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South Korean Police Seek Manslaughter Charges Over Deadly Crowd Crush
January 14, 2023

South Korean Police Seek Manslaughter Charges Over Deadly Crowd Crush

By Kim Tong-hyung
Despite anticipating a weekend crowd of more than 100,000, Seoul police had assigned just 137 officers to Itaewon on the day of the crush.
South Korea Plans Fund to Compensate Forced Labor Victims
January 12, 2023

South Korea Plans Fund to Compensate Forced Labor Victims

By Kim Tong-hyung
Ties between the two U.S. Asian allies have long been complicated by grievances related to Japan's brutal rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’
January 11, 2023

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’

By Mitch Shin
In an interview with the Associated Press, the South Korean president called Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal a direct threat to the South.

North Korea’s Strategic Build-Up
January 07, 2023

North Korea’s Strategic Build-Up

By Mitch Shin
After conducting a record number of missile launches in 2022, North Korea will narrow down the scope of its nuclear weapons development. 

North Korea Likely to Lift Pandemic Border Restrictions in 2023
January 06, 2023

North Korea Likely to Lift Pandemic Border Restrictions in 2023

By Sangsoo Lee
North Korea’s quest to strengthen its military power will require financial backing – which means reopening borders for trade and migrant workers. 
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon
January 04, 2023

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon

By Chelsie Alexandre
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s latest round of pardons – including the release of Lee – sparked a wave of criticism.

North Korea Earns Foreign Currency Through a Shadow IT Industry
January 02, 2023

North Korea Earns Foreign Currency Through a Shadow IT Industry

By Seulkee Jang
"We get most of our work from North America and South America," a cadre involved in the efforts said.
South Korea’s Former NSA Arrested Over Handling of Border Killing
December 23, 2022

South Korea’s Former NSA Arrested Over Handling of Border Killing

By Chelsie Alexandre
The Yoon administration has opened investigations into two controversial incidents at the border with North Korea under former President Moon Jae-in’s watch.

China Relations Key to Situation in North Korea
December 23, 2022

China Relations Key to Situation in North Korea

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
A recent edition of the party newspaper makes that very clear.

North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy
December 21, 2022

North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy

By Mitch Shin
After Tokyo announced its new security strategy, Pyongyang threatened to take a “decisive military step” in response. 

Kim Yo Jong Slams South Korean Experts’ Analysis of North Korea’s Missile Tests
December 20, 2022

Kim Yo Jong Slams South Korean Experts’ Analysis of North Korea’s Missile Tests

By Mitch Shin
After South Korean experts criticized the capabilities of the North’s tested reconnaissance satellite, Kim Yo Jong published a statement rejecting their analysis. 
South Korea, US, Japan Cement Trilateral Response to North Korea’s Nuclear Threats
December 14, 2022

South Korea, US, Japan Cement Trilateral Response to North Korea’s Nuclear Threats

By Mitch Shin
The three countries discussed ways to strengthen their joint commitment in the face of North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.  

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