South Korea
Associated Press/Photo by Lee Jin-man (file)

Seoul mayor found dead

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/09/20, 03:44 pm

After one of South Korea’s most important elected officials disappeared on Thursday, hundreds of police officers and firefighters searched for more than seven hours using dogs and drones. They found Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon dead on Friday in the northern hills of the city. The third-term mayor was a former human rights lawyer and a potential presidential candidate. He was 64.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kim In-chul/Yonhap (file)

Bad neighbors on the Korean Peninsula

International | North Korea reneges on several peace resolutions
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/26/20, 05:31 pm

The North Korean military on Tuesday reinstalled about 20 loudspeakers along the Demilitarized Zone with South Korea, suggesting a return to psychological warfare. Pyongyang has spent the past several weeks backpedaling on many peace agreements it reached with its southern neighbor in 2018.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap

North, South Korea mark war’s 70 anniversary

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/20, 02:18 pm

South Korean military leaders on Thursday visited a national cemetery in Seoul, where about 130,000 soldiers from the Korean War are buried or honored. Millions of people died, including about 36,000 U.S. soldiers, in the conflict that began on June 25, 1950. North Korean officials marked the anniversary with official visits this week to monuments honoring the country’s fallen soldiers while describing the conflict as “the Fatherland Liberation War” in newspaper editorials.

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