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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 04:30
Will public enthusiasm boost prospects for Busan's Expo bid?
Political leaders around the world would want to host a major international event such as a World Expo in their countries as part of their career portfolio. But the question is, would their people want it, too? Citizens of Busan have answered that question with demonstrable passion. Their city's bid to host the 2030 event is on the lips of many.
Busan aims to win hearts of developing nations in Expo 2030 bid
BUSAN - Not all nations have something to boast about at an Expo world fair. When Joseon, the last dynasty of Korea, participated in the event for the first time in Chicago in 1893, it displayed traditional garments, kites and pottery among other small items in a tiny exhibition space that was less than 85 square meters in area.
Activist demands ICC arrest warrant for Kim Jong-un
Jung Gwang-il, a longtime human rights activist from North Korea, was surprised to hear the news on March 17 that the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved an arrest warrant for Russia's President Vladimir Putin for allegedly deporting Ukrainian children against their will following Moscow's invasion last year. As a North Korean escapee who has been trying to raise awar...
Yoon faces strong political backlash after Tokyo summit
What was mostly welcomed by Japan and many allied nations as a meaningful step toward a future-oriented relationship between Seoul and Tokyo has left President Yoon Suk Yeol in a political bind at home. After his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo last week, Yoon faces a strong backlash.
North Korea fires ballistic missile as US bombers join drills
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday in yet another provocation amid South Korea's combined military exercise with the United States. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that it detected the missile launched from Dongchang-ri, North Korea's key long-range rocket shooting site in its northwestern coast, at 11:05 a.m.
Pyongyang fires another missile ahead of Yoon-Kishida summit
Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Thursday, as Seoul and Tokyo are moving to reinforce their security ties in the face of North Korea's growing aggression.
Why South Koreans should have access to Pyongyang's propaganda media
After the 1950-53 Korean War, ideological conflicts within and outside South Korea intensified. Many South Korean citizens were raising questions about the promises of capitalism; some gravitated to the communist utopian vision promoted by the North. Back when South Korea was poorer than the North economically, the regime's propaganda was a major threat to its very survival, ...
Research center opens to honor fallen heroes of Cheonan sinking
A research center dedicated to the sailors who were killed in the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette, Cheonan, opened on Wednesday to honor their sacrifices and set the record straight about the tragedy for which North Korea is responsible.
US, South Korea start major drills after Pyongyang's weapons test
South Korea and the United States launched massive joint military exercises on Monday, as North Korea ratcheted up the threat level by conducting its first submarine-launched cruise missile tests in protest of the drills. The computer simulation-based Freedom Shield exercise began its 11-day run on a scale not seen since 2017, in order to reinforce the allies' defense capabil...
Death of another aide adds pressure on opposition leader
A former chief of staff to main opposition party leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung was found dead Thursday. The apparent suicide is fueling speculation over the cause of the tragedy following the deaths of four other people close to Lee, who is the target of high-profile investigations into corruption allegations. The news has drawn criticism and concerns from ruling party politician...
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