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Assembly in shambles along with hunger strike stir
The largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) is under fire for paralyzing assembly sessions, with its floor leader's hunger strike, which was criticized for lacking justification, ending empty handed. LKP floor leader, Rep. Kim Sung-tae, suddenly stopped his hunger strike, Tuesday, he had staged in front of the National Assembly main hall from last Thursday to call for ...
Opposition floor leader attacked during hunger strike
Liberty Korea Party (LKP) floor leader Kim Sung-tae was attacked Saturday in front of the National Assembly main hall, by a man who demanded the main opposition party play its role for reconciliation of the two Koreas. The attack took place while Rep. Kim was staging a hunger strike he began Thursday at the National Assembly to call for an independent counsel investigate the ...
'Homogeneous Korea' may seem nationalistic
The most frequently used word by the leaders of two Korea during their summit last week was “minjok,” or “ethnicity,” which appeared over 30 times in speeches and texts. President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stressed “homogeneity” between the divided Koreas. In the welcoming speech, Moon quoted a North Korean poem: “Now we have met, let us not part again. ...
Gov't launches committee to implement Panmunjeom Declaration
Cheong Wa Dae has set up a steering committee comprising senior officials from relevant ministries and government agencies to carry out agreements made at last week's inter-Korean summit. The committee held its first meeting on Thursday. Presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok, who led the summit preparation committee, will lead the steering committee as well.
Right-wing lawmaker under fire for swearing at Moon
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is seeking to unseat an opposition lawmaker who swore at President Moon Jae-in last week in a public speech. The party filed a complaint on Wednesday with the National Assembly Special Committee on Ethics against Rep. Cho Won-jin from the Patriotic Party of Korea (PPK).
Seoul removes propaganda speakers
Seoul's Ministry of National Defense removed propaganda loudspeakers near the military demarcation line (MDL), Tuesday, in fulfillment of a part of the Panmunjeom Declaration signed by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The ministry began the dismantling at 2 p.m.; and it took about an hour for around 30 people from the military and a speaker manufactu...
North Korea to return to same time zone as South Korea on May 5
Following the two Korean leaders' agreement to unify the time zones used in the South and North, Pyongyang's parliament promptly fulfilled the promise made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, its state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Monday. The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly - which has the same status as the South Korean National Assembly - announc...
Experts hail 'Panmunjeom Declaration,' but unsure about its impact
Experts positively assessed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit, entitled “Panmunjeom Agreement,” released Friday, while expressing mixed forecasts about the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “The two Koreas agreed on complete denuclearization, which means no nuclear weapons throughout the Korean peninsula. It couldn't ...
First ladies of two Koreas meet for first time
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju appeared at the inter-Korean summit in the truce village of Panmunjeom, ...
3,000 journalists crowd summit press center
At the crack of dawn, Thursday, international journalists began to flock to KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, where the main press center for the inter-Korean summit has been installed. Slightly flushed out of excitement to cover the historic event, journalists were upbeat in sharing their expectations of the summit's outcome, as well as the roles of North Korean officials...
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