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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea's President Park Geun-hye met Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday and Park lost wasted no time in raising the issue of wartime comfort women Park receives Tokyo governor for rare talks South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician yesterday as she received visiting ...

  2. 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

    ... to Park's presidency President Park Geun-hye's waning political fortunes suffered another blow yesterday when her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks about Japanese colonial rule. "I wanted to help President Park Geun-hye. But I believe that my resignation is the way to help her at this point," Moon Chang-keuk, 65, said. "So ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Reuters in Seoul Former Supreme Court justice faces questions about earning millions since leaving public role Park's pick for PM withdraws amid ethics row South Korean President Park Geun-hye suffered another political setback yesterday when her choice for prime minister withdrew his name amid questions about the ethics of earning a large income after leaving public service. ...

  4. 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

    ... 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 disaster. Despite fears of a voter backlash, Park's New Frontier Party managed to win eight of the 17 main contests for city mayors and provincial governors. The main opposition New Politics ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye names jurist Ahn Dai-hee South Korea's new prime minister

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Agencies in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday named a former supreme court justice with a reputation for fighting corruption as prime minister to replace an incumbent who resigned over the government's slow response to last month's ferry disaster. Park meanwhile accepted the resignations of two of her top security officials for their handling ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologises over ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 12:11pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologised on Tuesday for her government’s failure to prevent a ferry disaster that left some 300 people dead or missing. ... to correct such long-running evils and letting an accident like this take place Park Geun-hye Officials have taken into custody all 15 people involved in navigating the ferry. The seven surviving ...

  7. News - Asia

    President Park Geun-hye faces angry parents of South Korean ferry victims

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jindo President feels force of parents' anguish South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday faced the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster as she held an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium. Park's security detail looked nervous as distraught parents screamed at the president ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean president says Tokyo would find itself isolated if it went back on 1995 apology for wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women Park in pariah warning to Japan South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday warned Japan would face isolation if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery. Her warning, ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea's Park Geun-hye calls for tighter vigilance against North Korea

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Park wants 'tighter vigilance' against North South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula. At a meeting yesterday with top aides, Park noted that North Korea had recently threatened to fire off ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea President Park Geun-hye tells North to stick to reunion plan

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... Park Geun-hye on Friday warned North Korea not to renege on its agreement to host a reunion for families divided by the Korean war. Park’s comments came a day after Pyongyang said it would have ... can conveniently meet their loved ones Park Geun-hye A similar event had been planned last September, but North Korea cancelled at the last minute – an act that President Park stressed should ...




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