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Half of S. Koreans Say Gov’t Should Pursue Dialogue with N. Korea: Poll

Half of S. Koreans Say Gov’t Should Pursue Dialogue with N. Korea: Poll

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — About half of South Koreans think the government should seek dialogue with North Korea, a survey showed Monday, as inter-Korean ties remained stalled amid the deadlocked nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Of the 1,003 adults surveyed last month, 51.4 percent said the government should pursue talks and compromise [...]

More than Half of S. Koreans Back Moon’s N. Korea Policy: Poll

More than Half of S. Koreans Back Moon’s N. Korea Policy: Poll

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Korean adults positively evaluate the Moon Jae-in government’s policy of making peace with North Korea, a poll showed Wednesday. Realmeter’s survey of 505 people older than 19 nationwide found that 52.2 percent gave a positive assessment of Moon’s peace policy for the Korean Peninsula. [...]

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

SEOUL/TOKYO, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction permit for a new Japanese embassy building in central Seoul has been revoked, as Tokyo failed to break ground for four years after winning the permit, municipal officials said Wednesday. Seoul’s Jongno Ward Office said it notified the Japanese Embassy on March 4 of the cancellation of [...]

Football Club Hit by Political Party’s Improper Campaigning Inside Stadium

Football Club Hit by Political Party’s Improper Campaigning Inside Stadium

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — History shows that when politics meets football, something bad happens. South Korea’s Gyeongnam FC recently learned that lesson the hard way, even though they weren’t the main actors in the story. Gyeongnam, last year’s runners-up in the top-tier K League 1, were penalized by the nation’s pro football league [...]

Football Club Penalized After Failing to Stop Political Party Campaigning Inside Stadium

Football Club Penalized After Failing to Stop Political Party Campaigning Inside Stadium

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean football club Gyeongnam FC were penalized by the nation’s pro football league operator Tuesday after they failed to stop a political party campaigning inside their home stadium last week. The K League discipline committee meted out a fine of 20 million won (US$17,590) against Gyeongnam for not [...]

Police Looking into N. Korean-style Anti-Moon Posters at Colleges

Police Looking into N. Korean-style Anti-Moon Posters at Colleges

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Police said Monday they began a preliminary probe into North Korean-style posters that appeared on walls at several universities nationwide lampooning the current Moon Jae-in government over its key policies. The National Police Agency said it is gathering facts on a number of 112 calls made since Saturday with [...]