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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Mon, February 6, 2023 | 21:29
Consultative body for forced laborers faces murky future
The Yoon Suk-yeol administration has begun full-fledged discussions with Japan to address the thorny issue of wartime forced labor by launching a public-private consultative body. But it remains to be seen if it will find a breakthrough in resolving the matter, which has been a major stumbling block in Korea-Japan relations. On Monday, the government launched the 12-member bo...
Frequent deployment of strategic assets to counter deterrence effects
A frequent dispatch of U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula as part of its efforts to deter North Korea's growing nuclear threats is not a good idea amid rampant speculation that the regime's nuclear test is imminent, according to a diplomatic observer. Strategic assets refer to long-range bombers, nuclear-powered submarines or aircraft carriers.
Peace Camp for descendants of UN Korean War veterans begins
The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has launched a weeklong event inviting descendants of U.N. Korean War veterans to show the nation's appreciation for their parents or grandparents' sacrifice and to maintain positive ties.
More than six out of 10 South Koreans willing to fight for country
Nearly seven out of 10 South Korean nationals are willing to fight for their country in the event of war, according to a recent poll. The World Values Survey polled 1,245 South Koreans, 67.4 percent of whom expressed their willingness to fight for their country, while 32.6 percent were unwilling to take up arms to defend their homeland.
Will Korea-US-Japan military drills happen?
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's remarks during his meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden, Wednesday (local time), are creating a stir here as Kishida floated the idea of holding a trilateral military drill, which South Korea has been sensitive about. On the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, the three heads of state sat down tog...
Korea's first NATO summit to show expanded global role: experts
Korea's first-ever participation in a NATO summit will serve as a stepping stone for the Asian country to demonstrate that it can play a larger role outside the region as well as engage in discussions related to its national interests, according to diplomatic observers. President Yoon Suk-yeol is now attending the summit in Madrid, Spain, where he is meeting with a number of ...
Yoon expected to promote arms exports during NATO trip
President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to engage in marketing efforts in his first overseas trip since his inauguration toward exporting domestically developed weapons that are currently capturing attention amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Yoon is now attending the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, where he will discuss security and economic ties with world leaders.
Exhibition to feature Mexican Korean War veterans
The War Memorial of Korea and the Mexican Embassy in Seoul will co-organize an exhibition, Tuesday, to commemorate Mexicans and Mexican Americans who fought in the Korean War. The exhibition, titled “Mexicans and Mexican Americas: The Forgotten Soldiers of the Korean War,” was organized to make visible to Korea the sacrifices of Mexican soldiers during the three-year conflict.
Koica, ESCAP to cooperate for sustainable development in Asia-Pacific
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Thursday, at the U.N. Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, on stimulating regional and multilateral cooperation in strengthening the capacity of Asia-Pacific countries for the achievement of S...
North Korea delays nuclear test due to pressure from China, fear of backlash: experts
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has yet to press the nuclear button, despite urgent warnings from South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities that the North has completed preparations for another nuclear test. Diplomatic observers agree that a nuclear test is still imminent. But they believe the delay may be due to pressure from China or because Pyongyang is weighing the p...