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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 13:04
Seoul, Washington urged to cut North Korea's purse strings through cryptocurrency regulations
North Korea made headlines in 2022 by firing more ballistic missiles than any other year - 38 launches. But besides its ceaseless saber-rattling, the isolated country was also in the spotlight for its illegal cyber activities that allegedly raked in billions of dollars.
KAI expands presence in helicopter sector
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the player behind the nation's locally developed fighter jet, is earning its stripes in the helicopter sector as the company is set to mass-produce light armed helicopters (LAHs), while embarking on a project to locally develop a minesweeping chopper. According to KAI, it signed a contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (...
North Korea may propose 'surprise talks' to US next year: expert
North Korea may propose talks with the United States next year amid the rising possibility that the Joe Biden administration or another Democratic Party candidate could win reelection, a researcher of a Seoul-based think tank said, Thursday.
North Korea takes aim at US
North Korea praised its achievements in its missile and nuclear programs this year, Wednesday, while strengthening its anti-American sentiment. According to an article in the Rodong Sinmun, the official media outlet of the ruling Workers' Party, North Korea got off to a strong start in 2022 with the test-firing of a hypersonic missile, followed by months of other shocking dev...
Korea needs preemptive measures against Japan's new security strategy
Japan's decision to acquire the capability to strike enemy bases is a major shift in security policy under its pacifist Constitution.
Military buildup of Japan, Australia sparks regional arms race
Earlier this year, North Korea's growing provocations with the launches of upgraded weapons sparked concerns about a possible arms race in East Asia. The North Korean threat has caused a chain reaction leading to military buildups by Australia and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region. This has intensified speculation that a regional arms race is inevitable.
US post office to be renamed after fallen Korean American soldier
A post office in Placentia, Calif. has been designated as the PFC Jang Ho Kim Post Office Building after a bill to honor a fallen Korean American service member was passed last week. Kim, who was born in Seoul and immigrated to the United States in 1990, was killed in a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad on Nov. 13, 2006, while serving as a U.S. Army private first class.
President vows to reform labor market at meeting with public
President Yoon Suk-yeol reaffirmed his decision to reform the labor market during a meeting with the public, Thursday, saying such changes are a must and not an option. “Reforms are not popular, but we have to pursue them and must not avoid them,” Yoon said at the meeting, whose purpose was to check the progress of his administration's key policy tasks and communicate with th...
Seoul, Africa seek win-win cooperation
The fifth Seoul Dialogue on Africa was held, Wednesday, during which experts explored ways to seek co-prosperity between Korea and Africa. The dialogue, co-hosted by the Korea-Africa Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was launched in 2018, becoming an annual international conference seeking to gather policy proposals toward building a strategic partnership betwee...
Air Force's new squadron to boost Korea's space operations capabilities
With space emerging as a new warfighting domain today, the Republic of Korea Air Force has also joined the race, as evidenced by the establishment of its Space Operations Squadron earlier this month. Although the Air Force has had space-related units under its wing, they have been all operated separately, raising questions over their effectiveness. Maj. Kim Jong-ha, the inaug...
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