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Park taps ex-star prosecutor as PM
President Park Geun-hye nominated former star prosecutor Ahn Dai-hee as prime minister, Thursday. Ahn, 59, is known as someone who can say no to Park, a reputation that analysts say could help improve her public image of being a “unilateral” leader.
N. Korea's trade volume posts record high
North Korea saw its trade volume reach a record high last year despite tough international sanctions, according to figures from the state-run Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Thursday, mainly due to robust trade relations with China, its main ally.
`I saw hope for peace'
Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung paid a one-day visit to the inter-Korean industrial park in North Korea’s border city of Gaeseong, Wednesday. “I saw hope for the two Koreas to overcome their pain and sorrow,” said the cardinal upon his return from the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (GIC). “I truly believe peace can be brought to the Korean Peninsula if good people hold conversatio...
Abe's push for collective self-defense faces domestic resistance
It seems that an endorsement alone by Washington, Tokyo’s main ally, is insufficient for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to railroad through his key agenda to exercise the nation’s right to collective self-defense, experts said, Tuesday.
Seoul, Washington and Tokyo to hold trilateral defense talks
Defense chiefs of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting in Singapore next week, according to the Ministry of National Defense, Monday.
Park, Xi to meet in Seoul
Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to visit Seoul for a summit with President Park Geun-hye next month at the earliest, according to government sources, Friday. Xi’s visit would mean closer ties between the two countries, coming at a time when the United States and Japan are closing their ranks in what Washington calls a “rebalance” to Asia in an attempt to stem China’s h...
Parties gear up for June 4 local elections
The nation’s rival parties are heading for a full-fledged showdown in the lead up to the June 4 local elections.
Seoul warns of Japan's expanded military role
Seoul urged Japan, Thursday, to “dispel doubts and concerns shared by its neighboring countries” following the country’s move to exercise its right to collective self-defense.
'Korea still has legacy of conservatives'
A veteran journalist is initiating a movement to redefine the meaning of “conservatives” here.
US spy chief visits amid nuclear standoff
James Clapper, director of the U.S. National Intelligence, held closed-door talks with officials here on security issues Wednesday, focusing on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, according to a government source.
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