South Korea’s main opposition party picked a 36-year-old who has never served in parliament as its leader, turning to a reform advocate as it tries to reclaim the presidency next year.
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The dramatic reversal reflects South Korea’s claustrophobic politics, where government leaders and big business are so dependent on each other that favoritism can trump the law.
Chinese fishing is increasing security risks near South Korea’s tense nautical border, a top Cabinet member in Seoul said.
Conscription has fostered employment perks that can benefit men when they complete their military service — and put women at a disadvantage as they start their careers.
His remarks come before his meeting with Biden on May 21 at the White House, where North Korea will be high on the agenda.
China spooked South Korea in December by sending a warship past a self-imposed boundary near Baengnyeong to probe the limits of the country’s claims in the Yellow Sea.
While people will have to increase their adaptability to work in a fast-changing high-tech environment, policymakers will also need to play their part, the minister said.
A key issue in the races was anger over housing prices in major metropolitan areas that have soared under Moon.
The South Korean defense minister's comments come after a visit by top Biden officials and as the two U.S. allies work to boost regional security against threats such as North Korea.
A senior North Korean diplomat confirmed Thursday that Pyongyang had rejected numerous overtures from Washington over the past month, dismissing them as a "time-delaying trick.”