All posts tagged "government"

  • North Korean restaurants in Dandong, China (Yonhap)
    Government tells South Koreans not to eat at North Korean restaurants

    South Korea is looking to make its citizens’ stomachs the latest front in its standoff with North Korea. The government in Seoul is telling South Koreans not to eat at the North Korean-run restaurants found in many...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • (Screenshot of a New York Times opinion piece critiquing the South Korean government's efforts to rewrite history textbooks)
    S. Korean gov’t draws criticism for pressuring foreign press

    By Yi Whan-woo South Korea’s government is drawing international concern for allegedly putting pressure on foreign journalists who have published articles that are critical of President Park Geun-hye and her style of governance. The Ministry of Foreign...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • In this July 17, 2015 file photo, employees walk past a logo of Samsung Group at the head office of Samsung C&T Corp. in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's financial regulator said Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 it has launched an investigation into possible insider trading by Samsung executives related to a contentious takeover deal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
    Samsung execs investigated for possible insider trading

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s financial regulator said Friday it is investigating possible insider trading by Samsung executives related to a contentious takeover deal. Kim Hong-sik, director of the capital markets investigation unit at the...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    S. Korean police to take stronger measures in upcoming rally despite casualties

    By Brian Han Just a few weeks ago, a 69-year-old South Korean farmer got hit with a police water cannon during a massive protest rendering him unconscious. Medical reports later revealed that he suffered from a brain hemorrhage...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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    S. Korean gov’t's new policy on multiracial families to promote openness

    ‘More openness toward multiracial people is next policy target’ By Kim Se-jeong The government will put a greater focus on correcting prejudiced views of multiracial families and boosting the public’s receptivity of them, said Minister of Gender...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • South Korea's Prime Minister participates in the National Assembly. Rival political parties in the country are still very much at odds regarding state-issued history textbooks for students. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s political parties still polarized on history textbook row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The National Assembly was polarized for the second day in a row Wednesday as the opposition continued to boycott parliamentary sessions in protest against the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks. On Tuesday,...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan (C) chairs the meeting of economy related ministers in Seoul on Oct. 27, 2015. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean gov’t to pump $7.95 billion into local economy

    SEOUL/SEJONG (Yonhap) — The government will inject an extra 9 trillion won (US$7.95 billion) into the local economy in the fourth quarter to keep alive the growth momentum generated in the past few months, the finance ministry...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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