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South Korea faces political crisis, nuclear threat, economic fear and Trump's history lesson
South Korea faces political crisis, nuclear threat, economic fear and Trump's history lesson
In recent months, South Korea has endured the arrest of its ousted former president, threats from a nuclear-armed neighbor and economic retaliation from its most important regional trading partner. Also, the Trump administration came into office. Despite reassuring diplomatic visits by its strongest...
Pence calls North Korea's failed missile test a 'provocation,' but White House sees no need for a response
Pence calls North Korea's failed missile test a 'provocation,' but White House sees no need for a response
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday described North’s Korea’s latest missile launch as the type of “provocation” that the Trump administration is resolved to confront. But the White House said it did not see a need for a U.S. response because the test was a failure. “This morning's provocation...
Pence warns North Korea not to 'test' Trump, says the 'era of strategic patience is over'
Pence warns North Korea not to 'test' Trump, says the 'era of strategic patience is over'
Vice President Mike Pence issued a blunt warning to North Korea about its nuclear program Monday, saying the United States would no longer adhere to a policy of “strategic patience” and that the authoritarian state should take a lesson from the Trump administration’s recent actions in Syria and...
North Korea defiantly attempts another missile test, but launch ends in failure
North Korea defiantly attempts another missile test, but launch ends in failure
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North Korea attempted a new missile launch from an eastern city on the Sea of Japan early Sunday, but the operation ended in failure shortly after launch, U.S. and South Korean officials said. It was not clear whether it was a long-range ballistic missile, but the attempted launch in South Hamgyong...
U.S. warns of military option if North Korea continues push for nuclear weapons
U.S. warns of military option if North Korea continues push for nuclear weapons
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that “all options” were available to deal with North Korea’s emerging nuclear threat, incl...
South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye is arrested in connection with bribery scheme
South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye is arrested in connection with bribery scheme
South Korean authorities on Friday arrested former President Park Geun-hye in connection with the corruption investigation that led to her ouster, saying she abused her office and participated in a bribery scheme involving at least one of the nation’s largest companies. In an extraordinary scene...
South Korean prosecutors want to arrest ousted President Park Geun-hye for corruption
South Korean prosecutors want to arrest ousted President Park Geun-hye for corruption
South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they would seek to arrest disgraced former President Park Geun-hye on multiple charges, including bribery and abuse of authority, related to a widespread corruption investigation. The prosecutors said they plan to ask a judge here to detain Park pending...
How unusual would it be for South Korea to arrest its deposed president? Not as unusual as you might think
How unusual would it be for South Korea to arrest its deposed president? Not as unusual as you might think
For decades, South Korean leaders such as ousted former President Park Geun-hye and those in their orbits have endured criminal inquiries, embarrassing scandals, even prison time. It’s almost a rite of passage in this relatively young democracy. Since the mid-1990s, two former leaders received...
South Korean prosecutors question heads of major conglomerates as corruption probe widens
South Korean prosecutors question heads of major conglomerates as corruption probe widens
The corruption investigation that led to the removal of South Korea’s president this month appears to have widened yet again, with prosecutors in recent days questioning executives from two more of the nation’s top conglomerates about the case. Prosecutors began questioning the former president,...
South Korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with North Korea — and the U.S.
South Korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with North Korea — and the U.S.
With its disgraced former leader ousted from office, South Korea’s attention is shifting to a presidential election that could reshape the nation’s policy on North Korea and its relationship to the United States. Last week’s removal of the country’s conservative president, Park Geun-hye, amid a...
South Korea's ousted leader moves out of palace, apologizes for 'not fulfilling my duties'
South Korea's ousted leader moves out of palace, apologizes for 'not fulfilling my duties'
Two days after a South Korean court ousted Park Geun-hye from office, the embattled former leader left the presidential residence on Sunday night. It took more than two days — and national speculation about when the public would get a tangible image that her presidency had ended — before Park vacated...
South Korea's president is removed from office as court upholds her impeachment
South Korea's president is removed from office as court upholds her impeachment
After months of political wrangling, legal drama and historic protests, a court has removed South Korean President Park Geun-hye from office. The constitutional court that weighed her fate announced Friday its confirmation of the embattled leader’s impeachment in December by the National Assembly...
President's ouster caps months of discontent in South Korea, but will it change anything?
President's ouster caps months of discontent in South Korea, but will it change anything?
President Park Geun-hye’s long-anticipated ouster from office Friday will probably do little to address the growing list of complaints that many South Koreans have about their troubled nation. Asia’s fourth-largest economy has experienced slower economic growth, higher youth unemployment, rising...
Will South Korea's impeached president be removed from office? Court to announce verdict Friday
Will South Korea's impeached president be removed from office? Court to announce verdict Friday
The public corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea’s democracy in recent months got a step closer to resolution on Wednesday as a court confirmed its plans to announce the fate of the country’s impeached president later this week. The decision on whether to remove suspended President Park...
Police say Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed with a nerve agent. What are the clues to this bizarre international mystery?
Police say Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed with a nerve agent. What are the clues to this bizarre international mystery?
The apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother this month is a bizarre, unfolding story that has sparked media frenzies and diplomatic tensions across Asia. The saga began two weeks ago with a brazen public attack, caught on closed-circuit television, inside a major...
By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say
By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say
In the last five years, North Korea has test fired more than 50 ballistic missiles in an effort to perfect a technology that its opponents fear might someday deliver a nuclear weapon. So the launch of a missile on Sunday that soared 300 miles across North Korea from west to east before crashing...
Samsung heir apparent is arrested in South Korean corruption scandal
Samsung heir apparent is arrested in South Korean corruption scandal
South Korean special prosecutors investigating a sprawling corruption scandal that led to the president’s impeachment arrested the heir apparent to Samsung Electronics  on Friday. Prosecutors in recent weeks accused Lee Jae-yong of several crimes, including bribery, embezzlement and perjury. A...
专家称,通过导弹测试,朝鲜可能也在测试特朗普
专家称,通过导弹测试,朝鲜可能也在测试特朗普
在过去五年里, 朝鲜试射了50多枚弹道导弹, 努力完善了一种令对手害怕可能会在有朝一日用来输送核武器的技术。 因此, 周日发射的导弹可能只是另一个测试而已,它自西向东越过朝鲜, 飞行300英里, 之后落入日本海, 未造成实际破坏。 或者, 它可能是考验特朗普总统。 这个孤立国家的领导人金正恩并没有详细说明他的政府发射导弹的动机——这是去年美国总统大选之前阶段以来此类测试的首次。官方媒体周一早上称它进展成功。朝鲜观察者表示了几个有关该时机选择的原因, 既有实际考虑, 也有地缘政治原因。 该政权已使导弹技术——特别是能够到达其他大陆的远程导弹——成为国家工作重点。测试本身也可以是这种努力的一种合理延伸。这次发射可能是试图辨别特朗普政府会作出什么反应,...
Two more arrests in Malaysia in mysterious death of North Korean leader's half brother
Two more arrests in Malaysia in mysterious death of North Korean leader's half brother
Malaysian authorities Thursday detained two more people in connection with the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un. Police in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, said they had arrested a woman carrying Indonesian travel documents and a local...
South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan
South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan
North Korea on Sunday morning deployed what may have been a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea officials said. The projectile was North Korea’s first missile test-firing since Donald Trump became U.S. president last month, and its first provocation since leader Kim Jong Un boasted...
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