministers of China and Japan held talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York as the two Asian rivals seek to ease diplomatic tensions over a bitter territorial dispute and history-related issues. The bilateral meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Y...

Updated : 2014.09.26 21:56

Smaller group needed to deal with N. Korean nuke: Campbell

A group smaller than the long dormant six-party talks is needed to secure a clear dialogue with North Korea in denuclearizing the country, a former Obama administration official said Friday.The six-way forum involving the two Koreas, the U.S., China, Japan and Russia has not held any talks...

Updated : 2014.09.26 21:53

S. Korea, Japan FMs agree to work toward stable ties

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se has agreed with his Japanese counterpart to continue efforts for stable bilateral relations at their meeting in New York, the foreign ministry said Friday.The meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida came on the sidelines of the United...

Updated : 2014.09.26 13:48

S. Korea, China remain divided in FTA negotiations despite some progress

South Korea and China made some progress in their latest round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) but remain divided over the thorniest issue of how soon and how much they will open their markets for sensitive industries, the Seoul government said Friday."In the are...

Updated : 2014.09.26 10:31