Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2019 The Washington dramas were half a world away for an estimated 3 million generally conservative protesters in Seoul near City Hall on Oct. 3. Despite several rival rallies, the demonstrators — some waving Korean and American flags — were unified in calling for the ouster of South Korean President Moon Jae-In […]

Violence in Seoul as workers hired by leftist mayor destroy conservatives’ tents

Violence in Seoul as workers hired by leftist mayor destroy conservatives’ tents

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2019 Tents erected by conservative activists calling for the release from prison of former President Park Geun-Hye were demolished by government workers deployed by the Seoul’s Mayor Park Won-Soon, according to video and news reports. The government and judiciary under President Moon Jae-In has jailed journalists, controlled social media and […]

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2018 Liberal President Moon Jae-In ratified last month’s summit agreement with North Korea without the consent of parliament, ignoring protests from Conservative opposition parties and concerns registered by the Trump administration. Dissenting media and political expression is being suppressed by the government in Seoul, according to reports in last week’s […]

Opposition denounces Seoul’s plan to welcome N. Korean official tied to 2010 attacks

Opposition denounces Seoul’s plan to welcome N. Korean official tied to 2010 attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2018 South Korea’s main opposition party is furious that the Moon Jae-In administration agreed to host a top North Korean official at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony. Moon’s government announced that Kim Yong-Chol, a vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, will head an eight-member […]

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 A delegation from South Korea’s opposition party visited Washington, D.C. this week to press the Trump administration for the “redeployment” of nuclear weapons in South Korea. “We are here to ask for redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads in South Korea,” Lee Cheol-Woo, the head of the intelligence committee of […]

Only major South Korean news outlet to challenge Park impeachment faces scrutiny

Only major South Korean news outlet to challenge Park impeachment faces scrutiny

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 The liberal Moon Jae-In administration has launched a “politically motivated” investigation into the only major broadcaster in South Korea that covered protests and evidence in support of former President Park Geun-Hye, conservative lawmakers say. MBC provided coverage of the growing pro-Park demonstrations earlier this year in which older South […]