By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The liberal son of North Korean refugees faces the conservative daughter of a late dictator in South Korea's presidential election Wednesday. For all their differences, they've made remarkably similar campaign promises.
Blasting off just one week before South Korea's presidential election, North Korea's rocket launch appears aimed at not only capturing the attention of the wider world but also of affecting politics south of the demilitarized zone.
The elder brother of President Lee Myung-bak is the latest high-profile person to be questioned about alleged bribery in South Korea's banking industry.
The new U.S. ambassador to South Korea tried to stay out of the country's bruising politics in his first public speech Tuesday but ended up being dragged into a bitter fight over U.S.-Korea trade.
At downtown Seoul's posh Koreana Hotel, every room has a nightstand with a Bible, a room-service menu — and a gas mask.
From here, the world's fifth-largest seaport sends Kia and Samsung products to the United States on Hyundai ships, while boatloads of American beef and iPhones come the other way.
A day after meeting the school psychiatrist, a 19-year-old mathematics student at South Korea's most prestigious engineering college jumped to his death from a high-rise apartment. He was distressed over low grades.
SEOUL — Lee Myung-bak, a former business executive and ex-mayor of Seoul, was nominated by South Korea's conservative opposition party yesterday as its presidential candidate.
SEOUL — The two Koreas agreed yesterday to postpone until Oct. 2-4 the summit they planned to hold this month because of the flooding that has killed hundreds of people and made more than 300,000 homeless in the North.
The wily leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, appears to have taken a giant step toward getting his nation accepted as a nuclear weapons state.
TOKYO (Agence France-Presse) — The United States, the United Nations and regional powers yesterday welcomed the announcement of a rare summit between the two Koreas, saying they hoped it would help efforts to disarm the communist North.
SEOUL (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea will hold only their second summit later this month, the South Korean president"s office announced today, in a repeat of the historic 2000 meeting that launched unprecedented reconciliation between the two longtime foes.
HONOLULU — The South Korean navy has begun to remake itself from a coastal patrol force intended to foil North Korea into a blue-water fleet able to project power onto the high seas, which has implications rippling out from Seoul to Singapore.
"Under the Sunshine Policy, we used to provide abundant food and fertilizer and almost everything North Korea wanted," he said.
then-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun declared that his government would no longer seek openness or reform in the North, as such language infuriated Pyongyang.