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F-15K pilot named Best Pilot of Year
Air Force Maj. Bang Ju-won from the 110th Fighter Squadron of the 11th Fighter Wing - home to the F-15K Slam Eagles - has been named the "Best Pilot of 2021,” according to the military branch. The Air Force said it held an award ceremony, presided over by its Chief of Staff Gen. Park In-ho at its headquarters in Gyeryongdae, South Chungcheong Province, Friday.
Candidates differ on how to win peace on Korean Peninsula
With North Korea steadily modernizing its arsenal of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the new president of South Korea will have to work hard to deal with the decades-long unresolved issue upon inauguration in May. The two leading presidential candidates for the March 9 election - Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main...
Presidential candidates seek to form coalitions in dead heat race
With less than a week left before the March 9 presidential election, leading presidential candidates are seeking to form a coalition with minor candidates and encourage more of their supporters to go to the polls in a bid to tip the balance in their favor. Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) hailed former Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon's decision to en...
Korea joins US-led sanctions to ban Russia's access to SWIFT
Korea has decided to participate in the international community's move to block select Russian banks from a global payments network as part of efforts to stand in line with global sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday. In addition, Korea also plans to ban exports of strategic materials to Russia. The decision came days after the U...
Presidential candidate apologizes for remarks on Ukraine's leader
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has apologized for his remarks about Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a TV debate Friday regarding the cause of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which drew a backlash both here and abroad.
Korea pledges to join sanctions against Russia
President Moon Jae-in said, Thursday, Korea will join international sanctions against Russia in the wake of Moscow's attacks on Ukraine. While expressing regret over Russia's military aggression, the President added that any use of force causing the loss of innocent lives cannot be justified.
Presidential race neck and neck once again
The presidential race has once again entered a period of uncertainty with less than two weeks before the March 9 election, as the latest polls have found that the two leading candidates are still locked in a hard-fought contest. Political watchers believe the results, which show downticks in approval ratings for Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), a...
North Korea highly expected to resume missile tests: experts
As the Beijing Winter Olympics have come to a close, North Korea is anticipated to restart its show of force in the near future amid an impasse in nuclear talks with the United States, according to diplomatic observers. Pyongyang carried out an unprecedented seven rounds of missile launches in January, including a test-firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, but ha...
Lee, Yoon trade punches over economic policies
The two leading presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), did not mince words during the first of three TV debates hosted by the National Election Commission (NEC), Monday, taking swipes at each other's policies and pressing the opponent for answers to corruption scan...
'3 Nos,' THAAD pit leading presidential candidates against each other
Relations with China have emerged as a key issue facing the next South Korean leader to be elected on March 9 and the two leading presidential candidates have offered sharply contrasting approaches to that issue. Traditionally, presidential candidates only needed focus on dealing with the United States, an undisputed longtime ally of South Korea.
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