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U.S. textbook publisher rejects Japan's demand for changes in sex slavery descriptions

A U.S. textbook publisher said Friday it "unequivocally" stands by the description of Japan's sexual enslavement of women during World War II in one of its books after Japan's government asked for changes in it.Japan made the request to the publisher, McGraw-Hill, last month, claiming ther...

Updated : 2015.01.31 11:26

U.S. prioritizes N. Korea denuclearization: envoy

The United States is making denuclearization the top priority on its North Korea policy, a ranking U.S. diplomat said Thursday, amid the long-stalled six-party talks on ending the communist country’s...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:20

Australia-Korea ties strengthening

Following is contributed by the Australian Embassy in Seoul to mark Australia Day. ― EdCelebrated annually on Jan. 26, Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. It is a day to celebrat...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:11

Vice defense minister to visit Colombia, Peru

South Korea’s vice defense minister plans to visit Colombia and Peru this week to explore ways to boost bilateral exchange and cooperation in the defense field, the defense ministry said Thursday.During his three-day stay in Colombia starting Friday, Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo i...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:11

U.S. undersecretary of state arrives for talks on N.K.

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrived in South Korea for a two-day visit on Wednesday to discuss mutual security concerns including North Korea, officials in Seoul said.Her trip to Seoul is part of her three-nation tour. Before Seoul, Sherman visited Beij...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:39

Seoul to support N.K. doctors’ training in Germany

South Korea said Wednesday it will resume a program to support North Korean medical doctors’ training in Germany.The move, the first of its kind in seven years, is in line with the Park Geun-hye administration’s push for expanding humanitarian aid for the impoverished neighbor.The unific...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:38

Korea, China and Japan to engage more with ASEAN

The heads of ASEAN centers in Korea, China and Japan held a meeting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Sunday to increase cooperation across the agencies to better accommodate the Southeast Asian nations.The m...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:35

U.S. not worried about speed, scope of inter-Korean dialogue: envoy

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Tuesday that Washington is not concerned about the "speed or scope" of inter-Korean dialogue, signaling that its tough stance on North Korea doesn't conflict with Seoul's move to improve ties with Pyongyang.The remarks by Mark Lippert, Washington's a...

Updated : 2015.01.27 21:53

S. Korean envoy leaves for Tokyo for N.K. nuke talks

South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy left for Japan on Tuesday to hold talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts on ways to resume the long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said.Hwang Joon-kook is scheduled to meet with Ambassador Sung ...

Updated : 2015.01.27 21:28

U.S. under secretary of state to visit Seoul

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will visit South Korea next week for discussions on North Korea and the alliance between Seoul and Washington, the State Department announced Friday.Sherman will be in Seoul on Jan. 28-29 for meetings with senior officials a...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:31

Xi vows to deepen tourism with S. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to bolster tourism and cultural exchanges with South Korea, expressing his eagerness to further strengthen the already-robust economic ties between the two countries, an official Chinese government website said Saturday.Xi made the r...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:30

Azerbaijan marks ‘Black January’

On Jan. 19, 1990, Ilham, an Azerbaijani newlywed, took to the streets of Baku to protest against the Soviet invasion. Unarmed, he yelled, “Stop firing at innocent civilians.” Soviet soldiers shot hi...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:26

N.K., Japan to play cat-and-mouse on abductions

While South Korea is hopeful of an inter-Korean family reunion this year, Japan is jittery over the return of its citizens kidnapped by North Korea during the Cold War.For Japan, the abductions have b...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:18

Denmark and Korea sow seeds of future fashion

Towering models walked down the runway in Seoul on Tuesday wearing uniquely designed fur coats. The “Future Fur” fashion show at Seoul National University’s Museum of Art featured mink and fox coat...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:16

Japan condemns 'outrageous' hostage murder

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible" on Sunday and demanded the release of a second hostage, amid a growing global chorus of revulsion.Abe spoke as the grieving father of self-employed security contract...

Updated : 2015.01.25 13:26