All posts tagged "politics"

  • Yim Tae-hee, left, and Lee Jae-oh (Yonhap)
    S. Korean political heavyweights moving to run as independents

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Several political heavyweights announced Wednesday that they could run in next month’s parliamentary election by either becoming independents or joining other parties amid a growing feud over the nomination process. Earlier this week, the...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Cho Hoon-hyun (Yonhap, file)
    Renowned S. Korean Go player Cho Hoon-hyun joins ruling party

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Renowned South Korean Go player Cho Hoon-hyun joined the ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday, apparently hoping to win a proportional representation ticket in the April general elections. Cho, a ninth-dan player who went pro...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • ormer national ssireum champion Lee Man-gi (fourth from right, at podium) announces his intention to run for a parliamentary seat in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, in this file photo taken on Dec. 21, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Former star athletes enter new arena at upcoming elections

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Former star athletes will enter a whole different arena in the spring, when they will be vying for parliamentary seats in the general elections. Former ssireum (traditional wrestling) national champion Lee Man-gi will take...

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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    Ahn’s new party named ‘People’s Party’

    By Kim Hyo-jin Independent lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo’s new party that will be formed by early February will be named the People’s Party. After ideas were collected from the public Jan. 1-6, the name was announced by the...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, S.C. (Chris Thelen/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
    Most popular candidate among Asian Americans? Bernie Sanders

    By Brian Han Times are a changin’ as Bob Dylan so eloquently put it. Not long ago, Asian Americans more times than not strongly identified with the Republican Party. But that trend is rapidly changing, most recently...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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    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. Korea ratifies FTA with China

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s National Assembly approved the country’s bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with China during a main session Monday. Lawmakers of the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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