All posts tagged "politics"

  • Independent lawmaker Park Ki-choon shows a stern face at the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office on Aug. 19, 2015, as he is transferred to a detention house after prosecutors arrested him on suspicion of taking bribes from a businessman. Park is suspected of receiving illegal political funds worth 350 million won (US$299,000) and valuables, such as luxury watches and bags, from the head of a distribution agency. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean officials taking $900+ to be expelled

    South Korean courts are cracking down on political corruption by issuing a new law that states any bribe exceeding one million won (US$900) received in exchange for favors will result in an immediate removal from office. That...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Grace Seear
    Korean Canadian woman vies for House seat

    Grace Seear, a 35-year-old Korean Canadian from Burnaby South near Vancouver, has her eyes on a seat in Parliament. A Conservative Party member, Seear — whose Korean name is Cho Eun-ae — is a political staffer and...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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  • Jong Chul Lee
    Palisades Park places second Korean American in deputy mayor seat

    By The Korea Times New York staff Palisades Park, New Jersey, has appointed City Councilman Jong Chul Lee to the seat of deputy mayor, Mayor James Rotundo announced through a press release Monday. The appointment comes following...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • This file photo shows polling booths being set up at the Korean Consulate in Los Angeles. (Korea Times file)
    S. Korea expects big rise in overseas voter turnout, politicians prepare global campaign

    By Brian Han South Korea’s Presidential and National Assembly candidates face a growing need to campaign outside of their native country — primarily in the U.S. and China — in order to maximize success in upcoming elections....

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • (KCNA/Yonhap)
    Fear politics not helping N. Korean leader

    By Kim Hyo-jin North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “fear politics” will eventually weaken his power base, a noted North Korea expert said Friday. The reaction came days after Kim executed the North’s Defense Minister Hyon Yong-chol. Months...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Helen Gym (Korea Times file)
    Philly public education champion Helen Gym looks to nab city council seat

    Philadelphia has a new Korean American city council hopeful on its hands with Helen Gym, 47, a nationally recognized public education activist. A former reporter and teacher, co-founder of the city’s Parents United for Public Education and...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • South Korea's new Prime Minister nominee Lee Wan-koo offered his resignation on Monday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    S. Korean PM offers to resign following bribery allegations

    By Lee Min-hyung Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offered to resign on late Monday night amid mounting criticism over a bribery allegation that he received kickbacks from the late Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong. “Lee expressed his intention...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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