The United States is in a growing dilemma over whether to actively engage in the intensifying trade row between South Korea and Japan, as Seoul is considering abolishing a major security agreement with Tokyo to deal with the latter's “unilateral economic revenge.”
Concern is rising over the growing illegal online sale of “abortion drugs,” the effects of which have not been proven. With a law banning abortion ruled unconstitutional earlier this year, women's rights groups say the nation needs urgently to legalize the prescription and sale of abortive drugs so women can use safe and authorized medicine.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is expected to convey Washington's message that nullifying a military agreement between Seoul and Tokyo “isn't desirable” in terms of moving forward with the peace process on the Korean Peninsula, a presidential aide told The Korea Times, Sunday.
The country's ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) asked the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) to stand together to counter the ongoing trade friction with Japan, urging the LKP to pass an extra budget bill to cope with Tokyo's “discriminatory export curbs.”
More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets Saturday to condemn Japan's Shinzo Abe administration for its economic retaliation against Korean Supreme Court rulings ordering compensation for individual wartime forced laborers. Activists from around 100 civic groups, including one of the main umbrella trade unions and the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movements (KAPM), rallied in […]
President Moon Jae-in and his administration are advised not to underestimate the “high-handed and militant” attitude of the nation's largest umbrella labor union, a renowned pro-democracy activist said in an interview with The Korea Times. Chang Ki-pyo, president of the New Civilization Policy Institute, said it is high time for the Korean Confederation of Trade […]