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World prays for the missing, victims
Prominent figures and online users abroad prayed for those who remain missing after the Sewol ferry disaster and expressed condolences for the relatives of the victims.
Countries offer condolences
Countries offered their condolences to the families affected by a ferry disaster off Korea’s southwestern coast and offered help with the ongoing search-and-rescue efforts.
Efforts needed for expanding overseas 'Korean Desk'
Amid growing safety risks of Koreans abroad, calls are mounting for expanding and establishing more foreign special units, dubbed the “Korean Desk,” in foreign countries’ police agencies which are exclusively in charge of crimes against Korean nationals.
Seoul, Tokyo to talk on sex slavery again in May
Korea and Japan failed to find common ground in their first talks related to the Japanese imperial army’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
NK's call for joint drone investigation spurned
Cheong Wa Dae on Tuesday spurned North Korea’s call to conduct a joint investigation into three aerial drones that crashed near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) which the South claims were sent by the North for surveillance purposes.
Seoul, Tokyo to hold talks on wartime sex slavery
South Korea and Japan will hold talks to discuss the thorny issue of Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II in Seoul next week, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sunday.
Abe plans to skip Yasukuni visit
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not plan to visit the Yasukuni Shrine ahead of a state visit to Tokyo by U.S. President Barack Obama scheduled for April 24. Experts said this doesn’t mean that Abe has changed his revisionist stance but is instead aiming to avoid conflict with Korea and China during Obama’s visit.
Seoul unlikely to lift May 24 sanctions against NK soon
Despite South Korea’s offer to “conditionally” lift comprehensive economic sanctions imposed on North Korea four years ago, Pyongyang not only ignored the proposal but also launched a verbal attack on President Park Geun-hye’s latest initiatives for inter-Korean unification.
Ambassadors to Indonesia, other countries appointed
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) appointed Cho Tai-young, MOFA spokesman, as the new ambassador to Indonesia, Wednesday, along with 19 other new overseas mission chiefs.
NK chooses stability over change
North Korea apparently chose stability of its leadership and policies over change in its latest leadership reshuffle, experts said Thursday.
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