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Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

South Korea on Friday authorised a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae-In's pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang. The centre-left president...Show More Summary

South Korea's new president draws ire of small businesses he's vowed to help

SEOUL (Reuters) - Small businesses in South Korea fear their profits could be cut to the bone and some could be forced to close if the country's new president pushes ahead with plans to raise minimum wages, restrict contract staff numbers and reduce working hours.

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North Korea test launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, seen as a direct challenge to the new South Korean president, who took office earlier this … Click to Continue »

South Korea's Moon names top ministers and security adviser

By Christine Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae-in named the finance minister, foreign minister, and top security advisor for his new government on Sunday, as it faces challenges nurturing economic recovery, soothing ties with China and dealing with North Korea. Show More Summary

S. Korea's Moon names top ministers, chief security advisor

South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Sunday announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security advisor for his new government. Moon announced during a televised press briefing...Show More Summary

South Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae-in announced on Sunday his choices for finance minister, foreign minister, and the top security advisor role in his new government.

With new sheriff in town, South Korea big businesses duck for cover

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean retail giant has shelved controversial expansion plans, while a large bank made hundreds of contract jobs permanent after President Moon Jae-in took office vowing to reform the family-run conglomerates that dominate the economy.

Moon’s Secret Weapon Is Sunshine

South Korea’s new president doesn’t need a hawkish North Korea policy – he needs the only one with a track record of success.

North Korea preparing for US missile strikes

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North Korea’s army is preparing for possible cruise missile strikes following the United States’ attack on Syria last month. Related: North Korea War a ‘High Possibility,’ South Korea’s New President Says Since that attack, and amid rising tension with the U.S., North Korea has been rebuilding...

China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties

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China's foreign minister urged South Korea's new government on Thursday to remove "obstacles" to good relations amid Chinese anger at the US deployment of an anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula. Greeting South Korean presidential...Show More Summary

S.Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with a senior South Korean envoy on Thursday, as the two countries try to lower tensions over Tokyo's wartime use of "comfort women". The special envoy dispatched by South Korea's new President Moon...Show More Summary

S. Korean president vows to reopen probe into 1980 massacre

South Korea's new liberal president has vowed to reopen an investigation into the government's role in the violent suppression of a 1980 democratic uprising in the city of Gwangju that … Click to Continue »

South Korea's New President: The Possibility of a Conflict with North Korea Is High

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia Sobering words.  South Korea’s newly-elected president said Wednesday that the possibility of a conflict with North Korea is high. “The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at...Show More Summary

North Korea War a ‘High Possibility,’ South Korea’s New President Says

The warning from South Korea's new president comes despite his more diplomatic tone toward North Korea.

New South Korean leader to meet with Trump at White House

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Trump amid worries over North Korea's progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul's presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the leaders to meet in late June followed...

Korea’s New President Has a Sexy Bodyguard, But His Politics Aren’t So Hot (Photos)

Korea’s New President Has a Sexy Bodyguard, But His Politics Aren’t So Hot (Photos) The President of South Korea has a sexy 36-year-old bodyguard named Choi Young-jae, but is he handsome enough to distract from his boss' LGBTQ politics? Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

First liberal rule in decade unlikely to bring swift changes in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in promised to seek a parliamentary review of a controversial U.S. anti-missile defense system. If the vote were held today, the deployment would likely be endorsed in the legislative body controlled by conservative and moderate politicians.

Major Developments Strongly Suggest The End Of Unipolar World Order

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, With Moon Jae-In’s victory in South Korea, the period of tension on the Korean Peninsula is likely to end. With the rise to power of the new president, South Korea...Show More Summary

North Korea Missile: Kim Jong-Un In ‘State Of Paranoia’ After New South Korea President Takes Office

North Korea’s missile test this weekend may have been a case of the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, suffering from a “state of paranoia,” according to a top diplomat. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, suggested the test was a message to South Korea after a new president took office there, and suggested that the U.S. Show More Summary

Political transitions in South Korea and Washington give Kim Jong Un opening

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New presidents in South Korea and Washington complicate efforts for global consensus        

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