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'North Korea is still allowed to attend Olympics despite US terror listing'
North Korea is still qualified to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics despite the U.S. re-designating the country a terrorism sponsor, reports said Thursday.
Controversy arises over doctor's handling of North Korean defector
Controversy is growing over a lawmaker’s criticism of Lee Cook-jong, the doctor who revealed hygiene and nutrition problems of a North Korean soldier who defected, after treating him. Rep. Kim Jong-dae of the minor opposition Justice Party criticized Lee for violating the medical law that bans doctors from disclosing personal information about patients. “I can’t keep in silen...
[INTERVIEW] 'US has room for more sanctions against North Korea'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. government still has room to impose tougher unilateral sanctions against North Korea, says a U.S. North Korea specialist.
Factional war looming in People's Party
Tensions between People's Party Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo and the party's senior lawmaker Park Jie-won are escalating the controversy whether or not to integrate with the conservative Bareun Party, Monday.
[INTERVIEW] 'Seoul fails to position itself amid N. Korean crisis'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Moon Jae-in government is not doing enough to resolve North Korea’s nuclear issue, its foreign policy lacking clarity, says one NGO director.
'Trump administration offers better chance for Korean reunification'
WASHINGTON D.C. - Under the leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump, the two Koreas have a better chance for reunification, activists and Korea watchers said Wednesday.
NIS scandal unnerves political circle
The nation may face another massive bribery scandal, with suspicions top policymakers and lawmakers received illicit funds from the spy agency during the 2013-17 Park Geun-hye administration. Although National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Suh Hoon said there were no records of such bribery Thursday, tension is still growing in political parties, both ruling and opposition, as the prosecution expands its investigation. After three former NIS heads during the Park government admitted they offered part of their “special activity fund” to Cheong Wa Dae under Park’s orders, news reports sa...
[INTERVIEW] 'As NK nuclear power draws nearer, Trump faces tough choice'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the game of chicken between the U.S. and North Korea, it is entirely possible Pyongyang could reach its goal of becoming a capable nuclear power with a capability to hit mainland U.S., a top U.S. North Korea expert said Tuesday.
SME minister nominee grilled over ethical lapse
SMEs and startups minister nominee Hong Jong-haak was grilled by opposition lawmakers over his family members’ dubious financial transactions during a National Assembly confirmation hearing, Friday. Their criticism centered on his daughter and wife each having received a 25 percent stake in a building belonging to his mother-in-law as a gift in 2015, a move, though not illega...
South Korea, Indonesia vow to boost economic, security ties
President Moon Jae-in and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo agreed to strengthen bilateral economic and security cooperation in their summit, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday. They released a “joint vision” statement following the summit, in which they agreed to elevate relations to a “special strategic partnership” by expanding their exchanges. The statement is the first of ...
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