Daily Archive: October 10, 2021

Father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program Dead at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon program, died at 85 at a hospital in Islamabad early Sunday after a prolonged illness.While Khan was hailed as a national hero for making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic nuclear p…

Outspoken and aggressive, Lee Jae-myung faces challenges head on

SEOUL– Lee Jae-myung has been known to be an aggressive public administrator whose relentless drive to get things done, often in sensational ways, landed him the presidential nomination of the ruling liberal Democratic Party on Sunday.The 56-year-old …

FM Chung requests UAE’s support for 2030 World Expo

SEOUL– Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong asked the United Arab Emirates to support South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, his ministry said Sunday.Chung also said that South Korea highly values the UAE’s success in hosting the Expo 2020…

N. Korea quietly marks 76th founding anniversary of ruling party

SEOUL– North Korea appears to be marking the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party on Sunday without a military parade or any other provocative show of force.State media carried several articles stressing the ruling party and leader K…

Air, maritime shipping costs hit record highs amid pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 10 — The costs of air and maritime cargo shipping surged to their all-time highs in South Korea, as logistics giants reduced their international schedules amid the COVID-19 pandemic, industry data showed Sunday.The average air freight rate…