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Asan Institute honorary chairman donates funds to honor Kissinger
Chung Mong-joon, the honorary chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, has made a donation to honor the work of Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. politician and scholar who had a significant influence on international relations.
KOICA restores 4,311-hectare forest in Guatemala damaged by logging
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has restored a 4,311-hectare forest, about 15 times the area of Seoul's financial district Yeouido, in central and northern Guatemala as part of a project to strengthen the region's adaptability to climate change and eventually reduce local greenhouse gases by a total of 44,196 metric tons, according to the state-run overseas aid...
North Korea 'behaves' for China during Beijing Games
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's absence from the country's key parliamentary meeting - as well as no public message for South Korea or the United States - is raising speculation that North Korea is refraining from its saber-rattling mainly due to the ongoing Beijing Winter Olympics.
Presidential candidates revisit Roh Moo-hyun to woo his supporters
One after another, presidential candidates have invoked the late President Roh Moo-hyun in their campaign speeches, in an attempt to win over his supporters who are well-known for their strong solidarity even a decade after their beloved leader's sudden death.
Japan's world heritage bid for Sado mine tests Korea's diplomacy
South Korea has once again found itself in need of mobilizing all of its diplomatic ability to bring Japan's flawed perception of history to light as Tokyo seeks to add a controversial wartime site to next year's United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list. The issue will inevitably add fuel to already-strained ties between th...
KOICA president elected as co-chair of global task force against violence
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) President Sohn Hyuk-sang has been elected as co-chair of the Halving Global Violence Task Force, comprised of multi-national high-level leadership, according to the state-run overseas aid agency.
Goldberg pick, harbinger of US' hawkish North Korea policy?
U.S. President Joe Biden nominated a former sanctions enforcer to be his first ambassador to South Korea, but it's too early to predict if the United States will return to a hardline stance against North Korea, according to diplomatic observers. According to diplomatic sources, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Philip Goldberg has been tapped to head the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and t...
North Korea remains silent on cruise missile test
The absence of coverage of North Korea's cruise missile launch by its state media is largely due to its lower strategic importance than that of ballistic missiles, according to Pyongyang watchers. However, others also assume that the test may have ended in failure.
Ahn Cheol-soo fires shot at Yoon Suk-yeol
Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the minor opposition People's Party, denounced Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), Tuesday, calling him an unprepared candidate who has been benefiting from the Moon Jae-in administration's incompetence in state affairs. The former software tycoon also said it was premature to say whether the approval rat...
Deputy prime minister may attend Beijing Winter Games
Deputy Prime Minister Yoo Eun-hae, who doubles as education minister, is expected to lead the South Korean diplomatic delegation to next month's Beijing Winter Olympics. The government believes she is the best fit not to displease either the United States or China amid their intensifying rivalry.