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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 10:22
Peace Corps volunteers' 15-year mission in Korea revisited
In 1966 when the nation was desperate to cut the vicious circle of poverty under a state-led campaign to achieve economic growth, Korea saw a unique group of foreign visitors: U.S. Peace Corps volunteers. The first batch of Peace Corps volunteers to Korea, designated as K-1, arrived that year and most of them worked as English teachers. The group also included 24 science and ...
[70th anniversary] South Korea-US alliance built to last
So far, so good. The South Korea-U.S. alliance, formed in October of 1953 with the signing of the mutual defense treaty, has successfully lived up to its primary goal of protecting the South from another North Korean invasion. Over the past seven decades, their defense ties have grown into a stronger and wider partnership encompassing several fields other than security, despi...
DPK leader lashes out at Yoon for 'politically motivated' probe
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, the chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), was summoned by the prosecution to answer questions about his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal when he was serving as mayor of Seongnam City.
Information warfare
North Korea is a nation about which little is known to the outside world, except for its notorious weapons of mass destruction program. The scarcity of information about the country has produced plenty of theories, speculation and even rumors about the regime and its leader's health, most of which were later found not to be true.
Korea Times-WeGo partnership kicks off
Korea Times President-Publisher Oh Young-jin, left, and Park Jung-sook, secretary general of the Seoul-based international institution World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGo), shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding at the newspaper's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. Under the agreement, the two organizations agreed to cooperate in content promotion.
[2022 top national news] Wounds of Itaewon tragedy still fresh
Every year is eventful. But 2022 was tragically eventful as the nation was shocked by a crowd crush that killed 159 people who gathered in Itaewon, Seoul, on Oct. 29 to celebrate Halloween. The families of the victims still live in pain as the tragedy haunts them. Less than two months since the tragedy, the wounds from losing their loved ones remain fresh. Survivors are also ...
Korea to crack down on drug-related crimes
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday voiced concerns about an increase in drug-related crimes in the country and directed the Ministry of Justice to come up with a set of measures to counter the trend.
President Yoon takes aim at 'Mooncare,' hints at abolishing it
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday criticized the expanded healthcare coverage reforms undertaken during the previous Moon Jae-in administration, known as “Mooncare,” calling the reforms “populist policies that waste taxpayer money.”
[PHOTOS] Taegeuk Warriors get heroes' welcome
Korea's football team members raise their fists in front of photojournalists following their arrival at Incheon International Airport, Wednesday, after wrapping up their journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Korea advanced to the round of 16, thanks to a dramatic upset win against Portugal, but their World Cup adventure ended after a defeat against Brazil. Korea Times ...
Presidential office cautions cargo truckers over strike
The presidential office said on Sunday that “various policy measures are under review at the working level” to protect the economy from any possible fallout caused by unionized cargo truckers' strike.
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