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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 16:51
Seoul responds to North Korea's missile launches with joint live-fire exercise
One day after North Korea's barrage of ballistic missile launches, South Korea and the United States responded, Monday, with another show of force by firing their own ballistic missiles, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). It is the second time that Seoul and Washington have responded in kind to Pyongyang's increasing saber-rattling following their coun...
Yoon-Kishida summit likely in Spain
Speculation is rising of a long-awaited Korea-Japan summit on the sidelines of the NATO leaders' meeting scheduled to take place in Spain later this month as both President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are considering attending the June 29-30 meeting.The presidential office is said to have sent an advance team, comprised of officials from the foreig...
Different futures await prominent winners of latest election
High-profile politicians survived the local elections or the by-elections, simultaneously held, Wednesday. But they are expected to head in different directions in the post-election political landscape. Former presidential candidates Ahn Cheol-soo of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and Kim Dong-yeon of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) won a parliamentar...
Landslide victory gives boost to President Yoon
The victory of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) in the local elections has given President Yoon Suk-yeol more leverage in his management of state affairs, although the election results haven't changed much about the reality that the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) still controls the National Assembly.Of the 17 mayoral and governor races, the ruling party wo...
Uncontested winners: record-high 509 candidates win elections by default
While most candidates who ran in Wednesday's local elections labored to appeal to voters, 509 didn't have to because they didn't have any opponents to compete with. According to the National Election Commission, 7,616 candidates registered for the local elections to compete for 4,125 seats that included 17 mayoral and gubernatorial seats as well as education superintendents a...
Dokdo territorial dispute holds back trilateral cooperation
Rosy prospects of enhanced three-way cooperation between South Korea, Japan and the United States against North Korea's growing threats face uncertainty as a long-running territorial dispute once again pits Seoul and Tokyo against each other. Japan's claim to Dokdo, South Korea's easternmost islets, and other historical issues regarding its wartime atrocities, continue to ove...
South Korea in dilemma over Canada's request to send artillery ammunition
South Korea, sticking to a stance of sending only non-lethal supplies to Ukraine, has found itself in a tricky situation over a new request to export artillery ammunition to Canada, after the North American country sent its own shells to the war-torn Eastern European country. The South Korean government has maintained that there are limits on sending lethal weapons to Ukraine...
Korean Army hints at acquiring Redback
HONGCHEON, Gangwon Province - The Redback infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), developed by Hanwha Defense, showcased its high-performance maneuverability during a media invitation event, Friday, saying that it would be a great addition to the Korean Army as well as the Australian military as its next-generation IFV.
KOICA launches interactive town in metaverse for overseas volunteer program
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a virtual town on ZEP, a metaverse platform operated by Korean search portal operator Naver, for young people interested in volunteering overseas or pursuing a career in international development cooperation, Friday. The town is called WFK Town after World Friends Korea, KOICA's overseas volunteer program.
Why doesn't US want to add South Korea to Quad?
Despite the Yoon Suk-yeol administration's desire to formally join the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), the United States has not been enthusiastic about adding Korea to the four-way strategic forum, aimed at purportedly containing China's assertiveness. The Quad is comprised of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. The U.S. stance contrasts sharply with Washington's wa...
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