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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, March 26, 2023 | 06:08
Talks on wartime forced labor issue pick up pace
Less than a week after South Korea delivered a proposal to resolve a wartime forced labor dispute with Japan, the two sides seem to be on the same page to find a speedy “solution” to the long-running issue that has caused bilateral ties to deteriorate to their lowest level in decades. Seo Min-jeong, director-general of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau at Korea's foreign m...
Two Koreans among passengers of plane that crashed in Nepal
A passenger aircraft carrying 72 people, including two Koreans, crashed in Nepal, Sunday, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. Chances of finding survivors appear to be slim. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the ATR-72 plane, operated by Nepal's Yeti Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, took off at 10:33 a.m. from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Intern...
North Korea likely to take advantage of new 'Cold War' paradigm: experts
With the global order shifting to a new “Cold War” paradigm, where North Korea partners with China and Russia against a U.S.-led trilateral alliance with South Korea and Japan, Pyongyang is expected to go its own way of advancing its nuclear program, according to diplomatic observers. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un noted that the structure of international relations has been...
Seoul may opt for psychological warfare in response to NK threats
South Korea is considering resuming psychological warfare operations, such as propaganda broadcasts or propaganda leaflets, against North Korea in the wake of the North's drone infiltration into South Korean airspace, according to a government official, Thursday. The idea came to light one day after President Yoon Suk-yeol threatened, Wednesday, to suspend a 2018 military pac...
Debate reopens over loudspeaker broadcasts in DMZ
The resumption of loudspeaker broadcasts has been emerging as a possible counter-measure in response to North Korea's security threats as South Korea has limited options to take in response to the North's recent use of drones to cross the inter-Korean border, infiltrating the South for the first time in five years. The South Korean military used to operate propaganda broadcas...
Inter-Korean tensions in 2023 expected to worsen: think tank
The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is likely to return to the 2017 days of “fire and fury” when the United States and North Korea came closer to war or get even worse as Pyongyang is set to take aggressive actions against South Korea by expanding its nuclear arsenal, according to a Seoul-based think tank.
Seoul, Washington urged to cut North Korea's purse strings through cryptocurrency regulations
North Korea made headlines in 2022 by firing more ballistic missiles than any other year - 38 launches. But besides its ceaseless saber-rattling, the isolated country was also in the spotlight for its illegal cyber activities that allegedly raked in billions of dollars.
KAI expands presence in helicopter sector
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the player behind the nation's locally developed fighter jet, is earning its stripes in the helicopter sector as the company is set to mass-produce light armed helicopters (LAHs), while embarking on a project to locally develop a minesweeping chopper. According to KAI, it signed a contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (...
North Korea may propose 'surprise talks' to US next year: expert
North Korea may propose talks with the United States next year amid the rising possibility that the Joe Biden administration or another Democratic Party candidate could win reelection, a researcher of a Seoul-based think tank said, Thursday.
North Korea takes aim at US
North Korea praised its achievements in its missile and nuclear programs this year, Wednesday, while strengthening its anti-American sentiment. According to an article in the Rodong Sinmun, the official media outlet of the ruling Workers' Party, North Korea got off to a strong start in 2022 with the test-firing of a hypersonic missile, followed by months of other shocking dev...
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