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The Straits Times
South Korea commission to probe $25 billion river project
A South Korean government commission will probe a US$20 billion effort to dredge, dam and beautify four major rivers that has been tainted by charges of environmental damage, cost-overruns and corruption.
Thu May 23, 2013
N.Korea's Military Reshuffles Are a Dangerous Sign
North Korea's hawkish Gen. Kim Kyok-sik has been named army chief, while his predecessor Hyon Yong-chol has apparently been moved to the 5th Corps in the central region.
Wed May 22, 2013
CJ slush fund probe zeroes in on chairman
CJ Group chairman Lee Jay-hyun and his siblings are at the heart of the prosecution's ongoing investigation into slush fund allegations against the food and entertainment conglomerate.
The Japan Times
Ms. Park's triumphant U.S. visit
There were fears that the departure of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak would mark a deterioration of relations between his country and its security ally, the United States.
Sat May 18, 2013
Park honors May 18 movement, ...
President Park Geun-hye on Saturday took part in honoring the 33rd anniversary of a popular movement in the southern city of Gwangju that acted as the watershed event in the nation's transition into a democracy and said the event should be used to bring about national unity.
Mon May 13, 2013
People's Daily Online
Park-Obama summit cements alliance
Successful summits tend to be more about symbolism than substance. South Korean President Park Geun-hye's summit with US President Barack Obama certainly had its share of symbolism: the first foreign trip of South Korea's new first woman President, 60th anniversary of the US-South Korean alliance, and joint messages to North Korea, to Japan and ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
N. Korea slams Park's U.S. trip as prelude to war
North Korea on Friday denounced South Korean President Park Geun-hye's first visit to the United States and summit with U.S. President Barack Obama as a prelude to war aimed at escalating conflict with her countrymen.
Thu May 09, 2013
The China Post
S. Korean expert says Taiwan growth to pick up in H2
Taiwan is forecast to see stronger economic growth in the second half of this year as a result of a recovery in its electronics industry, a major economic driver, a South Korean economist said yesterday in Taipei.
Wed May 08, 2013
Jailed Boiler-Room Operator Has Cancer
The jailed boiler-room operator Kim Kyung-joon, who rocked former President Lee Myung-bak's campaign just before the 2007 presidential election, is being treated for skin cancer.
History of TEE program
The creation of the TEE program was spurred by former President Lee Myung-bak, who believed national English competence was vital to the globalization and economic prosperity of his country.
Tue May 07, 2013
Enhancing security cooperation at the Ko...
In many ways, the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea is closer today than it has been for some time.
Sun May 05, 2013
A record high of children own valuable stock
A record high of children own valuable stock . MAY 06, 2013 03:25. . As more owner families of conglomerates give stocks to their children as gifts, the number of children owning stocks with values exceeding 100 million won has reached a record high of 118, including a baby younger than 2-year-old. The website www.chaebul.com, which provides ... (more)
Fri May 03, 2013
Park-Obama summit should send strong message to N. Korea
Park-Obama summit should send strong message to N. Korea . MAY 04, 2013 02:13. . South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama are scheduled to hold their first summit in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
Wed May 01, 2013
Le Monde diplomatique
North Korea, scary and scared
Once again the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has the world on tenterhooks: it has threatened a nuclear attack on the US, revoked the 1953 armistice , called a second Korean war "inevitable" and pointed missile batteries at Japan and the US base on Guam.
Park revives top trade, investment counc...
President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday led a revived trade and investment promotion council of the kind that spearheaded Korea's export-driven growth under her father, President Park Chung-hee, through the 1960s to 1980s.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Budget woes may create hitches in Seoul-Washington alliance: CRS
Overall relations between South Korea and the United States are expected to remain healthy in the coming years but budget constraints on both sides may strain the alliance, a recent U.S. congressional report said.
[Editorial] Spy agency shamed
Won Sei-hoon, a former director of the National Intelligence Service, humiliated not just himself but the intelligence agency on Monday when he subjected himself to a prosecutors' inquiry into an allegation that he interfered in domestic politics and attempted to influence the Dec.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
An interview with Japanese journalist on right-wing extremists
An interview with Japanese journalist on right-wing extremists . APRIL 30, 2013 01:07. . Amid rightist movements of Japanese politicians, right-wing extremists in Japan are like fish in water.
Inconvenient truth of applauses at U.S. Congress
Inconvenient truth of applauses at U.S. Congress . APRIL 30, 2013 06:17. . 'The U.S. is our close neighbor and friend.
KB Financial chief not to seek 2nd term
KB Financial Group chairman Euh Yoon-dae said Monday that he would not seek a second term after his tenure expires in July.