Posts tagged as South Korean

In S.Korea, military cost dispute and Trump’s moves in Syria fuel doubts over US commitment

Monday, November 4, 2019

South Korean lawmaker Won Yoo-chul calls it “Trump risk” – the possibility that he will wake to a tweet from the U.S. president abruptly announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. The concern is fueled by Trump’s demand that South Korea raise fivefold its payment for the cost of stationing U.S. forces in the country, and by what many here see as the president’s transactional approach to…

South Korean prosecutors arrest ex-minister’s wife

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prosecutors on Thursday arrested the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister who resigned last week over corruption allegations surrounding his family that have sparked huge protests and rattled Seoul’s liberal government. The Seoul Central District Court said a judge issued an arrest warrant for Chung Kyung-shim over concerns that she might attempt to destroy evidence as prosecutors investigate her suspected involvement in dubious financial investments and creating fake credentials…

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing #MeToo movement in South Korea’s elite sports scene, which has been notorious for a brutal training culture and highly hierarchical relationships between coaches and athletes. In addition to…

North, South Korean Leaders in Fact Proclaimed End of State of War

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North Korea and South Korea signed an agreement in defence sector as well as a joint statement following the results of the summit in Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have in fact proclaimed the end of the state of war, the South Korean presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday.“Leaders of the South and the North have in fact announced the end of the…