All posts tagged "prime minister"

  • PM, Prime Minister, Han Myung-sook
    Top court upholds 2-yr sentence for former Prime Minister

    SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) – Seoul’s top court Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling on former Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook, 71, sentencing her to two years behind bars for accepting bribes as political funds from the head...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Abe has expressed "profound grief" for all who perished in World War II in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the country's surrender. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
    Japanese leader Abe stops short of apology for World War II

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of normalizing relations between Japan and South Korea, hosted by South Korean Embassy in Tokyo Monday, June 22, 2015. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se attended the ceremony. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Pool Photo via AP)
    Japan PM Abe vows effort for improved ties with S. Korea

    TOKYO, June 22 (Yonhap) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he wants to make concerted efforts with President Park Geun-hye for improved relations between the two countries. “I would like to improve and develop ties,...

    • Posted June 22, 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)
    Ex-PM Lee Wan-koo to be summoned over bribery scandal this week

    SEOUL, May 12 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they will summon former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo this week for questioning over alleged bribery. Lee is set to appear before prosecutors at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The move...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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    Protesters gather in downtown LA to speak against Abe during visit

    By Brian Han Hundreds of activists gathered on Friday outside the Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s lack of an outright apology for Japan’s World War II actions regarding sexual slavery....

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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  • South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo, bottom center, leaves the Central Government Complex after his farewell ceremony in Seoul, South Korea Monday, April 27, 2015. South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted the resignation offer by her prime minister over a bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Park accepts prime minister’s resignation over bribery scandal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said. Prime Minster Lee Wan-koo offered to resign last week, just two months after taking...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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    Anti-corruption crusader under siege over alleged bribery

    SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s anti-corruption crusader is under mounting pressure to quit amid a snowballing bribery scandal that rocked the government of President Park Geun-hye. Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo is accused of accepting 30...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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