Feb 17, 2015

South Korean leader replaces point man on North Korea

South Korea’s president replaced her point man on North Korea on Tuesday in a reshuffle that involved three other top officials. Hong Yong-pyo, the presidential secretary for unification, was nominated to replace Ryoo Kihl-jae as the country’s new unification minister in charge of relations ...

Feb 6, 2015

Sankei reporter sues to nullify South Korean departure ban

A Japanese reporter filed a lawsuit on Friday, seeking to nullify a decision by South Korean authorities to bar him from leaving the country over his alleged defamation of President Park Geun-hye. Tatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of the daily Sankei Shimbun, filed ...

Jan 23, 2015

For third time, South Korea's Park names a new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated for prime minister on Friday a political veteran and the current parliamentary floor leader of her ruling Saenuri Party, the presidential Blue House said. Park named Lee Wan-koo, 64, to the post of prime minister to improve government ...