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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Tue, October 19, 2021 | 23:44
North Korea continues slamming 'Squid Game'
North Korea has been taking jabs at South Korean Netflix megahit “Squid Game” by airing criticisms of the dystopian-thriller coming from many countries around the world. The nine-episode series, the U.S. streaming company's biggest-ever series estimated to generate $900 million (1.06 billion won) in value, features hundreds of debt-ridden adults participating in a series of d...
Is discussion of end-of-war declaration gaining momentum?
A series of moves regarding North Korea are raising speculation that talks for a declaration to officially end the Korean War are gaining momentum.According to sources, Park Jie-won, head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS), sat down for talks in Seoul, Monday, with Avril Haines, the U.S. director of national intelligence.
'Symposium established Korea as leading legislative country'
The Ministry of Government Legislation has been hosting the Asian Legislative Experts Symposium (ALES) every year since 2013, promoting cooperation among Asian countries through the exchanges of legal information as well as the development and advancement of legislative systems in the region. Under the theme of “Legislative Administration of Each Asian Country and Cooperation...
Top nuke envoys of S. Korea, U.S., Japan likely to discuss Pyongyang's hostile acts
The chief nuclear negotiators of South Korea, the United States and Japan are expected to discuss ways to cope with North Korea's recent bellicosity, according to Pyongyang watchers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, Friday, that Noh Kyu-duk, Seoul's top nuclear envoy, and his U.S. and Japanese counterparts, Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi, will hold a trilateral mee...
Korea helps Colombia develop shipbuilding industry
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a record of discussion with Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism to help the South American country establish a foundation to promote policies for its shipbuilding industry and innovation in related small- and mid-sized companies. The signing ceremony was held in the Colombian capital of Bogota, We...
Moon's probe order draws controversy over 'guidelines'
President Moon Jae-in has found himself embroiled in controversy over allegedly giving “investigation guidelines” regarding a snowballing corruption scandal linked to the ruling party's presidential candidate. On Tuesday, Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Kyung-mee told reporters Moon had instructed the prosecution and the police to “actively cooperate and do their utmost to un...
North Korea continues to seek sanctions lifting, recognition as nuclear state
North Korea has doubled down on its ambition to be declared a nuclear state, while urging the United States to change its “hostile” policy toward the country, and offer sanctions relief. The country's leader Kim Jong-un made the remarks in a speech at a defense development exhibition to mark the 76th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, Sunday. In the s...
Korea massively cuts aid to Taliban-led Afghanistan
The state-run overseas aid agency has decided to cut humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for next year by nearly 80 percent due to uncertain conditions there following the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the Taliban's subsequent takeover of the country, according to a lawmaker, Monday. Rep. Tae Yong-ho of the main opposition People Power Party cited a document submitted by the Kore...
Disagreement on North Korea sanctions feared to weaken Seoul-Washington alliance
As ever-tightening U.S. sanctions have yet to achieve its policy goals, a discrepancy between South Korea and the United States in their respective views on whether to continue full implementation of economic punishment against North Korea is coming to the fore. Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said earlier this month that the time was ripe for the consideration of sanctions r...
North Korea remains low-key on party founding day
North Korea did not mark the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party with a military parade, Sunday. Instead, the totalitarian state was focused on bolstering ideological education in what seemed to be a move to tighten leader Kim Jong-un's grip on power.
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