Judiciary committee holds confirmation hearing for justice minister nominee   김현
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Judiciary committee holds confirmation hearing for justice minister nominee 김현

The assembly′s judiciary committee held a one-day confirmation hearing for justice minister nominee Kim Hyun-woong…, the current head of the Seoul High Prosecutors′ Office. During the hearing, the nominee vowed to strengthen law and order and eradicate corruption. He also said chronic corruption has been a major stumbling block for Korea… and pledged to focus […]

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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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New ordinance revision bill infringes on judiciary and administrative authority:
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New ordinance revision bill infringes on judiciary and administrative authority:

Along with the public pension reform bill,… the National Assembly has passed a controversial bill that gives it power to request changes to presidential orders. President Park Geun-hye′s office responded on Friday,… saying the new bill infringes on the judicial right to review legislation as well as executive rights. Senior press secretary Kim Sung-woo added […]

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