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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 03:25
USS Ronald Reagan to arrive in Busan this week
The USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered supercarrier, will arrive at the southeastern port city of Busan later this week for joint military drills with South Korea amid mounting nuclear threats from North Korea. According to military sources Sunday, the Nimitz-class supercarrier will take part in combined exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy in the East Se...
Monster storm feared to worsen North Korea's food crisis
A monster typhoon - packing violent winds and heavy rains - is set to hit North Korea amid its struggle with infectious diseases, adding to concerns about food shortages. According to Pyongyang's weather agency Monday, it is forecast to come under the influence of Typhoon Hinnamnor the following day. The tropical storm, the strongest one so far this year, is approaching the K...
Korea braces for super typhoon
Korea issued weather advisories for the southern regions, Sunday, as it braces for potentially the most destructive typhoon in decades. As the powerful Typhoon Hinnamnor is moving slowly toward the country, preliminary weather advisories have already been issued in most cities and counties in southern areas, including Gwangju, Busan and Jeju. This tropical cyclone, the strong...
Military service exemptions for BTS become political football
Should the members of BTS be exempted from mandatory military service? There's no clear answer. What's clear is that, if nothing changes, Jin, 29, its oldest member, must enlist before his upcoming birthday on Dec. 4. Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup, in his latest ambivalent response to the issue, said during Wednesday's meeting at the National Assembly that he has told his off...
Yoon government has last opportunity for North Korea's denuclearization: experts
As North Korea becomes increasingly united with Russia and China against the United States, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will likely be, if it isn't already, nearly impossible in just a few years, according to experts, Wednesday. Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's rising influence in recent years have ushered in a new Cold War climate, prompting the rein...
Experts warn of North Korea's evolving cyberattack capabilities
One of the most underestimated security threats coming out of North Korea is its cyberattack capabilities. Hackers, many assume, can't kill people. But they can. Cyberattackers could take control of a water treatment plant and change the chemical mixture to make it toxic, or they could penetrate the computer systems of a nuclear power plant to cause major malfunctions. In rec...
UN rapporteur vows to work with victims to improve North Korea's human rights
Elizabeth Salmon, the newly-appointed U.N. special rapporteur for North Korea's human rights, vowed to work with the victims of the regime's repression and violence and their families to improve the situation there during her first official visit to South Korea, Monday. Speaking with representatives of 11 civic groups for North Korean human rights at OHCHR's building in centr...
Court rules in favor of ex-ruling party leader
A court has suspended the ruling party's interim leader Rep. Joo Ho-yong from work, allowing the ousted young leader, Lee Jun-seok, to return to its leadership once a six-month penalty period is over. The Seoul Southern District Court on Friday nullified the People Power Party's (PPP) decision early this month to form an emergency committee over what it had called “a crisis.”...
Democratic Party of Korea turns deaf ear to North Korean human rights law
South Korea's main opposition party has repeatedly ignored calls for the implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act, a law that has remained in name only since it was passed more than six years ago. An official at the Ministry of Unification told The Korea Times Thursday that the National Assembly has not responded to the government's request to recommend 10 director...
Why South Korea's largest labor groups oppose military drills with US
South Korea's two biggest labor umbrella groups have called for the immediate suspension of the country's ongoing joint military exercise with the United States, calling it a dangerous act that increases the risk of conflict with North Korea. In front of the War Memorial of Korea, Tuesday, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Federation of Korean Trade Unio...
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