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Venice Commission requests verdict records on UPP disbandment

The Venice Commission, an advisory board to the Council of Europe, asked South Korea’s Constitutional Court for an English version of its ruling to dissolve the minor leftist Unified Progressive Part...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:13

Court orders disclosure of papers on U.S. soldiers’ criminal cases

A local court said Sunday it would order the government to disclose papers explaining why some courts had waived jurisdiction on U.S. troops here suspected of criminal charges.The Seoul Administrative Court’s ruling will force the South Korean Justice Ministry to publicize formerly classi...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:03

S. Korean delegation requests visit to N. Korea

A South Korean delegation, including former aides to the late President Kim Dae-jung, has asked the government for permission to visit North Korea following an invitation from the country, a government official said Sunday.On Friday, North Korea's point man on South Korea, Kim Yang-gon, as...

Updated : 2014.12.21 15:49

Park calls UPP dissolution 'historical decision'

President Park Geun-hye on Saturday hailed as "historic" the Constitutional Court's order to dissolve the minor leftist Unified Progressive Party (UPP) for being pro-North Korean in a ruling that is expected to deepen an ideological divide in South Korea."(The Constitutional Court's ruling...

Updated : 2014.12.20 15:31

Park invited to Russia for Victory Day celebration: source

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been invited to Russia for its 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany next year, a source here said Saturday, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has also received the invitation."It's right that we've received an invitation from Russia...

Updated : 2014.12.20 12:19

Park's approval rating hits record low: poll

President Park Geun-hye's approval rating has hit a record low amid a high-profile influence-peddling scandal involving some key presidential officials, a poll showed Friday.   The survey of 1,006 adults nationwide by Gallup Korea showed only 37 percent approved of Park's job performanc...

Updated : 2014.12.19 16:59

Gov't vows swift follow-up steps on ruling against pro-N. Korea party

The government will take swift measures to adhere with the Constitutional Court's decision to disband a pro-North Korean political party, the prime minister said Friday.    The court delivered the ruling earlier in the day, saying the principles and activities of the Unified Progressiv...

Updated : 2014.12.19 16:55

Party disbandment shakes up political landscape

The Constitutional Court's landmark ruling to dissolve a minor left-leaning opposition party instantly changed South Korea's political landscape Friday, while the conservative Park Geun-hye administration sighed a breath of relief.   It is widely expected to stoke a deeper rivalry betwe...

Updated : 2014.12.19 15:38

UPP disbanded in historical Constitutional Court ruling

The minor opposition Unified Progressive Party was disbanded Friday in a first-ever decision by the Constitutional Court that a political party is unconstitutional. With the ruling taking immediate ef...

Updated : 2014.12.19 11:00

S. Korea bans pro-N. Korean minor party

South Korea's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a pro-North Korean opposition party, banning a political party for the first time since the country adopted its first constituti...

Updated : 2014.12.19 10:38

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for police officer over document leak

Prosecutors on Thursday sought a warrant to arrest a senior police officer in their expanding probe into the Cheong Wa Dae document leak. Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office asked a court to issue the warrant for Superintendent Park Gwan-chun on charges of making false accusations against ...

Updated : 2014.12.18 22:00

[Graphic News] Who’s who in document leak case

What the opposition parties are calling “Chung Yoon-hoi gate” has engulfed the political arena from the National Assembly to the presidential office, overshadowing issues now for weeks. The prosecut...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:24

[Newsmaker] NPAD chief mired in nepotism accusation

The chief of the country’s main opposition party has come under fire after local court papers on Tuesday revealed the veteran lawmaker allegedly engaged in influence peddling 10 years ago.Documents f...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:22

Park under pressure to replace key staff

President Park Geun-hye was widely rumored Wednesday to be considering a major reshuffle soon in the wake of a power struggle scandal between her former aide and her brother.According to reports and p...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:17

Parties continue leak standoff

The National Assembly continued to lurch along Thursday with the parties’ standoff over the Chung Yoon-hoi scandal halting some procedures. The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy has been calling for the House Steering Committee to convene to question presidential staff o...

Updated : 2014.12.18 21:15