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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 00:39
Yoon gov't disputes Japanese media's claims about summit
Recent reports by Japanese media claim that Fukushima's radioactive wastewater, wartime sex slavery and Dokdo were discussed during President Yoon Suk Yeol's recent visit to Tokyo, putting the president in an uncomfortable position.
Children, pregnant women executed, tortured in North Korea: report
Extrajudicial executions, torture and state censorship of expression and media are some of the commonplace human rights violations in North Korea, according to a report unveiled by the South Korean Ministry of Unification, Thursday.
US ambassador highlights extended deterrence in countering NK nuclear threats
The United States will continue to build extended deterrence and show its ironclad commitment to South Korea's security amid North Korea's growing provocations, according to U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Philip Goldberg, Thursday. He made the remarks during the 12th ROK-U.S. Alliance Forum, hosted by the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation (KUSAF) and the Korea Defense Veterans Associa...
Yoon's 'audacious initiative' for NK denuclearization hangs in balance
Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, triggered by North Korea's pursuit of an “exponential” increase in its nuclear arsenal, are making President Yoon Suk Yeol's “audacious initiative” for Pyongyang's denuclearization look like an increasingly far-fetched idea, according to analysts, Wednesday.
Revised Japanese textbooks distort wartime forced labor, catching Korea off guard
The Japanese government on Tuesday approved school textbooks whitewashing the forced mobilization of Koreans to labor in factories during World War II. The latest move appears to be a stab in the back for the Yoon Suk Yeol administration, which has been hailing the restoration of bilateral ties with Tokyo. In response, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodged protests ov...
Right-wing Japanese support Seoul-Tokyo ties: Korean envoy to Japan
Korea and Japan have entered a new chapter in their bilateral relations after the summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held earlier this month, according to Korean Ambassador to Japan Yun Duk-min, Monday. The ambassador said he is already feeling a positive shift in Japanese public sentiment on Korea, stressing that even right-wing Japanese ...
Veteran police officer tapped as new investigation chief
Woo Jong-soo, head of the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police, has been recommended to head the National Office of Investigation, filling the vacant post after his predecessor resigned a month before beginning his term.
South Korea speeds up full-fledged deployment of US anti-missile battery
The South Korean government is speeding up steps to turn a U.S. anti-missile battery deployed here into a permanent installation. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, capable of intercepting incoming ballistic missiles, was deployed in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province in 2017, to deter North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
Commemorating independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun
Kim Hwang-sik, a former Korean prime minister, lays a flower to honor anti-imperial Japan Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun in a ceremony commemorating the 113th anniversary of his death, held in Jung District, Seoul, Friday. Ahn assassinated Ito Hirobumi, the first Japanese resident-general of Korea, at Harbin Station Oct. 26, 1909. Kim serves as chair of the Ahn Jun...
North Korea will pay price for reckless provocations, warns Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Friday warned that his administration will make North Korea “pay the price for its reckless provocations” and vowed to strengthen South Korea's military capabilities in response to the North's evolving nuclear threats.
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