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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:28
President says MBC's 'malicious' reports hurt national interest
President Yoon Suk-yeol defended his decision to bar MBC's reporters from boarding the presidential plane to cover his latest overseas trip, saying that the broadcaster “maliciously” attempted to damage national interests while reporting about his gaffe in New York in September.
[INTERVIEW] 'Seoul needs own nuclear weapons for denuclearization of Korean Peninsula'
A coordinated international effort over the last few decades to stop North Korea from going nuclear has all but failed. South Korea's next mission - convincing the regime to give up the formidable weapons in a more divided world - is even more daunting, if not impossible. Many South Koreans today believe the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is nothing more than just a...
Pompeo underlines China's role behind North Korea's nuclear program
The Chinese government under President Xi Jinping deserves to be blamed for “permitting” North Korea to develop nuclear weapons in the first place and undermining international efforts to resolve the issue with sanctions, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. Pompeo, who served in the post between April 2018 and January 2021, visited Pyongyang at least fou...
Experts say additional THAAD deployment unlikely - for now
Despite North Korea's intensifying nuclear and missile threats, South Korea is unlikely to take steps for the installment of additional U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries in its territory unless North Korea conducts another nuclear weapons test, experts said Wednesday. Their assessment comes after China's President Xi Jinping showed little interest in ...
Korean adoptee on journey into lost memories in birth country
It took more than 45 years for Linn G. Assersen to return to the land of her birth. For her whole life, whenever she was asked whether she wanted to visit Korea, she said no. Assersen always knew she was Norwegian and never felt a need to find her birth parents - or so she thought.
US midterm results to sideline North Korea issue: experts
The midterm election results will increase pressure on U.S. politicians, particularly President Joe Biden, to focus on issues that matter to voters. This means even less attention from Washington to North Korea's increasing threats, let alone any serious diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation, according to experts. The final outcome is still unclear as votes continue to ...
Animal rights activists accuse ex-president of abandoning North Korean dogs
Animal rights activists are criticizing former President Moon Jae-in for his decision to return his dogs - given by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a gift following their 2018 summit - to a government facility, saying that he should not treat the dogs as if they are objects. “Mr. Moon should not abandon the dogs or be forced to abandon them. As their guardian, it is his re...
[INTERVIEW] North Korea emboldened by Russia's defense at UN Security Council: expert
North Korea's next nuclear weapons test will likely be the first one to avoid a condemnation and additional sanctions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) because of a likely veto by Russia, one of its five permanent members, according to an expert. Intelligence reports of the United States and South Korea show that the North is on the brink of conducting its seventh...
Opposition party points finger at president as root cause of Itaewon tragedy
Only a few hours after the news broke last month about a deadly crowd crush in central Seoul's Itaewon, Nam Young-hee, vice chief of the Institute for Democracy, a think tank of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), concluded that President Yoon Suk-yeol and his safety minister were to blame and demanded they step down immediately.
Over 100 Korean War veterans, families from 15 countries to visit Seoul
A total of 114 veterans of the 1950-53 Korean War and their families will visit South Korea this week, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs said Sunday. At the invitation of the ministry, the visitors, including 27 veterans from the United States, Britain, Canada, Turkey, Australia, the Netherlands, Columbia and France, will attend events organized to recognize their...