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Thu, February 22, 2024 | 07:09
Allies to test 'tailored' strategy against NK
South Korea and the U.S. will apply for the first time a “tailored” strategy aimed at deterring North Korea’s possible use of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destructions (WMD) during this year’s joint military drills, the defense ministry said Thursday.
Mr. President Obama think clearly, please
Washington may end up giving the wrong signal to the world if President Barack Obama visits Japan while skipping Korea during his trip to Asia in April, political pundits here said Wednesday. On his first trip to Asia in his second term, Obama is widely expected to land in Tokyo, but it remains to be seen whether Seoul will also be included on his itinerary at a time when Kor...
Family reunions set for Feb. 20-25
The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to hold family reunions on Feb. 20-25 at Mt. Geumgang, a scenic resort in North Korea. The schedule for the reunions of families separated by the Korean War (1950-53) - which will be the first since October 2010 - was finalized after the South accepted a proposal by the North at a meeting in the truce village of Panmunjeom.
NK leader to run for legislative seat
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was nominated as a candidate to run for his country’s legislative elections slated for March, according to the North’s state news agency, Tuesday.
Reunion talks slated for Wednesday
South and North Korea will hold working-level talks Wednesday on restarting the long-stalled inter-Korean family reunion program, the Ministry of Unification said Monday.
ROK, US reemphasize denuclearization of NK
Envoys from Seoul and Washington concerned with the North Korea nuclear issue reaffirmed Wednesday their countries’ “denuclearization first” stance regarding the North. They urged the reclusive state to show sincerity in scrapping its nuclear programs via “action” in order to resume the long-suspended six-party talks.
Seoul pressures NK over family reunions
Seoul on Wednesday expressed regret over Pyongyang’s failure to respond to an earlier proposal from the South to hold inter-Korean family reunions next month, calling on the reclusive country to clarify its stance on the matter.
Korea slams Japan over Dokdo
South Korea Tuesday denounced Japan for claiming Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo in its newly revised teaching manuals for middle and high schools. The denouncement follows the Japanese education ministry's disclosure of new manuals stating that Dokdo is Japanese territory, rejecting Seoul’s earlier call to withdraw the claim.
S. Korea proposes reunions Feb. 17-22
South Korea has proposed an inter-Korean family reunion from Feb. 17 to 22, the Ministry of Unification said Monday.
Family reunions likely to take place in mid-Feb.
Seoul will propose today more reunions of families separated by the Korean War in mid-February before the launch of joint military exercises with the U.S., a government official said Sunday.