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S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government decided Monday to spend 1.95 billion won (US$1.76 million) to transform a guard post on the border with North Korea into a museum underscoring inter-Korean reconciliation efforts and honoring soldiers killed during the Korean War. The guard post at Arrowhead Ridge inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has [...]

N. Korea Highlights Hazards of Smoking After Adopting Anti-smoking Law

N. Korea Highlights Hazards of Smoking After Adopting Anti-smoking Law

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s state news agency on Wednesday highlighted the hazards of smoking, saying the habit could increase the chances of getting infected with the new coronavirus. North Korea’s media outlets have intensified calls for people to stop smoking since Pyongyang held a parliamentary meeting and adopted an anti-smoking law [...]

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Koreans believe that there will be no major impact on inter-Korean relations when U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office early next year, a poll showed Monday. In the Realmeter survey of 500 people nationwide, aged 18 or older, conducted last Friday on prospects for Seoul-Pyongyang [...]

Russia Found Behind Cyber Attacks on PyeongChang Olympics

Russia Found Behind Cyber Attacks on PyeongChang Olympics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Russia’s military intelligence unit was found to have been behind cyber attacks against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s alpine town of PyeongChang, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The Justice Department, together with the FBI, charged six officers of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence [...]

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army said Friday it will push to establish a surveillance system that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) along the inter-Korean border areas and coastal regions to beef up its security posture. The move came after a series of security breaches this year, including illegal entries of Chinese people into [...]

N. Korea’s New ICBM Built with its Latest Missile Technologies: Experts

N. Korea’s New ICBM Built with its Latest Missile Technologies: Experts

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was showcased during a military parade marking the ruling Workers’ Party’s 75th founding anniversary appeared to be an integration of the communist country’s latest missile technologies, experts said Sunday. In a parade held in Pyongyang on Saturday, North Korea unveiled the [...]