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S. Korea hails U.N. statement on Yemen

The South Korean government said Saturday it welcomes the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a statement calling for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Yemen.As a member of the group Friends of Yemen, South Korea supports stability, peaceful political transition, and the smooth imple...

Updated : 2014.08.30 15:46

Dutch king to visit South Korea in November

Dutch King Willem-Alexander will visit South Korea in November at the invitation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Park's office said Friday.The monarch and his wife, Queen Maxima, will visit Seoul from Nov. 3-4, reciprocating Park's official visit to the Netherlands in March, Cheon...

Updated : 2014.08.29 17:20

UNESCAP forecasts 4% growth for Korea

The Korean economy is forecast to expand 4 percent this year on the back of a recently unveiled stimulus package although downside risks persist such as sluggish consumer spending and construction investment, a U.N. survey showed Thursday. The U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia a...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:43

Seoul slams Abe for sending condolence to war criminal ceremony

South Korea on Thursday expressed "deep" concerns over Japan's repeated moves to deny its wartime atrocities as Tokyo's prime minister reportedly sent a message earlier this year to a ceremony to honor its war criminals.In April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message...

Updated : 2014.08.28 16:14

Seoul, Tokyo likely to hold strategic dialogue

South Korea and Japan are seeking to hold a strategic dialogue between their vice foreign ministers in the foreseeable future to discuss an array of bilateral issues, government sources said Wednesday.The two countries are in discussions to set the date and agenda for the talks amid frayed...

Updated : 2014.08.27 21:00

Documents show Japan’s wartime sex slavery

The following is the fourth in a series of articles on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. ― E...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:59

KOICA helps Senegal’s agricultural reform

Senegal President Macky Sall has laid out his vision to build competitive, diversified and sustainable agriculture. This vision, driven by the Plan Senegal Emergent, targets the economic emergence of ...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:48

Regional solutions to global challenges

Since the financial crisis in 2008, we have been witnessing marked changes to the global economic landscape. One such change, within Asia and the Pacific, is the recognition of the need to find new gr...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:47

S. Korea, Mongolia vow to strengthen strategic partnership

The foreign ministers from South Korea and Mongolia agreed Tuesday to set up a government channel to discuss trade, economic and other bilateral issues as part of efforts to strengthen their countries' strategic partnership, Seoul's foreign ministry said.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se was o...

Updated : 2014.08.26 18:59

KOICA provides Saemaul training

Twenty top policymakers from 10 developing countries gathered Monday to explore ways to improve their rural revamp and regional development strategies based on Korea’s experience. The Korea Internati...

Updated : 2014.08.25 20:29

Dutch woman urges Japan to come to terms with wrongful past

Human rights activist Thea Bisenberger-van de Wal (second from left) participates in the anti-sex slavery protest in Hague, Netherlands, on April 8. (Yonhap)For Thea Bisenberger-van der Wal, Japan is ...

Updated : 2014.08.25 09:58

New Japanese map shows S. Korea as owner of Dokdo

A map made by the Japanese government that recognizes South Korea’s ownership of its easternmost islets of Dokdo was unveiled on Sunday, in a clear piece of evidence refuting Japan’s repeated claim ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:46

Russia lauds ‘Koryo Saram’ in trans-Eurasian road trip

The Russian Embassy here, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Korean migration to Russia, celebrated on Tuesday at the Russian chancery the arrival of a trans-Eurasian auto-trek rally team. It was ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:29

Gabonese envoy touts sustainable development

Gabon’s top diplomat here underscored efforts in preserving his country’s vast rainforest, as well as bilateral ties, during a 54th Gabonese National Day celebration in Seoul on Tuesday.“Gabon is l...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:29

Envoy assails Korean ‘Ebola panic’

Foreign envoys posted here representing countries in Africa are pushing back at what they describe as an irrational “Ebola panic,” amid fears among the South Korean public of the spread of the deadl...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:27