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The republic has written a cruel history about its presidents while the nation has moved up from a poor war-ravaged country to a fine example of democratic progress and economic development.
When President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made his video address appealing for South Korean help on April 11, only a small audience turned up at the auditorium of the National Assembly.
Several politicians have manoeuvred, with a certain degree of support at the grassroots level, to change the two-term limit to enable the Indonesian leader to extend his power.
Seoul: South Korea’s ex-president Park Geun-hye (pic) received a pardon, cutting short a jail term of more than 20 years for corruption with her successor saying he granted it in the interest of national unity.
SEOUL (AFP): South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye has received a pardon, cutting short a jail term of more than 20 years for corruption, the justice minister announced Friday (Dec 24), saying the reprieve was in the interests of national unity.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the "pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun Doo-hwan.
The paper says safeguarding democracy is the way to clear the remnants of Korea's dark history.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The death this week of South Korea's last military dictator, Chun Doo-hwan, marks the end of a divisive chapter in the country's modern history but leaves survivors of his regime's violence no closer to reconciliation or resolution.