Tuesday, May 26, 2015   

New SKorea PM nominated
(05-22 15:14)

South Korea's president has nominated a new prime minister and accepted the resignations of two senior officials in what is seen as the start of a government shake-up in the wake of last month's ferry disaster.
Spokesman Min Kyung-wook said Thursday that President Park Geun-hye had nominated a former Supreme Court justice to replace the current prime minister, who has offered to quit over the ferry sinking. The disaster left more than 300 people dead or missing.
Park's nomination requires parliamentary approval.
Min said Park had also accepted resignations offers by the national security director and the country's spy chief.
Park has said she will disband the coast guard, downsize two government ministries and establish two new state agencies in efforts to better cope with future disasters. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Corrupt Malaysian officials accused of aiding human smugglers (1 hr 10 mins ago)
Rising tide of US independent book stores (1 hr 16 mins ago)
Suu Kyi stands ground on illegal Rohingya (1 hr 34 mins ago)
Migrant remains bagged at Malaysia grave site (1 hr 45 mins ago)
Body dug up from Malaysia migrant camp (1 hr 51 mins ago)
Human remains in Malaysia migrant camps (1 hr 57 mins ago)
Malaysia’s jungle cages for Rohingya and Bangladeshis (2 hrs 1 min ago)
Human cages encased in barbed wire found at migrant mass grave site in Malaysia (2 hrs 8 mins ago)
Sri Lankans held in Vienna for smuggling refugees (2 hrs 36 mins ago)
Tamil suspected of rape and murder, Sri Lanka president tries to soothe fears (2 hrs 51 mins ago)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.