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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope to hail early Korean Catholics' courage when he beatifies 124 martyrs in Seoul

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... surrendering to spare his lay followers further torture. The most prominent among the 124 is Paul Yun Ji-chung, an 18th century nobleman who became Korea's first Catholic martyr when he ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea eyes doubling of cigarette prices to curb smoking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... more than 5 per cent. It was also criticised by the main opposition party, highlighting the difficulty in introducing anti-smoking regulations in a country where the health risks associated ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... of the National Intelligence Service (NIS). Won had been charged with organising an online smear campaign by NIS agents against the opposition party candidate whom Park defeated in the 2012 poll. While ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul By-election boost for Park after sinking South Korea's ruling party celebrated yesterday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its parliamentary majority, despite lingering public anger over the handling of April's Sewol ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye's Saenuri Party won 11 of an unprecedented 15 by-elections ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s ruling party strong at local elections despite South Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Local election results show little sign of a feared backlash over Sewol ferry disaster S Korean ruling party reassured by polls South Korea's ruling party breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after a stronger-than-expected showing in local elections seen as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye's handling of April's deadly ferry ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Fresh blow to Park Geun-hye as South Korea PM nominee withdraws bid

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Party began voicing doubts about his nomination. For two weeks, Moon said he had no intention of stepping down, but the criticism showed no sign of abating and it appears that Park advised him ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ballots focus attention on handling of ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:17pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Incheon and Busan in the southeast, but Park’s ruling conservative New Frontier Party is unlikely to suffer landslide defeats. Polls by Gallup Korea in late May suggested more than 40 per cent of voters still support the New Frontier Party. Only 28 per cent said they supported the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD). About 40 per cent of voters in South Korea ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s pick for prime minister withdraws amid ethics row

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... Saenuri Party is facing a tough fight in the June 4 vote to elect local government officials, including the key posts of Seoul mayor and Gyeonggi province governor. The coastguard is still ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Life on hold in South Korea, a nation paralysed by tragedy

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... in as sombre a mood as possible," said Han Kyung-chun, a producer at KBS TV. The two main political parties imposed a temporary ban on campaigning for critical local elections in June. Companies ... album releases and promotional events. The country's three beer brewers- Lotte, Oriental Brewery and Hite Jinro- pulled their party-oriented commercials. Professional baseball and soccer ...

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    South Korean spy chief faces calls to resign in forged evidence scandal

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... headquarters in southern Seoul. With local elections due in early June, lawmakers from Park's ruling Saenuri Party have called for NIS director Nam Jae-joon to resign. "It is a very disturbing issue. I was appalled at the suspected forgery and cover-up attempts," Shim Jae-chul, a senior Saenuri lawmaker, told a meeting of top party officials. "It seems inevitable ...




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