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North Korea soldier's injuries not life-threatening: JCS
A North Korean soldier who suffered gunshot wounds while escaping to the South through the Joint Security Area has not fully regained consciousness, but the prognosis is positive, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Tuesday. A medical team led by Lee Guk-jong from Ajou University Hospital, has removed bullets from the soldier’s body. “The hospital will decide on whe...
Wounded North Korean soldier defects through DMZ [PHOTOS]
A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea through the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Monday, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). He was bleeding from gunshot wounds inflicted by North Korean border guards while he was defecting. The JCS said the soldier headed toward the South from a guard post on the North Korean side of the JSA at ...
Yoo Seong-min elected as Bareun Party chairman
Rep. Yoo Seong-min was elected as the new leader of the fourth largest Bareun Party in a party convention, Monday. Yoo was the presidential candidate of the minor conservative party, founded in January by 33 lawmakers who bolted from the bigger conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) following the impeachment of then-President Park Geun-hye. The number of Bareun Party lawmaker...
Ruling party leader to visit US
Ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairwoman Rep. Choo Mi-ae will visit the United States, Tuesday, to discuss North Korean affairs and trade issues with American policymakers. Three DPK lawmakers - Yun Ho-jung, Kim Kyung-hyup and Hong Ihk-pyo - will accompany Choo, DPK spokeswoman Kim Hyun said Sunday. On the first day in Washington D.C., Choo will meet Gary Cohn, Presi...
Bareun Party faces challenge to survive
The political fate of the minor conservative Bareun Party has been put at risk after eight of its 20 lawmakers rejoined the larger conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Thursday. The party, which was established under the slogan of “reformist conservatives,” is having an identity crisis between the hard-line conservative LKP and the liberal bloc, and this has resulted in th...
8 lawmakers rejoin Liberty Korea Party
Eight of nine lawmakers who bolted from the minor conservative Bareun Party Monday rejoined the bigger conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Thursday. They were among 29 lawmakers who quit the LKP in December last year at the height of a massive corruption scandal involving then-President Park Geun-hye. In a press conference at the LKP head office, the eight lawmakers vowed...
Trump stresses 'peace through strength'
U.S. President Donald Trump stressed “peace through strength” in his speech at the National Assembly, Wednesday, giving a stern warning to North Korea. “The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness,” Trump said referring to North Korea. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty....
Assembly begins reviewing 2018 budget
The National Assembly began reviewing the government’s budget bill for 2018, Monday, amid heated debate over the government’s expansion of welfare programs. The Moon Jae-in administration submitted a budget bill of 429 trillion won ($383.9 billion) for September next year. This is a 7.1 percent increase from the 2017 budget at 400.5 trillion won. The Assembly is supposed to complete the review by the end of November and put the final bill to vote at the plenary session on Dec. 2. Next year’s budget bill is dedicated to ensure better welfare and job security, the ruling Democratic Party of Ko...
Korean War-era German medical worker to visit Korea
Korean War veterans and their families will visit South Korea from Nov. 8 to 13 to participate in the annual commemorative event named “Turn Toward Busan,” the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) said Monday. In particular this year, the only surviving member of a German medical team, Karl Houser, his family members as well as relatives of other members who have ...
Paris Baguette sues Moon government
Paris Baguette, a bakery franchise conglomerate, filed a lawsuit against the government of President Moon Jae-in to reverse the labor ministry’s order to directly hire all the company’s outsourced bakers, the ministry said Friday. The company is said to have taken the legal action on Oct. 30. The ministry implemented a disciplinary measure against the bakery chain - if it does not directly employ the 5,300 bakers working at 3,396 stores as its employees, the government will press charges with prosecutors and seek to impose a fine by Nov. 9.
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