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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:50
Research center opens to honor fallen heroes of Cheonan sinking
A research center dedicated to the sailors who were killed in the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette, Cheonan, opened on Wednesday to honor their sacrifices and set the record straight about the tragedy for which North Korea is responsible.
US, South Korea start major drills after Pyongyang's weapons test
South Korea and the United States launched massive joint military exercises on Monday, as North Korea ratcheted up the threat level by conducting its first submarine-launched cruise missile tests in protest of the drills. The computer simulation-based Freedom Shield exercise began its 11-day run on a scale not seen since 2017, in order to reinforce the allies' defense capabil...
Death of another aide adds pressure on opposition leader
A former chief of staff to main opposition party leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung was found dead Thursday. The apparent suicide is fueling speculation over the cause of the tragedy following the deaths of four other people close to Lee, who is the target of high-profile investigations into corruption allegations. The news has drawn criticism and concerns from ruling party politician...
Next week's Seoul-Tokyo summit to open new chapter in relations: vice minister
A summit between President Yoon Suk Yeol and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo next week will open a new chapter in the two countries' bilateral relationship, First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong said, Friday.
[ANALYSIS] Ruling party leadership united behind Yoon for first time
With his close aide taking control of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), President Yoon Suk Yeol has secured - for the first time - a party leadership that shares much of his political vision, according to analysts, Thursday. Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, a four-term lawmaker, was elected as the PPP's new chairman the previous day.
South Korea to launch military drone unit in July
South Korea's military plans to launch a comprehensive drone operations unit in July as part of its efforts to bolster its counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities following North Korea's drone incursions late last year. According to officials Wednesday, the military is accelerating its efforts to map out its plan, such as the size of the unit, command structure and...
[INTERVIEW] From sculptor to surgeon
Some people are born with extraordinary talent, but struggle to find a way in life to make the most of it. Shim Hyeon-jeong always had an artistic flair, which eventually led her to Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, a prestigious school where she majored in sculpture. Becoming an artist had appeared to be her natural next choice after graduation until she decide...
[REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK] Time for Korea to drop air travel mask mandate
A flight attendant starts telling passengers to put on their masks after serving meals on a plane late at night. A passenger sitting next to the window without wearing one continues to sleep as if he did not hear the voice, while some people reluctantly put their masks back on to cover only their mouth while their noses remain exposed.
Korea to announce 3rd-party solution to forced labor issue
Korea will announce its solution to settle a dispute over wartime forced labor caused by Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea on Monday as part of a diplomatic deal to restore the two countries' relations after nearly five years of tensions.
Korea 'perfectly placed' to help build collective defense of democracies: scholar
GEELONG, Australia - The world has seen how quickly Russia's war in Ukraine has been depleting U.S. weapons stockpiles, which shows Washington can no longer arm all of its allies and partners at the required speed. To help fill the shortages and build a stronger collective defense of liberal democracies around the world, Korea should expand its role, according to a defense ex...
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