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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:57
[INTERVIEW] Despite its flaws, North Korea makes progress in women's rights: expert
Despite its awful track record of human rights violations, North Korea is making progress in one area: women's rights. According to the White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2022, published last month, gross and systematic violations of human rights are still rampant under leader Kim Jong-un. For example, religious practices and watching South Korean TV shows are among m...
[EXCLUSIVE] 32,000 undocumented foreigners left Korea under amnesty program in 2022
More than 32,000 undocumented foreign nationals living in Korea left the country last year under a special amnesty program. Speaking to The Korea Times recently, an official at the Ministry of Justice said 32,026 undocumented foreign residents ― about eight percent of the estimated 410,000 undocumented foreigners living here ― returned to their countries throughout the year.
Korean gov't seeks 3rd-party compensation for Japan's wartime crimes
The Korean government has de facto given up on demanding compensation from the Japanese government and companies for Korean victims of wartime slave labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule. During an open forum on the issue at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is virtually impossible to achieve an ideal so...
Investigation into North Korean spy ring expands
When South Korea's largest labor umbrella group called for an end to the alliance with the U.S. and conscription during weekend rallies before Aug. 15 National Liberation Day last year, some observers questioned what those demands have to do with improving workers' rights.
South Korean drones sent to North was 'exercise of self-defense': military
The military refuted the opposition party's claim on Monday that South Korean drones sent to North Korea were a violation of the inter-Korean truce, claiming that the South exercised its right of self-defense. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) defended President Yoon Suk Yeol's eye-for-an-eye response to five North Korean drones that crossed over the inter-Korean border, Dec. 2...
Over 150 tourists 'missing' after visa-free entry through Yangyang airport
More than 150 foreign visitors who entered Korea via Yangyang International Airport under a visa waiver program over the past six months have “gone missing,” raising concerns that the waiver may be exploited by those seeking to work here illegally.
North Korean drone intruded on no-fly zone near presidential office
The North Korean drones that crossed into South Korea last week were not advanced ones: The glider type model, which appears to be an imitation of common Chinese commercial drones, probably cost less than 10 million won ($7,800), an expert says.
Yoon threatens to suspend 2018 military pact if North Korea violates border again
President Yoon Suk-yeol said Wednesday that he will consider suspending a 2018 military pact signed between the two Koreas if North Korea violates the inter-Korean border again. The warning comes a week after five North Korean drones entered the South's airspace in a clear violation of the pact, under which the two sides agreed to cease hostile activities and take steps to bu...
[ANALYSIS] Kim's missile inspection with daughter hints at possible succession plans
Every move means something in politics. It is particularly so for Kim Jong-un, the supreme ruler of North Korea, where everything he does or says is carefully choreographed. In the photos released on the first day of 2023, Kim can be seen inspecting the facilities for missiles believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads - the Hwasong-12 and KN-23 - while holding the h...
North Korea likely to conduct nuclear test no later than Feb. 16: analyst
With intelligence reports showing North Korea is set for another nuclear weapons test, when - rather than whether - it will proceed has become a geopolitical guessing game. One expert believes that the test will be conducted within the next seven weeks.
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