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Wed, March 29, 2023 | 16:39
Ex-journalist to lead NK defector support foundation
The Ministry of Unification has appointed Cho Min-ho, a former editorial writer of the Segye Ilbo, a local Korean-language daily, as the new president of the Korea Hana Foundation, an organization aimed at supporting North Korean defectors in South Korea. Cho worked as a reporter, desk editor and editorial writer for the Segye Ilbo. He served as a counselor for the now-defunc...
| 2023-03-29 08:22
North Korea unveils tactical nuclear warheads
North Korea released photos, Tuesday, of the “Hwasan-31,” which it described as a tactical nuclear warhead, while its leader called for the expanded production of weapons-grade nuclear materials and nuclear weapons, according to its state media. On the same day, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea's southern port city of Busan, in an apparent show of force ...
| 2023-03-28 16:50
US to continue building defense capabilities against NK nuclear threats
USS Nimitz carrier in S. Korea amid N. Korea's saber-rattling
Justice minister locks horns with DPK over prosecution reform legislation ruling
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is taking advantage of Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon's failed attempt to overthrow the DPK-endorsed laws aimed at weakening the investigative powers of prosecutors in its fight against the ruling bloc. Han and DPK lawmakers traded barbed remarks, Monday, when the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee meeti...
| 2023-03-27 17:02
Firstborns account for record-high 63% of newborns
Sixty-three percent of babies born in Korea last year were firstborn children, data showed Sunday.
| 2023-03-26 16:15
In memory of fallen sailors
Naval officers salute in tribute to 46 sailors killed aboard the ROKS Cheonan in a torpedo attack blamed on North Korea, during a ceremony to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the sinking, at the Navy Second Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. Yonhap ...
| 2023-03-26 16:14
Legislation trapped in vicious cycle as Yoon, DPK butt heads
Korea's legislation process faces a potential deadlock as President Yoon Suk Yeol is poised to veto bills that the majority-holding main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) approved or is set to approve unilaterally. According to the presidential office, Sunday, Yoon is contemplating whether to exercise his right to demand the National Assembly reconsider a proposed am...
| 2023-03-26 16:08
Yoon's labor reform drive sputters due to controversy over lengthening workweek
President Yoon Suk Yeol's drive to reform the country's labor system and work culture is losing steam, due to mounting criticism over the government's ill-fated attempt to lengthen the legal cap on the workweek.
| 2023-03-25 09:00
Main opposition leader indicted, faces calls to resign
Prosecutors indicted main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung, Wednesday, on charges of corruption involving a massive land development project in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province when he was the mayor of the city. He was also charged with illegally attracting corporate donations to Seongnam Football Club (Seongnam FC) in return for administrative fav...
| 2023-03-22 16:49
President Yoon refutes criticism of fence-mending summit with Japan
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday refuted domestic criticism against his efforts to mend ties with Japan despite Tokyo's reluctance to issue an additional apology for its past wartime wrongdoings, saying that neglecting the frayed relationship with the neighboring country for political interest is tantamount to dereliction of the president's duty. “The previous government le...
| 2023-03-21 16:57
[ANALYSIS] Yoon-Kishida meeting raises expectations of 3-way summit with China
President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recognized the necessity of resuming high-level talks between South Korea, Japan and China when they held a summit in Tokyo last week. This came initially as a surprise, because the two countries have stressed the importance of the trilateral cooperation between Seoul, Tokyo and Washington to counter North Kore...
| 2023-03-20 16:53
Revised Japanese textbooks distort wartime forced labor, catching Korea off guard
Clock ticks for China's massive repatriation of N. Korean defectors
Gold price nears all-time high amid financial jitters
Ramsar wetland in Han River cleaned up for protected birdlife
BMW launches new XM
Civic groups in Gwangju await meeting with Chun Doo-hwan's grandson
CJ CheilJedang sees chicken as next big seller after frozen dumpling
North Korea unveils tactical nuclear warheads
2024 budget to focus on tackling low birthrate
Over 1,000 financially vulnerable Koreans apply for new emergency gov't loans
World water day
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