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Moon Jae-In is the current President of South Korea, having taken office in 2017. He previously served as chief of staff to then-president Roh Moo-hyun (2007–2008), leader of the Democratic Party of Korea (2015–2016) and a member of the 19th National Assembly (2012–2016).
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South Korean President Hopes for Cooperation With US on Declaring End to Korean WarSEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that Seoul hopes for cooperation with the United States over the issue of declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War. "I hope..
Kim Jong Un apologizes over shooting death of S. KoreanSeoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary, saying he’s very sorry about the incident he called..
Pyongyang summit deal should be fulfilled: S.Korean PrezSeoul, Sep 19 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Saturday that his Pyongyang summit accord with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un should be implemented despite restraints at home and abroad,..
From scandal to accusations of disloyalty, S.Korea's new point men on North have dramatic pastShares South Korean President Moon Jae-in's new point men on North Korea face a daunting challenge: they must engineer a breakthrough in strained ties amid public scrutiny of their history with..
Why did Kim Jong-un’s sister become the face of North Korea?Kim Yo-jong, the only sister of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, is now setting the tone of the country’s foreign policy. And if he is young and belligerent, she is younger and more..
70 years after Korean war, animosity and fear still lingerSEOUL, South Korea — On both sides of the world's most heavily armed border Thursday, solemn ceremonies will mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of a war that killed and injured millions, left..
Real cause of North-South Korea crisis: Covid-19As tensions rise between North and South Korea, attention has understandably focused on the role of the Dear Sister, Kim Yo Jong. The sibling of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has emerged..
Kim Jong-un’s sister takes a wrecking ball to South Korea relationshipWhen North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offensive was fronted by a smiling face: Kim Yo-jong,..
South Korea's Moon faces crisis in peace bid with North but has few optionsSouth Korea's President Moon Jae-in faces the biggest crisis yet in his bid to foster reconciliation with North Korea, as it lashes out with the destruction of a joint office and rolls back agreements,..
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South Korea says will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North KoreaSouth Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that recent North Korean criticism of President Moon Jae-in was senseless and that it will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by the North.
North Korea tells South to stop ‘nonsensical’ talk about denuclearisationNorth Korea has hit out at South Korea, telling its rival to stop “nonsensical” talk about its denuclearisation and vowing to expand its military capabilities. The statement by senior North Korean..
Moon thanks Gabon, Nigeria, France for help in Korean hostage releasePresident Moon Jae-in / Yonhap President Moon Jae-in expressed his gratitude Wednesday to the governments of Gabon, Nigeria and France for cooperation in successful efforts to secure the release of a..
South Korea's Moon tells Trump he would accept invitation to G7 summitSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday that he would willingly accept the American leader's invitation to join this year's Group of Seven summit, South Korea's..
China willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and controlChinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday that China is willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and control, state television..
Kim Yo Jong: Is the next successor from the family dynasty that runs North Korea a woman?Of all the family members who could eventually take the reins from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, his sister seems like the obvious choice. Kim Yo Jong, in her early 30s, has been by her brother’s..
Kim Jong-un is 'alive and well', says South Korea's security adviserSouth Korea has said that Kim Jong-un, is “alive and well”, downplaying rumours that that the North Korean leader was seriously ill after undergoing heart surgery. “Our government position is..
Trump discusses coronavirus pandemic with South Korea, Mexican leadersPresident Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his country's help in procuring COVID-19 tests for the United States, the White House said.
South Korea's coronavirus battle propels Moon's party to election winSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, results on Thursday showed, a landslide victory propelled by successes in the country's efforts to..
South Korea ruling party wins parliamentary majorityShares South Korea's left-leaning ruling party won a landslide victory in Wednesday's general election, partial results showed, after the coronavirus pandemic turned the political tide in President..
South Korea election: Ruling party wins amid coronavirus outbreakPresident Moon Jae-in's party won a decisive victory in an election held under tight virus controls.
South Koreans brave coronavirus to vote, ruling party set for winSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party is projected to win a general election on Wednesday, exit polls showed, as mask-wearing voters cast their ballots under strict precautions against the..
