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Protesters detained for breaking into U.S. ambassador’s residence

Protesters detained for breaking into U.S. ambassador’s residence

Seoul: The government requested Friday that law enforcement authorities beef up security around the U.S. Embassy and the residence of the top American diplomat in Seoul after nearly 20 university students trespassed in his residence. Earlier in the day, 17 students and members of a progressive civic group broke into the residence of U.S. Ambassador […]

South Korean prime minister to meet Abe on Thursday during trip to Japan

South Korean prime minister to meet Abe on Thursday during trip to Japan

Seoul: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon plans to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday as part of efforts to improve the frosty relations between Seoul and Tokyo, his office said. Lee will visit Japan from Tuesday to Thursday to attend the Japanese emperor’s enthronement event amid frayed ties between South Korea and […]

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Seoul: A three-day train journey program aimed at promoting next month’s special summit between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended Friday, with participants hoping the summit’s success will further cement bilateral ties. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an intergovernmental body for cooperation between South Korea and the regional bloc, organized the event […]

Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in asked foreign ambassadors here Friday to join a “historic” peace journey on the Korean Peninsula. He also requested their keen attention to South Korea’s efforts to play a bigger role on the global stage, as he hosted more than 110 foreign ambassadors serving in South Korea and their spouses to a […]

Nelson Mandela’s daughter begins role as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea

Nelson Mandela’s daughter begins role as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea

Seoul: A daughter of late former South African President Nelson Mandela has formally assumed her post as the new ambassador to South Korea, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. Zenani Mandela-Dlamini visited the foreign ministry Thursday to meet with ministry officials as part of the diplomatic procedures. “I’m really happy to be serving in Korea. I think […]

South Korea, Japan prime ministers likely to hold talks next week

South Korea, Japan prime ministers likely to hold talks next week

Seoul: South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is likely to meet one-on-one with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo next week, though the plan has yet to be finalized, a Seoul official said. Lee plans to visit Tokyo to attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony, slated for next Tuesday, in a […]

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Seoul: The bizarre show has finally ended, albeit with an unexpected twist. South Korea’s scoreless draw with North Korea in their World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang on Tuesday wasn’t the result they had hoped for, but at least it brought a merciful end to the overriding sense of strangeness surrounding the much-anticipated contest. The Group […]

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

Seoul: South Korean singer-actress Sulli, who suffered from online abuse, was found dead at a residence south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The body of the 25-year-old, whose legal name is Choi Jin-ri, was found by her agent at around 3:21 p.m. at a two-story house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, according to police. Police […]

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

By Sang-ki Lee Executive director and former President of the Asia Journalists Association Seoul: Upon completing this article, reports emerged on the Internet and on social media that the suspect of Hwaseong serial murders of 30 years ago has been identified. The suspect, who was in his 20s at the time, is known to have […]

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The strong religious culture in Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop abaya-covered fans from springing up in their seats to dance as K-pop superband BTS performed its latest mega hit, “Boy With Luv,” in the country’s capital, Riyadh, Friday evening. The K-pop septet took the stage of Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium and opened up its […]

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