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However, South Korea has been perplexed by a series of domestic and diplomatic challenges following President Park Geun-hye's political scandal, Japan-South Korea "comfort women" deal, Tokyo-Seoul military intelligence-sharing pact and the deployment ...
The incident has shocked and angered the South Korean government, with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se demanding those behind the crime be brought to justice.
To this point, US prosecutors have said Ban Ki-sang, a member of the South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises., has yet to be arrested.
South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday, on suspicion of abuse of power for drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of the country's impeached president, Park Geun-hye.
South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) said on January 4 that the Chinese government had disapproved applications by South Korean airlines including Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air and Jin Air, an affiliate of national flag ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunThe government will carefully observe the South Korean government's handling of the issue involving a girl statue symbolizing comfort women that has been installed in the South Korean city of Busan before deciding when to send two ...
Seoul, South Korea - In a landmark ruling, a South Korean court said on Friday that the government had broken the law during the 1960s and '70s by detaining prostitutes who catered to American soldiers, and by forcing them to undergo treatment for ...
This is exactly what the South Korean government did when it interpreted the tweet to mean that it was a "clear warning" to North Korea that shows he is "aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program and will not waver from ...
"I CRIED when I heard," writes one blogger, recalling the moment she learned that her baby was a boy. Those were bitter tears.
The Philippines may have to issue a formal apology and pay reparations to South Korea for the killing of businessman Jee Ick-joo by police officers at Camp Crame under international law, a lawmaker said on Friday.
In a desperate effort to raise its birthrate, South Korea's government is giving financial incentives to encourage young people to have more babies.
NBI confirms kidnapped South Korean's remains cremated last year ... Jee went missing in Angeles City, Pampanga in 2016, and was strangled to death on the day of his abduction, according to investigation results given to the South Korean government.
women are being paid and given other financial incentives by the South Korean government in a desperate move to rise fertility rate.
The South Korean government identified the man only by his surname of Ji and said he was in his 50s. Philippine media said he was a businessman who had been working in The Philippines since 2008 and had been working for a manpower company.
South Korean prosecutors have requested the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the Samsung vice chairman, for bribery linked to the corruption scandal around President Park Geun-hye.
28, 2016, file photo, customers look at eggs at a discount store in Seoul, South Korea, a day after government officials announced that millions of chickens would be culled because of an outbreak of bird flu.
South Korea's culture minister Cho was questioned by prosecutors on January 17 over allegations that the government blacklisted thousands of artists for their political beliefs, the first incumbent cabinet minister to be formally interviewed in the ...
In the battle of ideas, Sweden climbed to No 2 and Finland cracked into the top five of the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using ...
South Korea's months-long political drama featured an uncomfortable family meeting Tuesday as the niece of presidential confidante Choi Soon-sil appeared in court to undermine her aunt's denials of corruption, local media reported.
Seoul (Reuters) - South Korea's Special Prosecutor on Monday indicted National Pension Service (NPS) Chairman Moon Hyung-pyo on charges of abuse of power and giving false testimony.
Kelly, the Pusan National University professor, said South Korea's government has a history of meddling in economic matters, creating an environment that invites corruption.
"We simply do not have the resources to close all the farms, which is why it is crucial that the South Korean government begin a programme to phase out the dog meat farms." The Korean Embassy in Washington did not respond to phone calls and emails ...
South Korea is said to have the highest per-capita rate of cosmetic surgery in the world and is a lucrative market for cosmetics companies.
South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group , the country's biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye's government gained ...
The sixth farm, in Wonju, South Korea, shut its doors this week. activists are working with Koreans inside and outside the government to end the dog meat trade, hoping to prompt some action before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Tokyo (Sputnik) - THAAD anti-missile systems, which South Korea agreed in 2016 to be deployed by the United States on its territory by the end of 2017 with the stated aim of countering threat from North Korea, serve as one of the main irritation ...
Tokyo/Seoul - The Japanese ambassador to South Korea, who was recalled this past week over the erection of a "comfort women" statue in Busan, may return to Seoul in the coming week, government sources said Friday. Yasumasa Nagamine will wait for Prime ...
South Korean hostage released in Philippines: government ... Jolo: South Korean captain anda Filipino crewman abducted by suspected militants in the southern Philippines three months ago were released on Saturday, the presidential peace adviser said.
Choi is today in custody on charges of meddling in state affairs without holding a government position and using her connections with the president to extort vast sums of money from many of South Korea's best-known companies . Beyond the legal charges, ...
The South Korean artist Hong Sung-dam in 2014 with his painting depicting President Park Geun-hye as a scarecrow. Mr. Hong is one of thousands of artists reportedly blacklisted by Ms. Park's government. Credit Jean Chung for The New York Times.
[NEW YORK] South Korea's export-led economy likely grew by 2.7 per cent in 2016, slightly above the latest government estimate, and felt little impact from the impeachment of its president, the nation's finance minister told Reuters in an interview on ...
Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon has arrived home to South Korea and said that he will make a decision soon on his future political career, amid expectations that he will run in an election that may come early if President Park Geun-hye is forced from office.
Special South Korean prosecutors questioned the head of top conglomerate Samsung Group on suspicion of bribery on Thursday in an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.
Seoul: Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Lee, vice chairman of ...
The last time Japan withdrew its envoy to South Korea was in 2012, in response to a presidential act. Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak had journeyed then to a group of islets, claimed as territory by both countries. The political recall ...
Seoul, South Korea (AP) - South Korean authorities said Wednesday that a Samsung scion will be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case in the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of the country's president.
The working group is a part of a wider, marked effort by the South Korean government to promote the country's Fintech sector.
The monk was at a protest calling for the dismissal of South Korean president Park Geun-hye. In 2015, Park came under widespread criticism for making a deal with Japan over Japan's use of South Korean sex slaves during WWII. South Korea agreed to no ...
[Seoul] North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said on Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong Un said it was close to test-launching an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung electronics' vice chairman, will be summoned to face questions by investigators probing whether South Korea's largest business group bribed a jailed confidante of President Park Geun-hye to win favors, said Hong Jong-seok, ...
Some political observers are also concerned that without strong leadership in Seoul, U.S.-South Korean ties will suffer, if as expected, U.S.
Since then, South Korea has been rocked by a political cronyism scandal culminating in the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Seoul - South Korea's culture minister apologised Monday for the conservative government's blacklisting of thousands of artists for their political beliefs, as critics said the attempt to muzzle critics was the worst for decades. The list of over 9,000 ...
Political parties will lock horns to recruit Ban Ki-Moon, a key contenders in South Korea's presidential race, when he returns to Seoul.
Since then, South Korea has been rocked by a political cronyism scandal leading to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
When it comes to the former, the South Korean government is planning to supply frequency at a higher price in a region with a higher population density or a larger area.
South Korea is set to deploy new laser weapons with the aim of shooting down North Korean drones, defence officials said on Friday.
In a move likely to reignite a feud over the so-called "comfort women", Japan's chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga also announced that Japan is ordering home its consul-general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan-South Korea ...


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