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  • South Korea - Trial: Park denies corruption charges


    IMPEACHED president Park Geun Hye denied corruption charges yesterday at the start of her trial.

    Police escorted a handcuffed Ms Park into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed on March 31 for allegations of massive corruption that led to her overthrow.

    Her...

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Moon vows to reopen probe into Gwanju massacre


    SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae In vowed yesterday to reopen the probe into a 1980 massacre of pro-democracy protesters.

    Mr Moon made the pledge at an anniversary commemoration in Gwanju, where hundreds were killed in a crackdown by the military dictatorship.

    He was the first...

    Friday 19th May 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • South Korea: Moon closes one chapter of Park’s horrid history


    SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae In has reversed his predecessor’s decision to replace school history books with her official version.

    In 2015 impeached president Park Geun Hye’s government proposed to outlaw textbooks that it claimed were too left-leaning and encouraged...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Moon offers China deal to ease tensions


    SOUTH KOREA’S new president offered to send a special delegation to China to difuse tensions in the region yesterday.

    During a 40-minute telephone call between President Moon Jae In and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the two leaders discussed the military stand-off with...

    Friday 12th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: New president ‘willing to talk peace with the North’


    SOUTH KOREA’S new president said he was willing to talk peace with the North as he was sworn in yesterday.

    President Moon Jae In told the National Assembly: “I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security.

    “I am willing to go anywhere for the...

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Sunshine policy to North Korea rises with the Moon


    SOUTH KOREA’S “sunshine policy” towards the North looked set to break through the clouds yesterday after Moon Jae In won the presidency by a landslide.

    Liberty Korea Party candidate Hong Joon Pyo and Ahn Cheol Soo of the People’s party conceded defeat after exit...

    Wednesday 10th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Seoul reveals deployment of US anti-missile system


    SOUTH KOREA said yesterday that new key elements of a US anti-missile system have been set up on its territory.

    In a step likely to alarm China and Russia as well as North Korea, Seoul announced that two or three launchers, intercept missiles and a radar had been installed at a site on...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • World in brief: 4.4.17


    Moon chosen by Democratic Party

    SOUTH KOREA: Opposition leader Moon Jae Win, who advocates improved ties with North Korea, was chosen as the Democratic Party’s candidate to succeed ousted president Park Geun Hye.

    His nomination boosts his status as...

    Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Sewol ferry arrives back in port at last


    A FERRY which sank claiming the lives of 304 people arrived in the port of of Mokpo yesterday after having been raised from the sea bed.

    The Sewol ferry sank between Incheon and Jeju on April 16 2014 and most of those who died were teenagers on a school trip.

    Investigators have...

    Saturday 1st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Disgraced Park faces prosecutors’ questions


    SOUTH KOREA’S disgraced former leader Park Geun Hye was grilled by prosecutors yesterday for the first time since her impeachment two weeks ago.

    Now stripped of her immunity from prosecution, Ms Park struck a penitent pose to reporters on her arrival at the prosecutors’...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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