S.Korea seeks progress on denuclearisation at Sept summit

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Aug 15 : A third summit of Korean leaders planned for next month will be a further step towards denuclearisation of the peninsula and a peace treaty to end the Korean War, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to work toward denuclearisation […]

S.Korea commemorates women forced into Japanese wartime brothels

By Joyce Lee and Yimou Lee SEOUL/TAIPEI, Aug 14 : South Korea marked its first “memorial day” on Tuesday for girls and women forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels, with both of the U.S. allies expressing concern that the emotionally charged issue could undermine their relations. Under a 2015 deal, Japan apologised to the […]

SKorean court finds former star politician not guilty in #MeToo sex abuse charges-Yonhap

By Jeongmin Kim SEOUL, Aug 14 : A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea’s most high-profile cases inspired by the “MeToo” movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday, according Yonhap news agency. An Hee-jung was a rising star in South Korea’s ruling party before […]

South Korea’s diehard Trump supporters hail “guardian of liberty”

By Jeongmin Kim and Minwoo Park SEOUL, Aug 6 : Every time an image of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on TV in South Korea, 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran Chung Seung-jin solemnly salutes. The U.S. flag Chung keeps in his home in Seoul gets similar respect every morning. “I salute President Trump and the U.S. […]

SKorea to raise mininum wage by 11 pct; group rejects decision

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, July 14 : South Korea on Saturday decided to raise the minimum wage by 10.9 percent to 8,350 won ($7.40) an hour next year but a small-business group said it would refuse to implement the reform as its members were already grappling with a slowing economy. South Korea’s labour-friendly President Moon […]