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Houses, scandals, missiles: The issues in South Korea's presidential election

March 09, 2022 1:13 pm

Whoever wins the March 9 election will inherit a standoff that could worsen further as North Korea threatens to resume long-range missile or nuclear weapon tests for the first time since 2017. 

South Korea has long wanted nuclear subs, a new reactor could open a door

December 14, 2021 3:59 pm

The government, the audience was told, planned to build a test version of a small nuclear reactor at a new atomic research complex — the country’s largest ever — that is under construction in the village of Gampo.

South Korea shelves ‘fake news’ bill amid international outcry

October 03, 2021 9:51 am

The bill triggered an outcry from domestic media and international rights groups that warned it would discourage journalists from investigating corruption scandals and would have a chilling effect on press freedoms.

'South Korea's Bernie Sanders' tops presidential polls with talk of universal basic income

September 14, 2021 9:08 am

Lee Jae-myung, the governor of Gyeonggi province, has led in many recent national polls and dominated the early rounds of the ruling liberal Democratic Party primary, including the latest voting over the weekend.

Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

July 27, 2021 3:18 pm

North and South Korea Presidents exchanged personal letters several times and decided to normalize the cross-border communication channels as a first step toward improving relations.

South, North Korea have restored hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties

July 27, 2021 12:20 pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have exchanged multiple letters since April and agreed to reconnect the hotlines, said Moon's press secretary, Park Soo-hyun.

‘Historical distortions’ test South Korea’s commitment to free speech

July 19, 2021 12:01 pm

President Moon Jae-in’s governing party has rolled out a slate of legislation, some of which has already become law, aimed at stamping out false narratives about certain sensitive historical topics.

Kim Jong Un's sister derides US official, dismisses chances for talks

June 22, 2021 6:15 pm

Kim Yo Jong’s blunt statement indicates that the diplomatic impasse over North Korea’s nuclear program is likely to continue unless the North suffers greater pandemic-related economic difficulties and needs urgent outside assistance, some experts said.

Explained: How an emoji fueled a widespread sexism debate in South Korea

June 24, 2021 9:10 am

The representative images that have caused controversy are variations of the emoji depicting hands where the thumbs and the index finger pinch towards each other. In South Korea, this symbol is usually used to depict a smaller size.

North Korean leader calls for meeting to review battered economy

June 05, 2021 11:05 am

The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Saturday that Kim expressed appreciation that a lot of works were being sped up thanks to the ideological enthusiasm and fighting spirit of self-reliance  demonstrated by the party and his people.


South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

October 10, 2019 7:01 am

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

South Korea President gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan

July 10, 2018 11:53 am

President Moon arrived on Sunday on a four-day visit. This is his first-ever state visit to the country after he took over as the President last year.