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S. Korea president says ferry captain’s action ‘tantamount to murder’

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (C) visits relatives of missing passengers on board a capsized ferry as they wait for news at a gym in Jindo on April 17, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday that the behavior of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and “tantamount to murder”.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Leaders of Japan and South Korea to meet next week

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe AP FILE PHOTO

The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet in Europe next week in what the United States hopes will be a step toward repairing relations between its two Asian allies.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea rejects South Korean family reunion proposal

An elderly man watches a television program airing South Korean President Park Geun-hye's New Year's speech to the nation, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Park called on Monday for resuming reunions of families separated by war, saying it was a chance to improve strained ties between the rival Koreas. Part of the Korean writing in the sentence reads: "Reunions of separated families" AP

North Korea on Thursday rejected a South Korean proposal to resume reunions of families that have been separated since the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama, South Korea to show united front on North Korea

Visiting South Korea President Park Geun-hye, center left, is escorted by Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, as they march past the colors of American states, during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 6, 2013. AP photo

President Barack Obama and South Korea’s new leader Park Geun-hye will seek to present a strong front against North Korea’s nuclear threats when they meet at the White House Tuesday. But they also want to leave the door open to talks with Pyongyang.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tensions high as Kerry arrives in South Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, third left, is escorted by U.S. Ambasador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, second left, and Deputy director general of South Korea's Foriegn Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, center, upon arrival at Seoul air base in Seoul, Friday, April 12, 2013. Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday on an unusual diplomatic journey, traveling directly into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test and risking that his presence alone could spur Pyongyang into another headline-seeking provocation. AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday, kicking off a maiden Asia tour during which he is expected to push China to rein in an increasingly belligerent North Korea.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea swears in first woman president

In this Feb. 22, 2013 photo, South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye, left, listens to Deputy commander, Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command Gen. Kwon Oh-sung during her visit at the Combined Forces Command in Seoul, South Korea. AP

Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of South Korea’s late military ruler, will be sworn in as the country’s first female president on Monday in a ceremony shadowed by North Korea’s recent nuclear test.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea elects first female president

South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of the ruling New Frontier Party waves to her supporters during her election campaign in Seoul on December 15, 2012. South Korea's tight presidential race heated up with rivals trading accusations of rumor mongering and illegal electioneering ahead of December 19's vote.  AFP  / JUNG YEON-JE

South Korea elected its first female president Wednesday, with voters handing a historic victory to conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country’s former military ruler.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea’s first woman president?

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South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of the ruling New Frontier Party waves to her supporters during her election campaign in Seoul on December 15, 2012. South Korea's tight presidential race heated up with rivals trading accusations of rumor mongering and illegal electioneering ahead of December 19's vote.  AFP  / JUNG YEON-JE

If Park Geun-Hye is elected South Korea’s first-ever woman president on Wednesday, she will lead a country that is ranked below the likes of Suriname and the United Arab Emirates in gender equality.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dictator’s daughter to run for South Korea presidency

Former Saenuri Party leader Park Guen-hye waves to supporters during a national convention of the ruling Saenuri Party for a presidential primary in Goyang, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Park was formally chosen as the conservative ruling party’s presidential candidate.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

South Korea’s ruling party overwhelmingly voted for the daughter of an assassinated dictator to be its presidential candidate Monday, the first time a major party has chosen a woman to run for the post.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dictator’s daughter runs for S. Korea presidency

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Park Geun-hye AP FILE PHOTO

Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of an assassinated dictator, officially launched her bid Tuesday to become South Korea’s first female president, with polls placing her as frontrunner in December’s election.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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