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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 09:00
Kim Jong-un's rejection of Russia's food assistance irritates North Korean defectors
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un turned down Russia’s humanitarian offer to provide wheat to help relieve the North’s reportedly acute food shortages, according to a Russian diplomat.
[INTERVIEW] Putin uses summit with NK leader to stop Seoul from helping Ukraine: expert
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is being portrayed in South Korea's media as a “mil-deok,” or a person deeply absorbed in all things that are related to military, due to his keen interest in state-of-the-art weapons, as made evident during his recent visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin took advantage of Kim's rare enthusiasm regarding nuclear-capable weapons to ...
[INTERVIEW] Seoul should play delicate balancing act in diplomacy with China, Russia as new Cold War dawns
The summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far eastern region of Amur has raised a red flag on regional security.
Korea's independence heritage agency poised to launch anti-Japan campaign
Like other organizations reliant on state subsidies, the Heritage of Korean Independence (HKI) has been a staunch supporter of the government since its establishment in 1965.
Activists take new approach to stop China from sending back N. Koreans
Human rights activists have been staging weekly protests in front of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C., urging Beijing to stop the forced repatriations of North Korean escapees back to the North.
[INTERVIEW] N. Korean defector keeps fingers crossed for daughter detained in China
A North Korean defector living in South Korea, who wished to be identified only by her surname, Kim, panicked when she heard that the border between North Korea and China had reopened. On Aug. 26, North Korea said it would allow its citizens staying overseas ― mostly in China and Russia ― to return home and they would be placed in quarantine for a week once they arrive in the...
Yoon, mentor at odds over army cadets saluting independence fighter with leftist past
The defense ministry's decision to relocate the bust of independence fighter Hong Beom-do has pitted President Yoon Suk Yeol against his adviser and old friend.
US lawmakers seek to meet UN officials to stop China from sending back N. Korean defectors
U.S. lawmakers Christopher Smith and Jeff Merkley, co-chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), released an open letter calling for a meeting with two U.N. high commissioners to discuss ways to prevent Beijing from repatriating North Korean defectors held in China.
Autocratic leaders use politics of fear to silence rivals, critics
The tragic plane crash that killed Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who staged an abortive mutiny against Russia's military in July, is a chilling reminder of how autocratic leaders silence their opponents.
Gifted criminal law scholar lived life as dissident-in-exile in US
Choi Chong-ko, a professor emeritus of law at Seoul National University, has found life after college inseparable from his mentor and advisor, the late Ryu Ki-chyon (1915-1998), better known by his English name, Paul K. Ryu, to people living outside of Korea.
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