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Abe calls for summit with Park to improve ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-hye to improve relations soured by historical disputes between the two neighbors, Park's office said Friday.Abe conveyed his offer to Park through Fukushiro Nukaga, a lawmaker who led a Japanese pa...

Updated : 2014.10.25 11:05

Ex-US President Bush meets N. Korean defectors

Former U.S. President George W. Bush hosted a forum on North Korean human rights in Texas on Thursday (local time), his institute said.The George W. Bush Presidential Center said he met with leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss ways to address the North Korean human right...

Updated : 2014.10.24 12:00

S. Korea, U.S. to hold 'two plus two' talks

South Korea and the United States will hold a high-level security meeting Friday that will bring together their top diplomats and defense chiefs for talks on their alliance and cooperation on regional and global matters, the State Department said.It will be the third time that the two alli...

Updated : 2014.10.24 10:04

Park calls for expanding ties with U.S. in energy, healthcare

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called Wednesday for expanding cooperation with the United States in energy and healthcare, saying both sectors offer bright prospects.Park made the remark in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the presidential office, Cheong Wa...

Updated : 2014.10.22 21:28

Developing countries explore ways to boost Korea ties

DAEJEON/SEOUL ― Nineteen diplomats from 13 developing countries on Wednesday vowed to help bolster relations between Korea and their homelands by boosting people-to-people exchanges, knowledge sharin...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:01

P.M. gives U.S. envoy sendoff

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won on Tuesday asked an outgoing U.S. envoy to continue his efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.Chung thanked U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung K...

Updated : 2014.10.21 19:52

First Korean Ebola team set to visit West Africa next month

The South Korean government said Monday it plans to send off a group of military and health officials to West Africa in early November to join the global efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak amid dee...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:31

N.K. believed to have acquired new type of submarine: U.S. think tank

North Korea is believed to have acquired a new type of submarine, a U.S. think tank said Sunday, citing an analysis of years of satellite imagery of the communist nation’s submarine bases and shipyards.The new submarine was moored in the secured boat basin at the Sinpo South Shipyard on t...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:29

Envoys come out for multiculturalism

Whether defined as a “melting pot” or “salad bowl,” multiculturalism in South Korea has received considerable attention for over a decade from critics and proponents alike. One museum here has mad...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:38

Russian embassy welcomes specialists on Russian studies

Moscow-based singer Natalia Kirillova sings Russian love songs in front of guests in the embassy’s main hall. (Joel Lee/The Korea Herald)The Russian Embassy in Seoul organized a welcome reception for...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:32

Malaysia proffers Korea commerce during high-level trade trip

Malaysia’s minister of international trade and industry led a giant delegation in Seoul during a two-nation Asia trip to help boost South Korean-Malaysian commerce and upgrade bilateral diplomatic ti...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:30

Singapore invites students to apply for scholarship

The Singaporean Embassy is inviting qualified students to apply for a state-scholarship for 2015. Submissions are open until Feb. 23, 2015.The Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund supports up to four years of undergraduate study, provides funds for tuition and other fees, roundtrip airfare t...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:30

Korea and ASEAN to hold infrastructure-building forum

The ASEAN-Korea Center will host a forum on “Korea’s contribution to ASEAN connectivity” on Oct. 21 at the Convention Center of the Federation of Korean Industries in an effort to link Korean construction firms and investors to infrastructure-building opportunities in Southeast Asia. Th...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:30

Koreas able to hold high-level talks as scheduled: presidential aide

South and North Korea will be able to hold another round of high-level talks as scheduled, a senior presidential aide said Sunday, amid growing worries the recent exchange of fire across the tense border could scupper the meeting.In early October, a high-powered North Korea delegation made...

Updated : 2014.10.19 15:57

Park meets Pope, wraps up visit to Italy

ROME -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye met Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday as she arrived in Rome to reciprocate his visit to South Korea in August. She thanked the pope for his dedication...

Updated : 2014.10.17 23:14