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[NEWSMAKER] Protests mar 'comfort women' fund launch

Korea launched a 1 billion yen ($9.55 million) fund on Thursday for the victims of Japan’s sexual slavery during World War II despite unabated protests from some survivors and civic groups.  The Fou...

Updated : 2016.07.28 16:22

Korea's top diplomat to visit Italy, Malta for talks this week

South Korea's top diplomat Yun Byung-se will fly to Europe this week to hold talks with his counterparts in Italy and Malta as part of an ongoing effort to drum up international pressure against North Korea's nuclear program, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The trip will allow Yun to si...

Updated : 2016.07.28 11:10

Korean vice defense minister holds talks with U.S. counterpart

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with South Korean Vice Defense Minister Hwang In-moo and discussed ongoing cooperation over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, the Pentagon said Wednesday.The meeting took place at the Pentagon on Tuesday as Hwang has been on a visit t...

Updated : 2016.07.28 08:05

ARF issues statement voicing 'concern' over N. Korea's nuke, missile tests

Top diplomats from Asia-Pacific countries and other regional powers issued a statement on Wednesday voicing their mutual "concern" over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.  Their concern was shared in a chair's statement issued one day after the wrap-up of the ASEAN Regional Forum (A...

Updated : 2016.07.27 20:41

‘Comfort women’ fund set for shaky start

Seoul will launch a 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) fund on Thursday for the victims of Japan’s sexual servitude during World War II, following months-long debate with Japan and ongoing protests at home...

Updated : 2016.07.27 16:27

Korea, Japan to hold finance ministers' meeting in Seoul in Aug.

The top economic policymakers of South Korea and Japan will have a meeting next month to discuss various economic and financial issues over the two neighboring countries, the finance ministry here said Wednesday."The economic authorities of South Korea and Japan have decided to hold the se...

Updated : 2016.07.27 16:24

Diplomatic crunch time at ARF

With the regional security forum in Vientiane, Laos, drawing to a close, South Korea, the U.S., China and other countries on Tuesday stepped up diplomatic efforts to carry through their claims on pres...

Updated : 2016.07.26 16:38

Top U.S., Chinese officials reaffirm goal of Korean Peninsula denuclearization: White House

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi held talks in Beijing and agreed on the "shared goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the White House sai...

Updated : 2016.07.26 09:59

Foreign ministers of N.K., China meet at ARF

Breaking a drawn-out cooling-off period after Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests, the top diplomats of North Korea and China held talks Monday at a regional security conference in Vientiane, Laos....

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:43

VANK to nurture overseas Korean youths as promotional envoys

A civic organization promoting South Korea mainly via the Internet said Monday that it plans to recruit hundreds of overseas Korean youths as "global Korean promotional envoys" when they come to their fatherland at the government's invitation later this week, the organ's official said Mond...

Updated : 2016.07.25 15:34

China, N. Korea likely to hold talks at ASEAN meetings

China and North Korea will likely hold bilateral talks in Vientiane on Monday, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman hinted. Asked if both will have talks on the sidelines of ASEAN meetings under way in the Laotian capital, Hua Chunying told Yonhap News Agency, "Probably."The spokeswoman ad...

Updated : 2016.07.25 13:13

Japan's top diplomat expresses pleasure at improved ties with Korea

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed pleasure at improved ties with South Korea since a landmark deal reached between Seoul and Tokyo late last year to resolve the sex slave issue.Kishida...

Updated : 2016.07.25 13:09

Korea, Iran to discuss launching joint fish farming venture

South Korea and Iran are set to begin discussions on boosting their bilateral cooperation in the fisheries sector that will include a joint fish farming venture, the Seoul government said Monday.The t...

Updated : 2016.07.25 11:07

Wang Yi says South Korea's recent behavior hurt bilateral trust

China blamed South Korea on Sunday for hurting their trust by pushing to deploy an advanced missile system on the Korean Peninsula despite its strong opposition. The remarks were made by Chinese Forei...

Updated : 2016.07.25 09:09

Colombia celebrates peace and prosperity at independence anniversary

In late June, moving on from five decades of fratricidal warfare, the Colombian government and armed guerilla group FARC agreed to a cease-fire as part of a peace process that had dragged on for nearl...

Updated : 2016.07.25 00:16