All posts tagged "President"

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je)
    Park to receive 3.4 pct raise

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Cabinet raised President Park Geun-hye’s annual salary by more than 3 percent in a wage hike that also affected all other civic servants across South Korea, officials said Tuesday. Park is set to...

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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  • Pop artist Lee Ha's poster of former president Chun Doo-hwan (Korea Times file)
    S. Korea convicts artist for satirical artwork of president

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s conviction of a pop artist charged with putting up satirical posters of former president Chun Doo-hwan. Lee Byung-ha, 47, known as Lee Ha, was...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • Mourners visit a memorial for former South Korean President Kim Young-sam inside the Korean American Association of Greater New York Sunday. (Korea Times)
    S. Korean Embassy in DC opens memorial altar for late ex-President Kim

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Embassy in Washington began accepting mourners of late former President Kim Young-sam on Monday after establishing a memorial altar at the embassy building. Amb. Ahn Ho-young and the embassy staff paid their...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • This 1993 file photo shows former President Kim Young-sam waving during a car parade after being sworn in as South Korea's 14th president. Kim, who has been hospitalized due to a high fever, died at Seoul National University Hospital on Nov. 22, 2015, the hospital said. He was 88. Kim formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. (Yonhap)
    Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87. The...

    • Posted November 21, 2015
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  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Yonhap)
    Ban’s S. Korean presidential bid rumors flare up amid planned N. Korea trip

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Speculation of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s presidential bid in South Korea has resurfaced after news reports on his possible visit to North Korea. Ban’s spokesman said earlier this week that discussions are under way...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • The screen image from Facebook.com shows the Facebook page of President Barack Obama. Obama wants you to like him. And comment on him. And share his posts, too. The president now has his own personal Facebook page. "President Obama, public figure" went live Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (Facebook.com via AP)
    President Obama launches Facebook page

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants you to like him. And comment on him. And share his posts, too. Obama launched his own personal Facebook page Monday, in a fresh attempt from the social media-savvy president...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye walks past a NASA logo during a tour of projects and programs that are underway at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Greenbelt, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Park visits NASA space flight center

    By Kim Kwang-tae WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, a move that underscored South Korea’s efforts to strengthen cooperation with the U.S. on space initiatives. She...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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