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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has led the overtures to the North, said Monday that "important changes" were happening in East Asian geopolitics. "Should we succeed, there will be dramatic changes in world history, and (South) Korea will have played the leading role," he said at a meeting of ...
... Sergey Lavrov plans to meet with South Korea's National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong within days, a Russian foreign ministry official told TASS on Monday. "It is planned to organize Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Chung Eui-yong, director of the National Security Office for the South Korean President, ...

South Korea knew that despite the noise coming from Washington, from McMaster and company about military action and the bloody nose, that if they dangled this meeting in front of Trump, he could not turn it down. They knew how to play him." The South Korean government, elected on a campaign ...
A 10-member South Korean delegation met face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday for the first time in history — and the talks could set the tone for later US engagement. The meeting, which took place in Pyongyang, reportedly involved an elegant reception and banquet for the visiting diplomats, who ...
SEOUL, South Korea — A rising political star and presidential hopeful stepped down as a provincial governor on Tuesday, becoming the most prominent South Korean accused of misdeeds by a growing #MeToo movement in this male-dominant society. The politician, Ahn Hee-jung, governor of South ...
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, meeting with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. After years of refusal, North Korean leader Kim ...

ON THE morning of March 5th Ahn Hee-jung, then still the governor of South Chungcheong, one of South Korea's richest provinces, made a speech in support of the country's “#MeToo” movement, which, as elsewhere, has encouraged women to speak out about sexual harassment. “We have been living in ...
South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong, center, speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, as intelligence chief Suh Hoon, left and Cho Yoon-je, the South Korea ambassador to United States listen. President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a ...
Trump told reporters Thursday that South Korea will make a "major announcement" concerning North Korea at 7 p.m. ET. On Thursday a South Korean delegation came to the White House to brief officials on its most recent talks with North Korea -- the most significant talks between the two countries in more ...
Representatives of Cambodia and South Korea committed on Monday to strengthen political and trade ties. Speaking during a meeting with Oh Nak-young, the newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for enhanced diplomatic and commercial ...
Asked when the two countries will hold their postponed military exercises, Song Young-moo told parliament he and his counterpart, Jim Mattis, would make an announcement after the Winter Paralympics being hosted by South Korea end on March 18 and before the start of April. Seoul and Washington had ...
One of those options is to impose a duty of at least 53% on all steel imports from 12 countries, including six in Asia: South Korea, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The department said that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports are a matter of national security, arguing ...
When it comes to global politics off the rink — most of the spotlight has fallen on North and South Korea. ... is coming between the two countries leaders too — resulting in a tense meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, over military drills on the peninsula.
An image like the one of athletes from two countries still officially at war - North and South Korea - taking the Olympic stage under one flag at the ... How about the sight of Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader's sister shaking hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, right under the nose of US Vice ...
The big story of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has been the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries. So, will the Olympic legacy be permanently improved relations? As the Games began in Pyeongchang, the South Korean and North Korean athletes walked in the opening ...
Choco Pie became a household name in South Korea thanks largely to the word jeong printed in large characters on the red package. "We used the concept of 'jeong,' which resides in South Korean DNA, and positioned the product as something people can enjoy sharing with one another," an Orion ...
Are North and South Korea's joint uniforms a superficial response to serious political issues? ... Korea" calligraphy (represents) our national identity," she said in a phone interview, pointing out another hidden feature of the white jacket: a lining printed with the lyrics of the South Korean national anthem.

