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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Thu, November 30, 2023 | 12:59
[ANALYSIS] Pyongyang uses Travis King as tool to counter US criticisms of NK human rights issues
North Korea's claim that “racial discrimination and unequal American society” drove U.S. soldier Travis King to defect to the North is seen as a message firing back at U.S.-led plans to scale up international scrutiny against Pyongyang's human rights record, analysts said Wednesday.
1919 vs 1948: Controversy rekindled over Korea's founding year
As Korea commemorates the 78th National Liberation Day, Tuesday, debates have reignited over which year should be viewed as the founding year of the nation, a topic that has long been a source of ideologically driven disputes.
Envoys of Russia, China demonstrate close ties ahead of S. Korea-US-Japan summit
Russian and Chinese ambassadors in Seoul and Pyongyang have recently held meetings together, respectively, in what appears to be a demonstration of close ties between Moscow and Beijing ahead of a high-stakes summit between South Korea, the United States and Japan.
State auditor to launch probe into problem-ridden Jamboree
The state audit agency is reviewing a plan to investigate the sloppy management of the 25th World Scout Jamboree starting as early as this week, after the 12-day gathering came to an end on Friday. The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) is reportedly preparing an investigation targeting related organizations including the Jamboree organizing committee, North Jeolla Provincia...
Last surviving independence fighter returns home from Japan
Oh Seong-gyu, the last surviving Korean independence fighter known to live in Japan, is escorted by Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Min-shik during a welcoming ceremony held at Gimpo International Airport, Sunday, marking the homecoming of the 100-year-old independence fighter. After undergoing a medical examination, Oh will attend a ceremony commemorating the ...
Lawmaker's request for BTS to perform at Jamboree K-pop concert outrages fans
A ruling party lawmaker's request to the Ministry of National Defense to allow some BTS members now serving in the military to perform at a K-pop concert for the World Scout Jamboree has drawn fierce backlash from fans.
Independence fighter and wife to be reunited posthumously
The remains of Korean independence fighter Choi Jae-hyung and his wife Elena Petrovna Choi will be reunited in Korea after being separated for over a century. The remains of the independence fighter's spouse were repatriated to Korea from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tuesday, after more than 70 years following her passing in 1952, according to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Af...
What went wrong with Saemangeum Jamboree preparation?
The ongoing World Scout Jamboree is a major global event the Korean government had been preparing for over six years with an allocated budget of 117.1 billion won ($89 million).
Jamboree participants to leave Saemangeum early due to Typhoon Khanun
All participants of the World Scout Jamboree currently taking place in Saemangeum, a reclaimed tidal flat in North Jeolla Province, will leave the campsite for Seoul and its surrounding areas as Typhoon Khanun is expected to hit the nation on Thursday, the government announced, Monday.
Korean national executed in China for drug trafficking
China executed a Korean man who had been convicted of drug trafficking, Friday, marking the first execution of a Korean national in nine years, according to Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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