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North Korea blows up liaison office
North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Gaeseong, Tuesday afternoon, following through on an earlier threat to do so. The Ministry of Unification confirmed that the North had blown up the office at 2:49 p.m. following reports of an explosion and smoke from the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC). The office, set up in September 2018, was one outcome of the Panmun...
Moon urges N. Korea to keep peace deals, return to talks
President Moon Jae-in has underlined the need for the two Koreas to return to dialogue and cooperation for the development of inter-Korean ties through the upholding of the spirit of the June 15 Declaration reached at the summit between former President Kim Dae-jung and the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Who will be Korea's candidate for WTO director-general?
The World Trade Organization (WTO) opened its nomination process for a successor to Roberto Azevedo, June 8, after the head of the global trade body recently announced he would step down from the post Aug. 31, a year before his term officially ends. Candidates will have one month to submit their nominations, the WTO said in a statement following the current chief's surprise a...
President honors pro-democracy activists
President Moon Jae-in paid tribute to pro-democracy activists during an event to mark the 33rd anniversary of the June 10 Democracy Movement, Wednesday, at a site in Namyeong-dong in Seoul, notorious for the interrogation and torture of pro-democracy activists that occurred there in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of the authoritarian government.
Former PM's political ambition put to test
Ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) heavyweight Rep. Lee Nak-yon is facing a tough contest for the party leadership. While it is certain that the post, if taken, will pave the way for a higher chance in the 2022 presidential election for Lee who has already been leading the list of potential presidential candidates, he has been met by other contenders within the party who ...
Moon vows to bolster transparency of civic movement
President Moon Jae-in underlined Monday the need to increase transparency of civic organizations in the wake of corruption allegations surrounding a civic group advocating for the rights of former wartime sex slaves.
Moon pays tribute to independence movement hero
President Moon Jae-in urged Koreans Sunday to remember the sacrifices of independence fighters who struggled against Japanese imperalism on the centennial of the victory of the Bongodong (Fengwudong) Battle. He paid tribute to Hong Beom-do, a commander-in-chief of the Korean Independence Army, who led his force of 1,200 to 1,300 freedom fighters to victory at the Battle of Bo...
North Korea threatens to scrap 2018 military agreement
North Korea threatened to scrap the 2018 inter-Korean agreement Thursday if Seoul did not act quickly to stop anti-Pyongyang leaflets being sent over the two countries' border by defectors' groups based in South Korea.
Ruling party punishes 'defiant' ex-lawmaker
During his days as a lawmaker in the recently finished 20th National Assembly, Keum Tae-sup was not a very popular member for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), as he was a deliverer of hard truths.
Controversial aide returns to Cheong Wa Dae
Former presidential aide Tak Hyun-min, who had caused a controversy with his sexist remarks, has returned to Cheong Wa Dae with a promotion to secretary for protocol. His unexpected return comes about a year and four months after he stepped down from his previous post as assistant secretary at the presidential protocol office.