Daily Archive: January 3, 2020

Navy resumes operation of Wildcat choppers after inspection

SEOUL– The Navy resumed the operation of AW-159 naval helicopters on Friday, about a month after they were grounded since one of them showed signs of a malfunction during a flight.In November, one of the shipborne, anti-submarine choppers named Wildca…

Moon eyes export growth, ‘win-win leap’ in economy this year

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in chose South Korea’s largest vehicle export port as the venue for his first field visit of the year Friday, a show of his government’s resolve to support the development of environment-friendly automobiles and pull off a ra…

Hwacheon ice fishing festival opens to foreigners Saturday

HWACHEON, South Korea– The 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival will be open to foreign visitors on Saturday, one week ahead of its formal opening, county officials said Friday.The world famous festival was originally scheduled to kick off on Saturda…

Moon to issue formal New Year’s message next week

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in plans to release his official New Year’s message next week, in which he’s expected to clarify and specify his policy priorities, his office said Friday.He will read out a statement, broadcast live, at the main building of …

U.S. defense secretary urges N.K. leader to exercise restraint

WASHINGTON– U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to exercise “restraint” after the communist nation threatened to reveal a “new strategic weapon” in protest over stalled nuclear talks.Kim made the remark …

Deputy FM arrives in U.S. for talks with counterpart

WASHINGTON– South Korea’s deputy foreign minister arrived in Washington Thursday for talks with his U.S. counterpart amid a number of security challenges facing the allies.Kim Gunn, who took office last month, is scheduled to meet with U.S. Assistant …

Air Force chief oversees patrol mission in new year

SEOUL– Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Won In-choul oversaw an air patrol mission while flying a fighter jet on Friday in a show of his commitment to maintaining a staunch defense posture in the new year, his office said.Aboard an indigenous FA-50 fight…