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S.Korea names new prime minister, spy chief
Last Updated: 2014-06-10 14:20 | Xinhua
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*South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated new prime minister and spy agency chief.

*Moon Chang-keuk was named to replace the incumbent prime minister Chung Hong-won.

*South Korean ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-ki was nominated as new chief of the NIS.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday nominated new prime minister and spy agency chief, presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

Moon Chang-keuk, a former journalist at the JoongAng Ilbo daily newspaper, was named to replace the incumbent prime minister Chung Hong-won, who has offered resignation after the deadly ferry sinking disaster, presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook told a press briefing.

South Korean ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-ki was nominated as new chief of the national intelligence service (NIS), the country' s spy agency, the spokesman said.

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