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Korea, Hawaii sign pact to mutually recognize driver's licenses

South Korea and Hawaii have signed a pact to recognize the validity of noncommercial driver's licenses issued by each other, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Under the agreement, which went into force Wednesday in the US state after being signed, holders of driver's licenses issued by t...

Updated : 2016.08.25 10:19

Korea, China, Japan kick off trilateral foreign ministers' meeting

The top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan began their trilateral meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday to discuss ways to expand cooperation and check pending issues of mutual concern.The talks, which started earlier in the day, marked the first time that foreign ministers of the three cou...

Updated : 2016.08.24 11:44

Top diplomats from Japan, China, S. Korea start meeting

TOKYO (AFP) -- Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea began a two-day meeting on Tuesday with their countries at odds over territorial disputes, a US missile defence system and perennial ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 21:23

Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers' meeting this week

Top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan will hold a meeting this week to discuss cooperation and make preparations for a summit of their heads of state likely to be held this year, the foreign ministry here said Monday.South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will meet with his Chi...

Updated : 2016.08.22 15:49

Pakistan-Korea ties celebrated on Independence Day

The independence days of Pakistan and Korea are just one day apart, on Aug. 14 and 15, respectively. The two countries also have in common experiences of colonialism, emancipation and partition, which...

Updated : 2016.08.21 23:52

Singapore lays down sustainable future with Korea

Over the last few years, Singapore has navigated through a rough sea of global financial unpredictability, making structural reforms to secure its footing. The small island state at the foot of Malays...

Updated : 2016.08.21 23:40

Pakistan bids to join Nuclear Suppliers Group

Pakistan, one of nine states worldwide to possess nuclear weapons, aspires to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, an association of 48 nations that oversees the international trade of atomic a...

Updated : 2016.08.21 18:54

Memorial stones to be built in Japan to honor Korean forced laborers

Memorial stones will be installed in Hokkaido in Japan to honor South Koreans forced to work there during the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945), a civic group said Sunday.The group, Steppingstone for Peace, said it is putting the "stepping stones for peace" on various sites where the fo...

Updated : 2016.08.21 13:17

Korean, Chinese, Japanese foreign ministry officials hold talks in Tokyo

Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan held a meeting in Tokyo on Sunday to prepare for a foreign ministers' gathering that can help the countries tackle outstanding issues.Kim Hyoung-zhin, deputy foreign minister of South Korea, met with Liu Zhenmin and Takeo Akiba, his Chines...

Updated : 2016.08.21 10:48

Japan's foreign ministry posts controversial remarks on comfort women on website

Japan's foreign ministry was found to have posted a high-ranking official's comments on its English website Saturday that denies forceful mobilization of comfort women by its military and government authorities during World War II.The posting dated on Aug. 9 was a summary of comments by Sh...

Updated : 2016.08.20 11:55

Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo to hold ranking diplomats’ talks

South Korea, China and Japan will hold deputy foreign-ministerial level talks Sunday in Tokyo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.The 11th trilateral meeting, the first since March 2015, will be attended by Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Kim Hyoung-zhin and his Chin...

Updated : 2016.08.19 18:07

Fire breaks out at Japanese consulate in Busan

A fire broke out on the premises of the Japanese Consulate in the southeast coastal city of Busan on Thursday, blackening a wall, with no other damage reported, police said. (Yonhap)The blaze, which e...

Updated : 2016.08.18 10:10

Talks under way to set date for trilateral foreign ministers' meeting

Negotiations for a meeting of foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan are under way, but the timetable has yet to be determined, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.A Japanese media report earlier said that the three countries are fine-tuning the timetable for the trilateral ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:50

Ivory Coast marks national recovery at reception

The Ivory Coast Embassy last week put the country’s rising prospects in the limelight at its 56th independence anniversary reception.Its National Day on Aug. 7 commemorated the West African nation’s liberation from colonial France, which ruled from the mid-19th century to 1960. The count...

Updated : 2016.08.16 23:54

Ecuador enchants with treasures of Galapagos Islands

Coinciding with the country’s Independence Day, the Ecuadorian embassy has organized an exhibition that showcases the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, acclaimed for its pristine wildlife and unadult...

Updated : 2016.08.16 23:39