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Tokyo gov. says Abe aims to improve ties

President Park Geun-hye on Friday had a rare meeting with Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe at Cheong Wa Dae amid strained diplomatic ties between the two countries on account of territorial and historical fe...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:47

World sees Korea as technology powerhouse: survey

Citizens of 17 major nations regard South Korea as a technology powerhouse that ascended from the ashes of a devastating war, a survey showed Friday. The Foreign Ministry released results of a worldwide survey on the image of the country. It commissioned Samjong KPMG LLC, an accounting and...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

Japan, China held talks to discuss summit: report

Senior officials from China and Japan met early this month in Beijing to explore the possibility of a summit on the margins of an economic conference later this year, a news report said Thursday.The Japanese delegates from the Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian affairs bureau held talk...

Updated : 2014.07.25 15:20

President to meet visiting Tokyo governor Friday

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will meet this week with visiting Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe, her office announced Thursday, an event that may help warm frosty ties between the neighboring nations.The president plans to receive a courtesy call from the governor Friday morning at his re...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:25

After surviving reshuffle, Yun faces heavier diplomatic agenda

After weathering recent cabinet shake-ups, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se is coming under pressure to improve testy relations with South Korea’s neighbors by untangling a matrix of diplomatic and geop...

Updated : 2014.07.23 20:32

S. Korea, Romania to join forces in IT industry

South Korea's science ministry said Wednesday it has opened an information technology research center with its Romanian counterpart to conduct a handful of IT projects in the Eastern European country over the next three years.Under the deal signed between South Korea's Ministry of Science,...

Updated : 2014.07.23 13:22

Meeting of Koreas' top diplomats at ARF undecided: official

South Korea's foreign minister may encounter his North Korean counterpart during next month's Asia security forum, but it is unclear whether they will hold a formal meeting, a government official said Tuesday.This year's ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) will be held in Myanmar's capital of Naypy...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:56

Ex-lawmaker named new S. Korean ambassador to Japan

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has tapped a former four-term lawmaker with close ties to Japan as her new top envoy to Tokyo, officials said Tuesday.Yoo Heung-soo, the head of the Korea-Japan Friendship Association, was chosen for his wide network of personal relationships with membe...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:55

Pakistan at crossroads of security threats, economic potential

More than 30 years after South Korea and Pakistan established diplomatic ties, a notable change took place this year marking their improving relations. In April, Chung Hong-won became Korea’s first p...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:29

(Photo News) Portuguese president in Korea

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:39

[Herald Interview] ‘Learning, preparedness key to disaster risk reduction’

This is the 10th installment in a series of interviews with chiefs of United Nations offices in Korea. ― Ed.The Sewol ferry disaster in April raised global alarm over disaster prevention and crisis m...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:36

Could travel alerts crimp Kenya ties?

With a number of high-profile official meetups, including the first joint economic commission in 17 years and three important agreements inked on July 9, South Korea’s ties with Kenya are stronger th...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:26

Korean envoy receives Polish medal

A former South Korean ambassador to Poland received a special medal during a reception at the Polish ambassador’s residence in Seoul on July 11.Polish Ambassador to South Korea Krzysztof Ignacy Majka...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:24

Scientist gets nod for boosting Korea-U.K. research ties

A Korean scientist was presented with the honorary award the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by British Ambassador to South Korea Scott Wightman for contributing to bilateral diplomatic t...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:23

France celebrates Bastille Day with French, Korean businesses

The French Embassy celebrated Bastille Day in Seoul on Monday with a slew of French and South Korean businesses, while reflecting on its growing diplomatic and cultural relations with Korea. The reception was an occasion to showcase many French companies doing business here, such as Pierre...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:22