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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

Foreign minister’s visit highlights progress in Korea-Portugal ties

South Korea and Portugal ratcheted up bilateral economic and political ties during a five-day visit to Seoul by the European nation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rui Chancerelle de Machete, which inc...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:58

Ambassadors learn Korean art of calligraphy

A handful of foreign ambassadors got a taste of “Seoye,” the art of Korean calligraphy, during the Corea Image Communication Institute’s fifth meet-up this session at Institut Francais on Tuesday.S...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:56

Fun, food and fund-raising at SIWA’s ‘Sunset Safari’

The Seoul International Women’s Association’s “Sunset Safari” charity gala this year kicked off with a splashy cocktail hour and, of course, all the fun, food and friendship that accompany the largest expatriate women’s organization’s annual charity event at the Conrad Hotel in Yeoui...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:54

Russia celebrates life of singer Lyudmila Nam

The Russian embassy celebrated with a concert on Friday the life of a renowned Russian mezzo-soprano who, for many Koreans here, came to represent the lives of so-called Koryo-saram, ethnic Koreans mo...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:53

Envoys post blog on Irish president’s historic U.K. visit

To celebrate a diplomatic achievement realized by their respective countries, the ambassadors of Britain and Ireland did something special: They shared blogging duties.After all, what better way, in the age of Twitter and Facebook, to celebrate the historic visit of Irish President Michael...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:52

Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery Wednesday

Seoul and Tokyo plan to hold director general-level talks on Wednesday on the long-festering issue of Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, the Foreign Ministry here said Su...

Updated : 2014.04.13 16:24

Seoul criticizes Japanese minister‘s visit to Yasukuni shrine

 South Korea criticized Japan’s internal affairs minister Saturday for visiting a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, calling it a “retrograde” action.  Japan‘s minister for internal affairs, Yos...

Updated : 2014.04.13 09:23

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

South Korea and Japan are likely to hold director general-level talks in Seoul next week to discuss the issue of Japan‘s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, Seoul government sources said Saturday. South Korea and Japan have been trying to set up a director-level meeting to try to...

Updated : 2014.04.13 09:23

India offers visa on arrival for S. Korean tourists

India will offer visa-on-arrival (VOA) to South Korean tourists at its major airports for their convenience starting from next week, its embassy in Seoul said Thursday.The decision was made during South Korean President Park Geun-hye's state visit to India in January to improve ties betwee...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:27

Korea’s overseas aid increases 9.2% in 2013

Korea doled out more than $1.74 billion in official development assistance in 2013, up about 9.2 percent from a year before, as the world’s 16th largest donor country, the Prime Minister’s Secretari...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:57

Korea appoints 20 new ambassadors

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday appointed new ambassadors to 20 countries including Spain, Indonesia, Austria, Denmark and Poland. Park Hee-kwon, ambassador to Peru and former deputy representative at the mission to the U.N., was named for Spain, while spokesman Cho Tai-young will be sta...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:21