Newly released photos of two North Korean men being deported under Moon Jae-in have revived accusations of a potential “crime against humanity.”
President Moon Jae-in, who is barred from seeking re-election after his five-year term, and the North’s leader had warm parting words amid a diplomatic stalemate.
It was the country’s first long-range ballistic missile test since 2017, and it raised the specter of intensified provocations and threats on the Korean Peninsula.
As a prosecutor, he went after former presidents. Now voter discontent has helped him take the presidency in the tightest race since 1987.
Frustrated over housing prices, a lack of job opportunities and a widening income gap, the once-reliable voting bloc is undecided and will most likely elect the next president.
South Korea banned the spread of leaflets across the border last year. Park Sang-hak, an outspoken activist who defied the ban, was indicted in a first this week.
Officials say a North Korean who crossed the DMZ in 2020 crossed it again to go back. His life in the South seems to have been one of poverty and isolation.
The government said it would release Ms. Park on Dec. 31 in the interest of national “reconciliation.”
The country aspires to be a leader in space technology, with plans to land an uncrewed craft on the moon by 2030. President Moon Jae-in said the initial launch was excellent “for a first try.”
This is not the first time the North has launched missiles or otherwise shown off its arsenal while suggesting that it was open to talks.
Right groups warned that a proposed new law would discourage the media from reporting critically on powerful people.
Kim Jong-un’s sister responds to the South Korean leader’s last attempt to put the peace process back on track, but skepticism abounds.
The boy band’s seven members accompanied President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who designated them as special presidential envoy for future generations and culture.
There is growing anti-China sentiment in South Korea, particularly among young voters. Conservative politicians are eager to turn the antipathy into a presidential election issue.
In its first reaction to President Biden’s summit with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, North Korean state media warned of an arms race.
The U.S. and the South Korean presidents’ approach to solving the North Korean nuclear crisis is doomed to failure.
The lesson for the U.S. lawmakers and regulators should not be to further bolster its corporate giants in a moment of crisis.
The Biden administration is expected to press for deeper cuts in South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions when President Moon Jae-in visits Washington on Friday.
In an interview with The New York Times, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea urged the United States to sit down with North Korea.
The buildup over the last few years has threatened the delicate balance of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Conservative opposition candidates won two mayoral races that were seen as a referendum on President Moon Jae-in and a bellwether for next year’s presidential contest.
President Moon has spent years trying to curb runaway housing prices. Now several officials in his government are under investigation for contributing to the problem ahead of important elections.
Washington’s recent attempts to communicate with Pyongyang were rebuffed, leaving American officials to appeal to countries in the region to help pressure North Korea.
The country took a confrontational stance against the United States in its first official remark directed at President Biden’s administration.
South Korea has agreed to increase its payment for the upkeep of American troops by 13.9 percent this year. The deal removes a major thorn in the alliance.
Officials are racing to secure more I.C.U. beds after an explosion of infections caused a bottleneck of patients. If cases aren’t brought under control, the government may impose Level 3 restrictions for the first time in South Korea.
South Koreans have been proud of their government’s handling of the virus. New outbreaks raise doubt.
President Moon Jae-in has vowed to crack down on the Sarang Jeil Church for flouting preventive measures. The church happens to be his most vocal critic.
The litigation, for the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office, is largely symbolic because there is no way for prosecutors to bring Kim Yo-jong to court.
He’s fierce. She’s fiercer. Or so goes their game.
Alternating between raising tensions and extending an olive branch — all to confuse the enemy — has been part of the regime’s dog-eared playbook.
“The time for retaliatory punishment is drawing near,” the North said, threatening to respond to propaganda balloons sent by anti-North Korean activists and defectors in South Korea.
Kim Yo-jong’s deepening power and “revolutionary” bloodline make her a potential candidate to replace her brother in patriarchal North Korea.
The destruction of the office was a message aimed at President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who had brokered failed talks between the North and the Trump administration. But it was also a message for Washington.
The North destroyed the building where officials from both countries had recently worked side by side, South Korea said.
The North’s leadership says it will now treat the South as an “enemy,” the latest sign of chilling relations between the two Koreas.
Major fires, many of them linked to lax safety standards, have plagued South Korea for decades. The latest, on Wednesday, killed 38.
The blaze comes as President Moon Jae-in has struggled to make good on his pledge to put an end to the man-made disasters that have convulsed the country.
President Moon Jae-in’s left-leaning alliance in South Korea won a historic majority in Parliament thanks in part to the country’s largely successful handling of the coronavirus.
The tests of short-range missiles came a day before South Korea holds parliamentary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Prejudice and politics have found the perfect scapegoat.