Lee Myung-bak Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Prosecutors summon Posco E&C executives over alleged slush fundsRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | English Dong-A

    ... in domestic operations while in office and whether the secret funds were sent to heavyweights at the Lee Myung-bak administration. When Chung Joon-yang became chairman of POSCO Group in 2009, former National Assembly deputy speaker Lee Sang-deuk and ...

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  2. Current, ex-POSCO execs face summonses over alleged slush fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... an anti-graft drive against government officials and businessmen, especially those who worked for the previous Lee Myung-bak administration. (Yonhap)

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  3. Top diplomats set to meet to discuss China, South Korea, Japan summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China are preparing to meet this month for their first talks in nearly three years in a bid to resolve tensions over Japan's wartime past and discuss a trilateral summit. Then senior leaders of South Korea, China and Japan -- Lee Myung-bak , Wen Jiabao and Yoshihiko Noda -- pose in front of their national flags at the last three-way summit between the countries in May 2012 SEOUL: The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China are preparing to meet this month for their first talks in nearly three years in a bid to resolve tensions over Japan's wartime past and discuss a trilateral summit.

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  4. Politicians, industry lock horns in mini...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... Ministry, the Roh Moo-hyun administration raised the minimum wage by 13.1 percent between 2005 and 2006, the Lee Myung-bak administration by 2.75 percent between 2010 and 2011 and the Park Geun-hye administration by 7.2 percent between 2013 and ...

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  5. Japan's Growing Quarrel with South Korea: Is China the Main Beneficiary?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Cato Institute

    ... to reinforce their nation's claim. That approach culminated in 2012 when then-South Korean President Lee Myung-bak became the first South Korean leader to make an official visit to the islands - an episode that infuriated Tokyo. Matters have ...

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  6. Park names special inspectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... service as a prosecutor as well as his experience as a deputy special counsel who probed into former President Lee Myung-bak's family over his retirement home in Naegok-dong, southern Seoul. They were accused of violating real estate laws and ...

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  7. U.S. says 'comfort women' issue was behind Lee's 2012 isle visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | The Japan Times

    The U.S. government believed the "comfort women" issue was behind South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's August 2012 visit to islets at the heart of a territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea, a U.S. document revealed on Tuesday. The visit by Lee to the islets, called Takeshima in Japan, Dokdo in South Korea and Liancourt Rocks by others, was initially viewed by some as an attempt to shore up his domestic popularity ahead of the February 2013 end of his tenure.

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  8. [Kim Myong-sik] Retired president may start worthy second careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Last week, former President Lee Myung-bak's memoir, "The President's Time," was No. 10 on Kyobo Bookstore's overall bestseller list and No.

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  9. Korea Inks Nuclear Power Plant Deal with Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | Chosun Ilbo

    ... export. The MOU marks the second export contract for SMART reactors. The first was signed by former President Lee Myung-bak with the United Arab Emirates in 2009. A Cheong Wa Dae official said, "Saudi Arabia plans to build 12 to 18 nuclear power ...

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  10. TOKYO: How long will South Korea continue its one-sided stance against Japan?Read the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | Asia News Network

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye continues to press ahead with her one-sided stance of seeking concessions from Japan over historical issues. It is regrettable that no path leading to an improvement in bilateral relations between Japan and South Korea appears in sight.

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  11. Is using a fake address the norm for high-ranking officials?Read the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | English Dong-A

    ... to use a fake address for one's child's education? The criteria must have been made from former President Lee Myung-bak. President Lee apologized for using fake addresses five times for his three children's education when he was running for ...

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  12. [Weekender] The embattled state of satireRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... "rat poster." At the time, Park was apprehended for painting the image of a rat, the animal former President Lee Myung-bak was mockingly compared to, on a poster publicizing the G20 summit in Seoul. While he avoided jail, he was fined 2 million won ...

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  13. [Weekender] Political satire under threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... watchdog Freedom House downgraded Korea's press freedom to "partly free" from "free" in 2011, during President Lee Myung-bak's term. It continues to be rated "partly free." Press freedom rankings by Reporters Without Borders also point to a dramatic ...

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  14. Artists should be guaranteed unlimited freedom of expression'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... government leaders creates a healthier and advanced society." However, with power shifting to the right as Lee Myung-bak took office, political satire reverted back to the old days. The government began to demand pulling down of paintings and reject ...

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  15. [Editorial] Commitment to reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... for political purposes. The continuing protests against U.S. beef imports were a huge headache for President Lee Myung-bak at the time and there was a need to divert the people's attention. The National Intelligence Service said that it would launch ...

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  16. Ex-President Lee accused of alleged election meddlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Two progressive civic groups asked the prosecution Thursday to investigate former President Lee Myung-bak about his alleged role in the state agencies' meddling in the 2012 presidential election. In the complaint filed with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, the Lawyers for Democratic Society and the Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements claimed that Lee "aided and abetted" illegal election campaigning by the National Intelligence Service and the military cyber command.

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  17. Trade ministry rejects ex-president's claim on U.S. beef imports: lawmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Korea Herald

    ... to the letter disclosed by Baek. The ministry's response comes amid controversy over former President Lee Myung-bak's claim in his recently published memoir that his administration resumed U.S. beef imports in his first year in office due to a prior ...

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  18. Kim Jong-pil`s endless love of parliamentary cabinet systemRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | English Dong-A

    ... the system will enable the government to maintain policies for 17 years," he argued. When former President Lee Myung-bak offered his condolences on Sunday, Kim said, "I ruined my political career by calling for the parliamentary cabinet system. ...

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  19. Gov't to conduct ecological survey of four major riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Korea Herald

    The environment ministry said Wednesday it will conduct an ecological survey of the nation's four major rivers by 2016 to address various problems revealed last year with the previous administration's controversial project to revitalize them. A signature project of the former President Lee Myung-bak government, the 22 trillion won project to refurbish the Han, Nakdong, Geum and Yeongsan rivers ended in 2013 with no apparent upsides on flood prevention, water quality and ecosystems of the rivers.

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  20. How two small rocks stop Japan and South Korea getting alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Once a source of fortune for Japanese fishermen hunting sea lions and abalone, a pair of remote rocks is stopping the U.S.' two biggest allies in Asia from getting along. The Sea of Japan rocks have been controlled by South Korea since 1954.

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