All posts tagged "politics"

  • Kim Ki-woong (R), South Korea's chief delegate for working-level inter-Korean talks, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Hwang Chol at the truce village of Panmunjom on Nov. 26, 2015, at the start of the meeting to prepare for high-level government talks. (Photo provided by the Unification Ministry) (Yonhap)
    Koreas agree to hold high-level talks next month

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South and North Korea agreed Friday to hold high-level government talks next month as they are seeking to mend strained ties following a landmark deal in August on easing military tension. The two sides...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • Protesters wearing masks pull ropes to topple a police bus during a rally in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, on Nov. 14. The ruling Saenuri Party is moving to ban activists from wearing masks to hide their identity. (Yonhap)
    President Park compares masked protesters to ISIS

        On Nov. 14, over 70,000 people openly protested South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s policies on labor reform and rewritten history textbooks in Seoul. Violent clashes erupted, which included police firing tear gas and water cannons...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un visits the construction site of a ski resort being built on Masik Pass. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    More key officials fleeing N. Korea amid leader’s brutal rule: source

    By Brian Han North Korea’s top government and military officials are fleeing from their own country mostly due to Kim Jong-un’s reign of terror. It should come as no surprise considering that any form of dissent whether...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • South Korean riot police officers spray water cannons as police officers try to break up protesters trying to march to the Presidential House after a rally against government's policy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in what was believed to be the largest protest in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    [NYT Op-ed] South Korea targets dissent

      South Koreans can be as proud of their country’s emergence from dictatorship into a vibrant democracy as they are of the rags-to-riches development that made their country a global industrial powerhouse. So it...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • North Korean defectors Joseph Kim, left, Jay Jo, center, and Kim Hye-Sook participate in a panel on North Korean human rights abuses at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    UN human rights committee OKs resolution on N. Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s bleak human rights situation and encouraging the Security Council to refer the country to the International Criminal Court. The...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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    S. Korea rejects Abe’s demand to remove sex slave statue

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea on Thursday dismissed a news report saying that Japan’s premier had suggested the removal of a statue symbolizing South Korean victims of Tokyo’s sex slavery as a precondition for resolving the so-called...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Voter registration
    LA community launches overseas voting campaign for April Korean election

    By Kim Chul-soo Los Angeles Korean American organizations are coming together to encourage local Korean nationals to take advantage of overseas voters registration for the April Korean legislative election. Registration, which opened this past weekend, is being...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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