Navy set for launch of light carrier project, spurred by budget passage

SEOUL– South Korea’s Navy looks set to embark on a long-cherished project next year to secure a light aircraft carrier, as the National Assembly passed a 7.2 billion won (US$6.1…

S. Korea voices concerns about Japan’s Fukushima water release plan

SEOUL– South Korea on Friday expressed concerns over Japan’s assessment report about its planned release of radioactive water into the sea from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The stance…

Foreign ministry to operate economic security center early next year

SEOUL– South Korea’s foreign ministry said Friday it plans to operate a center on economic security as early as February to March next year as part of efforts to strengthen…

Yoon, Lee agree to resolve their feud, work together for election victory

SEOUL/ULSAN– Yoon Seok-youl, the presidential nominee of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), and the party chief Lee Jun-seok agreed Friday to address their feud over affairs related to…

Top Chinese official vows Bejing’s ‘constructive’ role on bid for end-of-war declaration: Seoul official

TIANJIN, China,– A top Chinese official in charge of foreign affairs said Beijing supports Seoul’s push for the declaration of a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, Cheong Wa…

S.Korea hits new COVID-19 record, halts quarantine exemptions to block Omicron

South Korea’s daily coronavirus case numbers rose to a new high on Thursday, as authorities halted quarantine exemptions for fully vaccinated inbound travellers for two weeks in a bid to…

Biden Imposes New US Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday imposed stricter coronavirus testing requirements for international travelers entering the country. He also laid out a plan to fight the advance of the coronavirus…

Turkmenistan, Tajikistan to attract small, medium businesses to joint projects

Turkmenistan and Tajikistan will attract small and medium businesses in the implementation of joint projects, Trend reports citing ‘Business Turkmenistan’. These agreements were reached during the first Business Forum of…

Belarus Targets Journalists, Activists with Mass Raids

Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be the biggest one-day crackdown on dissent…

US, South Korea Plan for Broader, More Ambitious Alliance

Almost 29,000 U.S. troops in South Korea are staying put to help keep North Korea in check, even as Washington and Seoul eye a bigger role for South Korean military…