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S. Korea Designates Rail Construction on East Coast as Inter-Korean Cooperative Project

S. Korea Designates Rail Construction on East Coast as Inter-Korean Cooperative Project

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Thursday designated a rail construction project along the east coast as an inter-Korean cooperative business as part of efforts to kick-start a long-suspended move to reconnect railways across the border with North Korea. A civilian-government committee on inter-Korean exchanges made the decision for the construction of [...]

N. Korean Defector Wins First-ever Constituency Seat in Parliament

N. Korean Defector Wins First-ever Constituency Seat in Parliament

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A high-profile North Korean defector won a constituency seat in this week’s general elections, becoming the first person hailing from the communist nation to be chosen directly by South Korean voters as their representative. Thae Yong-ho, a former No. 2 diplomat at North Korea’s Embassy in London, was elected to the [...]

N. Korea Stays Mum on Much-anticipated Parliamentary Meeting amid Coronavirus Fears

N. Korea Stays Mum on Much-anticipated Parliamentary Meeting amid Coronavirus Fears

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea has been silent on a much-anticipated meeting of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament a day after it was supposed to take place, spawning speculation the session might have been canceled or delayed amid its nationwide fight against the novel coronavirus. The Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) was to meet [...]

N.K. Colleges Offer Online Programs amid Extended Vacation Caused by Virus Fears

N.K. Colleges Offer Online Programs amid Extended Vacation Caused by Virus Fears

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Colleges in North Korea are providing online programs for students amid an extended vacation, as the country is making all efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state media showed Monday. North Korea has not officially confirmed any coronavirus infections, but it has reportedly extended the winter [...]

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo called for tighter defense of the sea border with North Korea on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the communist nation’s deadly sinking of the South’s warship Cheonan. The Cheonan went down near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de facto maritime border between [...]