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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 01:28
North Korea's spy satellite launch fails as rocket falls into sea
North Korea fired what it claims to be “a space launch vehicle,” Wednesday, but it fell into the West Sea after “an abnormal flight.” Quickly admitting the failure, an unusual move by the reclusive state, Pyongyang vowed to conduct a second launch in the near future.
Anti-corruption watchdog set to investigate crypto assets of lawmakers
Korea's state-run anti-corruption watchdog said Tuesday that it is willing to look into the crypto assets of all lawmakers, after independent Rep. Kim Nam-kuk triggered controversy for dubious cryptocurrency transactions.
Yoon resumes public outreach upon rising approval rating
Buoyed by recent approval ratings, President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to resume his public outreach efforts, with a plan of holding a press conference in the near future.
Legislation trapped in loop of unilateral approval, presidential veto
Korea's legislation is trapped in a vicious loop of the majority-holding main opposition party unilaterally tabling controversial bills and President Yoon Suk Yeol countering with his veto right.
Unification ministry's NK report disclaimer creates controversy
The Ministry of Unification's report on North Korean human rights is stirring controversy, as its English version included a disclaimer noting the ministry does not guarantee the government-published report's accuracy, triggering doubts over its credibility.
Is Korea shifting stance on non-lethal aid principle for Ukraine?
The Korean government is struggling to deal with lingering speculation that exports of its artillery ammunition to the United States will eventually be transferred to Ukraine following the Wall Street Journal's report, Wednesday, indicating the final destination of Seoul's shipment would be Kyiv. Although Seoul claims the report is not entirely true, it failed to reveal the c...
Korea likely to face growing pressure to accept seafood imports from Fukushima
Japan is expected to take advantage of a Korean inspection team's visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in promoting its planned discharge of irradiated water at the plant as “safe” and, furthermore, pressuring Seoul to resume imports of seafood originating from the vicinity of the damaged nuclear plant.
Korean-trained Costa Rican team successfully transplant living-donor liver
A Costa Rican medical team, trained at Asan Medical Center in Korea, succeeded in the country's first living-donor liver transplant, paving the way for the life-saving surgery in the Central American country.
'Coalition of free world' to bring peace to Korean Peninsula: Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol called Tuesday, for “a coalition of the free world,” which he believes will eventually help to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula and Ukraine, signaling a push for stronger security relations with the United States and Japan.
S. Korea, EU to strengthen cooperation in security, supply chains
South Korea agreed to enhance security and supply chain cooperation with the European Union (EU) during President Yoon Suk Yeol's summit with EU leaders, in an apparent bid to strengthen cooperation with Western democracies. Yoon held the summit with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Seoul, Monday, a day after ...
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