In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not ... Not long after, North and South Korean athletes entered Olympic Stadium together, waving flags showing a unified Korea — the long-time dream, ...
The thaw began when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered rare olive branch to South Korea during a New Year speech, declaring his wish "for peaceful resolution with our southern border" -- a gesture which was followed by a joint US-South Korean decision in January to suspend annual joint military ...
In its annual tax code revision in August 2017, South Korea said it was seeking to extend the tax base to take in more foreign investors and larger shareholders. The August 2017 draft proposed to lower the ownership threshold at which the capital gains tax on listed securities transactions took effect to 5 ...
News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms, Pence To Travel To South Korea ... DETROW: I think it has a lot of political bearing because this really muddied the waters. It dominated the news last week at a time when ... MARTIN: Scott Detrow - he hosts the NPR Politics podcast. Scott, thanks so much.
The Host (2006): Family, politics and a South Korean fish monster ... There's something fishy in South Korea's Han River, and it's not just the fish. ... daughter Hyun-seo (Go Ah-sung), his sister and skilled archer Nam-joo (Bae Doona), and Hee-bong's brother Nam-il (Park Hae-il), a drunken political activist.
"We cannot accept the flag in light of Japan's stance over the sovereignty of Takeshima and it is extremely regrettable," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference, referring to the South-Korean controlled, Japanese-claimed islands that are called Dokdo in Korean. Suga said Tokyo will ...
A South Korean appeals court Monday handed down a 2 ?-year suspended jail sentence for corruption to Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, clearing the way for ... trial of former President Park, are seen as tests of the country's commitment to ending cozy ties among South Korea's political and business elite.
North Korea's participation in the Olympics has already become the biggest story from an already ultra-politicized games, sparking grumbles in South Korea that the country is being forgotten in what should be its international moment, particularly after officials decided to merge the North and South Korean ...
SEOUL -- The South Korean government plans to reform the country's prosecution, intelligence and police services, a step toward realizing President Moon Jae-in's election pledges to curtail abuse of power by these agencies, which he says have been meddling in politics. Senior presidential secretary for ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After keeping South Korea in suspense, North Korea will send an advance team of officials, including a well-known singer ... South Korean officials have insisted they would ensure that the North Korean delegates kept political propaganda out of their activities in the South.
Washington (CNN) Key diplomatic posts remain unfilled a year into the Trump administration, chief among them the US ambassador to South Korea. ... Among South Korean officials, there's confusion about why Cha's nomination isn't moving forward given the stakes and tensions on the peninsula, ...
A group of 16 South Korean students from four high schools in Gwacheon City, South Korea, have been visiting Burlington for the last week as a part of the ... They have thought about what a unified Korea would mean, but they do not believe it is possible due to political problems between the two nations.
Earlier on Friday, the United States and South Korea formally accepted a WTO ruling in a separate dispute over U.S. duties on South Korean steel pipe ... South Korea's representative expressed disappointment that the ruling had not recognised "the magnitude of U.S. political pressure" - including letters ...
A "Bitcoin accepted here" sign at Bitcoin Center in Seoul, South Korea. The world of Bitcoin was rattled in mid January of 2018 by word that South Korea may be preparing a ban on trading in virtual currencies, but several political leaders have already aired their opposition to the idea. The New York Times ...
Responding to a call by South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, for a renewed and sincere apology to the so-called comfort women, Mr. Abe told reporters, “We can ... When, in late 2015, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, signed the agreement with Mr. Abe, the two countries said it was a “final and ...
That controversy, which raised concerns over South Korean money flowing to foreign entities, is probably among several factors making South Korea officials ... "In a practical sense, the South Korean government needs to factor in some political aspects – if a growing number of people lose huge sums of ...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and South Korean officials met in Washington on Friday to begin formally renegotiating a free-trade pact that has served as a source of conflict between the two allies. The meeting came at a moment of heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula and unease in ...
That, in a nutshell, captured the challenge facing the Trump administration as South Korea embarked on fragile new talks with North Korea on Wednesday. The United States, the South's key ally, views the overture with deep suspicion. For months, it has said that talks with North Korea would make no ...
It exposes Moon's weaknesses and South Korea's diplomatic and political constraints, especially as Kim Jong Un tries to generate friction between ... a business production zone located inside North Korea in which South Korean companies provided infrastructure and knowhow and North Korea had ...
Offer deals to the South Korean government for improved relations. Assuming South Korea takes the bait, North Korea will propose steps toward integration of the North and South. Some of the steps could include exchanging political and military leaders (e.g., allowing each side to open an “office” in each ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading international sanctions by trading with ... An official from South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the 5,100-ton KOTI and its crew members were being held at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port on the ...
The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the vessel departed the port of Yeosu in South Korea on October 19 carrying refined oil that was then transferred to a North Korean ship in international waters. The Lighthouse Winmore was seized upon re-entering Yeosu on November 24, foreign ministry officials ...
North Korea's Kim says 'open to dialog' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened ... South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said North Korea's participation will ensure safety of the Pyeongchang Olympics and proposed last month that Seoul and Washington postpone large military drills that the ...
The tour ban was partially lifted in November, making them available in Beijing and Shandong Province, after South Korea and China agreed in late October to work to improve relations. But they were halted again immediately after South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited China in mid-December.
US President Donald Trump said Beijing had been "caught red-handed," after the satellite images were republished in South Korean media earlier this week. South Korea said the Lighthouse Winmore and its crew were still in South Korean custody and under investigation. There were 23 Chinese nationals ...
It is hard to overstate the drama that has gripped the South Korean political world during the past 12 months. But the return of pragmatic democratic leadership today offers a crucial opportunity for President Moon Jae-in to reshape the perilous security situation in Northeast Asia as well as to reinvigorate ...
HONG KONG — A 140-member North Korean pop orchestra will stage rare performances in South Korea during the Winter Olympics next month, the two ... To avoid having the orchestra performances become a political controversy, South Korean negotiators are expected to insist that the North Korean ...
HONG KONG — North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to march their athletes together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics ... South Korea, host of the games, has said it hopes such a partnership in sports could contribute to a political thaw after years of high tensions.
ANSAN, South Korea — Few North Koreans have sought South Korean citizenship as long and as doggedly as Kim Seok-cheol. Since a ... By 1997, however, Mr. Kim began hearing that North Koreans were fleeing hunger and political persecution and that South Korea was accepting them as refugees.
It would also advance the U.S.-South Korean alliance and give South Korea experience that could be used in future NTS crises in North Korea such as famines, natural ... The ASEAN Political-Security Community Department in the ASEAN Secretariat is a promising institution that could take on this role.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said in an interview Wednesday with Fox News that it was an “open question” whether U.S. athletes would participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, given tensions in the region. Asked to clarify on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee ...
They passed on a meeting last year when Park Geun-hye, then the president of South Korea, was dealing with a corruption scandal that eventually unseated her. Japan now seeks to host a summit as early as January. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is giving high priority to pulling off the meeting before the Diet ...
Though the company produces no journalism itself, Naver's desktop and mobile news portal is South Korea's most popular news site. ... from ad revenue will pay for “experimental projects” like a new fact-checking effort run by Seoul National University that aims to assess the veracity of political statements.


 

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