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Song Young-gil to head presidential panel
A ruling party lawmaker who visited Russia in May as President Moon Jae-in’s special envoy has been appointed to lead a newly created presidential committee tasked to discuss economic cooperation with China, Russia and possibly North Korea. Cheong Wa Dae said Friday Moon has appointed Rep. Song Young-gil of the Democratic Party of Korea as head of the Northern Economic Cooper...
Moon's N. Korea approach
North Korea is showing signs of preparing to launch a ballistic missile yet again very soon - this time probably using a submarine. The harsh reality facing South Korea is that it has few options to counter the North’s additional provocation. The Kim Jong-un regime has completely ignored President Moon Jae-in’s repeated dialogue overtures. It did not even show any interest in...
Alliance being tested
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), once a symbol of the Seoul-Washington alliance, is now becoming a seed of conflict between the allies. No doubt the U.S. missile defense system, if fully implemented, will help maintain the security balance on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea’s missile technology is evolving and China’s regional influence is growing.
Kang Kyung-wha expects daughter to give up US citizenship
Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha said Friday she expects her daughter will give up her U.S. citizenship and switch to Korean soon. “There will be a family meeting to discuss this matter,” Kang told reporters. “I think my daughter will decide to give up American nationality. What’s important is how she feels about it.”
Ex-Tigers manager joins Moon's campaign
Former Kia Tigers Manager Kim Sung-han joined the campaign team of leading presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea, Sunday.
Prime minister's wrong path
The people’s quest for justice is being challenged again after Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn turned down the independent counsel’s request for a 30-day extension of its investigation into the presidential corruption scandal, Monday. As a result, President Park Geun-hye managed to avoid the risk of being arrested at least in March, assuming that the Constitutional Court will de...
Court to rule on Ban Ki-moon's eligibility as presidential candidate
A group of five activists filed a petition with a district court, Wednesday, to confirm whether former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is eligible to run for the presidency. Lawyer Han Woong, who represents the group, said there could be a legal problem about Ban’s presidential bid. “Ban stayed overseas for years as the U.N. chief until he returned home early this month,” Han told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court. “His bid may constitute a violation of the current law. We hope a court decision will clear any questions about his eligibility.”
No legal problem for Ban's presidential bid: watchdog
The election watchdog said Friday that there is no legal problem for former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to run in the presidential election.
Myth about inter-Korean summit
The inter-Korean summit has largely become a political myth for most South Koreans regardless of whether they are liberals or conservatives.
Embracing gays
Hong Seok-cheon is a well-known gay celebrity in Korea
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