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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 23:27
Independence fighter's remains repatriated to Korea for burial
The remains of Chung Doo-ok, a Korean independence fighter who campaigned in Hawaii against Japan’s 1910-45 colonization, were laid to rest in Korea, Wednesday, a little over 50 years after his death on the U.S. island.
Ruling party's innovation committee mired in deadlock
The innovation committee of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) is struggling to carry out its mission to overhaul the conservative party after its reform proposals have faced stiff resistance by some of its political heavyweights.
S. Korea, US to step up data sharing on NK missiles
The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States agreed, Monday, to share the U.S.'s early warning system (SEWS) data on North Korean missiles, enabling Seoul to strengthen its defense posture against Pyongyang’s increasing nuclear threats.
Young Korean men try their luck in KATUSA lottery
DAEJEON - Silence filled the room as young men and parents waited anxiously to hear their fate at the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) headquarters in Daejeon, Nov. 2, during a lottery to select who would join the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA).
[INTERVIEW] Ruling party's reform czar calls for flexible immigration policy
Flexible and transparent immigration policies are keys to the successful integration of migrants, according to Ihn Yo-han, chairman of the innovation committee of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), as Korea seeks to become more open to immigrants amid a labor shortage and low growth.
Ruling party's plan to enlarge Seoul sparks debate in run-up to general elections
A plan by the ruling People Power Party (PPP) to incorporate Gimpo, a city in Gyeonggi Province, into Seoul, is stirring up controversy, since the move is apparently viewed as a tactic to woo voters in the capital and its surrounding regions ahead of parliamentary elections next year.
Yoon reaches out to public
President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during an economic policy meeting with housewives, office workers, small business owners and taxi drivers at a cafe in Mapo District, western Seoul, Wednesday. The president has convened 20 of the so-called Emergency Economic and Public Livelihood Meeting sessions so far, most of which were held in the former presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae...
Is building unbiased AI model possible?
A couple of years ago, artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbot, Lee Luda, characterized as a 20-year-old female college student, became an instant hit among young Koreans. Developed by local startup company Scatter Lab, the service acquired about 800,000 users in just 20 days and saw people engage with it in casual small talk.
Pay raise for troops takes toll on military budget
A steep increase in soldiers' salary is beginning to take a toll on the military budget, raising concerns about potential setbacks in the Yoon Suk Yeol administration’s plan to raise their monthly salaries to 2 million won ($1,480) over the next couple of years.
Reshuffle of S. Korea's top military brass erases legacy of Moon's NK policies
A major reshuffle of South Korea’s military brass has resulted in almost all four-star generals promoted under the previous government being set to retire.
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