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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

Korea, China slam Abe’s offering to war shrine

Seoul on Friday strongly condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ritual donation and a visit by more than 110 lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the moves defy its postwar peace pledges and international norms. Marking an autumn festival, Environment State Min...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:17

Seoul likely to send disaster relief team to Ebola-hit Africa

South Korea is likely to send a disaster relief team of volunteer medical workers to West Africa in an effort to help contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus there, government sources said Friday.Speaking at a biennial summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Milan on Thursday, South Kore...

Updated : 2014.10.17 14:29

Seoul to send medical workers to Africa to help fight Ebola

MILAN, Italy ― South Korea plans to send medical workers to Africa to beef up its contribution to a global fight against the Ebola virus as fears grow over more potential cases and calls rise for swe...

Updated : 2014.10.17 04:23

Seoul slams Japan for seeking revision of U.N.'s comfort women report

South Korea expressed regret Thursday over Japan's continued denial of its coercion of Korean women into sex slavery during World War II, sternly warning the country not to gloss over its wartime history.Seoul's move came in response to Japan's request to the author of a U.N. report condem...

Updated : 2014.10.16 17:23

S. Korea pushes to strike FTAs with China, Vietnam, New Zealand this year

South Korea said Thursday it will push to conclude free trade agreements (FTA) with China, Vietnam and New Zealand before the year's end.Negotiations for a free trade pact have been underway with each country as South Korea seeks to expand its presence overseas."In becoming one of the worl...

Updated : 2014.10.16 13:54