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N. Korea names new vice marshal

N. Korea names new vice marshal

Post of chief of general staff remains vacant North Korea announced Tuesday it has elevated an Army general named Hyon Yong-chol to the post of vice marshal, the latest move in a military reshuffle that has cast an air of uncertainty over the regime. The promotion came a day after the sudden dismissal of former […]

[India Report] Campaign called ‘Because I Am A Girl’ held in National Assembly

[India Report] Campaign called ‘Because I Am A Girl’ held in National Assembly

Forbidden Entry For ‘Because I Am A Girl’ A group of school girls gathered Tuesday (July 17) in the precinct of the National Assembly building in Seoul, South Korea, for the promotion of a campaign of an organization. But, they were prevented from entering the National Assembly building, causing a little chaos in front of the main entrance. The […]

May 16, 1961 coup was ‘inevitable’

May 16, 1961 coup was ‘inevitable’

Rep. Park defends father’s legacy but a tad less strongly Rep. Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party, the current frontrunner presidential candidate, defended the May 16, 1961 military coup by her father Park Chung-hee, describing it as an “inevitable choice.” Park dismissed Ahn Cheol-soo, a computer vaccine maker whose popularity could make him a […]

N. Korean military chief relieved

N. Korean military chief relieved

North Korea said Monday it had relieved military chief Ri Yong-ho, a key aide to leader Kim Jong-un, of all his posts due to “illness” ― a move likely to significantly impact Pyongyang’s power structure. The news raised eyebrows as Ri, 69, had been among the top of a small coterie of elite officials guiding […]

New UPP leader to restore opposition alliance

New UPP leader to restore opposition alliance

The newly-elected leader of the left-wing minor opposition Unified Progressive Party (UPP) pledged Sunday to mend ties with the main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP) in an attempt to field a unified presidential candidate. “Our party will select its own presidential candidate by September and rebuild its temporarily loosened alliance with the main opposition Democratic […]

Foreign Ministry engulfed in sexual harassment case

Foreign Ministry engulfed in sexual harassment case

The Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry has suspended Consul General Lee Dae-hee in Auckland, New Zealand from his post for alleged ethical lapses and sexual harassment, a ministry official said Sunday. Lee was summoned home on June 15 in connection with allegations of engaging in a scuffle with a fellow Korean official and harassing female […]

Mysterious woman again seen flanking NK leader

Mysterious woman again seen flanking NK leader

A chicly-dressed woman was seen closely flanking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his visit to a Pyongyang kindergarten in state TV footage shown Sunday, reinforcing speculation she may be the wife of the young leader. The unidentified woman appears to be the same person who caught the attention of the outside world on July […]

5 overseas military units to get expanded tours

Seoul will seek to extend the missions of five overseas-based units including troops in Afghanistan and an anti-piracy one patrolling waters off Somalia, the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday. The request for the extensions, which also includes forces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon and Haiti, will be submitted to parliament later this […]

Release of 4 detainees imminent

Release of 4 detainees imminent

Meng Jianzhu, China’s public security minister, is to arrive in Seoul Thursday for a three-day visit, amid speculation that the release of four South Korean detainees in the neighboring country is imminent. This is the first time that a Chinese public security minister has visited South Korea since the two sides established diplomatic relations in […]

Foreigners use Kumgangsan Hotel

Foreigners use Kumgangsan Hotel

North Korea is allowing foreign groups to use some South Korea-developed facilities at the Mt. Geumgang resort, the site of a stalled cross-border project, but business remains sparse, a recent visitor there said Thursday. The resort once brought droves of South Koreans to facilities developed under an exclusive deal between the North and South Korean […]

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