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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, October 28, 2021 | 09:03
State funeral to be held for ex-President Roh despite controversy
The government will hold a state funeral for former President Roh Tae-woo, who died Tuesday, despite contradicting views over his record as the co-leader of a military coup and his oppression of pro-democracy movements.
Wife of independence activist An Jung-geun's nephew dies
Park Tae-jeong, the wife of the nephew of Korean independence movement activist An Jung-geun, has died at the age of 91. Among An's surviving family members, she was the closest to An, and was known to have suffered financial problems until her final days.
Former President Roh Tae-woo dies
Former President Roh Tae-woo died Tuesday at the age of 88, leaving behind a checkered political career. He was the first Korean president sworn in through a direct election since 1971 and made efforts to broaden the country's international ties as well as introducing the country's National Health Insurance plan. According to his aides, Roh was being treated at Seoul National...
Ruling party candidate Lee strives to style himself as Moon's successor
Ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung met President Moon Jae-in, Tuesday, and promised to spare no effort in establishing the Moon administration “place in history.”
Namyang Dairy under investigation for gender discrimination
Namyang Dairy Products, a domestic milk products maker, is now under a special labor inspection by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, following allegations that the company discriminated against its female workers in the personnel affairs department as well as coerced them to sign documents promising that they would not get pregnant. During a National Assembly audit, Thurs...
DPK candidate Lee struggling to gain united support from party
Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is struggling to gain united support from his own party, which is still divided in the aftermath of the party's primary. Lee is striving to win the endorsement of Lee Nak-yon, a former prime minister who was his main rival during the primary. Meeting his main rival in person and getting his support officiall...
Two Koreas showcase weapons tech despite attempts for talks
The two Koreas are flexing their respective military muscles by each showcasing their latest developments in weapons technology, despite growing efforts to induce North Korea to return to denuclearization talks. President Moon Jae-in paid a visit to the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2021, Wednesday, which kicked off a day earlier at Seoul Airbase in Seong...
North Korea fires another missile despite US attempts for dialogue
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea, Tuesday, despite the U.S.'s apparent efforts to entice Pyongyang to return to denuclearization talks by opening up the possibility of discussions to formally end the Korean War. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from Sinpo, South Hamgyong Provin...
Third presidential bid by Huh
Huh Kyung-young, the National Revolutionary Party's honorary chief, center, speaks to reporters after applying as a presidential preliminary candidate at the National Election Commission in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. This is the third time that Huh, who is known for his eccentric remarks and pledges, is running for the presidency. Surrounding him are supporters wear...
Making dried persimmon
A farmer hangs persimmons to be dried at a farm in Sangju, North Gyeongsang Province, Monday. Dried persimmons have a chewy texture and sweeter flavor, making them a popular wintertime snack in Korea. Yonhap
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