No arrest was made, and questions remain about whether Korea invoked diplomatic immunity
Another Korean government spokesman confirmed that Yoon Chang-jung was fired because he ‘harmed the dignity of the nation’
Alleged sexual assault happened after a night of drinking following the Korean president’s successful meetings with Barack Obama
South Korean president Park Geun-hye fired her press secretary this week after he was accused of sexually assaulting a young female Korean employee of [...]
5:15am (AEST): North Korea is poised to launch as many as five missiles from its east coast, South Korean intelligence officials said.
“There are signs the North could fire off Musudan missiles any time soon,” an unidentified intelligence source in Seoul told the state-run Yonhap news agency.
North Korea: US ‘ready to intercept up to THREE missiles’
NORTH Korea has completed preparations for up to three missile launches, sources in Seoul have revealed, [...]
The Chosun Ilbo
April 4, 2013
French President Francois Hollande has promised sweeping new anti-corruption measures, a day after his former budget minister admitted having had a secret foreign bank account containing hundreds of thousands of euros.
In a taped television address Wednesday, Hollande said he would introduce legislation requiring government ministers and members of parliament to declare and publish details of their personal wealth, and would take steps to strengthen the independence [...]
China appears to be working on a number of large infrastructure projects near its border with North Korea, according to reports in South Korean publication the Chosun Ilbo.
The country is thought to be spending over $10 billion on projects in the region, which includes a large highway and a railway network for the remote Liaoning and Jilin provinces. It is due to be finished by 2015.
The reason behind the huge project [...]
Pyongyang should “refrain from engaging in any more hostile or provocative actions. They do nothing to advance the cause of peace on the Korean peninsula (or) in Northeast Asia,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
He said such hostile acts would “do nothing to help the North Korean people, many of whom are starving because of the predilection of the North Korean regime to spend money on weapons systems rather than [...]
Reconnaissance satellites have identified the huge missile at a government research and development facility in Pyongyang, South Korean government sources told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.
Analysts estimate the weapon to be around 130 feet long and, equipped with a more powerful booster unit, capable of delivering a warhead more than 6,200 miles.
Unveiling the missile will raise new fears in neighbouring countries, already alarmed by Pyongyang’s insistence that it will go ahead [...]