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S. Korean farmers protest government’s decision to give up WTO developing country status

South Korean farmers rallied in front of the National Assembly protesting against the government’s decision to no longer maintain the developing country status at the WTO around 20 organizations including the Korean Advanced Farmers Federation and called on the government to come up with measures to help support the local agriculture sector they believe changing the status would result in...

Defector claims North Korean leader poisons his aunt: CNN CNN ″북한 김정은, 고모

There were various speculations after Kim Kyong-hui… suddenly disappeared from the public eye in 2013, but a North Korean defector claims that she was poisoned last year under the direct order from Kim Jong-un himself. With the details, here′s our Kim Hyun-bin. In an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday, the defector says Kim Jong-un gave the order for his...

Chile’s shaken government makes concessions after protests

Childress government is are making concessions and attempts to combat week-long a deadly protest over price increases Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday announced a freeze until the end of next year on a 9.2 percent increase in electricity tariffs hundreds of demonstrators are still dissatisfied with economic concessions returned to the streets on Thursday at least 18 people have...

President Moon calls for better democracy at event commemorating Busan-Masan Democratic Protests

president mu jane says the korean people want a better democracy he was speaking Wednesday at the first national ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Busan Masan Democratic protests of movement 40 years ago in which Koreans rose up against authoritarianism Shin Semin has the details president moon jae-in said Koreans want to further advance two nation’s democracy saying...

Moon says political differences shouldn’t deepen into political conflict

President Moon Jae-in has once again reiterated the need to overhaul the nation’s all-powerful prosecution. Meeting his top aides on Monday, President Moon pointed out, while people taking to the streets to express their political opinions is positive, he stressed that it must not deepen divides. Park Hee-jun reports. President Moon Jae-in warned that differences in political opinion should not...

S. Korea’s National Assembly kicks off annual audit of government bodies

South Korea’s National Assembly has started its annual audit of government ministries and their affiliated agencies for the next 20 days 14 parliamentary committees will inspect a 788 government bodies three other committees including the house steering committee will begin their audits on October 23rd this year’s audit is expected to be especially contentious since that will be the last...