South Korea's ruling party is projected to win majority in parliamentary election: exit pollsSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party is projected to win a majority in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, according to exit polls jointly conducted by three major local TV..
Exclusive: South Korea set to ship coronavirus testing kits to U.S. – sourceSEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea plans to send kits designed to run up to 600,000 coronavirus tests to the United States on Tuesday after an appeal from U.S. President Donald Trump, a Seoul official..
South Korea’s Moon announces $29.5 billion in additional cheap loans for exportersSEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the government will make an additional 36 trillion won ($29.5 billion) worth of cheap loans available for...
South Korea's coronavirus crackdown a boon for Moon ahead of pollsSouth Korea's fierce battle against the coronavirus has turned the pandemic into an unlikely boon for President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party as campaign season kicks off on Thursday ahead of..
South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impactSouth Korea will make emergency cash payments to all but the richest families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact of the coronavirus..
South Korea to pay cash to families, bring in extra budget reliefSouth Korea will make an emergency cash payment to most families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak,..
Moon to share Korea's coronavirus experience in G-20 summitSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in will brief other global leaders on his country's "effective" response to the novel coronavirus when they hold a special teleconference this week, Cheong Wa Dae said..
South Korea doubles rescue package to $80 billion amid coronavirus woesSouth Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government will double a planned rescue package to contain mounting economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus to 100 trillion won ($80..
South Korea's Moon calls for full probe into online sexual blackmail ringSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Monday for a full investigation into a network of chat rooms at the heart of an operation to blackmail women and underage girls into..
South Korea pledges $39 billion emergency funding for coronavirus-hit small businessSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday pledged 50 trillion won ($39 billion) in emergency financing for small businesses and other stimulus measures to prop up the country's coronavirus-hit..
South Korea's Moon expresses 'growing confidence' in overcoming coronavirus outbreakSouth Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he was increasingly confident the country would overcome the coronavirus as the rate of new infections continued to drop, although authorities noted..
South Korea designates regions hit hardest by coronavirus as disaster zonesSouth Korea on Sunday reported 76 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, marking the first time in over three weeks that new cases have dropped to double-digits, as President Moon Jae-in declared the..
Kim Jong Un sends well wishes to South Korea amid coronavirus outbreakNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter expressing hope for South Korea to overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in's office said on Thursday, as the South battles the biggest..
North Korea's Kim sends 'get well soon' wishes for South's coronavirus battleNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter expressing hope for South Korea to overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in's office said on Thursday, as the South battles the biggest..
In missive, North Korea's Kim hopes South Korea will overcome virus outbreakNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed the hope that neighboring South Korea will overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in's office said on Thursday.
South Korean President Moon cancels planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey over coronavirusSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday canceled his planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey in mid-March, over coronavirus, according to the presidential Blue House.
South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get goingSouth Korean health authorities aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge of new coronavirus cases as President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the situation was "very..
South Korea 'very grave', Moon says as coronavirus cases approach 900SEOUL: The novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is "very grave", President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday as he visited its epicentre, even as the country announced its smallest rise in cases for..
South Korea may consider supplementary budget to head off virus impactSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday said the government should start reviewing whether a supplementary budget should be drawn up to head off the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asia's..
Not in my backyard: Alabama balks at plan to house coronavirus patientsPresident Moon Jae-in puts nation on highest alerts, orders officials to take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak.
South Korea raises disease alert to top level as coronavirus cases soarSEOUL - South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level on Sunday as confirmed coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 602 and the death toll rose to five. More than half the..
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'Parasite' cast meet President of South KoreaDirector Bong Joon-ho and stars of "Parasite" meet with South Korea's President Moon Jae-and first lady Kim Jung-Sook, in honor of their historic Oscar success. (Feb. 20)
Defectors from North Korea run in South's elections to battle flawed policiesPolitics in South Korea is drawing high-profile North Korean defectors in numbers not seen before, aiming to remedy what they call failures by President Moon Jae-in's administration to protect refugees..
South Korea's Moon flags steps for virus-hit economy, boosting rate cut expectationsSouth Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to cushion the economic impact from China's coronavrius outbreak, boosting expectations of further..