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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 23:17
Ruling party ramps up pressure on main opposition leader
Over 50 ruling People Power Party (PPP) lawmakers have pledged to renounce their right to immunity from arrest, in an apparent move to pressure the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and its leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung. On Thursday, 51 PPP lawmakers out of its total 119, pledged that they will give up their immunity rights.
[INTERVIEW] Korean adoptee in Germany reunites with birth family after 42 years
Benjamin Joon went missing in January 1981 at the age of three at Suwon Bus Terminal in Gyeonggi Province, while travelling with his father. The two were holding hands, but the next minute, they were separated. That is the only memory Joon has of Korea. “My blind father was unable to find me and didn't inform my mother, who was living apart from him at that time. Someone must...
S.Korea, US plan largest military drill to commemorate alliance
Dozens of events marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the United States will be held throughout this year, including their largest-ever live-fire joint exercise scheduled for June, according to related ministries, Wednesday.
Sexual assaults by Korean diplomats continue despite zero-tolerance policy
A Korean diplomat has been accused of sexually assaulting a female staff member at a Korean embassy in a Latin American country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. This is the latest in a series of sexual offense cases involving Korean diplomats in recent years, sparking debate about the effectiveness of the ministry's zero-tolerance policy against sex crimes com...
Autistic golfer appointed as ambassador of veterans ministry-affiliated country club
Simon Seung-min Lee, a 26-year-old professional golfer with autism, has been appointed as the ambassador of the country club that is owned by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, according to the ministry, Tuesday.
US report voices concerns over S. Korea's press freedom
Violence and harassment towards media professionals were listed among significant challenges to human rights in Korea in a report released by the U.S. Department of State, Monday (local time). The annual report on human rights referred to several events that took place here in 2022 including the presidential office's decision to ban a major broadcaster from boarding the presi...
US strategic assets limited to stop NK provocations: experts
The United States' strategic assets deployed to South Korea seem to be having a limited effect in deterring North Korea's evolving nuclear threats, according to experts on Monday, as seen by Pyongyang's latest provocation that came just minutes before U.S. strategic bombers entered South Korean skies.
KAI aims to be world's No. 7 aerospace company by 2050
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the country's sole aircraft manufacturer, aims to rise as the world's No. 7 aerospace company by 2050 through extensive investments in next-generation businesses, including sixth-generation fighter jets.
[ANALYSIS] Too early to hail success of Korea-Japan summit
A milestone summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday ended on an upbeat tone. According to diplomatic observers, it has inarguably opened a new chapter in bilateral ties between Korea and Japan.
Breakthrough summit thaws up frozen S. Korea-Japan ties
A milestone summit between the leaders of South Korea and Japan held Thursday highlighted both nations' willingness to thaw bilateral relations which had been deeply frozen over the past few years. President Yoon Suk Yeol held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kihsida on the first day of his two-day visit to Tokyo. It was the first time in 12 years for a South Korean p...
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