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South Korea’s opposition party sweeps to victory in key mayoral races

South Korea’s opposition party sweeps to victory in key mayoral races

World
SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party was severely beaten at the polls as its mayoral candidates in the two largest cities, Seoul and Busan, lost by-elections widely seen as a bellwether for next year's presidential race. The Democratic Party's candidate in the capital city of Seoul, Park Young-sun, was defeated by her People Power Party opponent Oh Se-hoon on Wednesday by a margin of 57.5% to 39%, according to final results released by the National Election Commission. Advertisement Oh was mayor of Seoul from 2006 until 2011, when he resigned over a failed effort to restrict the city's free school lunch program. In Busan, a city of 3.5 million people, the PPP candidate Park Heong-joon beat the Democratic Party's Kim Young-choon 63% to 34%. For voters, the mayoral...
Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

World
SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held on Wednesday, a result which reflects the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and leaves it poised to implement its agenda moving forward. The liberal Democratic Party, along with its affiliated Platform Party, is estimated to have won 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, South Korea's legislative body, according to the National Election Commission. The victory marks the largest number of seats any party has won since direct elections were first held in 1987. The main opposition United Future Party and its affiliated party are estimated to have picked up 103 seats. President Moon Jae-in said that he felt a "heavy responsibility" from the election resul...
Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Sports
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Europe swept the USA in foursomes for the first time in history at the 2018 Ryder Cup on Friday at Le Golf National near Paris. Team USA began the day strong, winning 3-to-1 over the Europeans in Friday morning four ball play. But the Europeans came storming back, winning 4-0 in foursomes. Europe held a 5-3 edge when the first day was settled. "I guess it was two tales," USA captain Jim Furyk told reporters. "Up 3-1, Europe flipped it quickly and got some unbelievable momentum in the afternoon for 4-0. Two totally different sides in the morning and the afternoon." Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3-and-2 in the first match. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy beat Team USA's Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4-and-2 in Match 2. Sergio Garcia and ...
Emmerdale sweeps TV Choice Awards

Emmerdale sweeps TV Choice Awards

Entertainment
Emmerdale has continued its winning streak, scooping every soap prize at this year's TV Choice Awards.After being crowned best continuing drama at the BAFTAs and taking gongs at both the British Soap and the National TV Awards, the ITV series has added four new accolades to its cabinet.It won best soap, while Ryan Hawley and Charlotte Bellamy were named best soap actor and actress respectively. Sally Dexter received best soap newcomer.The gongs were announced at London's Dorchester Hotel on Monday, where ITV took another batch for its crime drama Broadchurch.The final season of the show received three awards, including best drama, best actor and best actress for leading duo David Tennant and Olivia Colman.Image:David Tennant attended the TV Choice awards at the Dorchester HotelThe Dorset-s...