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Mon, December 11, 2023 | 12:48
Former strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90
Former President Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a coup and governed the nation with a firm hand from 1980 to 1988, died, Tuesday. He was 90. According to Min Jeong-ki, a former presidential secretary, Chun, who had multiple myeloma - a cancer formed in white blood cells - died at his home in western Seoul at 8:45 a.m. After he collapsed in a bathroom, emergency services w...
| 2021-11-23 16:36
Chun's death draws cold reactions
Chun dies without apologies for scars left in Gwangju
Key moments from the life of Chun Doo-hwan [PHOTOS]
Seoul likely to be under continuous pressure to choose between Washington, Beijing
The virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nov. 15 (local time), was a welcome sign that the two powerhouses are likely moving toward a managed strategic competition to stop mounting tensions from turning into a catastrophe. At first sight, South Korea, which has retained its longstanding course of keeping a “middle” ground in the U....
| 2021-11-19 08:44
Planned export of missile system to UAE to raise Korean defense industry's competitiveness
As the United Arab Emirates is close to purchasing Korean-made mid-range surface-to-air missiles (M-SAM), the envisaged outcome of weapons exports is expected to pave the way for local defense companies to gain global standing. The UAE defense ministry announced via Twitter, Wednesday, its intentions to acquire the Korean air defense system, adding that it will constitute a q...
| 2021-11-18 15:15
Korean Peninsula issue neglected in titans' showdown
The highly-touted virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed that issues regarding the Korean Peninsula, specifically the denuclearization of North Korea, were not a priority between the two superpowers that have a large influence on the matter. Biden and Xi held the remote talks for three-and-a-half hours, which mainly featured ...
| 2021-11-16 20:44
Businesses expect US-China summit to ease supply chain concerns
US official's Seoul visit focuses on global supply chain issue, sidelining denuclearization talks
President Moon Jae-in's ambitious proposal for an official declaration to end the Korean War, which he hopes to use as part of his efforts to engage North Korea in denuclearization talks, seems to have been shelved by the United States, with a senior U.S. official's visit here seemingly having a different primary agenda. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Paci...
| 2021-11-11 15:18
Opposition candidate apologizes for defending ex-dictator
Yoon Seok-youl, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), made an apology in Gwangju, Thursday, for his complimentary remarks toward former President Chun Doo-hwan, who brutally suppressed the pro-democracy movement there in 1980. “I bow my head and apologize to everyone who was hurt by my words,” Yoon said at the May 18th National Cemetery, ...
| 2021-11-10 16:48
'US waits for next South Korean government over China issue'
Unusual meetings scheduled for the U.S. diplomat in charge of East Asia policy and the presidential candidates of South Korea's two main political parties are offering a hint that the Joe Biden administration is waiting for the next government to be installed here before discussing bilateral issues, including containing China. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and th...
| 2021-11-09 16:02
Presidential candidates of both ruling, opposition parties struggle to win public support
Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Seok-youl of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) have won their parties' nominations as the candidates for next year's presidential election, but their respective primaries showed that they both have the task of raising their low popularity among the general public.
| 2021-11-08 16:48
Both ruling, opposition presidential candidates face 'wife risks'
Can Moon finish his term without lame duck period?
Ruling party, government clash over universal relief fund, taxation on virtual assets
Tension between the ruling party and the government seems to be escalating as its presidential candidate is floating ideas that go against the administration's policies. Ahead of the presidential election in March, Lee Jae-myung, the candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), said he would give a new COVID-19 relief payment to all Koreans, and delay the government's pl...
| 2021-11-03 16:39
Activist professor, comedian promote makgeolli
Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor of Sungshin Women's University known for his efforts to promote Korean culture abroad, has joined hands with comedian and TV personality Jeong Jun-ha to promote makgeolli, a Korean alcoholic drink made from fermenting rice. According to the professor, Seo and Jeong launched a multilingual video advertising the milky alcoholic drink on the occasion ...
Travel & Food
| 2021-11-03 13:18
Methods to avoid YouTube, Netflix restrictions go viral
Anti-dog meat legislation looks doomed as Assembly session ends in vain
N. Korea's fear of external info grows after Seoul allows sending propaganda leaflets
Hunting 'crow thief' on Korea's east coast in 1930s
Leaders of Samsung, SK to visit Netherlands for chip alliance
Calls grow for shift from two-party political system
Skepticism mounts over shareholder activism at Samsung C&T
'New initiative on NK' lacks balanced strategy: experts
Eximbank teams up with US counterpart on decarbonization
Gov't boosts reserves to appease public jitters over urea shortage
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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