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North Korea lowers threshold for nuclear use: experts
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's commemorative speech at a recent military parade is raising fears that the totalitarian state's nuclear strategy is shifting toward using nuclear weapons for offensive purposes, not just for a retaliatory strike. On Monday night, Pyongyang staged a military showcase on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Korean People's Revolutionary ...
Yoon's delegation, Japanese PM agree to seek better ties
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed, Tuesday, that Korea and Japan should make diplomatic efforts to normalize their soured bilateral ties, according to the head of the delegation. However, the delegation did not extend a much-heralded formal invitation for Kishida to attend Yoon's May 10 inauguration ceremony, saying th...
Yoon's delegation, Japanese foreign minister agree on need to mend frayed ties
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's policy consultation delegation and Japan's top diplomat concurred on the need, Monday, to bolster relations between South Korea and Japan on the occasion of Seoul's leadership change, according to the head of the team. However, the delegates did not go into detail about thorny issues over wartime history such as sexual slavery and forced labor ...
KOICA promotes global sustainable development via science and technology program
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) implemented 63.5 billion won ($51 million) in science and technology innovation projects in 2021 to contribute to innovation in developing countries, according to the state-run overseas aid agency, Monday. April 21 marked Science Day in Korea, signifying support for the development of science and technology, while the United ...
Will Japanese PM attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony?
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation for policy consultations with Japan flew to Tokyo, Sunday, to invite Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to his May 10 inauguration ceremony. It is the second instance of the incoming president sending delegates to Korea's allies and partners after the United States earlier this month, a sign that the new Korean government will foc...
Yoon holds private meeting with visiting US nuclear envoy
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol had an unscheduled meeting with Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Tuesday, and expressed his strong determination to coordinate with the United States on North Korea's mounting threats, according to his transition team, Wednesday. Yoon had dinner with the American envoy at the residence of Vice National Assembly Speaker R...
Retired Army captain elected as new veterans association chief
Shin Sang-tae, a retired Army captain, has been elected to head the Korean Veterans Association (KVA), becoming the association's first president in its 70-year history who, at the time of his retirement, did not possess the military rank of star.
North Korea likely to resume show of force to commemorate multiple anniversaries
There was no massive military parade nor a nuclear test when North Korea celebrated its late founder's birth anniversary, Saturday. However, Pyongyang's military show of force still remains a possibility as the country is set to mark 2022 as a “revolutionary year of celebrations,” with its first step likely to be a demonstration of its military hardware later this month, acco...
Time to change conciliatory approach to North Korea: FM nominee
Foreign Minister nominee Park Jin suggested, Monday, that the new South Korean government will turn away from the Moon Jae-in administration's inter-Korean peace initiative amid escalating threats from North Korea. Stressing the importance of cooperating with the U.S. in handling Pyongyang's provocations and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, the nominee s...
Military veteran groups donate to building Wall of Remembrance in Washington
The KATUSA Veterans Association (KVA) and the Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) have donated $50,000 (61 million won) to the establishment of a remembrance wall in Washington, D.C. that will feature the names of tens of thousands of American and KATUSA soldiers who lost their lives during the 1950-53 Korean War. KATUSA stands for Korean Augmentation to the United Stat...
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