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: Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 06:49
Democratic Party of Korea turns deaf ear to North Korean human rights law
South Korea's main opposition party has repeatedly ignored calls for the implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act, a law that has remained in name only since it was passed more than six years ago. An official at the Ministry of Unification told The Korea Times Thursday that the National Assembly has not responded to the government's request to recommend 10 director...
| 2022-08-25 16:15
Why South Korea's largest labor groups oppose military drills with US
South Korea's two biggest labor umbrella groups have called for the immediate suspension of the country's ongoing joint military exercise with the United States, calling it a dangerous act that increases the risk of conflict with North Korea. In front of the War Memorial of Korea, Tuesday, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Federation of Korean Trade Unio...
| 2022-08-24 17:07
[INTERVIEW] Sponsoring dreams of North Korean defectors
It is easy to assume that North Korean defectors are more satisfied with their lives here than they were before their escape. In South Korea, they no longer have to worry about starving to death or being imprisoned for criticizing corrupt leaders. Yet the reality is more complicated. Here, North Korean defectors struggle with different issues. Some say they feel even more los...
People & Events
| 2022-08-24 07:49
South Korea, US launch largest combined military drills in 5 years
South Korea and the United States began their largest combined military drills in five years, Monday, to sharpen their readiness at a time when North Korea is ramping up missile and nuclear threats. The Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises, scheduled to continue until Sept. 1, mark the resumption of the two allies' full-scale field exercises involving fighter jets, warships, tanks ...
| 2022-08-22 16:48
Kim Eun-hye returns as senior press secretary
President Yoon Suk-yeol replaced his senior secretary for public relations, Sunday, as dismal approval ratings jeopardize his reform agenda before it even starts. The presidential office announced that Kim Eun-hye, 51, a former lawmaker who had previously been spokeswoman for Yoon's transition team, will replace Choi Young-bum in the top PR post as part of the first major res...
| 2022-08-21 16:50
Minister rebuked for 'submissive' stance toward Japan
Foreign Minister Park Jin was lambasted Thursday for the government's soft stance on Japan, which President Yoon Suk-yeol recently described as “a partner” that Korea should join forces with to protect their shared values, despite unresolved past grudges. At a meeting at the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, Park was criticized especially for the mi...
| 2022-08-18 16:42
Yoon remains optimistic about Seoul-Tokyo relations
Despite the wartime forced labor issue standing in the way of Korea-Japan relations, President Yoon Suk-yeol remains optimistic about the prospects of improving bilateral relations. “I believe the governments and the people of both countries can come up with a reasonable solution,” Yoon said at Wednesday's press conference marking his 100 days in office. “When the two countri...
| 2022-08-17 16:38
Yoon opposes forceful change to status quo in North Korea
'Japan is our partner': Yoon vows to improve Seoul-Tokyo ties
President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed to improve relations with Japan, calling the country a partner that South Korea should work with to defend important shared values, in a speech on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule. Yoon reiterated that he aims to inherit the spirit of the 1998 joint declaration between former President Kim Dae-j...
| 2022-08-15 16:46
[FULL TEXT] Address by President Yoon Suk-yeol on Korea's 77th Liberation Day
Yoon pardons Samsung chief, other business tycoons to 'overcome economic crisis'
President Yoon Suk-yeol has granted his first special pardons to Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong and other business tycoons to help “overcome an economic crisis” facing Korea. Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, Dongkuk Steel Mill Chairman and CEO Chang Sae-joo and former STX Group Chairman Kang Duk-soo were among other business leaders who are being pardoned, Monday, on the 77th a...
| 2022-08-12 17:06
Samsung's Lee expected to solidify leadership, step up biz activities after receiving pardon
Yoon holds first meeting with USFK chief since inauguration
President Yoon Suk-yeol had a closed meeting with U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Paul LaCamera at the presidential office, Tuesday, in the first talks between the two since he was inaugurated on May 10, a top-ranking official told The Korea Times. “Issues such as the security situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and Seoul-Washington (military) cooperation were discuss...
| 2022-08-11 16:30
Roland Garros 2023
Airlines fiercely compete to acquire additional aircraft
More banks offer daily interest payments on deposits
Seoul imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking group for role in space launch
Hyundai Elevator launches AI, IoT-powered maintenance service
POSCO, GM expand joint EV battery materials investment in North America
LG Chem joins Korean firms strengthening ties with Japan
HMM tasked with preventing sale of Hyundai LNG to foreign firm
Korean stocks feared to lose steam on prolonged trade deficit, real estate doldrums
KAERI distances itself from Oxford professor's claim on Fukushima water
Roland Garros 2023
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