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’ ...

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Aug 13, 2015

Many praise Germany, scorn Japan 70 years after WWII

Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later. In many ways, the stunning economic ...

Aug 12, 2015

North Korea slams 'sycophant' South over time-zone comments

North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea’s president of being a Japanese “sycophant” after she criticized Pyongyang’s decision to change to a different time zone from the South. The North announced last week it was moving its clocks back 30 minutes to create a ...