Tag Archives: South

Russian Ovechkin plan to defy NHL, compete in South Korea

(The Sports Xchange) – Washington Capitals star left wing Alex Ovechkin, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby and Chicago Blackhawks stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were among the National Hockey League (NHL) players who expressed dissatisfaction with the league’s announcement Monday that it will not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang, South Korea.… Read More »

North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

SEOUL: North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches… Read More »

South Korea's disgraced Park leaves Blue House, says truth will out

SEOUL: Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, facing life as a private citizen and the possibility of jail. Park struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul,… Read More »

South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares Blue House exit

SEOUL: The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House. The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to uphold a parliamentary vote to impeach Park, dismissing her… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

South Korea president's lawyer says no evidence to back impeachment

SEOUL: The impeachment trial of South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday (Jan 5), with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters… Read More »

Exclusive – Risking Beijing's ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef

SYDNEY/HONG KONG: Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands could anger Hanoi’s main South China Sea rival, Beijing, which claims sovereignty… Read More »