All posts tagged "President"

  • (Photo credit: Joshua Paul for the NRDC)
    New NRDC President Rhea Suh, symbol of the evolving Asian American identity

    By Brian Han Rhea Suh is many things. Most recently she became the President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which puts her at the helm of one of the most influential environmental agencies in the...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    Obama: Some of CIA’s harsh methods were ‘brutal’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that some of the tactics described in a Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations were “brutal,” ”wrong” and “counterproductive,” but that releasing the information was an important step in...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives for a speech to a session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, at the Hofburg palace  in Vienna, Austria,  Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
    Ban Ki-moon – South Korea’s next president?

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is avoiding a discussion about a potential presidential candidacy for the 2017 South Korean election despite his rising popularity among the citizens. The 70-year-old career diplomat finds himself at the center of...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • Zambia's vice president Guy Scott greets defense and security chiefs shortly after taking over as acting president, following the death in London on late Tuesday of President Michael Sata, Lusaka, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since F.W. de Klerk, the apartheid-era head of South Africa who was voted out of power in 1994. (AP Photo)
    Zambia gets white president in Guy Scott

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia’s vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country’s acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
    Ahn’s withdrawal revives President Park’s personnel problems

    By Kang Seung-woo The withdrawal of Prime Minister-nominee Ahn Dae-hee is cornering President Park Geun-hye who is already staggering in the aftermath of the Sewol tragedy. Ahn, 59, a former Supreme Court justice tapped to be Park’s...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • President Park Geun-hye visited a southern port Paengmok of Jindo  Island Sunday, where the ferry victims have been camping out , awaiting news of the fate of their loved ones. / Yonhap
    Park visits shipwreck site, meets families of victims

    (YONHAP) President Park Geun-hye visited a southern port Sunday where families of the victims in last month’s ferry accident have been camping out, amid search operations to find the bodies of those still missing from the ship...

    • Posted May 5, 2014
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, comforts a mourner as she pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at a group memorial altar in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (Yonhap)
    President Park apologizes over ferry disaster

    SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye apologized Tuesday over the deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol, saying the government failed to prevent the disaster and bungled its initial response to and handling of one of...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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