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Netherlands give victory to PM’s center-right party, deal blow to populism

In the Netherlands,… center-right prime minister Mark Rutte has clinched a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in the country’s general election. Observers say the outcome offers relief to other European governments that are facing a growing wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an “evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit and after the American elections had said...

Defector claims North Korean leader ordered aunt be poisoned: CNN CNN ″북한

There were various speculations after Kim Kyong-hui… suddenly disappeared from the public eye in 2013. A North Korean defector now claims that she was poisoned last year… under a direct order from Kim Jong-un himself. Kim Hyun-bin has more on this anonymous tip. In an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday, the defector says Kim Jong-un gave the order for...

President Moon invites political party leaders for dinner at Blue House

president moon will meet for dinner at the blue house this Sunday with the leaders of the five political parties including the chair of the main opposition Liberty Korea party Hwang kyo-ahn the president’s hosting the party leaders to thank them for going to his mother’s funeral and for offering their condolences but they’re also likely to discuss various state...

National Assembly’s budget sub-committee kicks off review of government’s 2020 budget proposal

the National Assembly’s budget subcommittee has kicked off its examination of the government’s 444 billion US dollar budget proposal for next year the subcommittee is considered the last stage of the screening process where the members deduct or increase the budget on a project-by-project basis the committee will have finished its review before November 29th the deadline for the budget...

President Moon Jae-in, leaders of 5 political parties agree on need to resume regular meetings

now president moon jaein and the heads of south korea’s five major political parties have agreed on the Yee to resume a key regular meeting to discuss major political issues during a three-hour dinner at the president’s official residence Sunday president moon strongly urge that they got together on a regular basis the ruling party and opposition parties reacted positively...

Main opposition criticizes government’s populist policies, poor handling of crises

Policy speeches by the leaders of major parties continue at the national assembly. Day two was the main opposition Liberty Korea’s turn. Kim Min-ji brings to our attention what the conservative bloc had to say. Korea’s main opposition party used the podium to highlight the mishaps of the Moon Jae-in administration. In his policy speech,… Kim Sung-tae — the floor...

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...