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Recent articles by Hyung-jin:

South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat

South Korea says it will launch a task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old practice → Read More

Former South Korean military dictator, Chun Doo-hwan dead at 90

Former South Korean military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, who crushed pro-democracy demonstrations in 1980, has died. → Read More

Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at age 90

Former South Korean military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, who crushed pro-democracy demonstrations in 1980, has died → Read More

S. Korea police want to probe US diplomat over car accident

South Korean police say they’re pushing to investigate a U.S. diplomat to find if he intentionally fled following a traffic accident in Seoul → Read More

N Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, state media reported Sunday, its latest weapons test as Pyongyang continues to pressure Washington and Seoul to abandon what it calls their hostile policy. An artillery firing competition among mechanized units was held on Saturday, with senior government and military officials… → Read More

Seoul: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un lost 20 kilograms but remains healthy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him in the face of worsening economic problems, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday. → Read More

Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison, died on Tuesday. He was 88. → Read More

US urges NKorea to stop missile tests and return to talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U. S. diplomat on Sunday urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired off its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in two years. Sung Kim, the U. S. envoy on North Korea, spoke after meeting with South Korean officials to discuss North Korea's recent missile tests while nuclear… → Read More

S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

South Korea’s military says it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year → Read More

N Korea confirms missile test designed for submarine launch

North Korea says it has tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years that it says will bolster its military’s underwater operational capability → Read More

North Korea: Missile test was designed for submarine launch

The test Tuesday was the fifth missile launch since September. → Read More

North Korea: Missile test was designed for submarine launch

The test Tuesday was the fifth missile launch since September. → Read More

North Korea: Missile test was designed for submarine launch

The test Tuesday was the fifth missile launch since September. → Read More

N Korea confirms missile test designed for submarine launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Wednesday that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years and one it says will bolster its military's underwater operational capability. The test Tuesday was the fifth missile launch since September and came as North Korea steps up pressure on Washington and Seoul to… → Read More

North Korea: Missile test was designed for submarine launch

North Korea is stepping up pressure on the U.S. and South Korea to abandon what Pyongyang sees as hostile polices. → Read More

North Korea tests possible submarine missile amid tensions

The launch of the missile into the sea came hours after the U.S. reaffirmed an offer to resume talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. → Read More

North Korea launched a ballistic missile into Sea of Japan amid a US offer to resume diplomacy

North Korea has been ramping up its weapons tests while making conditional peace offers to Seoul, this month. → Read More

Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea

Abandoned, he feels, by three countries, Cho Guk-gyeong shows a visitor his South Korean alien registration card, which describes him as “stateless.” It’s an apt description for what his life is like in South Korea, 15 years after he fled North Korea. → Read More

Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea

Thousands of ethnic Chinese have lived in North Korea for generations → Read More

North Korea fires missile into sea in continuation of tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent streak of weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U. S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North's nuclear weapons program. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday didn't immediately say what kind of ballistic missile it… → Read More