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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye Impeached

In a historic move by South Korea’s parliament, embattled President Park Geun-hye is impeached by an overwhelming margin South Korea’s president impeached: What’s the fallout? from Al Jazeera English The South Korean National Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of an impeachment motion for current President Park Geun-hye, daughter of ruthless yet admired South Korean President […]

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Park Geun-hye Scandal in the Republic of Korea

Park Geun-hye Scandal: The history between the Park family and The Church of Eternal Life go back to the “Korean Rasputin” of Park Chung-hee’s regime Today’s Close-Up – Park Falls from Grace: South Korea’s Political Scandal This week the South Korean legislature will decide whether or not to impeach Park Geun-hye, head of a scandal-ridden […]

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North Korea Announces New Round of Nuclear and Rocket Tests, Targets the United States

In Pyongyang’s most challenging declaration yet, the world’s most isolated state announced that it would continue its provocative nuclear tests and missile tests with its target being the DPRK’s avowed enemy, the United States.   Ever since the death of Dear Leader Kim Jong–il in 2011, the regime in Pyongyang was consumed with establishing his […]

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North Korea Optimistic About Improving Relations with the Republic of Korea and the United States After Comments by Newly Elected South Korean President Park Chung-hee

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea expressed optimism after comments from newly elected South Korean President Park Chung-hee indicated a willingness on the part of the Republic of Korea to engage in talks and closer diplomatic relations with its northern neighbor. After her election┬áto the presidency, Park has announced she will pursue a more aggressive […]

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Ahn Chul-soo: South Korea’s Kingmaker?

A software entrepreneur and noted philanthropist Ahn Chul-soo announced he would seek the South Korean presidency in a news conference inside a Salvation Army kitchen in Seoul. Ahn is the third candidate to have declared in the race thus far and he is expected to shake up the political landscape quite a bit. He’s popular […]

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Yi Seok: Heir of Korea’s Jeonju Yi Dynasty

After the Japanese transformed Korea into a colony, the Joseon Dynasty’s Jeonju Yi clan were maintained as puppet rulers of the formerly independent Korean Empire. Yi Seok, grandson of Gojong and the Yi household’s successor, would be King of Korea today if not for the colonial period and ensuing years of war and division of […]

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The Rise of South Korea: How Economic Success is Transforming the Republic of Korea into Asia’s Newest Power Broker

The Economy of South Korea: How the “Miracle on the Han” Transformed the Republic of Korea into an Economic Superpower South Korea’s chaebol: Economy at a crossroads – Counting the Cost from Al Jazeera English The rise of the Republic of Korea’s economy has placed South Korea on the world map as a leader in […]

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