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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, September 29, 2023 | 08:57
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and its chairman Lee Jae-myung narrowly avoided a crisis after a court rejected an arrest warrant sought for Lee early Wednesday, which could have dealt a devastating blow to his political career and the party's campaign for next April's general election.
S. Korea flexes military might in rare parade with US in central Seoul
A large-scale military parade took place in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, in celebration of the 75th Armed Forces Day and also as a show of force against escalating North Korean threats.
Main opposition chief in showdown with prosecutors over arrest
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung faces a desperate legal battle against prosecutors as a court is set to review his arrest warrant on Tuesday.
Seoul, Beijing try to mend fences as Russia and N. Korea grow closer
South Korea and China are exploring ways to thaw chilled relations as Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his intention to make a long-anticipated visit to Seoul, a move seen as a Bejing's attempt to mend bilateral ties after Seoul bolsterd its partnerships with Wahington and Tokyo.
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
The National Assembly approved, Thursday, a motion to arrest main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung, as a larger-than-expected number of lawmakers of the majority-holding party voted for the arrest of their own chief.
Unfreezing of funds not likely to restore Korea-Iran ties
The governments of Korea and Iran announced that around $6 billion in Iranian funds frozen in Korea have been transferred to Qatar, but this has not fully normalized ties between Seoul and Tehran, as the latter seeks additional compensation in the form of interest incurred during the period of withholding.
Yoon pitches Busan Expo bid at UN in bilateral talks
President Yoon Suk Yeol has made sales pitches for South Korean port city Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030 by holding summits with nine world leaders attending this week's United Nations General Assembly within seven hours after his arrival in New York.
'Camp David Summit is not anti-China': US ambassador
The recent trilateral summit between South Korea, the United States and Japan at Camp David was not aimed at containing China's assertions in the Indo-Pacific region, according to U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg, Monday, who said it is rather a recognition that there are “important issues involved for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.”
Exit strategy proves elusive for opposition leader's hunger strike protest
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung had been continuing his hunger protest for 16 days as of Friday. Despite his declining health, however, it still seems difficult for him to find convincing causes to end the protest while appealing to the public.
Yoon calls for 'peace through strength' during Incheon Landing anniversary
President Yoon Suk Yeol stressed “peace through strength” and “overwhelming response capability” against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats during a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Incheon Landing Operation, also known as Operation Chromite, which single-handedly changed the course of the1950-53 Korean War.
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