Foreign ministry cautions China’s ambassador over remarks on presidential front-runner

SEOUL– A senior foreign ministry official cautioned Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming after the envoy’s public rebuttal of a South Korean presidential hopeful’s remarks prompted criticism it could amount to political…

Nothing decided on S. Korea-Japan foreign ministers’ talks: presidential office

SEOUL– South Korea’s presidential office said Tuesday that nothing has been decided on foreign ministers’ talks between Seoul and Tokyo. Earlier in the day, Park Soo-hyun, senior presidential secretary for…

Japanese ambassador cautions his deputy over ‘extremely inappropriate’ remarks

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Koichi Aiboshi said Saturday he has cautioned his deputy over “extremely inappropriate” remarks seen as disparaging President Moon Jae-in’s efforts…

Japanese ambassador cautions his deputy over ‘extremely inappropriate’ remarks

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Koichi Aiboshi said Saturday he has cautioned his deputy over “extremely inappropriate” remarks seen as disparaging President Moon Jae-in’s efforts…

Foreign ministry calls on Chinese envoy to be ‘cautious’ after remarks on presidential front-runner

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign ministry made an implicit call Saturday for Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming to be “cautious” after his comments on a…

U.S. Deputy Secretary Sherman to visit S. Korea next week

SEOUL-- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit South Korea next week for talks expected to center on North Korea and other issues facing the two countries, the foreign ministry said Thursday.Sherman is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on W...

Ex-chief state auditor joins main opposition party in apparent bid to run for presidency

SEOUL-- A former head of the state audit agency joined the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) on Thursday in a move widely seen as a step toward running for the presidency.Choe Jae-hyeong, the former chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection ...

Outgoing acting U.S. ambassador says he takes pride in decadeslong service in Korea affairs

SEOUL-- Acting U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Rob Rapson announced in a tweet Thursday that he was leaving the post and returning home this week."Farewell Seoul – It's been a great 36-year run for US-ROK relationship with more to come! Proud to have be...

Moon and Vietnam’s top leader hold phone talks, agree on closer cooperation

SEOUL-- South Korean President Moon Jae-in had phone talks Thursday with Vietnam's top leader, Nguyen Phu Trong, on ways to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation on major regional and global issues, Cheong Wa Dae said.It marked the first summit-lev...

Biden, Merkel?Agree to Disagree on Russian Pipeline

"Good friends can disagree,” U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the two leaders answered questions about their differences on a controversial Russian natural gas pipeline.Biden said the United States and...