Cabinet to discuss proposal to hold state funeral for late ex-President Roh

SEOUL– The government will hold a Cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss whether to hold a state funeral for late former President Roh Tae-woo, the country’s last general-turned-president accused of deep…

Cabinet approves greenhouse gas reduction target

SEOUL– The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the government’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2018 levels by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The pledge,…

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Russia to talk on regional security, bilateral ties

SEOUL– The top diplomats of South Korea and Russia are set to meet in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss the recent regional security situation and bilateral ties, Seoul’s foreign ministry…

U.S. Senate committee passes bill on battling N. Korean censorship

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Senate foreign relations committee has passed a bill aimed at countering North Korea’s repressive censorship and providing outside information to the people of the reclusive North, a…

Moon calls for stronger cooperation to end pandemic at ASEAN summit with Japan, China

SEOUL– South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday urged the leaders of Southeast Asian countries, as well as Japan and China, to step up their regional cooperation to help the…

S. Korea, Central American nations to hold high-level talks

SEOUL– South Korea and seven Central American nations will have a vice ministerial meeting in Seoul this week to boost cooperation in various areas, including trade, technology and health care…

Late President Roh credited for post-Cold War diplomacy, dialogue with N. Korea

SEOUL– Despite a complicated assessment of his political career, the late former President Roh Tae-woo is widely credited for opening a new chapter in South Korea’s diplomatic ties with communist…

Seoul stocks up for 2nd day on earnings optimism

SEOUL– South Korean stocks advanced for a second consecutive day Tuesday, backed by expectations for strong corporate earnings. The Korean won rose against the U.S. dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite…

Top security official says hard to predict another inter-Korean summit

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in’s security adviser said Tuesday it is difficult to predict whether another summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can take place, citing “many uncertainties.”…

South Korea’s Leader Vows Final Push for Talks With North

South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosities with a…