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Thu, February 22, 2024 | 19:44
Korea's diplomacy put to test amid signs of thaw in US-China relations
In the first cabinet-level exchange between the world's two superpowers in months, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and her Chinese counterpart Wang Wentao said they had “candid and substantive” discussions on trade issues in Washington on Thursday (local time).
One in five North Korean children suffer from malnutrition: study
Nearly one out of five North Korean children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, according to a recent international health study. While the rate of stunting - impaired growth and development manifested by low height-for-age - of North Korean children in that age group was estimated at 16.8 percent, the rate of wasting - low weight-for-height, known as the most da...
Fukushima inspection was Yoon's 'political answer to science question': experts
A team of Korean scientists have wrapped up a four-day inspection of Japan's plan to release radioactive water into the ocean after treatment, without making a conclusive statement over whether it would be safe. Speaking to reporters upon his return to Korea, Friday, Yoo Guk-hee, head of the inspection team, said that they would need additional time to achieve an accurate saf...
Hundreds of weapons systems mobilized for ROK-US live-fire drills
More than 600 weapons systems, including the latest fighter jets, tanks and drones, as well as 2,500 troops from South Korea and the United States participated, Thursday, in the first leg of their largest-ever live-fire ordnance drills. F-35A stealth jets, AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers, K2 Black Panther tanks and Nuclear Biological Chem...
Korea says size of aid commitment overstated by Ukraine
Seoul said Wednesday that the size of its financial commitment to help Ukraine's reconstruction efforts was exaggerated by Kyiv. Speaking to The Korea Times, officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ukraine's claim that Korea's additional financial support could reach $8 billion by 2024 was simply not true.
US expert calls for radical shift in strategy to rid Pyongyang of nuclear arms
WASHINGTON - Since nuclear threats from North Korea started to emerge in the early 1990s, the United States has been trying to resolve the issue through diplomacy.
'If left divided, Korean Peninsula will never be at peace'
WASHINGTON - While denuclearization and security issues are dominating the news about North Korea, the vision for peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula now appears out of date. Politicians barely talk about it as a serious possibility and when they do, no one seems to listen.
Gov't conducts radiation tests on North Korean defectors with contamination risks
Seoul has started conducting voluntary radiation exposure tests on North Korean defectors who hailed from areas adjacent to the regime's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, as concerns grow over risks to their health as well as the possibility of food products smuggled in from the North being contaminated. Speaking to The Korea Times Tuesday, an official at the Ministry of Unificat...
Seoul, Tokyo remain apart on specifics of Korea's Fukushima inspection
Seoul and Tokyo are struggling to agree on the specifics for the planned Korean inspection of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. According to officials, Sunday, the two countries were still in talks over the size of the Korean inspection team and what they will be allowed to do at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant among other issues, ahead of their four-day visit to the a...
'Soldier most feared by North Korea' returns to military
Kim Kwan-jin, a former defense minister known as the “soldier most feared by North Korea” because of his zero-tolerance stance against the regime's provocations while in office, has been named the de facto chief of a committee tasked with reforming the South Korean military.