Park says Abe's war-end speech left 'much to be desired'

Aug 15, 2015

Park says Abe's war-end speech left 'much to be desired'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Saturday that the Friday speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell short of Seoul’s expectations. “It is true that the prime minister’s statement . . . left much to be desired,” Park said in a speech marking the ...

South Korea pardons SK Group leader amid growing discontent

Aug 13, 2015

South Korea pardons SK Group leader amid growing discontent

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday gave pardons to 6,527 people, including the chairman of the country’s third-largest conglomerate, the SK Group, citing, in part, Seoul’s efforts to revive a sputtering economy. The pardons announced by the justice minister come amid South Koreans’ ...

Aug 3, 2015

Park holds meeting with DPJ head Okada in S. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who refuses to hold a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met Monday with visiting opposition leader Katsuya Okada. Okada, head of the Democratic Party of Japan, has said he wants to supplement the government’s efforts in diplomacy with ...

Jul 16, 2015

S. Korean court orders new trial for convicted ex-spy chief

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The top court granted Won Sei-hoon a new trial after rejecting a ...