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Ruling Party Chief Says U.S. Policy on N. Korea Remains Too ‘Vague’

Ruling Party Chief Says U.S. Policy on N. Korea Remains Too ‘Vague’

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The United States must not return to the so-called strategic patience when dealing with North Korea, the head of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party said Sunday, also arguing the Joe Biden administration’s policy on the North may be too “vague.” Rep. Song Young-gil insisted the North Korean nuclear issue [...]

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 [...]

N. Korea’s Suspension from Olympics Augurs Ill for Seoul’s Peace Efforts

N. Korea’s Suspension from Olympics Augurs Ill for Seoul’s Peace Efforts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s recent suspension of North Korea until the end of next year is dealing yet another dispiriting blow to South Korea’s efforts to use sports diplomacy to reengage with Pyongyang, experts said Friday. The suspension came as Seoul has been angling for top-level inter-Korean engagement [...]

S. Korea Developing Massive Ballistic Missile as Powerful as Tactical Nuclear Weapon

S. Korea Developing Massive Ballistic Missile as Powerful as Tactical Nuclear Weapon

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has been developing a massive ballistic missile as powerful as a tactical nuclear weapon, sources said Thursday, after the full lifting of U.S.-imposed restrictions on missile development. The surface-to-surface missile, which can carry a warhead of up to 3 tons with a flight range of 350-400 kilometers, [...]

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 [...]