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S. Korea Develops Supersonic Cruise Missile amid Tensions with N. Korea

S. Korea Develops Supersonic Cruise Missile amid Tensions with N. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled the development of a supersonic cruise missile to improve its maritime defense capabilities just days after the North fired a new long-range cruise missile in a sign of accelerating military competition between the two Koreas. According to the defense ministry, the state-run Agency for [...]

N. Korea-linked Hackers Attempt to Break into Emails of Seoul’s Defense Panel Members

N. Korea-linked Hackers Attempt to Break into Emails of Seoul’s Defense Panel Members

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A hacker group believed to be linked to North Korea has attempted to steal data from South Korean experts working as members of an advisory panel for the defense ministry, a cybersecurity firm said Sunday. Emails were sent to some members of the advisory panel earlier this month from [...]

Half of S. Koreans Opposed to Delaying Allied Military Drills with U.S.

Half of S. Koreans Opposed to Delaying Allied Military Drills with U.S.

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Slightly more than half of all South Koreans do not support the idea of postponing the regular joint summertime military drills between Seoul and Washington, a poll showed Monday. In the poll of 500 people aged 18 and older nationwide conducted by Realmeter last Friday, 50.4 percent of the [...]

Activists Charged with Espionage for Allegedly Taking N. Korean Orders to Stage Anti-weapons Protests

Activists Charged with Espionage for Allegedly Taking N. Korean Orders to Stage Anti-weapons Protests

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Four South Korean activists have been charged with espionage for allegedly taking orders from Pyongyang and staging a series of protests opposing Seoul’s plan to procure U.S.-built stealth fighter jets, sources said Friday. According to the sources, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the National Police Agency (NPA) recently [...]

S. Korea to Develop Indigenous Iron Dome-like Interceptor System Against N.K. Artillery

S. Korea to Develop Indigenous Iron Dome-like Interceptor System Against N.K. Artillery

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea decided Monday to develop its own interceptor system like Israel’s Iron Dome to defend the country’s key infrastructure against long-range artillery threats from North Korea. The defense project promotion committee, presided over by Defense Minister Suh Wook, approved the 2.89 trillion-won (US$2.56 billion) project expected to begin [...]

Slight Majority of S. Koreans Opposed to COVID-19 Vaccine Support to N. Korea

Slight Majority of S. Koreans Opposed to COVID-19 Vaccine Support to N. Korea

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A little over half of South Koreans do not want the government to provide COVID-19 vaccination support to North Korea, according to a recent survey. In a joint survey by four polling agencies on 1,006 people aged 18 and older from Monday-Wednesday, 51 percent of respondents said they disapprove [...]