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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 18:47
'Soldier most feared by North Korea' returns to military
Kim Kwan-jin, a former defense minister known as the “soldier most feared by North Korea” because of his zero-tolerance stance against the regime's provocations while in office, has been named the de facto chief of a committee tasked with reforming the South Korean military.
Over 70% of South Koreans support promoting human rights in North Korea
More than 70 percent of South Koreans said they are in support of promoting North Korea's human rights issues, according to a poll released Thursday.
Korea showcases weapons to foreign diplomats
Ambassadors and other diplomats from 18 countries were invited to a special military event promoting Korean weapons last week as local government and arms exporters intensify efforts to expand their presence in the global market.
Korea's forgotten A-bomb survivors welcome acknowledgement from leaders
In a symbolic move for peace and harmony, the leaders of Korea and Japan - Yoon Suk Yeol and Fumio Kishida - said at Sunday's summit that they will visit later this month a memorial monument in Hiroshima established to remember Korean victims of the atomic bombing.
[ANALYSIS] Kishida's remarks on forced labor victims show his political limits
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Sunday that he felt “strong pain” in his heart when he thought of the suffering of the Korean victims of forced labor during his country's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. In carefully selected words, he expressed sympathy for the Koreans at a press conference in Seoul after his summit with President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Seoul to back companies suing Pyongyang for illegal use of property
Seoul is pushing to hold Pyongyang liable for damaging and using the property of South Korean companies without their consent at the Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea, officials told The Korea Times, Friday.
Gov't beefs up security ahead of Kishida's visit
Authorities in Seoul are beefing up security ahead of one of the most significant diplomatic events in years - the first Korea-Japan summit here in more than a decade. According to presidential officials Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will receive the highest level of protection during his two-day visit starting Sunday. That level of security has so far been gi...
Rights advocates welcome top court ruling on anti-Pyongyang leaflets
Sending balloons filled with anti-regime leaflets into North Korea is nothing new. Activists had done that for decades despite constant complaints and even threats from Pyongyang. So it was shocking for Park Sang-hak, the head of Fighters for a Free North Korea, a rights group known for the campaign, to be informed about the Unification Ministry's decision to revoke the group...
South Korea, US set to start largest-ever live-fire military drills
South Korea and the United States will conduct their largest-ever live-fire military exercises for three weeks starting May 25, according to military officials, Thursday. A diverse range of weapons systems, such as fighter jets, AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, multiple rocket launchers and K2 Black Panther tanks, are expected to be mobilized for the drills that will continu...
Imprisoned Hong Kong activist wins Gwangju Prize for Human Rights
Chow Hang-tung, a prominent pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong, was chosen as the winner of this year's Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.
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