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Foreign Ministry, Police to Discuss Beefing Up Security with Foreign Diplomats

Foreign Ministry, Police to Discuss Beefing Up Security with Foreign Diplomats

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry and the National Policy Agency (NPA) will hold a meeting this week with officials from foreign diplomatic missions here to discuss ways to beef up security in and around their compounds, the ministry said Wednesday. The meeting, slated for Thursday, aims to put together measures to [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans want the government to push ahead with its decision not to renew a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a poll showed Monday. Seoul decided in August to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) amid disputes over trade and wartime history. The [...]

Police Draw Up Enforcement Standards for Non-military Personnel Wearing Military Uniforms at Rallies

Police Draw Up Enforcement Standards for Non-military Personnel Wearing Military Uniforms at Rallies

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans wearing military uniforms at rallies are becoming a source of controversy, raising questions as to how they should be treated under the law. The police recently conducted a legal review of the Act on the Control of Military Uniforms and Accoutrements to develop a strict enforcement standard [...]

Rallies Held For and Against Justice Minister Cho Kuk

Rallies Held For and Against Justice Minister Cho Kuk

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Supporters of South Korea’s embattled justice minister, Cho Kuk, staged another massive candlelight vigil right in front of the prosecution’s headquarters in southern Seoul on Saturday, as Cho’s wife was grilled again by investigators over her alleged role in the fraud and corruption scandal that has roiled the country [...]

Political Parties Face Criticism in Politicizing People’s Rallies over Corruption Scandal

Political Parties Face Criticism in Politicizing People’s Rallies over Corruption Scandal

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean political parties are under fire for spurring a divide among liberals and conservatives by politicizing citizens’ rallies over corruption allegations involving the justice minister’s family. In recent weeks, South Koreans took to the streets in Seoul to hold separate demonstrations to voice either their support for or [...]

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Koreans view the need for inter-Korean unification negatively than two years ago, while showing an increasing tendency to treat North Korea as a country to cooperate with, a survey conducted by a state-run think tank showed Wednesday. According to the 2018 survey by the Korea Institute for [...]