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 […]

UN official upholds defectors’ freedom of expression, under attack by both Koreas

UN official upholds defectors’ freedom of expression, under attack by both Koreas

FPI / June 28, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com Ironically, a fight over freedom of the press, sparked by North Korean defectors sending balloons with leaflets to their former homeland, has brought both Koreas once again to the brink of war. Both the North and South Korean governments have threatened the defectors in the South who have sought […]

Former South Korean officials appeal for international probe of 2020 election

Former South Korean officials appeal for international probe of 2020 election

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2020 Several former South Korean ambassadors and one former vice minister have signed a letter appealing for the world’s attention and calling for an investigation of the April 2020 election. Leftist President Moon Jae-In’s Democratic Party won 163 seats in the April 15 election. The party’s sister group, the Platform […]

South Korean president sues former network head who called him a communist

South Korean president sues former network head who called him a communist

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2020 South Korean liberal President Moon Jae-In sued the former chairman of a television network for libel and spreading “false facts” for allegedly calling the president a “communist.” Moon sued Koh Young-Ju, the former chairman of the Foundation of Broadcast Culture, which is the board for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). […]

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