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NK spy satellite feared to pose new threat to S. Korea
North Korea's launch of a military spy satellite - if proven to be successful in terms of its surveillance functions - will pose heightened security threats to South Korea, analysts said Wednesday.
How Germany, Belgium navigate public health insurance amid demographic challenges
BERLIN, Germany - As of 2022, 17 percent of Korea’s 51.6 million population were aged 65 and above. The figure is expected to rise to 20 percent in 2025, according to projections made by Statistics Korea, which would make the Asian nation a super-aged society.
S. Korea issues rare advance warning as excuse to scrap inter-Korean military pact
South Korea threatened, Monday, to implement retaliatory measures if North Korea pushes ahead with its planned launch of a military spy satellite, sending a rare yet strong warning against Pyongyang's envisaged military action.
DPK leader gains popularity in China for hunger strike against Fukushima water release
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung is gaining belated popularity among Chinese internet users for his hunger strike launched earlier this year to protest the Yoon Suk Yeol government's handling of state affairs.
S. Korea-China relations remain uneasy after APEC
Strained relations between South Korea and China have ground to a virtual standstill after President Yoon Suk Yeol's attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit ended without a much-anticipated bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, despite discussions to arrange one.
Suspension of inter-Korean military pact may prompt more NK provocations: experts
On Sept. 19, 2018, the defense ministers of South and North Korea signed a Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA), aimed at halting all hostile activities between them. This agreement included the prohibition of military drills in border areas and the establishment of no-fly zones near the boundary.
JCS chief nominee under siege for stock trading amid multiple NK missile launches
Adm. Kim Myung-soo, nominee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) chairman, was grilled at his confirmation hearing in the National Assembly, Wednesday, over stock transactions he made while on duty including days when North Korea launched ballistic missiles.
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.
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