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Moon's proposal to end Korean War faces feasibility questions
President Moon Jae-in once again renewed his call for a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War in an effort to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, but the feasibility of his proposal is questionable, given the state of relations between the two Koreas and the U.S. During a speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Tuesday (EST), Moon propos...
Moon's UN trip feared to end empty-handed
President Moon Jae-in will depart for New York, Sunday, to attend the United Nations General Assembly next week, however, his trip is feared to end up as a fruitless one, with his peace message at the event likely clouded by North Korea's missile tests.
China strengthens efforts to curb US influence on South Korea
China has reaffirmed its stance of countering U.S. influence on South Korea, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calling for “mutual respect” regarding the two countries' different interests during a meeting with President Moon Jae-in. “China and South Korea have been in different situations, but both countries so far have each been supporting the development paths that the...
Chung's withdrawal may benefit Lee Nak-yon
Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun's withdrawal of his presidential bid is anticipated to benefit Rep. Lee Nak-yon, another former prime minister and runner-up in the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) presidential primary. Chung dropped his presidential campaign on Monday, following weaker-than-expected results in the latest regional primary votes over the weekend.
Moon takes on busy week of diplomacy
President Moon Jae-in is taking on a busy week of diplomacy, with a series of key events being scheduled to test his inter-Korean peace initiative and balancing act between the U.S. and China. According to Cheong Wa Dae, Monday, Moon will depart for a five-day trip to New York and Honolulu, Sunday, to attend the upcoming 76th United Nations General Assembly. He will deliver a...
Lee Jae-myung, a 'bulldozing public administrator' fearless of conflicts
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung has built his reputation as a 'bulldozing public administrator' and outspoken politician who does not fear conflict with his opponents, or even his colleagues within the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), while pursuing projects that he endorses. This aspect of his character has earned him the reputation of a capable polit...
DPK flummoxed as Lee Nak-yon seeks to give up Assembly seat
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is at a loss after its former leader and current presidential contender Lee Nak-yon announced that he will abandon his National Assembly seat. The primary contender said that he made the decision in order to concentrate fully on his presidential campaign and to show his strong determination to win in the presidential election by beco...
Moon's hopes for talks with North Korea at Beijing Games dashed by IOC decision
President Moon Jae-in's hopes of improving inter-Korean relations at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has hit a major setback, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended North Korea from participation. “The National Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is suspended until the end of the year 2022 as a result of its unilateral dec...
Foreign ministry, presidential office slammed for defending North Korea's suspected nuke program
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has come under fire for defending North Korea's suspected resumption of its nuclear development program in Yongbyon after the vice minister stated that it would not be in violation of a series of inter-Korean agreements which contain Pyongyang's promise to abandon such a program.
Tidying up ancestral graves for Chuseok
A worker at a National Agricultural Cooperative Federation branch in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, tests string trimmers, Monday, in preparation for cutting the grass of ancestors' graves, on behalf of those who cannot come to visit the graves for the Chuseok holiday, which falls from Sept. 20 to 22. Yonhap
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