New naval base opens on southern resort island of Jeju

South Korea will officially launch the Navy’s new base on the southern resort island of Jeju this week, wrapping up the landmark naval project which took the country 23 years and more than 1 trillion won (US$806 billion) to accomplish, the Navy said Th…

China hopes new U.N. resolution stops N. Korea’s nuclear advances

China on Thursday voiced hopes that a new draft U.N. resolution could help prevent North Korea from developing its nuclear and missile programs, but emphasized the “parallel track approach” of achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and discussin…

Anti-terrorism bill in limbo due to filibuster

The passage of an anti-terrorism bill has been thrown into doubt as opposition lawmakers staged a marathon filibuster for the second straight day Thursday.The bill, which was forcibly taken by the assembly speaker to the floor for a vote late Tuesday, …

China repeats opposition to U.S. missile shield in S. Korea

China’s defense ministry on Thursday voiced fresh opposition to the possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. South Korea decided to start formal talks with the U.S. to adopt the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense …

(LEAD) New naval base opens on southern resort island of Jeju

South Korea will officially launch the Navy’s new base on the southern resort island of Jeju this week, wrapping up the landmark naval project which took the country 23 years and more than 1 trillion won (US$806 million) to accomplish, the Navy said Th…

N. Korea collects intelligence on Seoul’s infrastructure: lawmaker

North Korea has been trying to collect intelligence on key infrastructure and facilities in South Korea, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, adding to concerns in the South about possible terror attacks from the North.”More circumstances reveal tha…

US, South Korea to Practice Offense During Joint Exercises

The United States and South Korea will reportedly practice preemptive military strikes to take out North Korean nuclear sites next month when they begin the largest joint exercises ever conducted by the two allied forces.In the wake of North Korea’s re…

(2nd LD) Four S. Koreans killed in Laos car accident

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) — Four South Koreans were killed and two others were critically injured in Laos Sunday when their mini-bus collided head-on with a bus, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said.The accident took place in the Kasi area north of Vientiane, …

(EDITORIAL from the Korea Herald on Feb. 22)

The South Korean military is reportedly planning retaliatory countermeasures to the forewarned North Korean terror attacks. The administration’s recent hawkish position, no doubt, is in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear test and missile launch early this…

(EDITORIAL from the Korea Times on Feb. 22)

With the Iranian nuclear issue out of the way, there is a growing perception in Washington that North Korea is the biggest threat to U.S. national security ahead of Middle East problems and tension with Russia. This view was highlighted during the U.S….