Lee Nak-yon, who served as Moon’s first prime minister until January 2020, has emerged in opinion polls as a top contender to represent Moon’s progressive bloc in elections next year.
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The suicide of Seoul’s mayor amid sexual harassment allegations shamed South Korea’s male-dominated society and the election to replace him is now turning into a battle over women’s rights.
Moon also acknowledged the importance of U.S.-South Korea-Japan security cooperation and discussed international issues relating to China and Myanmar, a spokesperson said.
The coronavirus has further cut the flow of intelligence out of the country, with North Korea slashing traffic across the Chinese border.
Kim Jong Un’s latest appearance, in which he dressed down officials building a showcase hospital, illustrates why the North Korean leader can’t afford to languish under sanctions forever if he wants to fix his economy. In a visit to the Pyongyang General Hospital, Kim lashed ...
An old guard wanting to honor one of their own faces a younger generation looking to steer clear of someone suspected of sexual harassment.
It’s troublesome when Chinese trawlers show up in the most dangerous waters off the Korean Peninsula. It’s even more alarming when they’re gone. "It’s a bad omen,” said Choi Ohk-sun, a 65-year-old resident on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. The last time that happened ...
Two brothers who led defector groups were questioned by police last week, after the government sought to have them prosecuted over leaflets sent over the border.
On Wednesday, Kim continued to surprise, announcing the suspension of newly announced “military action plans” against South Korea. Hours later, Seoul said it observed North Koreans removing loudspeakers that were recently installed.
Both North Korea and left-leaning supporters of South Korean President Moon Jae-in want him to restore economic ties broken by security tensions. But pleasing them would mean angering U.S. President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, North Korea said it was closing down communication links set up ...