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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 07:57
[INTERVIEW] From sculptor to surgeon
Some people are born with extraordinary talent, but struggle to find a way in life to make the most of it. Shim Hyeon-jeong always had an artistic flair, which eventually led her to Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, a prestigious school where she majored in sculpture. Becoming an artist had appeared to be her natural next choice after graduation until she decide...
[REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK] Time for Korea to drop air travel mask mandate
A flight attendant starts telling passengers to put on their masks after serving meals on a plane late at night. A passenger sitting next to the window without wearing one continues to sleep as if he did not hear the voice, while some people reluctantly put their masks back on to cover only their mouth while their noses remain exposed.
Korea to announce 3rd-party solution to forced labor issue
Korea will announce its solution to settle a dispute over wartime forced labor caused by Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea on Monday as part of a diplomatic deal to restore the two countries' relations after nearly five years of tensions.
Korea 'perfectly placed' to help build collective defense of democracies: scholar
GEELONG, Australia - The world has seen how quickly Russia's war in Ukraine has been depleting U.S. weapons stockpiles, which shows Washington can no longer arm all of its allies and partners at the required speed. To help fill the shortages and build a stronger collective defense of liberal democracies around the world, Korea should expand its role, according to a defense ex...
KAI to focus on Egypt project after FA-50 export deal with Malaysia
GEELONG, Australia - A recent deal to export 18 FA-50 domestically-developed light attack fighters to Malaysia has paved the way for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to create other stories of success as it aims to continue to expand its global reach. The next goal of the nation's sole jet maker this year is to win the preferred bidder status for Egypt's project to locally pr...
Korea's Black Eagles open Australian airshow as two countries bolster security ties
GEELONG, Australia - Korea's Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Jung Sang-hwa was standing right next to his Australian counterpart, Robert Chipman, when the Black Eagles, the aerobatic flight team of Korea, roared through the skies here Tuesday (local time) to open the Avalon Airshow. Throughout their 20-minute performance, the two had a conversation about the meaning of the team...
KAI to export 18 FA-50 fighter jets to Malaysia
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the nation's sole aircraft maker, has won a 1.2 trillion won ($920 million) deal to export 18 FA-50 light attack aircraft to Malaysia, the company announced Friday. KAI signed the contract with Malaysia's defense ministry after beating rival bidders including India's Tejas, Pakistan's JF-17, Russia's MIG-35 and Turkey's Hurizet. The achieveme...
Seoul, Washington step up deterrence against North Korea
South Korea and the United States have conducted a tabletop exercise on responding to possible North Korean nuclear attacks and reaffirmed pledges to do so every year as part of their joint efforts to reinforce deterrence capabilities, the allies said in a statement, Friday (KST). In addition, Washington is also considering sending a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, amo...
North Korea's threats bring South Korea, Japan closer despite old grudges
After North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile off its eastern coast on Feb. 18, cameras installed in Japan captured the images of the projectile's last seconds before it fell into the sea. Based on those pictures, released by Japan's Ministry of Defense and NHK, analysts in South Korea made their assessments of how successful the test was.
Beleaguered opposition leader accuses Yoon of abusing power
The embattled opposition leader, Lee Jae-myung, again denied all the corruption allegations facing him, Thursday, accusing President Yoon Suk Yeol of abusing his power to remove his political opponents, ahead of lawmakers' upcoming vote on his arrest warrant. A day after describing the president as a “gangster,” Rep. Lee of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) claimed he had b...