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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 07:53
[Analysis] Sewol ferry disaster haunts nation in wake of Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk-yeol is walking a tightrope in the wake of the deadly crowd crush in Itaewon that killed 156 people and injured many others. There is an old Korean phrase taken from Chinese characters, “nae-woo-wae-hwan,” which refers to having a lethal combination of trouble both at home and abroad. Yoon is now in the midst of such turmoil, particularly in the aftermath o...
Envoys invited to share condolences for Itaewon tragedy victims
The wounds are still fresh. Korea is reeling from the deadly crowd crush that took the lives of 156 people and injured many others who gathered in the alleys of central Seoul's Itaewon last Saturday for Halloween celebrations.
Korea Times forum to examine new challenges for Korea-US alliance
The Korea Times will host a Korea-U.S. alliance forum on Oct. 26 at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) building in Seoul. Under the topic of “New Challenges for Korea-U.S. Alliance,” leading experts in the areas of economic security and Korea-U.S. alliance in the Indo-Pacific region will present their ideas about global supply chain disruptions after Russia's i...
Pyongyang's 7th nuclear test to strain China-North Korea ties
Chinese leader Xi Jinping emphasized the continuity of China's assertive foreign policy in a televised speech during the Chinese Communist Party's week-long Congress, which opened on Sunday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said China has taken a clear-cut stance against a U.S.-led hegemony and power politics and is opposed to unilateralism and bullying. His rema...
US Army holds CBRN exercise
US soldiers wearing protective gear are conducting an exercise in this photo. The 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army unveiled 10 photos featuring the 23rd chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) and high-yield explosives defense battalion of the army executing a validation exercise to assess their expertise in technical CBRN site exploitation and decontaminatio...
Poland to buy 300 Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers
Poland will purchase nearly 300 K239 Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers from Korea and the artillery weapon system will be provided to the European country by next year, according to a Polish media outlet.
Seoul mayor scrutinizes whether predecessor tried to evade UN sanctions to help North Korea via cryptocurrency
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said on Wednesday that he would thoroughly look into the allegation that his predecessor, late former Mayor Park Won-soon, tried to evade sanctions to help North Korea build a cryptocurrency research center there. Park was found dead at Mount Bugak on July 10, hours after he vanished.
Justice minister's motives behind New York trip questioned
Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon's visit to New York three months ago is belatedly rekindling the interest of some members of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). They claimed that the primary purpose of Han's visit was to investigate if there were any unlawful acts allegedly committed by President Yoon Suk-yeol's political opponents.
Is Kim Jong-un emulating Putin's saber-rattling?
The latest developments in North Korea's provocations show that its leader Kim Jong-un has become dangerously bolder and more fearless. Kim gave the North Korean military the green light to go ahead with the launches of two short-range ballistic missiles that flew over the East Sea on Thursday, the day when South Korea, the United States and Japan conducted another trilateral...
Spoiled democracy
The National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee's audit of the foreign ministry on the first day of its annual audit on Tuesday showed exactly how dysfunctional modern-day Korean politics is. The annual event, which once served as an effective platform to look into whether Cabinet ministries and state-run companies worked well that year, has become a dull, stupid show as unpr...
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