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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Wed, December 6, 2023 | 01:17
Korean reactors in UK
It is significant in more than a few ways that the Korea Electric Power Corp. has recently become the preferred bidder to build a nuclear power station in northwest England.
Why deregulating internet service makes sense
Everyone enjoys watching cat videos on Facebook, but hardly anyone understands Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. That's the challenge in assessing the Trump administration's pending decision to deregulate internet service. It's a very important step involving complex technology questions, arcane rules and a jargony phrase that's tossed around a lot but isn't easy to interpret: net neutrality.
Understanding the North Korea threat
North Korea recently tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers (2,780 miles) during its 53-minute flight. Using a flatter trajectory could provide Kim Jong-un's regime with the capability of hitting the east coast of the United States. Although it has not yet demonstrated a re-entry vehicle capable of surviving atmospheric friction, North Korea announced that it has mastered nuclear strike capability and become a full-fledged nuclear state.
Korea Times names digital content chief
The Korea Times appointed its chief editorial writer, Oh Young-jin, managing editor of the newly established digital content department Friday. The English daily newspaper named Deputy Managing Editor Park Yoon-bae chief editorial writer.
Green Cross to supply immunoglobulin drug to Brazil
Green Cross Corp. has won a contract to supply its immunoglobulin drug worth $42.9 million to Brazil next year, the company says. The deal is the largest for the company's export of IVIG-SN. The plasma derivative drug treats primary immunodeficiency disorders that weaken or destroy the immune system's ability to fight infectious diseases. Last year, Green Cross Corp. supplied...
New future for Latvia
Since I traveled to Latvia in late September I have become curious about how the small Baltic country with a population of just 1.9 million has kept its national identity despite a long period of foreign rule and occupation. Latvia declared independence and formed statehood in 1918. Before that, the Baltic state underwent a German Crusade in medieval times and then foreign ru...
Riga's Old Town boasts cultural diversity
RIGA, Latvia - The picturesque Latvian capital has such a rich cultural heritage that one can easily discover diverse architectural styles, from Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque cathedrals to art nouveau. In particular, Riga’s Old Town, or Old Riga, is full of medieval charm and some of its cultural assets date back to the 13th century. This calm, small and beautiful Baltic tow...
Hiroshima launches origami against nuclear missiles
HIROSHIMA, Japan - “Where is the war memorial?” I asked at my hotel last month. “You mean the Peace Memorial Park?” was the response. In a split second I learned my lesson: It is about peace, not war, and Hiroshima has a profound understanding of this lesson. In 1945, 150,000 people perished as a result of the first dropping of an atomic bomb; 10 percent of them were Korean. ...
Latvia vying to beef up partnership with Korea
RIGA, Latvia - Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has expressed his hope that the Baltic state can expand cooperation with Korea in diplomacy, business, culture, sports, tourism and other sectors.
Better lives for North Korean women
I served as a judge for an English speech contest for North Korean defectors Saturday. The event gave me a rare opportunity to have a better understanding of women’s lives in the North. Seven defectors, five women and two men, delivered speeches under the theme of “A Woman Is a Flower.” They went into detail about how women live in their motherland. They also shared with the ...