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Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

  Washington: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s upcoming trip to South Korea is fanning speculation of a possible meeting between him and North Korean officials on the inter-Korean border this week. The timing of his visit — Tuesday to Thursday — is conspicuous because it starts on the day military exercises between […]

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

  Bangkok: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have recommended the drafting of a new ASEAN-ROK Plan of Action for 2021 – 2025. The plan will consider the ASEAN – ROK Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership that will be issued at the third ASEAN-ROK Commemorative […]

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

South Korea will keep a close watch on the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula, a unification ministry official said Thursday, as uncertainty has grown over the prospect of inter-Korean relations with the North’s firing of short-range missiles. Earlier in the morning, North Korea launched two short-range missiles into the East Sea. It came less […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

South Korea’s southern regions, already battered by seasonal downpours, face a fresh threat from an approaching typhoon, which is forecast to make landfall this weekend. Heavy rain alerts have already been issued for many parts of Jeju Island and southern provinces as of Friday morning with precipitation ranged from 60 millimeters to 130 millimeters. The […]

Kyrgyz university launches degree program for Korean language

Kyrgyz university launches degree program for Korean language

A prominent state university in Kyrgyzstan has launched a Korean language degree program to meet the growing demand for learning the language among students in the country. Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek held a ceremony marking the establishment of the new department Wednesday. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Kyrgyz Education Minister Gulmira Kudaiberdiyeva and […]

Group tours to DMZ hiking trail in eastern coastal area to begin this month

Group tours to DMZ hiking trail in eastern coastal area to begin this month

The state-run tourism agency said Tuesday it will begin group bus tours to a trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas later this month in the eastern coastal town of Goseong. The Korea Tourism Authority will accept applications for group bus tours to the first DMZ Peace Trail, to which only individual […]

‘Seowon of Korea’ designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

‘Seowon of Korea’ designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

A selection of nine South Korean Neo-Confucian academies that promoted learning, veneration of scholars and interaction with the environment, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. “This site, located in central and southern parts of the Republic of Korea, comprises nine seowon, representing a type of Neo-Confucian academy of the Joseon dynasty (15th – […]

Korean cultural festival to open in France next week

Korean cultural festival to open in France next week

A Korean cultural festival will be held in Rouen, northern France, next week, featuring traditional music, art and street parades, the Korean Cultural Center in France said Friday. The 6th annual Korea Live will run from Monday to Friday in the capital city of Normandy. It is organized by the Korean Culture Association in France, […]

Korean astronomers discover asteroid that could potentially hit Earth

Korean astronomers discover asteroid that could potentially hit Earth

South Korean astronomers have discovered an asteroid that could potentially collide with Earth, although the odds are extremely low, marking the first finding of a hazardous asteroid by the country’s scientists, a state-run science institute said Tuesday. The potentially hazardous astroid (PHA), provisionally labeled 2018 PP29, earlier this month by the International Astronomical Union Minor […]

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