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Yoon's alleged power abuse scandal spreads over to spy agency's election meddling allegation
An alleged power abuse and election meddling scandal linked to a leading presidential contender is taking a new turn as speculation is mounting over the possible involvement of the state-run spy agency. The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) insists that National Intelligence Service Director Park Jie-won is the mastermind behind the allegations, while the ruling Democr...
| 2021-09-13 16:49
'Discussions on inter-Korean humanitarian projects make progress'
South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk said, Sunday, that discussions with the United States on inter-Korean humanitarian projects had made significant progress. He made the remarks at Incheon International Airport before traveling to Tokyo to hold a trilateral meeting with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts - Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi - during a three-day visit ...
| 2021-09-12 14:47
North Korea steps up efforts to draw attention from US
North Korea appears to have increased its provocative military activities on purpose in a bid to get the attention of the Joe Biden administration, according to Pyongyang watchers. According to 38 North, a U.S.-based website specializing in the North Korean regime, troop formations were observed at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, earlier this week, raising speculation that the co...
| 2021-09-03 16:13
Phased approach to North Korea's nuclear program gaining traction
Grappling with the fallout from its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States is weighing the possibility of shifting its tone on North Korea's nuclear program - in other words, seeking to maintain the status quo on the Korean Peninsula rather than aggressively pursuing complete denuclearization. Under the circumstances, diplomatic observers believe that the Biden admini...
| 2021-09-03 09:00
Opposition contenders make diplomatic discourtesy to Duterte
With smear campaigns intensifying ahead of next year's presidential election, some presidential hopefuls are committing a diplomatic discourtesy by belittling the head of a friendly nation while criticizing other contenders. Critics urge them to hold their tongues to avoid damaging diplomatic relations with allies and hurting national interest. On Wednesday, Yoon Seok-youl, t...
| 2021-09-02 16:39
Hong rises, Yoon tumbles in main opposition party primary
Horrific crimes reignite debate over death penalty
A series of atrocious crimes of late are once again sparking debate over capital punishment. South Korea is classified as “abolitionist in practice,” which means that the government retains the death penalty but has not actually executed a criminal in the past 10 years or longer. The last execution here took place Dec. 31, 1997, when 23 convicted of murder were hanged. Howeve...
Law & Crime
| 2021-09-01 16:05
IAEA report puts pressure on Seoul's bid to restart peace initiative
A recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report indicating that North Korea has restarted its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon is likely to pour some cold water on South Korea's efforts toward the early resumption of the stalled Korean Peninsula peace process, according to diplomatic observers, Monday. “Since early July, there have been indications, including the dischar...
| 2021-08-30 16:58
Meeting with young biz owners
Former Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong, second from left, a presidential hopeful of the main opposition People Power Party, talks during his meeting with young small business owners at a restaurant in southern Seoul, Sunday. The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has hit them hard as the government bans more than two people from getting together after 6 p.m., while placing a 9 p.m. curf...
| 2021-08-29 15:42
Seoul, Washington expected to hold in-depth talks over humanitarian aid to Pyongyang
South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk's trip to the United States is raising speculation that Seoul and Washington are expected to discuss inter-Korean humanitarian projects in a more concrete way, according to diplomatic observers, Sunday. In addition, the two sides may also share ideas on the U.S. offering partial sanctions relief, in exchange for North Korea's part...
| 2021-08-29 14:39
391 Afghans to arrive here Thursday in evacuation operation
A total of 391 Afghans, who helped the Korean government's activities in their war-torn country, will arrive in Korea today. They are being evacuated amid growing fears of possible Taliban retaliation against those who have aided the United States and its allies, the foreign ministry said, Wednesday. Upon arrival, they will stay at a government-run training facility in Jinche...
| 2021-08-25 15:44
Korea to expand visa benefits to accelerate inbound tourism
Seoul awards honorary citizenship to outstanding foreign residents
Why Korean shoppers flock to Chinese e-commerce sites
Will Korea avoid hard landing in housing market?
[INTERVIEW] Ex-NIS chief urges politicians to stop misusing spy agency
Seoul-Moscow ties likely stuck in limbo amid blame game
Hyundai Motor hires former US Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim as adviser
Hanwha signs $2.4 bil. deal to export infantry fighting vehicles to Australia
'British Spider-Man' ends 6-month stay in Korea
Korea, US tighten partnerships in chip, battery, AI
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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