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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 10:30
Annual South Korean military exercise begins amid North Korea's threats
The Hoguk defense exercise began its two-week run, Monday, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, sparked by recent North Korean military provocations, according to the South Korean military. “Starting today, we will conduct the Hoguk exercise until Oct. 28. The annual outdoor maneuvers are aimed at enhancing military readiness and boosting joint operations capabiliti...
Xi Jinping's third term feared to cause uncertain future for Seoul-Beijing ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping's precedent-defying third team in power, which will be confirmed during the Chinese Communist Party's week-long Congress that kicked off on Sunday, is casting a shadow over the Korean Peninsula.
Experts call for realistic policy to contain North Korea
With North Korea's recent shows of force, an increasing number of experts are calling for the pursuit of a more realistic, attainable objective than denuclearization to deal with the North. In that respect, an arms control agreement is emerging as a likely option to deter the escalating nuclear threat from North Korea, according to some diplomatic observers, while others disa...
North Korea's growing threats lead to regional arms race
North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threats are sparking an arms race in Northeast Asia, as each country in the region is scrambling to increase its own military capabilities. In less than two weeks, North Korea has conducted six rounds of missile tests that included the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) capable of hitting the U.S. territory of Gu...
South Korea faces growing calls to acquire nuclear weapons
South Korea is facing growing calls to acquire nuclear weapons irrespective of ideological dogma. Such calls are being fueled by North Korea's growing nuclear menace and misgivings about the U.S.' extended deterrence if Pyongyang decides to attack its southern neighbor.
Rival parties clash over slain South Korean official, presidential office relocation
Issues related to the relocation of the presidential office and the killing of a South Korean fisheries official by North Korea dominated the first day of the National Assembly's audit of the defense ministry, Tuesday. The government inspection came as the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) has asked former President Moon Jae-in to answer questions in writing in connection w...
FM meets ambassadors from Latin American nations
Foreign Minister Park Jin, center, poses with ambassadors from Central and South American countries during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, Friday. While discussing ways to strengthening cooperation between Korea and Latin American countries, Park asked them to support Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030. Courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea, US, Japan stage trilateral anti-submarine drills
The naval forces of South Korea, the United States and Japan conducted a three-way anti-submarine warfare exercise, Friday, in international waters of the East Sea amid North Korea's growing threats, including its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). The drill carried added significance as it was the first of its kind in five years, as the previous administrations o...
Harris visit unlikely to help Korea resolve IRA concerns
It will be virtually impossible for the U.S. to allow, during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Seoul Thursday, some types of exceptions for South Korea in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that poses a threat to the South's carmakers, according to diplomatic observers, Wednesday. Since news broke earlier this month that Harris' trip includes a meeting with Presiden...
World Wide Web inventor awarded Seoul Peace Prize
The Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation announced, Wednesday, that Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Seoul Peace Prize for his dedication to developing a peace movement to secure and protect individual data sovereignty.