S.Korea voices regret over Japanese PM sending offering to controversial Yasukuni Shrine
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry in Seoul said the South Korean government expresses deep disappointment and regret over the fact that responsible leaders of Japan have once again sent offerings to and paid respects at the Yasukuni Shrine, which glorifies Japan's war of aggression and enshrines war criminals, reports Xinhua news agency.
S.Korean Coast Guard apprehends 22 Chinese after illegal entry attempt
The group of Chinese nationals, known to be around their 40s, faces charges of attempting to flee after the vessel carrying them illegally docked at a port in Boryeong, 140 km south of Seoul, at 1:53 a.m., Yonhap News Agency quoted the officials as saying.
Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia for rare summit with Vladimir Putin
The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) confirmed early Tuesday that Kim had left Pyongyang for Russia aboard his bulletproof train on Sunday afternoon, accompanied by leading officials of the regime's ruling party and the armed forces, reports Yonhap News Agency.
Kim Jong-un may choose unexpected route to Russia: South Korean intelligence
Earlier this week, The New York Times had reported that Kim plans to travel to Vladivostok, possibly by an armoured train, later this month for talks with Putin about the possibility of supplying Russia with more weaponry for its ongoing war in Ukraine and other military cooperation.
North Korea conducted 'simulated tactical nuclear attack', says KCNA
As per North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), "A firing drill for simulated tactical nuclear attack was conducted at dawn of September 2 to warn the enemies of the actual nuclear war danger." "Two long-range strategic cruise missiles tipped with mock nuclear warheads were fired," Yonhap news agency reported quoting the KCNA.
Fukushima water release carried out as planned: S.Korea
"So far, the discharge is proceeding stably as originally planned, and it is understood that there are no abnormal situations," said Park Ku-yeon, the first deputy chief of South Korea's Office for Government Policy Coordination, during a daily briefing on the Fukushima issue.
Trilateral summit helps bolster response to North Korea's threats: Seoul's presidential office
President Yoon Suk Yeol, US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed Friday to significantly expand trilateral security cooperation, pledging to immediately consult one another in the event of common threats, hold annual joint military exercises and closely cooperate to deal with North Korea's threats, Yonhap news agency reported.