Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Ukraine announces plans to pull out troops from Crimean peninsula

Our top story this lunchtime…. The Ukrainian government is making preparations to evacuate its troops from Crimea after more Ukrainian bases were taken over by Russian forces on Wednesday. Western leaders say they will slap even more sanctions on Moscow… if Russian forces encroach further into eastern Ukraine. Shin Se-min starts us off. The head of Ukraine’s national security and

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Voyage to Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost territory

Voyage to Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost territory

Korea’s Dokdo boasts untapped natural resources and ample fishing waters,… not to mention natural beauty. Lee Ji-won takes us to the islets, which also regained their independence on this Liberation Day. Dokdo Island — where Korea sees the first morning light, and… where untold environmental resources await their use by the nation. This is Korea’s easternmost territory. To get there,

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Korea condemns Japan for renewed claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets

Korea condemns Japan for renewed claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets

The Korean government has slammed Japan for its fresh territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets. Seoul’s defense and foreign ministries quickly issued statements on Tuesday re-asserting Dokdo is,… by every standard,… Korean territory. Kim Hyun-bin reports. Korea’s defense ministry has urged Japan to withdraw all of its false territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets,… after Tokyo again renewed

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South Korean Navy kicks off Dokdo defense drill

South Korean Navy kicks off Dokdo defense drill

South Korea’s Navy is holding a special defense drill in waters surrounding Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. Seoul is hoping to send Japan a stern message that it should stop making baseless territorial claims to the East Sea islets. Kim Hyun-bin reports. According to a Navy official, the drills that began Thursday are an effort to defend Dokdo from possible

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S. Korea releases online video promoting Dokdo Islets

S. Korea releases online video promoting Dokdo Islets

Fans of online videos from Korea had the opportunity to see right at the start of the new year… a clip promoting the Dokdo Islets. At midnight… the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a video using ample historical evidence to spread the word about Korea’s sovereignty over the islets… and to counter Japan’s recent barrage of online videos which try

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Seoul lodges protest over Japan’s newest claim to Dokdo islets

Seoul lodges protest over Japan’s newest claim to Dokdo islets

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo took another step back this Wednesday, with Korea lodging a complaint with the Japanese Embassy in Seoul over Tokyo’s most recent unjustified claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets. Here’s Arirang News’ Ji Myung-kil with the latest development on that front. Korea on Wednesday summoned the deputy chief of the Japanese embassy in Seoul,… Takashi Kurai, to

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Korea-Iran Summit analysis, Iran’s position on nuclear Korean peninsula: On-set interview…

Korea-Iran Summit analysis, Iran’s position on nuclear Korean peninsula: On-set interview…

Let’s take an in-depth look into President Park’s state visit to Iran and a bilateral summit between the South Korean president and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Joining me live in the studio to help us better understand the landmark event, its implications and significance… is Dr. Seo Jeong-min, Professor of Middle East Politics at Graduate School of International and Area

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Japan lodges complaint over Korean lawmakers’ planned visit to Dokdo islets

Japan lodges complaint over Korean lawmakers’ planned visit to Dokdo islets

The Japanese government has lodged a complaint against a planned visit by Korean lawmakers to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets. The Korean Embassy in Japan says it received a phone call from Japan’s foreign ministry saying the visit is highly regretful and Tokyo cannot accept it. The Korean embassy responded by saying the islets are Korean territory and it cannot accept

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Two newly released documents exclude Dokdo from Japanese territory

Two newly released documents exclude Dokdo from Japanese territory

Today, October 25th, is a special day for Koreans as the country marks Dokdo Day,… a day to celebrate the country’s easternmost islets. To commemorate the occasion, the Independence Hall of Korea has publicized two historical documents that show Japan did not consider Dokdo its territory at that time. Lee Unshin reports. This is a Japanese geography textbook for junior

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Two B-52 bombers flew near disputed islands in South China Sea: Pentagon &quot

Two B-52 bombers flew near disputed islands in South China Sea: Pentagon   &quot

The U.S. government has admitted to flying two strategic bombers close to China′s reclaimed islands in the South China Sea. The Pentagon says the B52s were contacted by Chinese air traffic control but continued to fly their mission as directed. Connie Kim reports. In a move that could further enflame tension between Washington and Beijing,… it has emerged the Pentagon

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