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Military's space strategy at 'insufficient level': report
Korea's military is facing criticism for failing to set up a comprehensive space strategy, resulting in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force proposing space plans that are redundant, as well as creating unnecessary competition, a lawmaker said, Thursday. According to a report submitted by the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses to Rep. Ki Dong-min of the ruling Democratic Pa...
Volunteer service 'can actually change lives': Rotary International president
In July, Rotary International, one of the largest volunteer service organizations in the world, embraced the new leadership of Shekhar Mehta, chair of India-based real estate developer Skyline Group. Under Mehta's leadership, Rotary is becoming a more action-oriented organization, focusing on practical goals that can actually change lives. “When I say 'serve,' I'm asking you ...
Japan deprioritizes ties with Korea
Japan appears to have reduced the priority of ties with Korea, as its new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has yet to have an official call with President Moon Jae-in even after he finished a round of conversations with the leaders of countries which Tokyo considers key partners. According to Cheong Wa Dae, Moon has yet to talk on the phone with Kishida, who became Japan's prime ...
Korea raises 2030 emissions reduction goal to 40% below 2018 level
The government has strengthened its 2030 emissions cut target by promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent of their 2018 level, up from the earlier goal of 26.3 percent. The enhanced target is expected to result in an additional reduction of 100 million tons from Korea's existing plan. The government will announce the new goal as the country's nationally dete...
Will Seongnam land development scandal face special probe?
The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is escalating its demand for an investigation by an independent special counsel into a land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, targeting Lee Jae-myung, the leading presidential contender of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). Lee was mayor of the city in 2015 when the development project was initiated. Howe...
Calling for special probe into land development scandal
People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok, second from left, holds a sign calling for an investigation by an independent special counsel into a land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, during a rally at the National Assembly, Wednesday. Ruling Democratic Party of Korea presidential contender Lee Jae-myung was mayor of Seongnam at the time of the developme...
President's new car
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook test drive a Hyundai Casper vehicle at Cheong Wa Dae, Wednesday. Moon purchased the micro SUV on Sept. 14 for use after he leaves office. The Casper was assembled by Gwangju Global Motors, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor and Gwangju Metropolitan Government, with Hyundai building the car factory and the central and regio...
Korea expected to face reduced military capability: lawmaker
A serious shortfall in Korea's military capability is expected in the near future, as the country's plan to secure new assets to replace aging military aircraft and warships remains insufficient, a lawmaker said, Wednesday. According to Rep. Ahn Gyu-back of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, a significant portion of core assets owned by the Army, the Navy and the Air Force...
Japan's new cabinet signals no policy change on Korea
Relations between Seoul and Tokyo under Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could continue to face a bumpy road ahead, after Kishida formed his Cabinet with hawkish figures mostly from the previous Yoshihide Suga and Shinzo Abe administrations. Japan's Diet elected Kishida as the country's prime minister Monday. The 64-year-old former foreign minister played a key role i...
Gyeonggi governor nearing final candidacy of ruling party
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung is close to becoming the presidential candidate representing the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), maintaining a solid lead over his three rivals despite increasing suspicions about a land development scandal in which the opposition bloc claims he was involved.
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