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Posted on 16 January 2015 | 11:00 am
North Korea's New Year Address: No Objective
Kansas City StarNorth Korea's New Year Address: No Objective Evidence for Hope FoundDaily NKFormer president Roh Moo Hyun promised dozens of trillions of won as financial aid in the Declaration of October 4th, and that was the result of the summit between Roh Moo Hyun and Kim Jong Il, which occurred in the last year of the Roh Moo Hyun ...Korea Commandos Prep for War While Leaders Extend Olive BranchesNewsmax.comSouth Korean president says open to summit with North's Kim, no pre-conditionReutersall 923 news articles »
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 10:59 pm
Where Is the End of Dialogue with North
Wall Street JournalWhere Is the End of Dialogue with North Korea?Daily NK65-year-old Kim Jong Il and 61-year-old Roh Moo Hyun met in 2007. In return for his long dialogue and negotiations with these two, Kim Jong Il successfully gained the “money and time” to develop nuclear weapons and missiles. What could 33-year-old Kim ...Korean troops take part in exercisesThe Japan Timesall 166 news articles »
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 8:23 pm
Ex-presidential spokeswoman publishes art
Korea TimesEx-presidential spokeswoman publishes art magazineKorea TimesBorn in 1968, Lee is a daughter of former vice prime minister Lee Hun-jae. She was a presidential spokeswoman for foreign press affairs in 2003 under then president Roh Moo-hyun. Before this, she was a reporter at TV station SBS. For more information ...
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 1:36 am
Special assistants part of Park's reform
Special assistants part of Park's reform plansKorea JoongAng DailyAt the heart of President Park Geun-hye's announcement Monday that she would establish a team of special assistants within the Blue House lies her desire to successfully carry out her signature three-year economic innovation plan during her third year ...
Posted on 14 January 2015 | 12:45 pm
Korea's defence ministry integrity rated
The integrity level for South Korea's Defence Ministry dipped to its lowest point in 2013 in nearly a decade due to a series of corruption cases, according to the ministry’s 2014 compilation of defence statistics released on Tuesday
Posted on 13 January 2015 | 8:02 pm
'Comfort women' issue still vexes 50
SEOUL - This year marks the 50th anniversary of normalized relations between Japan and South Korea. In 2005, the two countries hosted more than 700 commemorative events to celebrate the 40th anniversary, but things are different this time around. An official logo has yet to be chosen for this anniversary, and it remains uncertain whether the ceremony to usher in the 50th year will be held this ...
Posted on 13 January 2015 | 5:37 am
S. Korea's Park says open to summit with
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday she was willing to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and to "meet just about anyone" to seek peace and reunification on the peninsula. It's not the first time Park has held out the possibility of a summit, but senior government officials admit the chances of such a meeting are remote given the difficulty the Koreas ...
Posted on 11 January 2015 | 11:14 pm
South Korean president says open to summit
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday she was willing to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition but maintained the country still needed an anti-North security law. An end to North Korea's nuclear program should be an important part of discussions for peace on the Korean peninsula but it was not a pre ...
Posted on 11 January 2015 | 8:58 pm
Underdog challenges bigwigs in Korean
An underdog politician running in the main opposition’s chairmanship election next month could be the long-term solution for the party’s persistent factionalist problems even if he loses, analysts and party insiders said Thursday
Posted on 9 January 2015 | 9:48 pm
P.M. nominee confident about bigger role
Only a few wielded meaningful authority, such as Goh Kun in 2004, when President Roh Moo-hyun was impeached. But offering stern advice to a reportedly icy president will not be the only challenge for Lee. The three-term lawmaker will also have to defend ...
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:32 pm
Prospects dimmer over resuming inter-Korean
Under the presidencies of late Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun from 1998 to 2007, the two Koreas halted talks during the South Korea-U.S. military exercises period. The two former South Korean presidents maintained good relationship with the DPRK ...
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 6:29 pm
PM nominee faces real test
Lee said he used it when he referred to the late former Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun and promised not to use it again if it caused citizens to feel uncomfortable. Moon said he was happy that a politician was called upon to serve as prime ...
