New party with 30 parliament seats launches in Korea
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New party with 30 parliament seats launches in Korea

In the domestic political arena. A merger between two minor opposition blocs. Together they become the country’s third largest party and will likely hold the deciding vote in parliamentary affairs. Kim Min-ji zooms in on the creation of a new party that could shift the political paradigm at the national assembly. A new political power […]

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Russia’s lower house approves Crimea annexation treaty 1

Turning now to the latest on the Ukraine crisis… Russia’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, with just one deputy voting against. The upper house is expected to complete ratification on Friday and President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders will ink it early next week. The annexation […]

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