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South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

Reports: SKorean President fires spokesman for molesting US intern

By Fri, May 10, 2013 4:32PM UTC Comments Off South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fired spokesman Yoon Chang-jung Friday for an “unsavory” act. Yoon is believed to have sexually assaulted a 21-year-old intern earlier this week, during the President’s high-profile trip to the United States. A community website for Korean women living in the US, Missy USA, first reported the case and a screen capture of its disclosure [ko]...

Sudan president’s arrival in China delayed

By Mon, Jun 27, 2011 6:37PM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — A planned visit by Sudan’s president to China, which was criticized by rights groups because he is wanted on international war crimes charges, was delayed Monday, though officials gave no reason. President Omar al-Bashir was to have arrived in Beijing just after dawn Monday, but by the middle of the afternoon his...

India withdraws ‘most wanted’ list after more embarrassment

By Fri, May 20, 2011 9:22PM UTC Comments Off India withdraws ‘most wanted’ list after more embarrassment

Following a bumbling mistake on Wednesday, India has today withdrawn its ‘most wanted’ list of fugitives who are believed to be hiding in Pakistan. This comes after at least two of those claimed to be in Pakistan were located in the Indian city of Mumbai. Wahzul Kamar Khan was found to be living at the...

US Ambassador butts heads with Korean opposition leader

By Fri, Mar 11, 2011 9:26AM UTC Comments Off Sohn Hak-kyu's Democrati Party boycotted a vote on the Korea-EU FTA that they had helped set

Ambassadors are not only tasked with meeting the administration and diplomatic officials where they are posted, but also opposition figures. US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens did her duty on March 10 but her meeting with Sohn Hak-kyu, the chairman of South Korea’s main opposition Democratic Party, does not appear to have been a pleasant experience. Unlike the relationship between “good...

Were SKorea’s spies behind botched Indonesia envoy break-in?

By Mon, Feb 21, 2011 1:34PM UTC 3 Comments Were SKorea’s spies behind botched Indonesia envoy break-in?

South Korea’s spy agency has made headlines today as its agents allegedly broke into an Indonesian presidential delegation member’s hotel room last week in Seoul  in an attempt to steal classified information on Indonesia’s planned arms trade with South Korea. The intelligence agency, however, denied the allegation. Korean media and net users harshly criticized it...