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Government of South Korea

South Korean president's aide fired for 'sexual harassment'

Former presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung is rumoured to have molested an embassy intern in Washington. Photo: Reuters

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fired her spokesman midway through a summit trip to the United States, Yonhap news agency reported yesterday. Yonhap cited rumours that Yoon Chang-jung - a former political columnist - had sexually harassed a South Korean woman in her early 20s who was temporarily hired by the South Korean embassy in Washington to help with duties related to the president's visit.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 1:38am

Legislator calls for South Korea's own nuclear defence

Chung Mong-joon, member of ruling conservative New Frontier Party. Photo: Reuters

A prominent South Korean legislator says his country should consider developing its own nuclear weapons or hosting a US arsenal as a way to pressure North Korea and its ally China.

11 Apr 2013 - 2:30am

Who said it?

Communist China is destined for the ash heap of history because they are not a country of virtues

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry

There has been no official apology ... I expect that the North will offer the message some day for the sake of reconciliation

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lowest marks over environment

Mainlanders gave the government the lowest marks yet for environmental protection last year, despite unprecedented public spending on such efforts in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Deal struck to put capital relocation back on agenda

The South Korean government's attempt to move the administrative capital from Seoul to the city of Gonju in the centre of the country appeared to be on again yesterday - at least in a watered-down form.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Court blow to capital relocation plan

The president's bid to shift the nation's administration out of Seoul is deemed unconstitutional

A proposal by the South Korean president to relocate the country's capital from Seoul was on hold yesterday after one of the country's top courts deemed it unconstitutional.

22 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Roh faces new fight with his foes over his nominee for PM

Kim Hyuk-kyu, who defected to the ruling party, has been branded a traitor

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun is on another collision course with the opposition just weeks after being returned to office following the overturn of his impeachment.

27 May 2004 - 12:00am

Unity is goal of matches

Soccer will once again play an important role in building ties between the two Koreas.

Officials meeting in Cheju, South Korea have agreed to revive friendly soccer matches. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency says matches were last held in 1990 to symbolise efforts at reconciliation.

3 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

$31m camp for defectors gets go-ahead

Seoul yesterday pushed forward with plans to build a re-education camp to hold up to 500 defectors from the North.

The Government has set aside just over US$4 million (HK$31 million) to build a camp where defectors will be housed and educated before entering South Korean society, a Ministry of Unification official said.

26 Sep 1996 - 12:00am