• South Korean President Park Geun Hye makes her debut at the United Nations

    September 23, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    After having spent three days in Canada, during which South Korean President Park Geun Hye had a summit conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper establishing a Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA), President Park made another stop in the United States to speak to the United Nations (U.N.) in New York. Accepting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon's invitation, President Park made her debut on the U.N. stage and spoke to the C

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  • Former South Korean Spy Chief convicted of using Twitter to campaign against liberals

    September 15, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    Former South Korean spy chief Won Sei Hoon has been convicted of posting online criticism against liberal candidates during the 2012 presidential election. He was sentenced to jail for 2 and a half years, until the judge recently suspended the decision.Won Sei Hoon violated the National Intelligence Service (NIS) Act that disallows spy agents to get involved in politics. In 2012, he directed a team of agents to post more than 1.2 millio

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  • Pope Francis arrives in South Korea

    August 14, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    Pope Francis's arrival in South Korea on Thursday marks the first papal visit to Asia since 1999. He expressed hope for reconciliation of the divided Korean Peninsula and offered consolation to the families who lost their children in the Sewol ferry disaster in April. President Park Geun-hye greeted him Thursday morning at a military airport south of Seoul. Making more explicit the tensions on the peninsula, North Korea fired three

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  • Lee Min Ho meets South Korean president Park Geun Hye

    April 4, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    Actor Lee Min Ho was reported to have met South Korean president Park Geun Hye on April 4.  He was invited to take part in the third meeting of the Committee of Flourishing Culture by the Korea Creative Content Agency.  President Park Geun Hye likewise participated in the meeting to discuss the topic of Hallyu.A rep from the Korea Creative Content Agency said, "President Park Geun Hye is set on making the prosperity of culture be this administrat

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  • Psy meets President Park Geun Hye at the '2014 Korea Night' function in Switzerland

    January 22, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    According to a representative from YG Entertainment, Psy was an honorary ambassador at the 6th '2014 Korea Night' function that took place at the Davos Belvedere Hotel in Switzerland on January 21.  The event had approximately 400 national leaders in politics and economics.  This, of course, included the South Korean President Park Geun Hye whom Psy met and they both gave speeches to the gathered audience.At the event, Psy recommen

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  • EXO's Suho stands with the president as she wishes a happy new year at the Seoul Arts Center

    January 3, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    On January 3, President Park Geun Hye participated in the New Year's greeting for Korea's culture and artists at the Seoul Arts Center's concert hall.EXO's leader Suho also attended, getting the chance to meet and stand by the president during her speech.  This honor was to commemorate EXO excellent achievements in the past year and being the first artist in 12 years to sell over a million copies in 2013!  Congratulations once agai

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  • Celebrities cast their votes on Election Day (Part 5)

    December 19, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Just before the Election Day ended in Korea and results named Park Geun Hye as Korea's new president, celebrities rushed to cast their ballots. Super Junior's Eunhyuk tweeted, "Last spurt!!! Let's show them the power of 2030!!". Shindong wrote, "It's cold.... There's 20 minutes until the ballots come to a close, but there's a long line.. Wow~~ It's cold cold~~ The voting turnout is awesome ^^ I'll come out after I vote~~". Block B's Tae

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  • Eun Ji Won receives criticism for publicly supporting presidential candidate Park Geun Hye

    December 6, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Eun Ji Won received some criticism for publicly supporting presidential candidate Park Geun Hye. On December 6th, Eun Ji Won attended Candidate Park's campaign rally that was held in Gyeonggido. At the event he got on a microphone and stated, "Please trust her until the very end". Eun Ji Won is well-known for being the nephew of the candidate, and had even been rumored to be singing a campaign song for her. Once netizens found out his a

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  • South Korea's presidential candidates choose their favorite idol stars

    October 14, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    With South Korea's presidential elections quickly approaching, the three presidential candidates were questioned for a 20 Question - 20 Answer interview. Among the many predictable questions that came up such as, "Role model you look up to", "Foreign language(s) you can speak" and more, one question stood out. That question, asked the candidates to list their favorite idol star. In response to the question, candidate Park Geun Hye chose t

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