Foreign relations of South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43789/all en S Korea-Japan-Dokdo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130404/s-korea-japan-dokdo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea lodged a formal protest on Friday shortly after Japan approved an annual foreign policy report that renewed a territorial claim to Seoul's easternmost islets of Dokdo.</p> <p>Escalating diplomatic tensions with South Korea, Japan formally issued the Diplomatic Blue Book 2013 that reiterated its claims that Dokdo is Japanese territory historically and under international law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130404/s-korea-japan-dokdo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of South Korea Korea Political geography Politics Yonhap News Agency Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:17:02 +0000 5802408 at http://www.globalpost.com Jail or Olympic glory: No easy exit from S.Korea draft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/jail-or-olympic-glory-no-easy-exit-skorea-draft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When the South Korean men's football team won the third-place playoff at the 2012 Olympics, their ecstatic celebrations reflected a victory that had secured something far more precious than a bronze medal. </p> <p>The 2-0 win over Japan meant the entire squad was excused from what many young South Korean men view as a blight on their existence -- two years of compulsory military service.</p> <p>An Olympic medal offers a very rare exemption from a duty that -- 60 years after the end of the Korean War -- is still required of every able-bodied South Korean man between the age of 18 and 35.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/jail-or-olympic-glory-no-easy-exit-skorea-draft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of North Korea Foreign relations of South Korea Human Interest Labor Political geography Social Issues AFP Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:33:01 +0000 5889909 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. appreciates S. Korea's prior consultations on new ADIZ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131208/us-appreciates-s-koreas-prior-consultations-new-adiz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government on Sunday appreciated South Korea's efforts to minimize political and diplomatic impact in expanding its air defense zone in order to counter China's contentious action over the East China Sea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131208/us-appreciates-s-koreas-prior-consultations-new-adiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Foreign relations of South Korea Political geography Politics Yonhap News Agency Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:31:53 +0000 6013378 at http://www.globalpost.com Park says air zone expansion aims to guarantee national interests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131208/park-says-air-zone-expansion-aims-guarantee-national-interes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Monday South Korea's decision to expand its air defense zone was part of efforts to protect the country's national interests.</p> <p>Seoul announced a new air defense identification zone Sunday, expanding its previous zone further south to encompass the Seoul-controlled reef of Ieodo. The decision came in response to China's expansion of its own air zone last month that overlaps that of the South and includes the submerged rock.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131208/park-says-air-zone-expansion-aims-guarantee-national-interes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of South Korea Korea Political geography Yonhap News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:17:01 +0000 6013766 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgian deputy FM pushes for Korean embassy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/georgian-deputy-fm-pushes-korean-embassy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- After opening its embassy in Seoul, Georgia is anticipating that South Korea will reciprocate in the near future, the Eurasian country's deputy foreign minister said in Seoul Monday.</p> <p>Georgia is on South Korea's shortlist of candidate countries for an embassy, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister David Jalagania said in a press meeting in Seoul. He was in Seoul for the third South Korea-Georgia consultation on ways to step up diplomatic and economic relations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131209/georgian-deputy-fm-pushes-korean-embassy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt–South Korea relations Foreign relations of South Korea Politics Yonhap News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:17:01 +0000 6014074 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's expanded air defense zone takes effect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131215/s-koreas-expanded-air-defense-zone-takes-effect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's expanded air defense zone went into effect on Sunday, with its airborne early warning and control aircraft conducting a patrol and surveillance mission over it.</p> <p>A week ago, Seoul announced the new Korean air defense identification zone (KADIZ) to counter China's unilateral decision to expand its own to cover a reef and other islands off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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