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S. Korea Pushes to Revise Missile Guidelines to Load Up to 1 ton of Warheads

S. Korea Pushes to Revise Missile Guidelines to Load Up to 1 ton of Warheads

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is pushing to revise the missile guidelines developed with the United States to double the maximum weight of warheads on Seoul’s ballistic missiles from the current 500 kilograms to counter growing threats from the North, sources said Monday. The Seoul government proposed the revision in [...]

Hyundai Asan Gets Green Light From Seoul to Contact N.K. Over Memorial Service

Hyundai Asan Gets Green Light From Seoul to Contact N.K. Over Memorial Service

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Unification Ministry on Wednesday approved Hyundai Asan Corp.’s bid to contact North Korea as the company seeks to visit the North next month to mark the anniversary of the death of its former chairman. The operator of the now-suspended inter-Korean tour to Mount Kumgang on North Korea’s [...]

Hyundai Asan Seeks Governmnet Approval to Visit North Korea for Memorial Service

Hyundai Asan Seeks Governmnet Approval to Visit North Korea for Memorial Service

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Asan Corp. on Tuesday asked the government to give permission to visit North Korea next month to mark the anniversary of the death of its former chairman, the company said. The memorial service for Chung Mong-hun, who spearheaded the now-suspended inter-Korean tour program in the North, had been [...]

S. Korea Considers Private Funding for New Military Capabilities

S. Korea Considers Private Funding for New Military Capabilities

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military is mulling over partly financing major firepower projects with private funds, an official said Tuesday. South Korea is pushing for the establishment of a “three-axis” platform to help defend itself against North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats. The three elements are the Kill Chain pre-emptive [...]

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Data published from Twitter earlier this week suggests some users have sent tweets about South Korean boy band EXO from North Korea, a country where enjoying South Korean pop culture could land you in jail. Over 11 million tweets were made about the popular South Korean boy band around [...]

South Korea’s Nuke Envoy Joins Regional Security Meeting in Singapore

South Korea’s Nuke Envoy Joins Regional Security Meeting in Singapore

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The top nuclear envoy of South Korea will join a regional security conference to be held next week in Singapore, where he will discuss with his counterparts from the United States and Japan countermeasures against North Korea’s recent missile provocation, the foreign ministry said Friday. The Northeast Asia Cooperation [...]