A North Korean horror show shocks South

A North Korean horror show shocks South

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2020 A South Korean fisheries official who was reportedly attempting to defect to North Korea was shot and killed and his body burned at sea by North Korean soldiers, reports say. As part of its coronavirus lockdown, North Korea currently has “shoot to kill” orders in place in cases of […]

Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2020 The American public is largely unaware of the deteriorating freedoms in heretofore staunch U.S. ally South Korea. Only WorldTribune.com has been chronicling this story. Now the Wall Street Journal is also paying attention. In one recent major development, Kim Yo-Jong, the powerful sister of dictator Kim Jong-Un, on June […]

Covid politics: Seoul cracks down on church following mass demonstrations

Covid politics: Seoul cracks down on church following mass demonstrations

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2020 A church in Seoul which has been a gathering place for conservatives and whose pastor openly criticizes leftist President Moon Jae-In was raided by police on Friday after Moon’s government accused the church of being the epicenter of a recent covid outbreak, reports say. A court issued a warrant […]

Angry conservative demonstrators in Seoul manhandle police, demand president’s resignation

Angry conservative demonstrators in Seoul manhandle police, demand president’s resignation

BREAKING . . . Special to WorldTribune, August 15, 2020 [Editor’s Note: We have added ‘Breaking‘ as a new feature because . . . Drudge has gone away.] SEOUL, South Korea — Tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a government ban of large rallies on “Independence Day”, Aug. 15. The ban had been imposed ostensibly […]

Seoul invokes coronavirus to ban Saturday’s massive anti-government protest

Seoul invokes coronavirus to ban Saturday’s massive anti-government protest

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2020 The City of Seoul, citing coronavirus concerns, has banned a group of conservative activist organizations from holding a large anti-government protest on Saturday, a report said. “At least 26 organizations have been planning large protests to be held in various locations in Seoul on Aug. 15 to mark the […]

Defector grills South Korean official on his pro-North background

Defector grills South Korean official on his pro-North background

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2020 At a recent confirmation hearing for South Korean Unification Minister nominee Lee In-Young, a high-profile defector from North Korea who is now a member of South Korea’s parliament had a series of tough questions for Lee on his links to the ideology of communist North Korea. Despite the disapproval […]

General who was hero of Korean War denied burial in National Cemetery in Seoul

General who was hero of Korean War denied burial in National Cemetery in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2020 Gen. Paik Sun-Yup, a major hero of the Korean War who many refer to as “the father of South Korea’s military,” passed away on July 10 at age 99. East Asia Research Center’s Tara O tweeted: “General Paik Sun-Yup passed away 2020-7-10, 11 pm. “I’ll lead from the front. […]

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2020 A defector from North Korea who founded a group which has for years been sending food assistance and leaflets containing information into the North is not surprised by the threats he and his fellow defectors regularly receive from the Kim Jong-Un regime. What does surprise Park Sang-Hak, however, is […]

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The insistence of a pair of brothers on scattering hundreds of thousands of leaflets from balloons fired over North Korea confronts the South with tough questions. Is it worth upsetting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, knowing the negative effects the leaflets are […]

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean troops attacked South Korea launching an unexpected military blitz.  Kim Il-Sung’s communists had as their aim the forcible reunification of the divided Korean peninsula, itself a recent legacy of Japan’s defeat in WWII. The South was stunned and Seoul, […]

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