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Defector, Election 2017, Moon Jae-IN, North Korea

Defectors Claim At Least 3,000 Will Seek Exile if Moon is Elected: Full Text of Defectors’ Statement for Seeking “Collective Asylum”

《Feature Post》, Defector, North Korea, Thae Yong-ho

Thae Yong Ho thinks a preemptive strike on North Korea is ‘unrealistic’; so is any engagement that expects North Korea to give up its nukes

Choi Gate, Choi Soon-sil

Hecklers and aggressive reporters greet Choi Soon-sil as she refuses to talk: taunts of “have you eaten honey?”

Ban Ki-moon, Election 2017

Ban Ki-moon suddenly exits presidential race: full text of Ban’s resignation speech

Choi Gate

Life behind bars for Choi Soon-sil & detainees: holed up in 6.5 sq meter (71 sq ft) cells and subjected to body cavity search; bathing limited to twice per week

Choi Gate, Choi Soon-sil, Korean Dramas

Choi Soon-sil’s attorney claims special prosecutor verbally abusing Choi and threatening to “exterminate her 3 generations”

Choi Gate, Choi Soon-sil

Choi Soon-sil in full meltdown: claims “they’re forcing me to confess” while dragged kicking and screaming to special prosecutor

《Feature Post》, Blacklist, Choi Gate, Kim Ki-choon, South Korea, Yusin

Is Kim Ki-choon the Roy Cohn of South Korea? Why this former attorney general and Park’s chief of staff is probably the most reviled figure in South Korea today.

Blacklist, Cho Yoon-sun, Choi Gate, Kim Ki-choon

Suspects in Choi Soon-sil gate handcuffed and paraded: U.S. ‘perp walk’ practice used by prosecutor to squeeze suspects

Blacklist, Choi Gate

‘Perp walk’ for South Korea’s culture minister: Cho Yoon-sun handcuffed and escorted by 4 guards to be grilled by special prosecutor

《Feature Post》, Blacklist, Cho Yoon-sun, Choi Gate, Kim Ki-choon, Park Geun-Hye

Is this satirical painting of Park Geun-hye and Kim Ki-choon behind South Korea’s blacklist scandal?

《Feature Post》, Ban Ki-moon, Election 2017, South Korea

Did Ban Ki-moon go overboard with photo ops? Ban’s staged appearances take their toll, inviting ridicule from critics and supporters

《Feature Post》, Ban Ki-moon, Election 2017, South Korea

Ban Ki-moon’s homecoming: Ban criticized for following ‘regular guy’ PR routine while seeking VIP treatment

Blacklist, Cho Yoon-sun, Choi Gate

Under blistering cross-examination by former prosecutor, South Korea’s culture minister admits some artists ‘blacklisted’

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