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Sun, December 3, 2023 | 06:37
Ex-minister advises leaders to stare down problems
When former Environment Minister Kim Myung-ja walked in for this interview at a downtown Seoul coffee shop recently, several people walked up to greet and congratulate her. She had to stop often before she sat down for the interview.
Former CNN reporter recalls experiences in book
How does a job that entails eating organic food in North Korea sound? Appealing? Thrilling? Hard work? For former CNN correspondent Sohn Jie-ae, it was all of the above. Sohn was able to sample organic local fare in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, in 1997, while covering a consortium involving South Korea, Japan, the United States and the European Union that aimed to provide ...
Han Kang makes Man Booker Prize list
Novelist Han Kang is among the nominees for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
Gaeseong park turns into no-man's land
In 2007, when Lee Joung-duk’s company won the right to operate inside the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC) in North Korea, he celebrated with his employees at the company’s headquarters in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province.
Former Unification Minister Huh Moon-do passes away
Former Unification Minister Huh Moon-do passed away Saturday. He was 76. Born in Goseong, South Gyeongsang Province, Huh graduated from Seoul National University as an agricultural major and studied sociology at the Tokyo University's graduated school. He joined the conservative vernacular Chosun Ilbo in 1964, where he worked as its Tokyo correspondent.
Families grapple with dementia as Korean society ages
Dementia, which brings with it the loss of cognitive capabilities, has become a part of many lives in the rapidly aging Korean society. Dementia is caused by various factors, but the most common is Alzheimer’s disease, in which the beta-amyloid protein accumulates to destroy brain cells, resulting in the loss of memory, language skills, mental agility, judgment and visuospati...
Park Jin-young to work on project with Conan O'Brien
Park Jin-young, singer and founder of JYP Entertainment, will work on a joint project with American talk show host Conan O'Brien next week, Yonhap reports. The two are expected to work together on Thursday in South Korea. O’Brien is set to arrive in Seoul for a five-day trip Sunday to shoot his “Conan” show in Korea, the report said, citing a local fan who claims to have been...
US Congress approves North Korea sanctions bill
Moving swiftly, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a tough package of sanctions against North Korea on Friday in a countermeasure to the North’s long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7 and the nuclear test on Jan. 6. The House approved the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016 in a 408-2 vote, only two days after the Senate passed the legislation unan...
South Korea, US agree to expand cooperation to sanction North Korea
South Korea and the United States agreed to expand cooperation to punish North Korea for detonating a nuclear device and test firing a long-range missile, the foreign ministry said Friday. The understanding was reached by Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his U.S. counterpart John Kerry on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the ministry said.
Additional Patriot missile systems deployed in South Korea
The United States has deployed additional Patriot missile systems in South Korea in the latest move to counter North Korea’s provocative steps, United States Forces Korea said Saturday. The United States Forces Korea (USFK) made the announcement, saying that stationing the Patriot missile systems in South Korea is part of a readiness exercise in response to Pyongyang’s long-r...