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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 23:33
Ukrainian Embassy apologizes for diplomat assaulting bar worker, police officer
The Ukrainian Embassy in Seoul apologized over a case of alleged assault involving one of its diplomats. According to government sources on Friday, the embassy will send its first secretary back to Ukraine soon. The official was questioned by police on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a bar employee and a police officer in the popular nightlife district of Itaewon in Seoul.
Unification ministry to create unit supporting victims of North Korean abductions
Under a new leader, the Ministry of Unification is poised to get tough on North Korea. The ministry said on Friday that it will launch a new department dedicated to supporting the victims of abduction by North Korea as part of its reform effort to focus more on the North's poor human rights record in handling inter-Korean relations.
Yoon, delegates from 22 countries pay tribute at UN cemetery
President Yoon Suk Yeol and delegates from 22 nations visited the United Nations (U.N.) Memorial Cemetery in Busan, Thursday, where they paid tribute to fallen heroes and marked the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement that halted the 1950-53 Korean War.
Seoul may have 1.5 years to take advantage of NCG: ex-national security adviser
President Yoon Suk Yeol surprised the world earlier this year by mentioning the possibility of South Korea developing its own nuclear weapons in response to growing nuclear threats from the North. However, given the potentially destructive consequences to its economy and alliances, Seoul later came up with an alternative - launching the Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG) with W...
Delegates from 22 countries gather in South Korea for war anniversary
Delegations from 22 countries that defended South Korea against communist forces during the 1950-53 Korean War gathered in Seoul on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953. The 200 delegates, including 64 war veterans, were welcomed by South Korean officials at a hotel, where they reflected on the meaning of their...
Polish president to visit Korea next month
Polish President Andrzej Duda will make a visit to Korea early next month, during which he may meet with President Yoon Suk Yeol. According to ruling party sources Monday, Duda will arrive in the country during the Aug. 1-12 World Scout Jamboree on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province. The northern Polish city of Gdansk is the next host of the quadrennial event...
Opposition lawmakers draw flak for overseas trip amid flood crisis
When President Yoon Suk Yeol made a surprise visit to Ukraine on July 15, the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) criticized him over the trip taken while a flooding crisis was unfolding at home. Now, the party is facing similar criticism for its own lawmakers traveling overseas.
Gov't officials donate $1.5 mil. to underprivileged
Top government officials have donated 2 billion won ($1.56 million) to 455 underprivileged families.
Worries continue over hundreds of suspicious international parcels
Concerns about possible terrorist acts using chemicals continued over the weekend amid an investigation into suspicious international packages delivered to hundreds of seemingly unrelated Korean addresses. In a message to the public, police warned against opening the parcels labeled with “CHUNGHWA POST,” as they could contain toxic materials.
Beijing 'actively enables' trafficking of North Korean women, girls: rights groups
Beijing vowed to take all measures necessary to combat the crime of human trafficking at its second and third cycle of Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR), a U.N. peer-review of the human rights records of all member states, held in 2013 and 2018 respectively.
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