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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 Agence France-Presse 5772583 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5779508 at http://www.globalpost.com judge-defense chief nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/judge-defense-chief-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 12 (Yonhap) -- A sitting senior judge on Tuesday publicly opposed the appointment of President Park Geun-hye's defense chief nominee through a social networking site (SNS), raising questions over his moral standards.</p> <p>Choi Eun-bae of the Seoul Eastern District Court said on his Facebook page that it would be best not to name Kim Byung-kwan, who has been accused of various ethical lapses, as the country's next minister of defense.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/judge-defense-chief-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Park Chung-hee Politics Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:58 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781522 at http://www.globalpost.com Park inauguration-US ambassador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-inauguration-us-ambassador <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 8 (Yonhap) -- The inauguration of President Park Geun-hye last week was "truly historic" for South Korea, the U.S. ambassador to Seoul said Friday, renewing his commitment to closely working with the new government.</p> <p>"Last week was truly historic for Korea. President Park Geun-hye was inaugurated as South Korea's first female president," U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim said of his attendance at the inauguration ceremony in a blog post on the embassy's Web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-inauguration-us-ambassador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Park Chung-hee Politics Presidents of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:25:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781613 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-defense minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defense-minister-1 <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 12 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye is expected to take more time before appointing the embattled nominee for defense minister, presidential officials said, denying media speculation that she could press ahead with his appointment as early as Tuesday.</p> <p>Nominee Kim Byung-kwan, a former four-star general, has been dogged by a series of allegations of ethical lapses, such as real estate speculation and tax evasion. His post-retirement stint with a foreign arms trading company has also been a target of criticism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defense-minister-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Park Chung-hee Park Geun-Hye Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:25:43 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781617 at http://www.globalpost.com Nat'l Assembly-defense minister nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/natl-assembly-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 11 (Yonhap) -- A parliamentary committee on Monday failed to adopt a report needed for the National Assembly to decide whether to approve President Park Geun-hye's defense minister nominee.</p> <p>Opposition parties have repeatedly demanded the withdrawal of Kim Byung-kwan, alleging he had used information gained during his past military career for personal gain, including lobbying for a foreign defense supply firm in winning a commercial deal from South Korea's military.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/natl-assembly-defense-minister-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Chung-hee Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:26:28 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781629 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 Yonhap News Agency 5782891 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-school visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/park-school-visit <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 15 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye visited an elementary school Friday to conduct safety checks as part of her push to root out school violence amid public outrage over the recent suicide of a bullied teenager.</p> <p>Upon arriving at Myungshin Elementary School in central Seoul, Park headed first to the staff room where she monitored footage from CCTVs and asked about the school's other safety measures, including emergency alarm bells.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/park-school-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Korea Park Chung-hee Park Geun-Hye Presidents of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:30:25 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5784245 at http://www.globalpost.com defense minister nominee-hidden stock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/defense-minister-nominee-hidden-stock <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>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- Defense minister nominee Kim Byung-kwan faced fresh allegations on Tuesday that he did not submit a report on his stock assets for a parliamentary confirmation hearing earlier this month in an alleged effort to hide his stake in a Myanmar natural gas company.</p> <p>The retired four-star Army general was named for the post by President Park Geun-hye in mid-February and underwent a tough confirmation hearing on March 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/defense-minister-nominee-hidden-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Literature Park Chung-hee Presidents of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:00:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5787465 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 Yonhap News Agency 5788424 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 Yonhap News Agency 5789509 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-appointments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130322/park-appointments-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, March 22 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Friday retained Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, shortly after a nominee for defense minister resigned over a series of alleged ethical lapses.</p> <p>Park made the decision considering the urgent security situation following North Korea's repeated war threats, presidential spokeswoman Kim Haing said in a press briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130322/park-appointments-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Kim Kwan-jin Park Chung-hee Politics Yonhap News Agency Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:15:25 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5790691 at http://www.globalpost.com French Korean-born minister in landmark Seoul visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/french-korean-born-minister-landmark-seoul-visit <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>French Minister Fleur Pellerin began a highly anticipated visit Saturday to South Korea, the land of her birth, where her unusual success story is a source of public pride, admiration and curiosity.</p> <p>Born in 1973 in Seoul and abandoned, Pellerin was adopted by a French couple six months later from an orphanage and moved to France. This is the first time she has ever returned to her homeland.</p> <p>"On a personal level, it's true that I'm excited," Pellerin told the Korean-language Chosun Ilbo in an interview published before her arrival Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/french-korean-born-minister-landmark-seoul-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mass media Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791732 at http://www.globalpost.com police chief nominee-hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/police-chief-nominee-hearing <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 27 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye's nominee for the nation's top police post vowed to root out the four major "social ills," including sexual crimes, during his parliamentary confirmation hearing on Wednesday.</p> <p>Lee Sung-han, who currently heads the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, has been tapped to succeed Kim Ki-yong as commissioner of the National Police Agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/police-chief-nominee-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Park Chung-hee Park Geun-hye Social Issues Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:01:29 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5795013 at http://www.globalpost.com