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Korea, China, Japan: top diplomats reaffirm commitment
Aug 25, 2016
Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (left) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi shake hands during talks held on the sidelines of the eighth Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Tokyo on Aug. 24. Foreign ministers from South Korea and China have vowed to work to bring ...


North Korea's obsession with nuclear weapons developmen...
Aug 24, 2016
North Korea's obsession with nuclear weapons development will only hasten the country's self-destruction, South Korea's foreign ministry said Wednesday, denouncing the communist country's latest test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Pyongyang fired the SL...


N. Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile: Seoul
Aug 24, 2016
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast, the South Korean military said, in an apparent show of defiance against the ongoing military drill between Seoul and Washington. North Korea launched the missile from w...


S. Korea, China, Japan vow to lead global efforts again...
Aug 24, 2016
The top diplomats of South Korea, China and Japan on Wednesday vowed to spearhead global efforts against North Korea's continued missile provocations as they held a trilateral meeting to discuss cooperation and other pending issues of mutual concern. The talks, held in Tokyo earl...


Korea works on port development, marine hygiene with UN...
Aug 24, 2016
Korean port experts look around the terminal at Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala in 2015 as they work on developing a master plan for the port's development. Korea has recently announced a partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pac...


Korea, Uzbekistan join hands on e-gov't, public adminis...
Aug 24, 2016
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov stated that, "Korean experts played a key role in giving Uzbekistan a 20-step boost on the United Nation's E-Government Development Index," during a meeting on Aug. 17 in Tashkent with the Korean Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik. The pres...


Vietnam, Morocco, India tap into Korean development
Aug 23, 2016
As part of a training program administered by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, a group of Vietnamese government officials visits the Samsung Innovation Museum on Aug. 8 and tries on some virtual reality headsets. Korea is expanding its cooperation with partner ...


President to attend G20, ASEAN summits
Aug 19, 2016
President Park Geun-hye attends the most recent G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on Nov. 15 last year. She is to attend the upcoming 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4 and 5. President Park Geun-hye is to attend the upcoming 11th G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, an...


Gov't 3.0 now available via app
Aug 19, 2016
On Aug. 19, the Ministry of the Interior releases a new mobile app that consolidates 194 core services offered by Korea's Government 3.0 initiative on one, easy-to-access platform. A selection of the Korean government's online services can now be browsed and accessed at the cli...

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N. Korean PR expert defects to South
Aug 18, 2016
The Ministry of Unification announced at an emergency press briefing on Aug. 17 that Thae Yong-ho, a minister at North Korea's embassy in London, has come to Korea. The senior North Korean diplomat lived in the U.K. for 10 years with his family. However, they disappeared ...