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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, February 22, 2024 | 19:20
North Korea likely fired solid-fuel ballistic missile
North Korea on Thursday fired what is believed to be a solid-fuel ballistic missile that landed between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, raising fears of the possible technical advancement of its weapons program. Speaking to reporters, a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) official said North Korea's military appears to have fired a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile - p...
Russia or China possibly behind 'altered' Pentagon documents: US experts
As the United States' alleged attempt to spy on South Korea's top security officials is feared to raise trust issues between the two allies just two weeks before a summit in Washington, D.C., some U.S. experts are raising the possibility of a third country's role in leaking the classified Pentagon documents. Much of the story remains unclear: U.S. officials are investigating ...
Seoul condemns Pyongyang for refusing to answer hotline calls, using its property
Seoul on Tuesday condemned Pyongyang for refusing to answer regular inter-Korean liaison hotline calls over the past several days and using South Korean property without its consent, calling North Korea's behavior irresponsible.
North Korea's underwater drones mean additional defense costs for Seoul: analysts
After North Korea claimed it successfully tested a nuclear-capable underwater attack drone recently, South Korea's military immediately played it down, saying the capabilities of the weapon may have been exaggerated or even faked.
Optimism prevails in Busan as Expo inspection ends
BUSAN - A surge of positivity is apparently running through the minds of campaign officials for Busan's World Expo 2030 bid after a successful inspection by representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the organizing body of the global exhibition. Speaking to reporters after the BIE delegation's press conference on Thursday, high-ranking government offic...
Busan has everything required to host 2030 Expo: BIE delegation chief
BUSAN - Representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) affirmed Busan's readiness to host the 2030 World Expo, as they concluded their inquiry mission, Thursday, to evaluate the Korean port city's ability to host the global event. Speaking at a press conference, delegates of the World Expo organizing body said they were especially impressed by and grateful ...
Will public enthusiasm boost prospects for Busan's Expo bid?
Political leaders around the world would want to host a major international event such as a World Expo in their countries as part of their career portfolio. But the question is, would their people want it, too? Citizens of Busan have answered that question with demonstrable passion. Their city's bid to host the 2030 event is on the lips of many.
Busan aims to win hearts of developing nations in Expo 2030 bid
BUSAN - Not all nations have something to boast about at an Expo world fair. When Joseon, the last dynasty of Korea, participated in the event for the first time in Chicago in 1893, it displayed traditional garments, kites and pottery among other small items in a tiny exhibition space that was less than 85 square meters in area.
Activist demands ICC arrest warrant for Kim Jong-un
Jung Gwang-il, a longtime human rights activist from North Korea, was surprised to hear the news on March 17 that the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved an arrest warrant for Russia's President Vladimir Putin for allegedly deporting Ukrainian children against their will following Moscow's invasion last year. As a North Korean escapee who has been trying to raise awar...
Yoon faces strong political backlash after Tokyo summit
What was mostly welcomed by Japan and many allied nations as a meaningful step toward a future-oriented relationship between Seoul and Tokyo has left President Yoon Suk Yeol in a political bind at home. After his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo last week, Yoon faces a strong backlash.