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Peru expels two more North Korean diplomats
Peru has expelled two more North Korean diplomats _ following the deportation of the ambassador _ over the North's continued violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions on its nuclear program.
China to reopen economic communication channels
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said his country could reopen economic communication channels to restore ties during a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, Friday, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Li told Moon he is “well aware” the communication channels between economy- and trade-related offices are now suspended, as presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan quoted Li as say...
North Korea says naval blockade will trigger war
North Korea has again hit out at a U.S. suggestion of a naval blockade, saying any such action would be considered a declaration of war. Pyongyang said such a move would be a “wanton violation of the country's sovereignty and dignity,” the state-run Rodong Shinmun reported Sunday. “Once we discover a small movement to implement the naval blockade plan, there should follow our...
Ecuador, Korea strengthen business ties
Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Minister Pablo Campana Saenz,left, speaks during a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Seoul, Dec. 5. The minister visited Korea for the sixth Strategic Economic Cooperation Agreement. / Embassy of Ecuador
Dongwon vice chairman appointed as NZ honorary consul
The New Zealand embassy has appointed Dongwon Group Vice Chairman Park In-gu as the new honorary consul for the country _ resident in Busan _ for three years from Dec. 1. Park will have jurisdiction throughout South Gyeongsang Province and is expected to play a role in pursuing the New Zealand government’s foreign relations and trade objectives, including protecting the rights and security of New Zealand citizens abroad in the region, the embassy said.
Korea, four Nordic countries share sustainable energy ideas
Korean and Nordic energy experts discussed sustainable energy solutions at the Nordic Energy Research Conference in Seoul, Dec. 7. The Nordic embassies _ Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden _ organized the forum to join forces with Korean energy researchers, companies, government representatives and NGOs to share ideas on sustainable energy systems and present Nordic and Kore...
Korean investors tap into Vietnam's robot industry
The ASEAN-Korea Center sent an investment and market research mission to Hanoi, Vietnam, from Dec. 6 to 9, in cooperation with the Vietnam Automation Association (VAA) and the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement (KIRIA). The mission included representatives from the robotics and automation sectors.
KF promotes Korean language in Russia
A seminar on Korean language education was held last month in St. Petersburg, Russia, home to the world’s first overseas Korean language education program 120 years ago. The event was part of the Next Generation Leaders Visit Korea Program, an annual program launched by the Korea Foundation (KF) to give potential global leaders an opportunity to learn about the historical, cultural, economic, and socio-political aspects of Korea through an extended tour.
Korea Foundation helps diversify diplomacy
A limited budget and a lack of Korea specialists make it difficult for the country to reach out to wider partners, an issue on which President Moon Jae-in focused in his diplomacy approach, the Korea Foundation (KF) chief says. Such difficult conditions in South Korea, which has focused on the four great powers - the United States, China, Japan and Russia - become more eviden...
N. Korea beefs up border security
North Korea is stepping up its effort to tighten its border security following the defection of a soldier to South Korea via the Joint Security Area (JSA). The North has installed a gate on the so-called 72-Hour Bridge across which the soldier drove a military jeep toward the JSA, according to an intelligence source, Saturday. Border guards are placed at the checkpoint _ presumably in an attempt to check the identities of soldiers and allow passage only to those whose identities are confirmed.
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