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[Olympics] Two N. Korean staffers have no IOC accreditation
Two North Korean staff members, not registered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have been staying here since Jan. 25 for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, the Ministry of Unification realized on Friday. On Thursday, 32 North Korean delegates arrived at Yangyang International Airport. Since Jan. 25, 15 North Koreans _ female ice hockey team coach Pak Chol-ho...
LKP lawmaker in hot seat over sexual harassment case
Rep. Choi Gyo-il of the Liberty Korea Party (LKP) faces allegations he blocked a probe into a sexual harassment case involving a female prosecutor while he worked at the Ministry of Justice in 2010 as a senior prosecutor. Choi has denied the allegations, but the alleged victim - Seo Ji-hyun from the Tongyeong branch of the Changwon District Prosecutors Office - and another fe...
Moon, Lee Myung-bak to meet at Olympics next week
President Moon Jae-in's senior secretary for political affairs Han Byung-do formally invited former President Lee Myung-bak to the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics, delivering an invitation in person, Wednesday. The invitation came amid a widening investigation of Lee, which may lead to the prosecution investigating him. In addition to his alleged ownership of the scandal...
[INTERVIEW] Lawmaker helps Ethiopian coffee industry
Just as many Koreans in their middle years had done when they were children, Rep. Choung Byoung-gug of the Bareun Party used to drink powdered milk and eat corn soup given to Korea by allied countries when Korea was an aid recipient. Now, the five-term lawmaker is exploring ways to boost the Ethiopian coffee industry using official development assistance. In an effort to buil...
10 of Moon's aides to quit to run for June elections
Ten of President Moon Jae-in's secretaries have resigned or will resign soon in order to run for local elections slated for June, according to Cheong Wa Dae officials Tuesday. On Monday, Moon tapped an ex-journalist as a new presidential spokesman to replace Park Soo-hyun. Park, who used to work for South Chungcheong Governor An Hee-jung, is planning to run for his post.
People's Party, Bareun Party to finalize merger Feb. 13
The People's Party and the Bareun Party plan to hold a joint national convention on Feb. 13 to finalize their merger. “The two parties will hopefully be able to reach a consensus on the merged party's name and relevant issues by Feb. 1. Then they will hold a joint convention on Feb. 13,” said Bareun Party spokesman Yu Eui-dong.
Koreas to have hectic joint training sessions ahead of Olympics
The two Koreas will engage in hectic sports and cultural exchanges in the lead-up to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Ahead of the official opening of the Olympics, they plan to hold joint training sessions at the Masikryong Ski Resort located near Wonsan, North Korea. The date has yet to be confirmed, but sources expect South Korean skiers are likely to train there for two d...
Moon's daughter working as Justice Party member
President Moon Jae-in's daughter, Moon Da-hye, 35, is apparently a member of the Justice Party, according to a local media report, Monday. Her party membership was suspected by her participation in a film screening event hosted by the progressive party, Jan. 2. There, she watched the box office hit “1987: When the Day Comes” that depicted nationwide protests in 1987 which bro...
People's Party anti-merger faction to form new party
A People's Party faction on Sunday officially declared its plan to break away and launch a new party, in protest against the People's Party's plan to merge with the Bareun Party. Its declaration confirms the factional disputes between those supporting People's Party Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo, who wants to decide officially on a merger with the conservative Bareun Party at a conv...
Ruling party urges cooperation with EU, China over US tariffs
Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon, the chief policymaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), blasted U.S. President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on South Korean washing machines and solar panels, Thursday. “As criticized by American media, the so-called safeguard measure harms American industries' competitiveness,” Kim said in the party's daily meeting. “The ruling camp will p...
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