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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 23:28
KOICA sends 2nd dispatch of disaster relief team to Turkey
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has sent another dispatch of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to support the response to the earthquake in Turkey. The Korean government confirmed, Wednesday, through a public-private joint council for overseas emergency relief chaired by Foreign Minister Park Jin, that a second dispatch of emergency relief personnel and...
Korea, China face new flashpoint in ties over spy balloon
Korea and China have found a fresh stumbling block in their bilateral relations that had seen mild improvement following a feud over the Korean government's quarantine regulations that raised the ire of Beijing. China has complained of Seoul siding with the United States over the recent spy balloon controversy. In late January, a Chinese surveillance balloon was found to have...
Long road ahead before reaching consensus on forced labor issue
Despite the Korean government's efforts to resolve the issue of compensating Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor as soon as possible, it appears that discussions on the matter may last longer than expected, with the two countries still struggling to find a solution that meets the expectations of both sides.
Korean War heroes' photos to be restored
Faded black-and-white photos of over 100 Korean War veterans will be restored as part of a plan by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) to transform the monochrome pictures to color on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement.
Hoiana Resort and Golf offer truly customized service for Koreans
HOIAN, Vietnam ― Set to provide a true home-away-from-home experience, Hoiana Residences is ready to satisfy Korean guests by offering unique services that cannot be found elsewhere in Vietnam, according to the vice president of Hoiana Resort and Golf. Hoiana Residences is part of a $4-billion (5 trillion won) mega project by Hoi An South Development to build four luxury hote...
Korean Peninsula may face fallout from balloon saga
The recent spy balloon controversy that has strained already fraught U.S.-China relations is expected to adversely affect the security situation on the Korean Peninsula in the absence of Beijing's role in resolving North Korea's nuclear issue, according to diplomatic observers. In addition, Pyongyang may play off the rivalry by resorting to saber-rattling, including a much-an...
US reaffirms nuclear security assurances to South Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured South Korea of Washington's full security commitment against North Korea's evolving nuclear threats amid growing doubts here about the credibility of Washington's extended deterrence for its ally. Blinken's remark was made after his meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in Washington, D.C.
[Q/A] ROK-US alliance evolves into global strategic partnership
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. alliance and Foreign Minister Park Jin believes that the evolving bilateral alliance is now in top form. The ROK stands for the Republic of Korea, South Korea's official name. “South Korea and the United States share a long history of cooperation based on shared values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, which h...
[INTERVIEW] 'Extended deterrence is best option to ensure peace on Korean Peninsula'
South Korea is seeking stronger assurances from the United States that it will provide "effective" extended deterrence, which Seoul's foreign minister believes is the "best practical option" for deterring North Korea's evolving threats and ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula. “It is important to strengthen the U.S. extended deterrence in defending South Korea against North...
US bill introduced to honor Korean War hero
Four Korean American members of U.S. Congress have introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Col. Kim Young-oak for his extraordinary heroism, leadership and humanitarianism. The four U.S. representatives are Reps. Young Kim, Marilyn Strickland, Michelle Steel and Andy Kim, who also led the introduction of the bill in 2021.
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