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Assembly speaker pays respect to Ethiopian Korean War veterans
National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo paid respect to Ethiopian veterans of the 1950-53 Korean War and expressed his gratitude for their sacrifice in defending South Korea's freedom and peace. According to Kim's office, Wednesday, Kim visited the Ethiopian Korean War Veterans Memorial Park in Addis Ababa on Monday (local time), and met eight surviving veterans.
Seoul mulls various options following possible NK nuke test
North Korea's recent missile launches are widely viewed as a prelude to a seventh nuclear test and South Korea is exploring various response measures to deal with additional provocations. One of the measures being mentioned is scrapping the 2018 inter-Korean comprehensive military agreement which calls on the two Koreas to cease “hostile activities” against each other, includ...
North Korea raises stakes with 'tactical nuclear' drills
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said its recent barrage of missile launches were “tactical nuclear” drills aimed at testing its capabilities of striking targets.The regime also revealed some details of the ballistic missiles it launched, apparently involving new technologies for submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and an improved engine for intermediate-range ballis...
Doubts grow over effectiveness of UN sanctions on North Korea
The ability of the United Nations Security Council to contain North Korea's missile and nuclear provocations is being questioned due to repeated failures of sanctions to tame the regime's belligerence. As the council continues to remain deadlocked on further sanctions as permanent members China and Russia drag their heels, calls are growing for South Korea, the U.S. and Japan...
Day of Hangeul
A child and her mother view an artwork inspired by the Hunminjeongeum Haerye, which explains the proper sounds and use of the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, at an exhibition at the National Hangeul Museum in Yongsan District, Seoul, Sunday, the 576th anniversary of the invention of Hangeul. Yonhap
What's next for ousted ruling party chairman?
The future of former ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok, once regarded as a promising young politician, is at a crossroads following the party's decision to suspend him from party affairs for an additional year. The added punishment suspending the 37-year-old's party membership until January 2024 means that it will be impossible for Lee to run for the party...
Yoon, Kishida warn of consequences of NK provocations
President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed during their phone conversation on Thursday on the need to send a clear message that North Korea will face the consequences of provocations.
Tensions in East Asia reach dangerous new level
A series of phone conversations between the leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan following North Korea's latest missile launches demonstrates just how much tensions have escalated in East Asia. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) on Thursday, marking the sixth launch in the last 12 days.
Biden vows to continue consultations with Yoon over IRA
U.S. President Joe Biden sent a letter to President Yoon Suk-yeol, promising that Washington will continue to consult with South Korea over Seoul's concerns about the fallout of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on carmakers here, the presidential office said, Wednesday.
Presidential office accused of underreporting relocation costs
The opposition bloc's fact-finding team has alleged that the presidential office has underreported the costs of its relocation in May after President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration. Lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) have stated that the total cost of the relocation surpassed 1 trillion won ($703.9 billion) and that the office has underreported cos...
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