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Opposition vows tough scrutiny of USFK bill
The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Tuesday pledged to scrutinize the latest defense cost-sharing deal between Korea and the U.S. during passage of a proposed bill to enact the agreement through parliament.
Japan hit for using textbooks for territorial provocation
By reviewing the content of history textbooks for its schools, Japan is drawing criticism from neighboring nations for apparently attempting to reassert territorial claims over Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo and the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, over which Tokyo has a long-running dispute with Beijing.
Ex-sex slave testimony to be published in English
The South Gyeongsang Province Office of Education will Tuesday publish in English and Chinese the testimony of a Korean woman forced into sex slavery by Japan during World War II (1939-1945).
Old friends become today's enemies
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo has decided to field his own candidate for the Seoul mayoral seat during the June local elections where incumbent Mayor Park Won-soon, Ahn’s former confidant, has declared his bid for re-election.
N. Korea categorized as 'nuclear-armed' nation
North Korea made the list of “nuclear-armed” nations, a non-profit organization said in a report Wednesday.
North Korea rejects family reunion talks
North Korea rejected South Korea’s proposal to hold talks for reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War for the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of this month, Thursday.
Park urged to accept probe of NIS
The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Wednesday reiterated a demand that President Park Geun-hye accept its call for a special prosecutor to investigate efforts by state entities, including the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to exert influence on the 2012 presidential election.
US snubs S. Korea's call on Abe
U.S. Secretary John Kerry ignored an invitation by South Korea to join in the condemnation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se told a press conference after holding talks with Kerry in Washington, Tuesday, “I pointed out that historical issues stand in the way of reconciliation and cooperation in the region. ...
Seoul to separate family reunions from tours to Mt. Geumgang
Seoul on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to separating the issue of resuming inter-Korean family reunions from restarting tours to the Mt. Geumgang resort in the North.
'North Korea should drop nuclear programs'
President Park Geun-hye called on North Korea, Monday, to give up its nuclear program.