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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 16:06
Yoon's 'audacious initiative' for NK denuclearization hangs in balance
Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, triggered by North Korea's pursuit of an “exponential” increase in its nuclear arsenal, are making President Yoon Suk Yeol's “audacious initiative” for Pyongyang's denuclearization look like an increasingly far-fetched idea, according to analysts, Wednesday.
Revised Japanese textbooks distort wartime forced labor, catching Korea off guard
The Japanese government on Tuesday approved school textbooks whitewashing the forced mobilization of Koreans to labor in factories during World War II. The latest move appears to be a stab in the back for the Yoon Suk Yeol administration, which has been hailing the restoration of bilateral ties with Tokyo. In response, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodged protests ov...
Right-wing Japanese support Seoul-Tokyo ties: Korean envoy to Japan
Korea and Japan have entered a new chapter in their bilateral relations after the summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held earlier this month, according to Korean Ambassador to Japan Yun Duk-min, Monday. The ambassador said he is already feeling a positive shift in Japanese public sentiment on Korea, stressing that even right-wing Japanese ...
Veteran police officer tapped as new investigation chief
Woo Jong-soo, head of the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police, has been recommended to head the National Office of Investigation, filling the vacant post after his predecessor resigned a month before beginning his term.
South Korea speeds up full-fledged deployment of US anti-missile battery
The South Korean government is speeding up steps to turn a U.S. anti-missile battery deployed here into a permanent installation. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, capable of intercepting incoming ballistic missiles, was deployed in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province in 2017, to deter North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
Commemorating independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun
Kim Hwang-sik, a former Korean prime minister, lays a flower to honor anti-imperial Japan Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun in a ceremony commemorating the 113th anniversary of his death, held in Jung District, Seoul, Friday. Ahn assassinated Ito Hirobumi, the first Japanese resident-general of Korea, at Harbin Station Oct. 26, 1909. Kim serves as chair of the Ahn Jun...
North Korea will pay price for reckless provocations, warns Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Friday warned that his administration will make North Korea “pay the price for its reckless provocations” and vowed to strengthen South Korea's military capabilities in response to the North's evolving nuclear threats.
Ruling party ramps up pressure on main opposition leader
Over 50 ruling People Power Party (PPP) lawmakers have pledged to renounce their right to immunity from arrest, in an apparent move to pressure the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and its leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung. On Thursday, 51 PPP lawmakers out of its total 119, pledged that they will give up their immunity rights.
[INTERVIEW] Korean adoptee in Germany reunites with birth family after 42 years
Benjamin Joon went missing in January 1981 at the age of three at Suwon Bus Terminal in Gyeonggi Province, while travelling with his father. The two were holding hands, but the next minute, they were separated. That is the only memory Joon has of Korea. “My blind father was unable to find me and didn't inform my mother, who was living apart from him at that time. Someone must...
S.Korea, US plan largest military drill to commemorate alliance
Dozens of events marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the United States will be held throughout this year, including their largest-ever live-fire joint exercise scheduled for June, according to related ministries, Wednesday.
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