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 10:51 am
President and the ruling party
This has happened repeatedly in the past administrations. During the President Roh Moo-hyun administration, ruling party members broke the ‘party of the president’ and created a new party. It was similar reasons behind why Grand National Party changed ...
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 6:09 am
Korean troops take part in exercises
The 2007 summit between then-President Roh Moo-hyun and Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, produced pledges to cooperate that failed to take shape, as South Korea’s next leader, Lee Myung-bak, tied large-scale food aid to North Korea moving toward nuclear ...
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 4:00 pm
SKorean court upholds conviction for Roh's
A South Korean court Wednesday upheld the conviction of the older brother of the late President Roh Moo-hyun for influence-peddling, but reduced the sentence he had received just days before the former leader's suicide.
Posted on 22 September 2009 | 11:39 pm
Sorrow, anger as SKoreans mourn ex-president
Anger mixed with sorrow as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans — mothers pushing strollers, businessmen and long-haired artists — flooded into the streets Friday to mourn the death of an ex-president who some say was driven to suicide by political riva
Posted on 28 May 2009 | 5:53 pm
NKorea's Kim expresses condolence over Roh's
North Korea's Kim Jong Il has expressed condolences to the family of ex-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, who leaped off a cliff to his death over the weekend, the North's state media said Monday.
Posted on 24 May 2009 | 5:46 pm
Key dates in life of SKorea's Roh Moo-hyun
A look at key events in the life of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun:
Posted on 23 May 2009 | 5:24 pm
Obama mourns ex-South Korean President Roh
President Barack Obama remembers former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun as contributing to a "strong and vital" relationship between the two countries.
Posted on 23 May 2009 | 10:06 am
Resolved Question: To a native South Korean
I have heard that when President Roh Moo-hyun (RIP...God bless him) did eye surgery, South Koreans were not appalled that their president had surgery but actually they felt closer to him when he did it because they felt like he understands his people, because for South Koreans plastic surgery is very common?
I do not mean to offend any South Koreans. I'm sorry if this is just a false stereotype. I'm just curious.
Posted on 27 July 2010 | 10:42 pm
Resolved Question: Who's the worst president
Please share your opinion..
Posted on 26 July 2009 | 4:11 pm
Resolved Question: Why do foreigners all
I'm actually asking this as a real question, this is not a rant.
I don't understand why foreigners hate Lee Myung-bak so much.
I'm 100% foreign and believe me, I'm not a huge fan of South Korean politics, but he doesn't seem that bad to me.
Under his presidency, the S-3 work permit has been extended to D-4 students, more people are eligible to teach English in Korea than under Roh Moo-hyun, and he has even *TALKED* about a five-year period of residency leading to permanent residency for foreigners. He's trying to make some ammends with Japan and the US, something Roh Moo-hyun made little effort to do.
Yet every time I log into Yahoo! Answers or Dave's ESL Cafe, somebody's criticizing him. I understand why Koreans hate him, but I don't understand why foreigners dislike him so much, too.
Can someone please explain to me why foreigners would hate this guy who appears to be trying to HELP foreigners, open the system to skilled foreigners, and mend fences?
Is the only reason foreigners hate him is because Koreans tell them to do so, and since the foreigners don't speak Korean, they have no other way to form an opinion?
Can someone please enlighten me on this? I have a positive bias towards him because during his presidency, the laws on English teachers changed to allow me to teach there, theoretically. However, if someone can give me a really good reason I shouldn't like him and provide evidence, go ahead, maybe you'll change my mind... Umm...folks, everyone in the Korea forum should know who he is. He's the PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA, at least last time I checked!
I guess certain people are so busy listening to DBSK and Wondergirls, they don't pay attention to who's in power...
Posted on 18 July 2009 | 7:02 am
Resolved Question: In KOREA Can I work TEFL
I'll be over in S. Korea with my husband who will be stationed there. I really want to teach, but do i NEED a BA? I heard you only need it if you're only coming over here to teach.
Posted on 8 July 2009 | 12:59 am
Resolved Question: Koreans : Lee Myung bak
Posted on 1 June 2009 | 10:05 am