People Power Party candidate Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign has been beset by infighting as he struggles to quiet ethical controversies.
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The South Korean president has long advocated an end-of-war declaration as a way to ease North Korean suspicions that America’s goal is to remove Kim from power.
North Korea's ruling party is expected to discuss how to respond to the Biden administration’s invitation to return to nuclear disarmament talks.
South Korea will ban gatherings of five or more people and order eateries and entertainment businesses to close by 9 p.m. in an effort to curb COVID-19 infections.
New COVID-19 restrictions in the Chinese area bordering North Korea may have scuttled Kim Jong Un’s plans to reopen a vital crossing that has been closed for almost two years.
Older people resent a generation they see as well-off thanks to those that powered the country’s rise, while the younger crowd blames their forebears for producing a rigged rat race.
Visits to Yasukuni Shrine by sitting members of the Cabinet are typically seen as crossing a diplomatic red line among victims of Japan’s wartime aggression in South Korea and China.
Gross domestic product fell to 31.4 trillion won ($27.4 billion), down from 33.8 trillion won in Kim Jong Un’s first year at the helm.
Harvard-educated Lee Jun-seok, the newly installed leader of the People Power Party, said in an interview that he aims to harness generational change.
By allowing comment on Kim’s weight, the country's propaganda apparatus supported a familiar theme in the myth-making of regime leaders.