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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 05:46
Korea unblocks frozen Iranian funds, eyes improved bilateral ties
South Korea unblocked frozen Iranian funds, following the release of five Americans from prison to house arrest in Tehran in a deal made between the U.S. and Iran, drawing anticipation that frozen relations between Seoul and Tehran may be thawing.
NK resumes sports diplomacy to brand itself as 'normal state'
North Korea is resuming its sports diplomacy with the intention to participate in global sporting events, including the World Cup, after sealing off its borders for almost three years during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Korea appears unprepared for Jamboree closing ceremony
The 25th World Scout Jamboree got off to a disappointing start due to poor preparations and facilities management amid a heat wave that sparked outcries from participants and parents. The global youth event is likely to cause another embarrassment as the government is not fully ready for a flag handover ceremony to the next host country.
Daunting tasks await Yoon after vacation
Once he returns from a weeklong vacation, tough yet urgent challenges are ahead for President Yoon Suk Yeol. Yoon returned to office, Tuesday, one day earlier than planned, and wasted no time in dealing with pending issues.
Positive views growing for annual 3-way summit between S. Korea, US, Japan
Seoul, Washington and Tokyo are having “positive views” on holding their trilateral summit annually, and tangible outcomes can be expected from the upcoming three-way summit scheduled for Aug. 18, South Korea's National Security Director Cho Tae-yong said Friday. “The three-way summit is a massive diplomatic meeting bearing extra significances,” Cho told reporters at Incheon ...
Gov't, political circles scramble to prevent Jamboree from tarnishing Korea's reputation
Korea's political circles are striving to prevent the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, from tarnishing the country's reputation, as the event has been plagued with complaints and health concerns over extreme temperatures, high humidity, poor sanitation and the organizers' apparent ill-preparedness to manage those risks.
Main opposition apologizes for anti-elderly remarks
Kim Eun-kyung, head of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) innovation committee, issued a public apology on Thursday for her remarks implying a need for placing limitations on senior citizens' voting rights, which drew backlash from senior citizens.
Encouraging sailors
President Yoon Suk Yeol inspects a Navy vessel during his visit to Jinhae Naval Base in South Gyeongsang Province, Thursday. The presidential office said Yoon visited the base to encourage sailors, while he was spending his summer vacation in the region. The base is home to Korea's Navy submarine command, the U.S. Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae and other key naval facilit...
Yoon stresses solidarity at World Scout Jamboree
President Yoon Suk Yeol attended the opening ceremony of the 25th World Scout Jamboree in North Jeolla Province, Wednesday, and emphasized the Scouts' spirit of solidarity as a source of power to overcome the challenges and crises facing humanity.
Big-name outcasts begin to position themselves for upcoming general election
High-profile outcasts from major parties are gearing up for next year's general election with swing voters on the rise.