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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, February 25, 2024 | 17:54
Japan pressures Korea to lift import ban on Fukushima seafood
Korea is facing growing pressure from Japan to resume imports of seafood from Fukushima, as Tokyo pushes ahead with plans to discharge treated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that was crippled by a tsunami in 2011.
Veteran brothers of Korean War laid to rest in Jeju
A burial ceremony for two veteran brothers, Sgt. Heo Chang-ho and Sgt. Heo Chang-sik, who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War takes place at Jeju National Cemetery on the southern island of Jeju, Wednesday. The younger brother, Chang-sik, was killed in action during a battle near Mount Seorak in 1950 and the older, Heo, died at a battle in Sunchang, North Jeolla Province the fol...
LIG Nex1 showcases cutting-edge defense technologies
Local defense company LIG Nex1 is showcasing its cutting-edge military technologies at a major arms exhibition taking place in the central city of Daejeon, the firm said, Wednesday. The three-day Korea Defense Component and Equipment Fair & Advanced Defense Industry Fair opened at the Daejeon Convention Center on Wednesday.
Hunger strike or 'mukbang': lawmakers' contrasting responses to Fukushima wastewater release
Rival parties are showing contrasting responses to Japan's imminent discharge of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. Opposition lawmakers have launched a hunger strike, while ruling party lawmakers are visiting local markets to eat seafood.
Foreign ministry, opposition party clash over Fukushima wastewater release
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are clashing as the party seeks to take collective action with Pacific Rim nations against Japan's planned release of treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. The foreign ministry and the opposition party seem to be on the same page that Tokyo's imminent wastewater release fr...
Will full THAAD deployment trigger retaliatory measures from China?
Bilateral relations between South Korea and China could turn from bad to worse, according to diplomatic observers, as Seoul prepares for full-fledged deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system at the displeasure of Beijing.
Revised law aims to make it easier to punish stalkers
Stalkers will now face criminal punishment regardless of a victim's consent, following a revision to the so-called “anti-stalking law” that was passed at a plenary session of the National Assembly, Wednesday.
[PHOTOS] Forum navigates past, present, future of Korea-US alliance
Korea Times Chairman Seung Myung-ho, front row fifth from right, Second Vice Foreign Minister Lee Do-hoon, front row fifth from left, and Vice Defense Minister Shin Beom-chul, front row fourth from left, pose with distinguished guests before the beginning of the 2023 Korea Times Forum themed “Korea-U.S. Alliance: Security & Space Cooperation” held at the Korea...
S. Korea-US alliance should open new chapter for next 70 years, experts say
Formed with the signing of the mutual defense treaty in 1953, the primary goal of the South Korea-U.S. alliance was to protect Seoul from possible North Korean attacks. Over the past 70 years, the bilateral ties have expanded to various areas including trade, technology and culture.
[INTERVIEW] UNHCR Korea chief stresses fairness over speed in refugee screening
Obtaining refugee status in Korea is often likened to a camel passing through the eye of a needle. Since Korea began to accept refugees in 1994, a total of 1,338 people were granted refugee status by 2022, constituting a tiny portion of some 85,000 applicants, according to data from the Ministry of Justice. Last year, only 175 out of 11,539 asylum seekers were accepted, trans...