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[INTERVIEW] Risk-averse culture is forcing daring creators to flee showbiz
Through decades of experience in show business, Kim Dong-won, president of Yoondang Arthall and a seasoned producer of movies and TV series, came to develop an eye for stories that can captivate audiences if they are adapted into movies or TV series.
People & Events
| 2023-09-28 11:00
Kim Jong-un's rejection of Russia's food assistance irritates North Korean defectors
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un turned down Russia’s humanitarian offer to provide wheat to help relieve the North’s reportedly acute food shortages, according to a Russian diplomat.
| 2023-09-22 11:20
[INTERVIEW] Putin uses summit with NK leader to stop Seoul from helping Ukraine: expert
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is being portrayed in South Korea's media as a “mil-deok,” or a person deeply absorbed in all things that are related to military, due to his keen interest in state-of-the-art weapons, as made evident during his recent visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin took advantage of Kim's rare enthusiasm regarding nuclear-capable weapons to ...
| 2023-09-20 10:54
[INTERVIEW] Seoul should play delicate balancing act in diplomacy with China, Russia as new Cold War dawns
The summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far eastern region of Amur has raised a red flag on regional security.
| 2023-09-14 16:41
Korea's independence heritage agency poised to launch anti-Japan campaign
Like other organizations reliant on state subsidies, the Heritage of Korean Independence (HKI) has been a staunch supporter of the government since its establishment in 1965.
| 2023-09-12 17:04
Activists take new approach to stop China from sending back N. Koreans
Human rights activists have been staging weekly protests in front of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C., urging Beijing to stop the forced repatriations of North Korean escapees back to the North.
| 2023-09-12 07:37
[INTERVIEW] N. Korean defector keeps fingers crossed for daughter detained in China
A North Korean defector living in South Korea, who wished to be identified only by her surname, Kim, panicked when she heard that the border between North Korea and China had reopened. On Aug. 26, North Korea said it would allow its citizens staying overseas ― mostly in China and Russia ― to return home and they would be placed in quarantine for a week once they arrive in the...
| 2023-09-08 16:54
Yoon, mentor at odds over army cadets saluting independence fighter with leftist past
The defense ministry's decision to relocate the bust of independence fighter Hong Beom-do has pitted President Yoon Suk Yeol against his adviser and old friend.
| 2023-09-01 08:19
US lawmakers seek to meet UN officials to stop China from sending back N. Korean defectors
U.S. lawmakers Christopher Smith and Jeff Merkley, co-chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), released an open letter calling for a meeting with two U.N. high commissioners to discuss ways to prevent Beijing from repatriating North Korean defectors held in China.
| 2023-09-01 08:02
Autocratic leaders use politics of fear to silence rivals, critics
The tragic plane crash that killed Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who staged an abortive mutiny against Russia's military in July, is a chilling reminder of how autocratic leaders silence their opponents.
| 2023-08-31 08:16
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Korea sees record-low births in July
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
[PHOTOS] Trapped along borders
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