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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 21:18
Seoul calls for abolition of 'K-pop ban' in North Korea
Since its founding in 1948, the dictatorial regime in North Korea has strictly blocked the entry of any information from the outside that could threaten its stability and legitimacy.
[ANALYSIS] North Korea fails again to launch satellite but appears to have solved cause of 1st failure
North Korea said, Thursday, that its second attempt to put a reconnaissance satellite into space failed, but the country immediately vowed to try again in two ...
US envoy to Seoul expresses support for Japan's discharge plan
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg expressed support, Wednesday, for Japan's plan to discharge treated radioactive wastewater from the disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant, saying Washington's position on that issue is aligned with that of Seoul.
[ANALYSIS] Fukushima water release to test US-led trilateral partnership
A day after Japan's announcement of a plan to release treated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean this week, the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) vowed, Wednesday, to put up an “all-out fight” against those responsible for the move.
[ANALYSIS] Timing of North Korea's satellite launch suggests growing impatience of its leader
North Korea informed Japan, Tuesday, that it plans to launch a satellite in two weeks, less than three months after a failed attempt to send its first ...
UFS drills begin as North Korea's Kim inspects missile test
The South Korean and U.S. militaries began their annual Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS) exercises, Monday, focusing on preparations for a rapid transition to wartime operations in case of a North Korean attack.
[ANALYSIS] Trilateral ties strengthen deterrence against Pyongyang, but with greater risk
The leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan said their trilateral partnership entered a new era after the summit at Camp David, Friday (local time), vowing to redouble their joint efforts in handling security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
African Union forum
Participants of the sixth edition of the Model African Union Assembly pose after the general meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. The two-day event that began on Thursday aims to exchange views on major issues concerning the African continent with delegations from 28 African countries. Courtesy of the Korea-Africa Foundation
[EXCLUSIVE] Ex-North Korean diplomat to be named as aide to unification minister
A North Korean diplomat-turned-defector will be appointed as a special aide to Unification Minister Kim Yung-ho, The Korea Times has learned. According to two government officials familiar with the matter, Ko Young-hwan, who had worked as a North Korean diplomat in Africa for more than 10 years before defecting to South Korea in 1991, will help the minister formulate North Ko...
Seoul urges Beijing to stop repatriating North Koreans
Seoul urged Beijing, Wednesday, to stop repatriating North Korean escapees against their will amid signs that China is about to resume the practice, which would put the lives of those people in grave danger after returning to their homeland.
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