Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2019 Media outlets and free speech advocates in South Korea are criticizing a move by the government of leftist President Moon Jae-In to introduce a system which could block YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Netflix, and other online and social network services. South Korean conservatives have complained of government […]

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 The failure of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to produce an agreement has shaken the Kim dynasty to the point where the young dictator is “almost in a time out,” a U.S. envoy who was a key North Korea negotiator […]

South Korean government moves to nationalize kindergartens

South Korean government moves to nationalize kindergartens

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2019 Do South Korean children know that the Korean War started with an invasion from the communist North? Pro-North Korean influence on public school curricula in the South have focused attention on the private education of even kindergarten children, according to a report by the East Asia Research Center. Jeongyojo, […]

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2019 The administration of liberal President Moon Jae-In is engaged in a “fake peace” process with an “unreliable” Kim Jong-Un regime, a group of more than 400 retired South Korean generals said in a pair of statements. Moon met with Kim three times last year and has invited the North […]

Report: South Korean president made large, unrefunded donation to left-wing newspaper

Report: South Korean president made large, unrefunded donation to left-wing newspaper

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2019 South Korean President Moon Jae-In was among a group of investors who made large donations in the 1980s to establish the left-wing Hankyoreh Media Group, a report said. Moon gave 200 million won ($552,000 in 2019 dollars) to the media group, which established the far-left Hankyoreh newspaper in 1987, […]

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 Amid preparations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, U.S. President Donald Trump is turning up the heat on Seoul by demanding it pay more for the 28,500 U.S. military personnel stationed in the South. Some Korea analysts say that U.S.’s leverage with Pyongyang, backed by […]

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 In a sinister start to 2019, Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping bluntly threatened to invade Taiwan but promised to reward the Republic of China if it places itself under Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his […]

South Korean conservatives charge prosecutorial abuse in death of former security chief

South Korean conservatives charge prosecutorial abuse in death of former security chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 16, 2018 Following the Dec. 7 suicide of former Defense Security Command (DSC) chief Lt. Gen. Lee Jae-Su, conservatives in South Korea are calling on the liberal Moon Jae-In government to cease what they say is a “witch hunt” targeting political figures from the previous government. Lee was found dead in […]

Pro-North Korea groups ‘popping up like mushrooms’ in South, prompting conservative backlash

Pro-North Korea groups ‘popping up like mushrooms’ in South, prompting conservative backlash

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2018 More than a dozen groups have been formed in South Korea to welcome North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in advance of his anticipated visit to Seoul. Kim Soo-Geun, who founded a youth group called “Welcome Committee for a Great Man”, is seeking to run a subway advertisement to welcome […]

Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told South Korean President Moon Jae-In during one of their summit meetings that the North was wary of giving up a list of its nuclear arsenal and facilities, fearing it could embolden the Untied States to attack, a South Korean official said. South Korean […]

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