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 ...

Jan 13, 2015

Japan urges 'no preconditions' in S. Korea summit

Senior officials have urged South Korea to attach no preconditions to a potential summit with Japan, citing the “comfort women” issue as a potential stumbling block. They were speaking Tuesday in response to remarks a day earlier by South Korean President Park Geun-hye that ...