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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sun, October 1, 2023 | 18:16
African Union forum
Participants of the sixth edition of the Model African Union Assembly pose after the general meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. The two-day event that began on Thursday aims to exchange views on major issues concerning the African continent with delegations from 28 African countries. Courtesy of the Korea-Africa Foundation
[EXCLUSIVE] Ex-North Korean diplomat to be named as aide to unification minister
A North Korean diplomat-turned-defector will be appointed as a special aide to Unification Minister Kim Yung-ho, The Korea Times has learned. According to two government officials familiar with the matter, Ko Young-hwan, who had worked as a North Korean diplomat in Africa for more than 10 years before defecting to South Korea in 1991, will help the minister formulate North Ko...
Seoul urges Beijing to stop repatriating North Koreans
Seoul urged Beijing, Wednesday, to stop repatriating North Korean escapees against their will amid signs that China is about to resume the practice, which would put the lives of those people in grave danger after returning to their homeland.
1 in 4 young Koreans ignorant about Liberation Day meaning: poll
One out of four young Koreans who were born between 1995 and 2009 are not well aware of the meaning of National Liberation Day, with more than 10 percent saying they had no idea, a recent poll shows. According to survey results released Monday, the day before the national holiday marking Korea's independence from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule, 15.6 percent of respondents in t...
Yoon calls Japan 'partner' in defense against rising threats
President Yoon Suk Yeol vowed to strengthen security ties with Japan, calling the country a partner which South Korea must work with to defend shared values against intensifying threats. He made the comments in a speech, Tuesday, marking the 78th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule.
Business leaders, 2,100 others pardoned ahead of Liberation Day
President Yoon Suk Yeol granted pardons to 2,176 people, Monday, on the occasion of Liberation Day (Aug. 15), including the former chiefs of Kumho Petrochemical, Booyoung and Lotte Foundation.
How Jamboree money was wasted
Korea has built its reputation as a reliable host of international events over the past several decades during which it successfully staged the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2010 G20 Summit, the 1988 Summer and 2018 Winter Olympics and many others.
Gov't to prioritize Korean language ability as part of immigration reform
Korea will now place more of a weighting on an immigrant's ability to communicate in Korean over other skills, as the country moves to accept more foreign workers after plans have been implemented to reform its immigration policy.
Rights groups call for UN action to protect North Korean escapees in China
Human rights activists called for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to take immediate action to protect North Korean refugees in China amid signs of the resumption of Beijing's forcible repatriation of escapees.
North Korean hacking of Russian technology highlights distrust between allies: experts
A team of North Korean hackers reportedly breached the computer networks of a major Russian weapons maker for at least five months last year, in an episode analysts said demonstrates deep-rooted distrust between the two countries.
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