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Fri, February 3, 2023 | 03:18
NK defectors encouraged to apply for British scholarship
The British Embassy in Seoul said it will accept applications from Korean students until Nov. 15 for the U.K. government’s Chevening scholarship program.
Seoul to designate 4 streets 'pedestrian-friendly'
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) plans to designate four busy streets within the city as “pedestrian-friendly zones,” with the long-term goal of making them car-free.
Same name, different party
Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the governing Saenuri Party made an unusual request to the media to distinguish herself from a lawmaker with same name in the rival New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD).
US seizes ex-president Chun's assets
The U.S. Department of Justice seized an additional $500,000 (508 million won) of assets, Wednesday, related to funds that former President Chun Doo-hwan embezzled during his term in office, which began after he seized power in September 1980 following a military coup.
HP cautions against NK cyber warfare
The Hewlett-Packard Company has warned against further potential threats from North Korean cyber activities and online warfare operations.
KF releases Korean food app
The Korean Foundation has released an application for smartphones to introduce Korean food in time for the national thanksgiving holiday, Chuseok, which falls on Sept. 8.
Pyongyang slams Washington over military drills
North Korea displayed a less offensive attitude toward South Korea during this year’s joint South-U.S. Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) military exercise, which began on Aug. 18 and ended Thursday.
Christian NGO organizes surfing tour in North Korea
U.S.-based Christian nonprofit organization Love North Korea Ministries (LNKM) operated a surf camp at two beaches off North Korea’s east coast from July 28 to Aug. 6, the U.S.-based publication NK News reported Tuesday.
UK broadcaster to air N. Korean political thriller series soon
Britain’s broadcaster Channel 4 is planning to launch a political drama series on North Korea and its global nuclear crisis involving the foreign relations of London and Washington D.C.
Kim Jong-un promoting legitimacy
North Korean state media Monday emphasized the legitimacy of their leader Kim Jong-un and demanded a show of loyalty from citizens in time for the 54th anniversary of North Korea’s Seongun Revolutionary Leadership Day. This is a national holiday that marks the Seongun (military first) policy of late leader Kim Jong-il.