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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:09
Yoon doubles down on fighting 'pro-North Korea' faction
President Yoon Suk-yeol isn't backing down despite criticism from multiple opposition parties. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Yoon doubled down on his previous remarks that he would fight what he calls a “pro-North Korea Jucheist faction that is an anti-state and anti-Constitutional force.”
Ex-presidential chief of staff questioned over deportation of North Korean fishermen
Former presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min was questioned Wednesday over his role in repatriating two North Korean fishermen against their will in 2019 as prosecutors expand their investigation into who gave the final order. This comes a day after prosecutors asked judges to issue arrest warrants for former Defense Minister Suh Wook and former Coast Guard Commissioner G...
[INTERVIEW] Son still yearns for father abducted by North Korea decades ago
When a North Korean agent hijacked the Korean Air flight carrying his father and forced the pilot to land in North Korea in December 1969, Hwang In-cheol, who was just two years old at the time, did not know how the incident would later shape his own life. After international outcry, Pyongyang promised to repatriate all 50 passengers and crew on Feb. 4, 1970, only to break it...
Pressure grows to investigate ex-president over possible cover-up
The prosecution is under increasing pressure to investigate former President Moon Jae-in as questions emerge over who ordered the deletion of intelligence reports, potentially pointing to an important clue as to how the fisheries official ended up in North Korea's waters, where he was shot dead two years ago.
[INTERVIEW] Moon partly responsible for Korea's failure to keep UN Human Rights Council seat: expert
Ruling party lawmakers have blamed the previous Moon Jae-in administration for South Korea's recent failure to keep its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, accusing it of shutting its eyes to North Korea's gross and obvious violations of human rights while seeking to improve inter-Korean relations throughout his five-year term. Phil Robertson, deputy director of ...
North Korea tests cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads
North Korea test-launched two long-range cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads on Wednesday, Pyongyang's state news agency reported the next day. Leader Kim Jong-un, who supervised the test, praised it as a successful display of the military's expanding nuclear strike capabilities and a stark warning to its “enemies.” According to the Korean Central News Agency...
Opposition leader criticizes gov't for joining military drills with Japan
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, renewed his criticism of the government's decision to join trilateral military drills with Japan, Wednesday, saying that South Korea should not work with its former colonial ruler as it could be “a stepping stone to a Korea-U.S.-Japan military alliance,” which could “stimulate the military unity of N...
South Korea plans to lift ban on North Korean media
South Korea plans to lift its ban on public access to North Korean media content to promote freedom of expression and mutual understanding despite the North's intensifying nuclear threats. An official told The Korea Times Tuesday that the Ministry of Unification has been stepping up its efforts over the past three months to give the public access to North Korean television an...
'We must be example of peace through strength'
A top U.S. military officer in South Korea said the two allies should be the example of “peace through strength” in a speech at the Korea Military Academy event honoring the U.S. troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53). Lt. Gen. Willard M. Burleson, the commander of the Eighth U.S. Army, said South Korea and the U.S. should remember the great sacrifices of those who per...
JCS chief grilled over trilateral drills involving Japan, rising tensions
South Korea's top military officer vowed to sharpen capabilities to respond to and deter North Korea's evolving missile and nuclear threats, Thursday, during the National Assembly audit in which he was criticized over combined drills involving Japan and the rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.