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How North Korea’s cruise missiles could surprise its enemies

In two tests over the weekend, North Korea fired cruise missiles into the sky. The missiles traveled for 126 minutes, covering a distance of 932 miles. It was a moment that caught the United States by surprise, a demonstration of a likely nuclear-capable weapon, and also the kind of technological development that many observers saw…

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South Korea’s August jobless rate falls to record low

SEOUL — South Korea’s August unemployment rate fell to the lowest on record, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, even as it struggles to contain the latest wave of infections.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August dropped to 2.8%, Statistics Korea data showed, the lowest…

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South Korea’s first lunar expedition is on track for August 2022 launch

In brief: South Korea’s inaugural lunar expedition is still on track to launch next summer, the country’s Ministry of Science and ICT has confirmed. The mission is scheduled for lift-off in August 2022 and will hitch a ride to space courtesy of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The probe will take roughly three months to reach…

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On This Day, July 8: North Korea’s Kim Il Sung dies at 82

The statues of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il Sung and his son and successor, Kim Jong Il, stand in the city of Nampho. On July 8, 1994, North Korean President Kim Il Sung died at age 82. He had led the country since its founding in 1948. File Photo courtesy of Yonhap July 8 (UPI)…

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In South Korea’s’healing forest,’ that the pandemic-stressed compete for the ultimate chill

JEJU, South Korea — Organizers of South Korea’s annual competition to be the best at doing nothing — seriously, nothing — needed just the right spot for the work-from-home parents, remote-learning students and others weary of the pandemic.So what could be better than a “healing forest” on the southern island of Jeju? The woodlands are…

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South Korea’s Moon Jae-in: Washington is looking to resume dialogue with N. Korea

SEOUL, May 26 (UPI) — The United States has signaled a desire to resume stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea by designating a special envoy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. “The appointment of a special representative to North Korea by the United States is equivalent to requesting that North Korea resume dialogue,”…