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  • S. Korea’s new Covid-19 cases fall below 30k amid easing restrictions

    S. Korea’s new Covid-19 cases fall below 30k amid easing restrictions

    The number of critically-ill patients came to 354, down by 29 on Wednesday.

    May 12, 2022
  • In need of reform

    In need of reform

    South Korea’s pension system has long been fraught with structural problems, raising concerns about its sustainability.

    May 10, 2022
  • Attend hearings

    Attend hearings

    Prime Minister nominee Han Duck-soo’s two-day confirmation hearings all fell apart due to the Democratic Party of Korea’s boycott.

    May 3, 2022
  • South Korea reports 125,846 new COVID-19 cases

    South Korea reports 125,846 new COVID-19 cases

    A total of 264 more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 20,616. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent.

    April 15, 2022
  • S.Korea’s Defence Ministry begins relocation for prez office

    S.Korea’s Defence Ministry begins relocation for prez office

    As moving trucks showed up at the compound, officials were busy carrying packages and preparing to get confidential papers shredded.

    April 8, 2022
  • S. Korea holds talks with Sweden, Finland

    S. Korea holds talks with Sweden, Finland

    Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong is on a visit there to attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers.

    April 7, 2022
  • Korean Dilemma

    Korean Dilemma

    Beyond the worsening US-China rivalry, there are internal pressures within South Korea‘s restive society, which is becoming increasingly suspicious of China‘s intent and trustworthiness. Majority of South Koreans now view China as the biggest threat to a hypothetically-unified Korea, and not Japan and a 2020 Pew Poll found 83 per cent of South Koreans distrusting Chinese President Xi Jinping to do the 'right thing in world affairs'

    March 16, 2022
  • N.Korea expected to continue missile tests for development, dominance over S.Korea: Report

    N.Korea expected to continue missile tests for development, dominance over S.Korea: Report

    "Kim is continuing to prioritize efforts to build an increasingly capable missile force designed to evade US and regional missile defenses," said the report.

    March 9, 2022
  • Self-defence

    Self-defence

    Events in eastern Europe of the past few days, when the West appeared to lead on Ukraine only to leave it at Russia’s mercy may harden the resolve of the Korean people. When the Americans withdrew from the peninsula in 1971, South Korea had announced plans to develop nuclear weapons. But under American pressure, it abandoned the programme, although there have been sporadic reports of the country’s scientists working to enrich plutonium to weapons-grade.

    February 28, 2022
  • Suspected ballistic missile launched by North Korea fell outside of Japan’s exclusive zone

    Suspected ballistic missile launched by North Korea fell outside of Japan’s exclusive zone

    North Korea fired one suspected ballistic missile from the Jagang Province area on Sunday and the missile landed outside of Japan's exclusive economic zone.

    January 30, 2022
  • S. Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu case

    S. Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu case

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza is very contagious among birds and can cause severe illness and even death, especially among poultry.

    January 26, 2022
  • S.Korea’s foreign currency trading hits record high in 2021

    S.Korea’s foreign currency trading hits record high in 2021

    The daily average trading of foreign currencies and foreign exchange derivatives, made by foreign exchange banks, came in at $58.3 billion in 2021

    January 26, 2022
  • Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea’s nuke, missile activities

    Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea’s nuke, missile activities

    "The government is following North Korea's nuclear and missile activities under close South Korea-US coordination," Lee told reporters here.

    January 24, 2022
  • End of war must signal lasting peace

    End of war must signal lasting peace

    In this sense, President Moon’s end-of-war declaration contains very risky, and even dangerous aspects. Considering that North Korea has cheated or violated a variety of bilateral agreements so many times over the last several decades, I deeply doubt that Pyongyang will faithfully implement an end-of war declaration with interested parties.

    January 12, 2022
  • S. Korea reports 4,388 more Covid-19 cases

    S. Korea reports 4,388 more Covid-19 cases

    The number of those who received booster jabs has risen to 21,815,253, or 42.5 per cent of the population.

    January 12, 2022
  • ‘N.Korea fires apparent ballistic missile toward East Sea’

    ‘N.Korea fires apparent ballistic missile toward East Sea’

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from an inland area at 7:27 a.m. It did not elaborate further, Yonhap news agency reported.

    January 11, 2022
  • 2 firefighters dead, 1 missing in S.Korea warehouse blaze

    2 firefighters dead, 1 missing in S.Korea warehouse blaze

    The bodies of the deceased firefighters were found at 12.22 p.m. (local time) on Thursday on the second floor of the seven-storey facility.

    January 6, 2022