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Allies to start low-key joint drills Friday
South Korea and the United States will start their annual military exercises, Friday, but they will be kept low-key in consideration of revived diplomacy with North Korea, military sources said Monday. The Foal Eagle exercise will start April 1 for a one-month run, while the Key Resolve drills will begin Friday. The schedule will be officially announced today.
Why is extramarital affair unforgivable in Korea?
Former presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun, who was running for the South Chungcheong Province governor post, eventually gave up his election bid, Wednesday, after being hit by an allegation that he had an extramarital affair with a female member of his Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). He admitted he had “good feelings” about the woman, but denied that he helped her get nomi...
Moon to visit Vietnam, UAE
President Moon Jae-in will visit Vietnam from March 22 to 24 and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from March 24 to 27, Cheong Wa Dae announced Thursday. During the state visit to Vietnam, President Moon will focus on improving economic ties with the Southeast Asian country, according to presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom. “President Moon will have a summit with Vietnamese Pre...
Parties show mixed reactions on questioning of Lee
Political parties released mixed reactions to former conservative Lee Myung-bak, who appeared Wednesday to be questioned by the prosecution. Ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae sternly criticized Lee. “Lee is suspected of 20 charges, which would be enough to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records,” Choo said in a party meeting Wednesday.
Opposition party sends protest letter to Gallup
The largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) has sent a letter to U.S. consulting firm Gallup to protest what it called “biased” opinion surveys conducted by Gallup Korea. The problem is: Gallup Korea is not a subsidiary of Gallup, and has no business ties with the U.S. firm.
#MeToo mystery: Why are only liberal politicians affected?
The #MeToo movement is sweeping the political community after hitting the art and culture scenes hard. But oddly enough, allegations are being raised only against liberal politicians. Is this because conservative politicians have higher ethical standards and are better behaved? The conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) has stepped up a political offensive over a series of se...
Scandal-hit politician claims innocence
Former Democratic Party of Korea lawmaker Chung Bong-ju, Monday, denied a media report he sexually harassed a woman in 2011. Online news outlet Pressian ran a story about Chung's alleged sexual misconduct based on interviews with the alleged victim hours before Chung was supposed to hold a press conference to declare his bid for the post of Seoul mayor last week. Chung eventu...
Former presidential spokesman rebuts claims of extramarital affair
Former presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun, who is preparing to run for governor of South Chungcheong Province, refuted an allegation he had an extramarital affair with a female party member. The allegation was raised last week, after Park's close friend An Hee-jung resigned as South Chungcheong Province governor March 6 after being hit by suspicions he had raped his secreta...
Lawmaker offers to resign over alleged sexual misconduct
Rep. Min Byung-doo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has offered to give up his National Assembly seat after a businesswoman accused him of sexually harassing her. “I apologize to her regardless of the circumstance. As far as I remember, I was not involved in any problematic behavior,” Min said in a text message sent to journalists Saturday. “I will do my best to ...
Ruling party reeling from series of #MeToo claims
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is going all-out to minimize the impact of a series of #MeToo claims against party members, including former South Chungcheong Governor An Hee-jung. Only an hour after An's alleged sex abuses were reported Monday night, DPK Chairwoman Rep. Choo Mi-ae promptly organized an emergency meeting to make a decision to expel An, who had been...
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