Park Geun-hye http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35459/all en http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Park Geun-Hye sworn in as South Korea's first female president</p> <p>bur/gh/jw</p> Park Geun-hye AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:32:26 +0000 5765526 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean president apologises over political deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/s-korean-president-apologises-over-political-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's new president, Park Geun-Hye, publicly apologised Monday for a political deadlock blocking the formation of her government at a time of heightened nuclear tension with North Korea.</p> <p>Since being sworn in a week ago, Park has had to work without a functioning cabinet because of opposition to her government restructuring plans that have affected parliamentary confirmation of her ministerial nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/s-korean-president-apologises-over-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Park Geun-Hye Politics AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:45:17 +0000 5772583 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea software mogul to contest by-election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/s-korea-software-mogul-contest-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo, whose independent candidacy enlivened last year's presidential election, plans to run for parliament in a by-election next month, his spokesman said Monday.</p> <p>Ahn, 51, ran as an independent championing political and economic reform in the presidential poll but dropped out just weeks before the December 19 voting day to support the main opposition party candidate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/s-korea-software-mogul-contest-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahn Ahn Cheol-Soo Human Interest Park Geun-hye AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 08:45:28 +0000 5772619 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea president urges end to political deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/s-korea-president-urges-end-political-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's new president, Park Geun-Hye, urged opposition politicians Thursday to behave responsibly and resolve a parliamentary deadlock that has paralysed her incoming administration.</p> <p>Ten days after she was sworn in as the country's first woman president, Park is without a fully functioning cabinet at a time of escalating nuclear tensions with North Korea.</p> <p>"The new government was launched amid difficult circumstances, but regretfully it hasn't even been able to start working properly," Park acknowledged in an address to church leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/s-korea-president-urges-end-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Park Geun-Hye AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:16:06 +0000 5775728 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea software mogul vows to contest by-election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/s-korea-software-mogul-vows-contest-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo, whose independent candidacy enlivened last year's presidential election, vowed Monday to run for parliament in a by-election next month.</p> <p>Ahn, 51, ran as an independent candidate championing political and economic reform in the presidential poll but dropped out just weeks before the December 19 voting day to support the main opposition party candidate.</p> <p>Hugely popular among younger voters, his decision to withdraw disappointed many seeking an alternative to the old liberal-conservative face-off between the established parties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/s-korea-software-mogul-vows-contest-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahn Cheol-Soo Ahn Cheol-Soo Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:46:12 +0000 5779508 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahn Cheol-soo-return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/ahn-cheol-soo-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Ahn Cheol-soo, a South Korean software mogul who dropped out of last year's presidential race to support an opposition candidate, arrived home from a nearly two-month overseas trip Monday to run for a parliamentary seat in next month's by-election.</p> <p>Ahn, who founded South Korea's largest anti-virus software firm AhnLab, enjoyed immense popularity among young liberal voters ahead of the December presidential election, posing a serious challenge to the ruling and opposition party contenders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/ahn-cheol-soo-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahn Ahn Cheol-Soo Ahn Cheol-Soo Business Hospitality Law Park Geun-hye Politics Social Issues Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:20:31 +0000 5781560 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahn Cheol-soo-return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/ahn-cheol-soo-return-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Ahn Cheol-soo, a South Korean software mogul who dropped out of last year's presidential race to support an opposition candidate, was to arrive home from a months-long overseas trip later Monday to run for a parliamentary seat in next month's by-election.</p> <p>Ahn, who founded South Korea's largest anti-virus software firm AhnLab, enjoyed immense popularity among young liberal voters ahead of the December presidential election, posing a serious challenge to the ruling and opposition party contenders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/ahn-cheol-soo-return-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahn Ahn Cheol-Soo Ahn Cheol-Soo Business Hospitality Law Park Geun-hye Politics Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:23 +0000 5781668 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-science minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130313/park-science-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye named a top communications technology expert for science minister, the presidential spokesman said Thursday, after an earlier nominee resigned amid a parliamentary impasse over her government reorganization proposal.</p> <p>Professor Choi Mun-kee of top science university KAIST was named to head the ministry of future creation and science, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said. The ministry will be newly established under Park's government reorganization plan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130313/park-science-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Politics Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:01:16 +0000 5782891 at http://www.globalpost.com Assembly-finance minister nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/assembly-finance-minister-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- A parliamentary committee on Thursday failed to adopt a report needed for the National Assembly to decide whether to approve President Park Geun-hye's finance minister nominee.</p> <p>The main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP) claimed that Hyun Oh-seok is not fit for the job because he lacks the necessary abilities and leadership skills, in addition to having "many" ethical lapses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/assembly-finance-minister-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Geun-hye Parliament of Singapore Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:30:55 +0000 5783158 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-appellation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/park-appellation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye has asked to be called "President Park" in the media instead of by her initials, officials said Monday.</p> <p>In South Korea, the media have often referred to presidents and high-profile politicians by their English initials. Former Presidents Kim Young-sam, Kim Dae-jung and Lee Myung-bak were all respectively known as "YS," "DJ," and "MB."</p> <p>Park has also been called "GH" or "PP," for President Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/park-appellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Park Geun-hye Presidents of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:46:54 +0000 5786560 at http://www.globalpost.com extra budget-plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/extra-budget-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, March 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is seeking to draw up an extra budget worth about 10 trillion won (US$8.96 billion) as part of efforts to resuscitate its slowing economic recovery, government sources said Tuesday.</p> <p>The finance ministry sources said that the government will hold a closed-door meeting on Friday to determine whether to push for the extra budget. The meeting will be chaired by President Park Geun-hye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/extra-budget-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Geun-hye Yonhap News Agency Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:15:39 +0000 5787444 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-defense minister nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/park-defense-minister-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) - Whether President Park Geun-hye will appoint her defense minister nominee has become a growing question amid fresh allegations that the retired four-star Army general lied about his stock assets.</p> <p>Kim Byung-kwan, 64, has been under mounting public and media pressure to resign since Park nominated him to the top defense post last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/park-defense-minister-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Presidents of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:45:48 +0000 5788424 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-nominations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/park-nominations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named a Constitutional Court justice as chief of the top court and a business administration professor as head of the Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA), her spokesman said.</p> <p>Park Han-cheol, who has served as a member of the court's nine-member bench since 2011, was tapped to lead the court, while Han Jung-wha, a professor at Seoul's Hanyang University, was named to head the government body in charge of small and medium enterprises, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said in a press briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/park-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Geun-hye Politics Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:46:19 +0000 5789377 at http://www.globalpost.com (profile) SMBA head nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/profile-smba-head-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye's nominee to head the government body in charge of small and medium enterprises is widely known as an expert on small firms and venture companies.</p> <p>Han Jung-wha, dean of Seoul's Hanyang University Business School, earned a master of business administration degree and a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/profile-smba-head-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Politics Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:46:32 +0000 5789509 at http://www.globalpost.com defense minister nominee-resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/defense-minister-nominee-resignation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 22 (Yonhap) -- Defense minister nominee Kim Byung-kwan on Friday offered to resign after coming under fire for a series of ethical lapses, including a link with a local arms broker, real estate speculation and stock asset disclosure.</p> <p>"As the defense minister nominee, I apologize for causing trouble to the people," Kim said in a brief statement. "I am stepping down from the defense minister nominee post to help normalize government affairs.</p> <p>"I wish the present security crisis will be successfully overcome and our national defense becomes stronger," Kim said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/defense-minister-nominee-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Park Geun-hye Yonhap News Agency Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:46:32 +0000 5790580 at http://www.globalpost.com