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  • South Korea: Dozens injured in bid to stop Seoul deploying US missiles


    DOZENS of South Korean protesters were injured in clashes with police yesterday over the deployment of more US anti-ballistic missile launchers.

    Thirty-eight protesters as well as six officers were injured as thousands of riot police swarmed over demonstrators who were attempting to...

    Friday 8th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Samsung heir is jailed for bribery


    SAMSUNG heir Lee Jae Yong showed no emotion yesterday as he was sentenced to five years in prison for bribing impeached president Park Geun Hye.

    The Seoul Central District Court said the billionaire vice-chairman and grandson of the company’s founder was guilty of offering bribes...

    Saturday 26th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Seoul shuns US calls for trade revision


    SOUTH KOREA rejected US calls yesterday to revise the five-year-old bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which the Trump administration claims is harming US workers.

    Speaking after a video conference with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, Trade Minister Kim Hyung Chong said...

    Thursday 24th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Two Koreas and Washington all suggest peaceful solution


    PYONGYANG, Seoul and Washington all mooted peace talks yesterday.

    South Korean President Moon Jae In said Seoul and Washington agree that the crisis over the North’s nuclear programme should “absolutely be solved peacefully,” and that no US military action on the...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Moon observes missile test


    SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae In oversaw a medium-range missile test — saying Seoul must be able to “dominate” the North before any peace talks.

    “Our people will feel proud and safe after seeing that our missile capability doesn’t trail North...

    Saturday 24th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Moon jumps off nuclear wagon


    PRESIDENT Moon Jae In scrapped plans for new nuclear power plants yesterday, signalling a shift in decades of South Korea’s reliance on nuclear energy.

    He said that the country would move away from nuclear energy and not seek to extend the life of existing plants.

    Mr Moon...

    Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Korea: Moon angered by arrival of weapons


    SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae In demanded a probe yesterday into why he wasn’t told about the arrival of additional launchers for the country’s US-supplied terminal high-altitude area defence (Thaad) missile defence system.

    President Moon vowed before taking office on May...

    Wednesday 31st May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • 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


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