South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-in had only a few hours to celebrate.
South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in pledged to unify the nation after nine years of conservative rule that culminated in the country’s biggest street protests since the 1980s and the impeachment of his predecessor.
South Korean software tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo, who once led opinion polls in the presidential race, is finding his centrist approach and platform of championing markets drowned out by public demands for a clampdown on the country’s scandal-hit elite.
The North Korean weapons program now testing U.S. President Donald Trump stretches back decades, when the regime began reverse-engineering Scud missiles acquired from Egypt. International efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear threat were dealt a setback in 2006 with the country’s first successful bomb test, and former leader Kim Jong Il abandoned talks a few years later. His son and successor, Kim Jong Un, has only accelerated the program, testing more sophisticated technology in defiance of int
Samsung’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee has been ensnared in an influence-peddling scandal that’s transfixed South Korea and reached into the highest ranks of politics and business. A South Korean special prosecutor has indicted Lee on allegations of bribery and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardizes his ascent to the top of the country’s most powerful corporation. Lee is scheduled to appear for the first time at trial Friday.
In just three weeks, South Korea’s first female president moved from the country’s highest seat of power to a jail cell.
South Korea’s presidential race narrowed as authorities said a vote to replace ousted leader Park Geun-hye would take place on May 9.
In response to recent ballistic missile tests by North Korea, U.S. officials have said that all options, including military ones, are on the table. North Korea fired another missile into the sea April 5, ahead of a meeting in Florida between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. It was just the latest provocation by an isolated nation that is nuclear-armed, committed to developing missiles that can reach the continental U.S., and led by an unpredictable despot. Form
While much remains mysterious about the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother in Malaysia this week, this much is clear: Nearly all of the North Korean dictator’s potential rivals are now dead.
The oldest half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered in Malaysia on Monday, according to a South Korean government official.
The front-runner to be South Korea’s next president said Samsung Group stands at the heart of reforms essential for boosting growth in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy.
Kim Jong Un became the first head of state to grab President-elect Donald Trump’s attention in 2017, after the North Korean leader said he was close to test-firing a missile capable of hitting the continental U.S.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon may be the best hope for South Korea’s conservatives to hold onto power after President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment.
If the latest round of sanctions against North Korea put Kim Jong Un in a bad mood, political upheaval in two of his biggest adversaries is giving him a reason to smile.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says he expects next U.S. administration to continue pressure on North Korea, Yonhap News reports. South Korea to contact U.S. transition committee for cooperation, Yun says
QuickTake: North Korea Defies World (Again) With Nuclear Intent
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing only a row apart, chose not to speak to each other during a group photo session at a nuclear summit in Washington, highlighting the state of relations between Asia’s two biggest economies.
President Barack Obama met today with the leaders of Japan and South Korea in Washington, two of the closest U.S. allies in Asia whose hosting of American troops has come under the spotlight in the Republican presidential race.
South Korea will resume the propaganda broadcasts that previously led the Kim Jong Un regime to threaten war, in order to punish North Korea for conducting a fourth nuclear test.
North Korea has thumbed its nose at the world for decades. The question now is whether its pursuit of a hydrogen bomb may have irritated China, its biggest trading partner, enough to pave the way for tougher sanctions at the United Nations.
The State Department says it takes such threats seriously, but says the regime should admit its involvement.
He returned to the public gaze this month after six weeks out of view.
Jong Un had not been seen in public for over a month.