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G20 may tackle N. Korea's ICBM provocation
President Moon Jae-in has proposed that the G20 nations deal with North Korea’s inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in a joint statement after their meeting in Berlin. During a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Thursday, Moon proposed the idea and the German leader promised to deliver this to the G20 nations, Cheong Wa Dae said.
Allies may lose self-restraint: USFK commander
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, warned North Korea, Wednesday, that the ROK-U.S. combined forces may shed “self-restraint” in handling its nuclear and missile threats. In a joint statement he issued with Gen. Lee Sun-jin, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brooks said, “Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war.”
Amnesty Korea director tackles N. Korea human rights
It has been about a year since Amnesty International Korea started to voice its views on North Korean human rights. The international human rights watchdog has been known for its activities on conscientious objectors and freedom of speech in South Korea, but this is a first for human rights in the North. Kim Hee-jin, Amnesty International Korea director, started the initiativ...
LKP has slim chance of reform
Hong Joon-pyo, newly elected chairman of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), has vowed to rebuild the party that was hit hard by former President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal. But chances for fundamental change seem slim given the lingering influence of the Park loyalists. Members of the LKP’s newly formed Supreme Council, a decision-making body, decided to o...
Hong Joon-pyo elected LKP leader, vows reform
Hong Joon-pyo, the former presidential candidate of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) was elected as the party’s new leader, Monday. Hong, who lost to Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) in the May 9 presidential election, won a landslide victory in the party’s leadership race with support of 65.7 percent, beating Reps. Won Yoo-chul and Shin Sang-ji...
Assembly endorses unification minister nominee
The National Assembly endorsed Cho Myoung-gon, the candidate for President Moon Jae-in’s unification minister Thursday. The Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee rapidly adopted a joint report after its confirmation hearing on his strategy to break the inter-Korean deadlock.
THAAD needs scrutiny: defense nominee
The deployment of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery here needs National Assembly scrutiny, rather than ratification, Defense Minister nominee Song Young-moo said Wednesday. At a confirmation hearing, Song was equivocal about the installment of the anti-missile system needing parliamentary ratification. Asked whether the government should secure ratifi...
Assembly speaker offers to meet NK parliamentary leader
National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun offered Tuesday to meet with North Korea’s parliamentary leader in an effort to promote inter-Korean exchanges. He said the international community should keep sanctions on the North if it does not change, but a sanctions-only approach will not resolve the nuclear issue. “Our experience tells us sanctions alone cannot resolve the North...
'All soldiers' deaths should be respected'
Justice Party chairwoman Sim Sang-jung and lawmaker Kim Jong-dae proposed two revision bills, Monday, to expand support for those killed or injured while serving mandatory military service. The two lawmakers held a press conference at the National Assembly with the parents of deceased soldiers to call for the passage of the revision bills, which they dubbed “Soldiers and Moth...
N. Korea repeatedly slanders President Moon
North Korea is stepping up its smear campaign against President Moon Jae-in over his tough stance on the North’s provocations. “His pledge to strengthen international sanctions is a betrayal of South Koreans’ wish to enhance inter-Korean relationships,” the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said, Thursday. This was in response to President Moo...
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