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Moon Says N. Korea Walking on Thin Ice, But Peaceful End Still Possible

Moon Says N. Korea Walking on Thin Ice, But Peaceful End Still Possible

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in reiterated his determination to peacefully end North Korea’s nuclear ambitions Wednesday, saying the communist state is walking on the ice, but a peaceful solution is still possible. “The South-North Korean relations are still not so good. The tension between the South and the North is at its peak, and so it is a very cautious situation as if we are walking on [...]

Number of DMZ Visitors on the Rise Despite Tensions with North Korea

Number of DMZ Visitors on the Rise Despite Tensions with North Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite growing tensions with North Korea, the number of visitors to the DMZ has more than doubled this year, according to a travel agency. Cosmojin Travel Agency, which specializes in packages for international tourists in South Korea, said on Tuesday that the number of visitors to the Demilitarized Zone had [...]

S. Korea, France Agree to Intensify Coordination against N.K. Issues

S. Korea, France Agree to Intensify Coordination against N.K. Issues

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Senior diplomats of South Korea and France agreed on Tuesday to intensify coordination against North Korea’s nuclear threats in order to resolve the current stalemate through peaceful methods, the foreign ministry here said Tuesday. The agreement was made at a meeting held in Seoul between Lee Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States kicked off a major air force exercise here Monday against North Korea’s threats, with two dozen U.S. stealth jets mobilized. The five-day Vigilant ACE (air combat exercise) comes less than a week after the North fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared the completion of its [...]

Malicious Code Found in Bible App Linked to North Korean Hacker Group

Malicious Code Found in Bible App Linked to North Korean Hacker Group

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Malicious code found in an Android bible app has been linked to a North Korean hacker group. A hacker group thought to be from North Korea has reportedly planted malicious code in modified versions of the Android bible reading app ‘Godpeople’ which has been downloaded through an illegal app [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States have not discussed any military options, including a naval blockade, against North Korea, an official from South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The remarks came hours after President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held their second telephone conversation [...]

Two Korean Planes Sight Possible N. Korean Ballistic Missile in Japanese Airspace

Two Korean Planes Sight Possible N. Korean Ballistic Missile in Japanese Airspace

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Pilots of South Korean passenger jets homeward bound from the United States may have caught a glimpse of the North Korean ballistic missile that was launched by the Kim Jong-un regime on November 29. According to Korean Air, the pilots of flight KE026 saw an unidentified light while in [...]

North Korean Defector Likes K-Pop Girl Groups, CSI

North Korean Defector Likes K-Pop Girl Groups, CSI

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – “The original version is the best one.” After listening to three different versions of the Girls’ Generation hit song “Gee” – in addition to the original recording, two covers by a rock band and an indie artist – the North Korean soldier at Ajou University Hospital told his doctors [...]