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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:18
ROK-US alliance evolves from security treaty to comprehensive partnership
Upon signing the Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S. in 1953 after the Korean War, South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, said that the agreement would make the war-torn nation prosper “for many generations to come.” Seven decades later, that message of hope rings true, as Yoon Suk Yeol makes a state visit to Washington as the president of one of the world's most prospe...
Yoon bets on strengthening ties with democratic allies
Tensions are mounting between South Korea and its two powerful neighbors- China and Russia - as Seoul has become ever more vocal about some of their most sensitive issues, under President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Yoon's Ukraine remarks may have been intentional before Biden summit
Since President Yoon Suk Yeol said in Wednesday's Reuters interview that Seoul was open to the possibility of providing military aid to Kyiv in its war with Moscow, critics have slammed him for making another diplomatic blunder while answering a hypothetical question he did not have to respond to.
North Korea will likely launch 1st spy satellite this month, analysts say
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his regime has completed the development of its first reconnaissance satellite and told officials to expedite the preparations for launching it as planned, state media reported Wednesday.
Meet the man behind Busan citizens' campaign for World Expo 2030
If citizens' enthusiasm was the most decisive factor in the race to host World Expo 2030, Busan would simply be unrivaled. The passion demonstrated in every corner of the Korean city during the on-site inspection earlier this month by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the event's governing body, left its delegation in no doubt that the people of Busan genuinely ...
9 in 10 Koreans pick US as most important partner country
Nearly nine out of 10 Koreans think that the United States is their most important partner nation, a recent poll showed. According to a survey released on Sunday by the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), a business lobby group, a whopping 89 percent picked the U.S. as Korea's No. 1 partner country.
Yoon's US visit unlikely to boost approval rating
Expectations were high among presidential aides and ruling party politicians only two weeks ago when it was announced that President Yoon Suk Yeol would address the U.S. Congress on April 27 during his trip to Washington. Many thought that his state visit to the United States - the first by a Korean head of state in 12 years - would help him recover his image as a trusted lea...
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.
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