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Seoul urges N.K. to follow Cuba’s path

South Korea called on North Korea Friday to follow Cuba’s footsteps in improving ties with the U.S. and other nations.The U.S. and Cuba announced their decision earlier this week to end five decades of Cold War hostility and revive diplomatic ties.It has effectively made North Korea the o...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:42

N.K. replaces deputy chief of mission to U.N. after human rights resolution

NEW YORK (Yonhap) ― North Korea has recently replaced the deputy chief of its mission to the United Nations in New York, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, a personnel change that followed the recent U.N. passage of a unusually strong human rights resolution against the communist country....

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Yoon embarks on seven-day trip to Middle East

South Korea’s foreign minister left for Jordan on Thursday in a seven-day visit to the Middle East to discuss ways of cooperating and security issues in the region, officials said.The trip will also take Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia, foreign ministry...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

U.S. lawmaker urges Japan to apologize over wartime sex slavery

A U.S. lawmaker on Thursday called on Japan to apologize over its wartime sexual enslavement of South Korean women in the near future in the latest diplomatic pressure put on Tokyo to face up to histo...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:15

S. Korea asks China to clamp down on illegal fishing

South Korea called on China on Thursday to take "strong and effective" measures to clamp down on Chinese fishermen's suspected illegal fishing in the waters off South Korea's west coast, Seoul's foreign ministry said.  South Korea made the request during a meeting with China in Shanghai....

Updated : 2014.12.18 18:04

Seoul hails US-Cuba agreement to restore diplomatic ties

South Korea expressed hopes Thursday that an agreement between the United States and Cuba to restore their diplomatic ties could help create an atmosphere that leads to an improvement in Seoul-Havana relations.   In a surprise move, the U.S. and Cuba announced the agreement Wednesday to...

Updated : 2014.12.18 16:54

Seoul FM embarks on seven-day trip to Middle East

South Korea's foreign minister left for Jordan on Thursday in a seven-day visit to the Middle East to discuss ways of cooperating and security issues in the region, officials said.   The trip will also take Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia, foreign min...

Updated : 2014.12.18 16:07

Mayor calls for affirmative action for migrants

With a soaring number of migrants in society, Korea should push for affirmative action measures to help curb discrimination, promote coexistence with those from various backgrounds and bring about inc...

Updated : 2014.12.17 21:35

It’s time to recognize migrants’ contributions

2014 was the deadliest year for migrants. The International Organization for Migration reported that the number of migrants dying on migratory routes, whether at sea or on land, has more than doubled ...

Updated : 2014.12.17 21:14

33 new diplomats begin service

Full of vigor and yearning for a completely different culture, Sohn Sung-won packed his bags and flew to Egypt to learn Arabic when he was in college. The 1 1/2 years he spent there gave him not only ...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:26

Seoul FM meets with U.S. congressman critical of Japan’s sex slavery stance

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met Wednesday with a U.S. congressman who spearheaded an effort for the passage of a landmark 2007 resolution on Japan’s wartime sex slavery in the U.S. House of Representatives, officials said.Rep. Michael Makoto Honda, a California Democrat who...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:22

Korea sends backup staff to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

A team of three South Korean officials departed for Sierra Leone Tuesday as part of the country’s efforts to help fight the Ebola virus in the West African country.The officials from the country’s foreign and health ministries will join the 10-person medical team South Korea dispatched l...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:27

China says no invite for anniversary of NK leader's death

China on Tuesday confirmed it has not received an invitation to attend a ceremony to mark the third anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, but said it would "respect" Pyongyang's decision.    Kim, the father of North Korea's current young leader Kim Jong-un...

Updated : 2014.12.16 18:09

S. Korea, China team up on Japan's wartime sexual slavery

In what appears to be the first joint history study between South Korea and China, government-backed researchers from the two nations have agreed to launch a joint research on the Japanese military's sexual enslavement of women during World War II, according to Chinese state-run media on T...

Updated : 2014.12.16 13:49

Abe’s win dims prospects for Korea-Japan ties

Emboldened by a landslide election victory, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is forecast to push ahead with a constitutional amendment for greater military freedom and revisionist foreign and securi...

Updated : 2014.12.15 21:43