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‘Mosul on path to liberation from Islamic State’

The siege of Mosul, a city in in Iraq held by the Islamic State extremist group, is making headway, and its recapture is “a matter of time,” a top Iraqi envoy to Korea said in late November.Speaking...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:57

US, Korea celebrate blooming friendship

The Korea America Friendship Society hosted an annual year-end reception Thursday, celebrating 66 years of military alliance and burgeoning trust and fraternity between the two countries. At the Mille...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:36

‘Ontario open for innovative enterprise, education’

In an era of slowing growth and closing borders, the province of Ontario, Canada, is open for innovative business and education, its chief politician said during a trade mission to Korea last week. Ka...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:34

Ruling party sends delegation to meet Trump team

A group of South Korean ruling party lawmakers headed for the United States on Monday for a five-day visit to meet with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Led by Rep. Won Yoo-chul, the Saenuri Party delegation plans to discuss North Korean nukes, the bilateral free trade ag...

Updated : 2016.12.05 09:31

Ruling party delegation to visit US to meet Trump transition team

A delegation of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling party will visit the United States this week to meet with the transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump and discuss policy issues related to the Korean Peninsula, party officials said Sunday.The Saenuri Party delegation led by Re...

Updated : 2016.12.04 15:32

FM Yun urges China's key role in implementing new UN sanctions

South Korea's foreign minister on Saturday called for China's "constructive" role in thoroughly implementing new UN sanctions on North Korea amid widespread concern about their effectiveness."It is cr...

Updated : 2016.12.03 17:06

Seoul confers honorary citizenship to San Francisco Mayor

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has conferred honorary citizenship to the San Francisco mayor currently visiting South Korea to mark the 40th anniversary of friendship between the two cities.Edwin Lee received the citizenship certificate from Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at...

Updated : 2016.12.01 09:26

US ambassador expects strong Seoul-Washington alliance under Trump

The decadeslong alliance between South Korea and the United States will remain intact and get stronger even after President-elect Donald Trump takes office next year, the US ambassador to South Korea ...

Updated : 2016.11.29 11:39

EU promotes digital single market

The European Union is removing various hurdles to create a synchronized digital marketplace, and cooperating with Korea presents boons to both sides, a leading EU official said in mid-November. Andrus...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:49

Berlin’s Buddy Bear inspirits municipal ties

The Buddy Bear -- Berlin’s symbolic mascot epitomizing the once-divided city’s prospering unity, peace and openness -- was replicated in Seoul last week through municipal and diplomatic collaboratio...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:47

‘South Africa brims with investment opportunities’

South Africa is a leading emerging market in the resource-rich, yet underinvested African continent. The only African country in G-20 and BRICS, an alliance of five major emerging economies Brazil, Ru...

Updated : 2016.11.29 00:46

Korea strives to shore up charges in world aid race

This is the first installment of a three-part series looking into South Korea‘s official development aid policies and projects. -- Ed. Armed with development know-how and a technological edge, Korea ...

Updated : 2016.11.28 17:31

UN point man on N. Korean human rights urges building communication line with Pyongyang

Cooperation with North Korea should be sought as the international community seeks to address the serious human rights situation in the country, the United Nations' point man on the issue said Tuesday, calling for the establishment of a line of communication with the Pyongyang regime."It h...

Updated : 2016.11.22 20:57

Chinese expert: THAAD in Korea will be first target in case of China-US conflict

A former Chinese diplomat warned that the US anti-missile system to be deployed in South Korea could be the first target for a Chinese attack if conflict breaks out between the two superpowers. Yang X...

Updated : 2016.11.22 11:06

Norwegian youth orchestra dazzles crowd in Korea

Norway’s top youth orchestra -- Young Strings of Norway -- performed a vivacious rendition of classical pieces during its maiden tour of Korea last week.Comprised of 40 teenage talents up to the age ...

Updated : 2016.11.21 21:22