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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 02:05
Two compelling female finalists heat up race for WTO director-general
For the first time, Korea has produced a finalist in the race for the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The distinction achieved by Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is raising hopes among her countrymen of a first-ever Korean to lead the global trade body, after two previous bids in the mid 1990s and 2013.
Lawmakers seek breakthrough in improving ties with Japan during November visit
Korean lawmakers who belong to a Korea-Japan friendship association will be in Japan in mid-November to discuss ways to ease the lingering conflict over the issue of wartime forced laborers. According to latest reports, the two sides are coordinating a visit by a delegation of lawmakers from the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians' Union to Japan from Nov. 12 to 14. The delegation w...
Killed official's family upset over Moon's letter
Controversy has arisen over President Moon Jae-in's letter to the son of the South Korean official killed by North Korean military personnel last month near the maritime border between the two Koreas.
Fund scandal expanding to involve ruling party politicians
Two financial fraud cases are spreading to the political circle with lobbying allegations involving ruling bloc figures. The cases could become another political battleground, with the main opposition People Party of Korea (PPP) calling for an investigation by a special counsel.
Does Kim's speech signal improvement in inter-Korean ties?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's reference to South Korea during a commemorative speech for the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Saturday, is raising questions about the future of inter-Korean relations. Right after offering consolation to the pandemic-hit world, he said: “I also send this warm wish of mine to our beloved countrymen in the South,...
Kim Jong-un cries during commemorative speech
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's speech Saturday in Pyongyang to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea was quite different from previous occasions, according to experts.
Quadrilateral alliance and Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Japan last week to participate in the second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, an informal strategic forum of the U.S. Japan, Australia and India known as the Quad.
Moon renews calls for ending Korean War
President Moon Jae-in renewed his push for a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War during an online speech to the Korea Society, Thursday, although the same proposal made in a speech at the online United Nations General Assembly last month failed to capture attention either domestically or internationally.
Diplomat's defection to deal additional blow to Moon's North Korea policy
The alleged defection to South Korea of a ranking North Korean diplomat who went missing in 2018 during his tour of duty in Rome is raising concerns about its impact on inter-Korean relations, which have already hit an all-time low in recent months. According to a local broadcaster's report late Tuesday, Jo Song-gil, Pyongyang's former acting ambassador to Italy, entered Sout...
Moon making full efforts for trade minister Yoo Myung-hee's WTO chief election
President Moon Jae-in has been making every effort to convince the international community that Korea's first female Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is the right person to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).