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South Korean Opposition Seeks Ouster of Unification Minister

The Liberty Korea Party (LKP), the primary opponents of President Moon Jae-in and his Democratic Party of Korea (DP), on Wednesday called for Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon to be fired because he violated South Korea’s constitution by circumventing parliament to promote joint projects with North Korea. The opposition also criticized Cho for getting the upcoming inter-Korea summit approved in a Cabinet meeting without ratification by parliament.

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South Korea Considers Lifting Sanctions Against North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told lawmakers on Wednesday the administration of President Moon Jae-in is considering proposals to lift sanctions against North Korea as a reward for improved relations on the peninsula.

MOUNT PAEKTU, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (L) pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) on the top of Mount Paektu on …

Japan Withdraws from Naval Event After South Korea Protests Rising Sun Flag

Japan withdrew on Friday from an international naval review scheduled for next week because South Korea asked that Japan not fly the “Rising Sun” flag on its ships. The Koreans see the flag as symbolic of Imperial Japan’s atrocities in World War II, but Japan said its ships are required by law to fly it.

A soldier holds a Rising Sun flag during the military review at the Ground Self-Defence Force's Asaka training ground on October 27, 2013. Around 3,900 personnel, 240 armoured vehicles and 50 aircrafts took part in the inspection parade. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

South Koreans: China Is the Greatest Threat to Peace

A survey from Seoul National University published on Tuesday found South Koreans view China as a greater threat to peace on the peninsula than North Korea. It was the first time in the 11-year history of the survey that China passed North Korea as the biggest obstacle to peace.

China arrested a U.S. citizen in 2016 on charges of espionage, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Wednesday. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

South Korean and Japanese Leaders Clash over ‘Comfort Women’ at U.N.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, as world leaders often do. The encounter began on a high note but turned sour with an argument over the “comfort women” issue that has divided South Korea and Japan for many years.

Protesters demonstrate near a statue of a South Korean "comfort women" during a protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul last year. Japan has previously expressed concern regarding the memorialization of the women forced to serve in Japanese wartime brothels. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI

Report: Trump Canceled Pompeo North Korea Visit After Angry Letter from Pyongyang

Reports on Monday revealed that North Korean officials sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning that denuclearization talks “may fall apart” because the United States will not “meet expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty” shortly before his trip to the country was canceled.

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South Korean Politician Embroiled in Fake News Corruption Scandal Commits Suicide

South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan, 61, evidently leaped to his death from an apartment building in Seoul on Sunday night or Monday morning. A suicide note was found in his jacket 17 stories up in which Roh apologized for his misdeeds and asked voters not to punish the Justice Party he belonged to.

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South Korea’s Moon Jae-In Wants Russia Involved in Peace Process

President Moon Jae-in gave the first-ever address to the Russian legislature by a South Korean leader on Thursday, asking Russia to become deeply involved in denuclearization, the peace process, and the future of a more stable Korean Peninsula.

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North Korean Media: Denuclearization Will Happen on Pyongyang’s ‘Timetable’

According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un remains fully committed to denuclearization, provided the United States supplies the necessary security guarantees. North Korean media, on the other hand, arrogantly declared on Monday that denuclearization will happen on Pyongyang’s “timetable,” no matter what “others may say and wherever wind may blow from.”

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Trump and South Korea’s Moon Discuss North Korea in Phone Conversation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea’s recent behavior with President Donald Trump in a 20-minute phone conversation on Sunday. According to South Korea’s presidential Blue House, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together for a successful summit between the U.S. and North Korea in June.

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South Korean Blogger Charged with ‘Manipulating Online Opinion’ Against President

Blogger Kim Dong-won, who writes under the alias “Druking,” is on trial in South Korea for the offense of “manipulating online opinion” against President Moon Jae-in and “obstructing business” by tinkering with a commercial website. The charges against Kim involve manufacturing a few hundred phony “likes” for comments on a news site called Naver, which might seem like a trivial offense, but the case has blossomed into a scandal that might even involve the South Korean presidency.

No more missile wake-up calls for S. Korea leader, says Kim

South Korea Halts Cross-Border Propaganda Broadcasts Ahead of Historic Summit

South Korea has stopped its frequent propaganda broadcasts that it blares across the 38th Parallel border with North Korea on Monday, ahead of Friday’s historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border truce village of Panmunjom.

A South Korean soldier takes down a battery of propaganda loudspeakers on the border with North Korea in Paju on 16 June 2004 in Paju, South Korea. The removal of the propaganda devices along the world?s last Cold War frontier follows on from the inter-Korean summit accord which was reached …

Hotline Opened Between North and South Korean Leaders

A week before the scheduled summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, their respective nations established a hotline allowing direct communication between the two leaders. It is the first time the leaders of the two Koreas have been able to communicate directly with each other.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Dictator Kim Jung-Un

South Korea Prepares for Summit with North Korea, Possible Trump-Kim Meeting

Preparations for the still-unconfirmed meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are moving ahead, as the South Korean government said on Friday it is working to expedite both a summit with North Korea and a meeting between Trump and President Moon Jae-in. Meanwhile, North Korea’s Foreign Minister was spotted in Sweden, prompting speculation that he was doing advance work for Trump and Kim to meet there.

US, South Korea say North Korea can have 'brighter future'