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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, December 8, 2022 | 08:05
First batch of K2, K9 arrives in Poland
The first batch of 24 K9 self-propelled howitzers and 10 K2 battle tanks was delivered to Poland, Tuesday (local time), according to South Korean defense companies. The shipment came after Poland signed a purchase agreement in July for 980 K2 battle tanks from Hyundai Rotem and 648 K9 self-propelled howitzers from Hanwha Aerospace as well as 48 FA-50 light attack aircraft fro...
Japan's stance may blow chance to mend ties with Korea: experts
Japan's refusal to recognize the forced mobilization of Korean laborers on the UNESCO-listed Battleship Island during World War II is feared to throw cold water on a long-awaited reconciliatory mood between Seoul and Tokyo, according to diplomatic observers. Historical and territorial issues had caused Korea-Japan relations to sink to the lowest level since the postwar period...
Operation Christmas Drop
Crewmembers of the Air Force's 15th Special Missions Wing engage in the U.S.-led Operation Christmas Drop, the U.S. Air Force's humanitarian airlift mission, inside a C-130 transport aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, Saturday (local time). The Korean Air Force team, comprised of some 30 pilots and crewmembers, is participating in the event for the second straight y...
North Korea remains quiet on new sanctions
North Korea has yet to take any actions against a series of independent sanctions it has called “hostile acts” by South Korea, the United States and Japan for its recent missile tests. Pyongyang watchers say the North Korean regime's focus on holding a party meeting later this month to discuss next year's state policies may discourage the country from responding to the fresh ...
Global forum on islands to be held in Shinan
The Global Islands Cultural Diversity Forum 2022 will be held in the southwestern county of Shinan, Thursday and Friday, which will discuss how to preserve and pass on the cultural diversity of islands. The forum, organized by Shinan county, the Pacific Tourism Organization and the National Assembly Island Development Research Center, will invite some 30 experts in island cul...
Ex-unification minister casts doubts on China's role in North Korean nuclear issue
Amid escalating nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, China's role has come to the fore given Beijing is regarded as the only country that can exert influence on Pyongyang thanks to its billing as the reclusive state's sole economic pipeline and diplomatic guardian. Its accentuated role was evidenced by U.S. President Joe Biden's call on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jin...
Hoiana Residences ready to meet needs of visitors
Forget about Da Nang, one of Vietnam's top holiday destination for Koreans. Here comes Hoi An, a culturally rich heritage town that can satisfy the needs of travelers here in Korea who have suppressed their urge to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and are itching to explore new hideaways.
ROK Air Force to join US-led Operation Christmas Drop
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) will participate in a humanitarian airlift mission of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the military branch said, Tuesday. According to the ROKAF, a C-130 transport aircraft and some 30 pilots and crewmembers of the 15th Special Missions Wing departed earlier in the day for Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where the U.S. Pacific Air Forces wil...
Korea denies media report on lethal aid to Ukraine
The defense ministry reaffirmed its stance, Monday, that South Korea will not provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, dismissing a report that Seoul will supply artillery shells to the war-torn country via the United States. Citing a U.S. defense official, CNN said, Friday (local time), that Washington intends to buy 100,000 rounds of artillery ammunition from South Korean arms ma...
Startups partner with KOICA for innovative solutions in developing countries
Due to growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) management, public and private sectors are increasingly collaborating to enhance development effectiveness and meet the business needs of corporations. Amid this trend and with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), several Korean startup companies are poised to enter developing ...
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