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NK forces people to memorize leader's New Year's speech

North Korea is reportedly urging its people to memorize its leader Kim Jong-un's New Year's address by offering giveaways, a US broadcaster reported Friday."Local parties and labor organizations are p...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:39

Special counsel summons Choi in probe of bribery linked topresident, Samsung chief

Special prosecutors said Friday they have summoned President Park Geun-hye's jailed friend as they speed up their investigation into a bribery case involving Samsung Group's de facto leader and possib...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:11

Acting president sends congratulatory message to Trump

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday sent a congratulatory message to US President-elect Donald Trump for his inauguration, highlighting the importance of the Seoul-Washington a...

Updated : 2017.01.20 16:40

US, South Korea need to further strengthen alliance against many challenges: Mark Lippert

Time is of the essence in dealing with geopolitical and security challenges facing the Northeast Asian region, the outgoing top US envoy to South Korea said Friday, adding that the current situation w...

Updated : 2017.01.20 15:46

S. Korea, US, Japan kick off maritime drill to counter NK missiles

South Korea, the United States and Japan on Friday began a three-day naval exercise designed to counter North Korean missiles amid growing indications that Pyongyang is ready to test-fire an intercont...

Updated : 2017.01.20 15:03

Park’s illegal phone use raises controversy

South Korean President Park Geun-hye once again came under fire over her suspected usage of an illegal phone under a borrowed name, after her former aide revealed it during her impeachment trial Thurs...

Updated : 2017.01.20 14:51

Court reviews arrest of Park’s ex-top aide, cultural minister

A Seoul court held a hearing Friday to decide whether to issue arrest warrants for an incumbent culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over their suspected involvement in blacklisti...

Updated : 2017.01.20 14:34

Saenuri suspends three Park loyalists' membership

The ethics committee of the ruling Saenuri Party on Friday suspended the membership of key loyalists to President Park Geun-hye as part of a sweeping reform drive led by its new chief. Rep. Suh Chung...

Updated : 2017.01.20 13:15

Parliament committee passes bill to ban state-authored history textbook

The parliament's education committee on Friday passed a bill to ban state-authored textbooks amid the boycott from conservative parties.  The National Assembly Education, Culture, Sports & Tourism C...

Updated : 2017.01.20 13:13

Former UN chief meets political bigwigs

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday visited parliamentary leaders as he revved up a politically-tinged campaign to build public support and chart his path towards the country's top elected office.A ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 13:04

S. Korea, US, Japan to conduct drills to tackle NK missiles

South Korea, the United States and Japan on Friday kicked off a naval exercise aimed at countering North Korean missiles amid growing signs that Pyongyang is ready to test-fire an intercontinental bal...

Updated : 2017.01.20 12:08

Acting president pledges to increase daycare centers

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday pledged to increase daycare centers to support working mothers as part of efforts to tackle the nation's low fertility rate.During a visit t...

Updated : 2017.01.20 12:01

Park may delay press conference amid criticism

President Park Geun-hye is likely to delay her plan to hold a press conference before the Lunar New Year holiday next week, her aide said Friday.The impeached president has been criticized for trying ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 11:43

Bareun condemns Saenuri's punishment of lawmaker

The planned Bareun Party on Friday condemned the ruling Saenuri Party for punishing one of its proportional lawmakers who is trying to defect.The remark came as Saenuri decided earlier this week to su...

Updated : 2017.01.20 11:27

Japan raises issue with 'Dokdo' on S. Korean Olympic website: report

Tokyo has complained to Seoul about a reference to Dokdo as South Korean territory on the latter's Olympic website, a report said Friday.Citing multiple sources, Kyodo News said the Japanese foreign m...

Updated : 2017.01.20 11:06