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Tue, October 4, 2022 | 13:21
Moon says audit office's attempt to question him is 'very rude'
Former President Moon Jae-in said the state audit agency's recent attempt to question him over a South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korea in 2020 is “very rude,” according to Rep. Youn Kun-young, his former aide.
Victims seek justice for North Korea's false promise of 'paradise on Earth'
Eiko Kawasaki was just 17 when she made the most critical decision of her life. She joined North Korea's resettlement program that promised a “paradise on Earth” in the country where she felt she truly belonged. As an ethnic Korean living in Japan, Kawasaki believed the message promoted by “Chongryon,” a pro-Pyongyang organization based in Tokyo, and boarded a ship bound for ...
Prime minister calls for rapprochement at meeting with Japanese leader
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo called for rapprochement between South Korea and Japan at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Wednesday, saying the two countries are important partners that share many common values. Han, who arrived there Tuesday to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, held a meeting at Akasaka Palace, ...
US VP Harris to visit Korean DMZ
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divides the rival Koreas, on Thursday in Washington's latest bid to demonstrate its commitment to Seoul's security. This would mark the first visit to the border barrier by a top Biden administration official at a time when tensions are mounting as a result of a series of recent North Korean prov...
South Korea, US begin biggest joint naval drills in 5 years
South Korea and the United States started their biggest combined naval exercise involving a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier near the peninsula since 2017, a day after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile in its latest military provocation.
USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Busan as warning to North Korea
A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in the port city of Busan on Friday for its first combined drills with the South Korean Navy in five years, in an apparent show of alliance and strength against North Korea's evolving nuclear threat. USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class supercarrier that demonstrates the U.S.' naval might, and its strike group, including USS Chance...
Yoon's inept diplomacy draws flak
When Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Tae-hyo said last week that President Yoon Suk-yeol's summit with U.S. President Joe Biden would be brief - 30 minutes or so - many thought that it might be too short to talk about the urgent issues between the two countries. But the meeting in New York City turned out to be even shorter - far shorter - than he hoped it would be. At a...
Experts warn of deadly consequences of North Korea, Russia strengthening ties
At a time when many countries have been distancing themselves from Russia due to its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, South Korea's nearest neighbor has been doing the exact opposite. Other than Syria, North Korea is the only country that has recognized the independence of two Russia-backed separatist regions in eastern Ukraine in a show of support for Moscow's war. A U.S. intell...
Yoon failing to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II criticized as 'diplomatic disaster'
President Yoon Suk-yeol failed to pay his respects properly to British Queen Elizabeth II, who was lying in state at Westminster Hall in London, on the day of his arrival there. Yoon missing viewing the coffin on his first day in London has made him vulnerable to criticism by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), which called it a “diplomatic disaster.”
[INTERVIEW] No one is safe in North Korea, even its elite
Born into a privileged family in Pyongyang, Lee Seo-hyun was no ordinary North Korean. Her father was a senior government official decorated as a “Hero of Labor,” the high-level honor also given to Kim Kyong-hui, the only daughter of North Korea's late founding leader, Kim Il-sung, and Kye Sun-hui, an Olympic judo champion. Her father was close to many powerful people and was...
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