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Ruling party chief apologizes as Assembly bill scrapped

Saenuri Party chief Kim Moo-sung on Monday apologized for causing public concern over a controversial parliamentary law as the ruling party sat out a revote of the bill vetoed by President Park Geun-h...

Updated : 2015.07.06 18:29

NPAD seeks tighter rules on speculative foreign investors

A group of opposition lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the screening of speculative foreign investment to protect the management rights of local firm owners and executives.Rep. Park Young-sun of the...

Updated : 2015.07.06 15:51

Lawmakers push to abolish death penalty

Lawmakers here Monday submitted a bipartisan bill to the National Assembly proposing to abolish the death penalty, citing a clause in the South Korean Constitution that obligates citizens to “respect...

Updated : 2015.07.06 15:49

Defector lawmaker urges Seoul to stand firm, be patient on N.K.

A North Korean elite-turned-South Korean lawmaker has insisted Seoul must be firm and patient in dealing with Pyongyang, asserting that Seoul must avoid talking for the sake of talking, or giving unil...

Updated : 2015.07.05 19:53

Crunch time for Saenuri floor leader

Strife between two factions of the governing Saenuri Party peaked on the eve of a parliamentary revote on President Park Geun-hye’s veto, a de-facto deadline for its floor leader to decide on his own fate.Rep. Yoo Seong-min has been under severe pressure from Cheong Wa Dae and Saenuri law...

Updated : 2015.07.05 19:24

NPAD, Park aide face off over veto

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy attacked President Park Geun-hye’s top aide during a parliamentary meeting Friday, accusing Cheong Wa Dae of invading the legislative authority...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:29

S. Korean diplomats in China hold regular meeting this week

Senior South Korean diplomats stationed in China began an annual meeting in Beijing on Thursday, during which they are expected to discuss measures to minimize fallout from the outbreak of MERS in South Korea.     The meeting comes as South Korea's tourism industry has been hit hard as ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 21:56

PM vows efforts for national reconciliation

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, a devout Christian, pledged Thursday to make efforts to forge national reconciliation as he reached out to Buddhists.   Hwang made the commitment during his meeting with top officials of the Jogye Order at Jogyesa, the chief temple of South Korea's largest B...

Updated : 2015.07.02 21:53

Opposition to grill Park’s aides on ruling bloc feud

The main parties agreed Thursday to convene a parliamentary panel overseeing the presidential secretariat, with the opposition vowing to grill officials on the ongoing feud between President Park Geun...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:28

Key Park allies cleared of corruption charges

The monthslong investigation into the high-profile graft case involving late business tycoon Sung Woan-jong and President Park Geun-hye’s top aides came to a close Thursday with the prosecution indic...

Updated : 2015.07.02 15:10

Feuding ruling bloc falls into lame-duck dilemma

The ruling party feud persisted on Tuesday, with its two main factions failing to agree on whether the party’s floor leader should keep his job.President Park Geun-hye and her loyalists say Saenuri P...

Updated : 2015.06.30 18:06

Speaker calls revote on Assembly bill

The National Assembly will revote on the controversial revision to the National Assembly law vetoed by President Park Geun-hye last week, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday, regardless of the majo...

Updated : 2015.06.30 17:58

Ruling party leader apologizes over botched bill

The ruling party leader publicly apologized Monday over a controversial parliamentary bill that was vetoed by and drew the ire of President Park Geun-hye."I apologize to the people for this situation," Saenuri Party chairman Kim Moo-sung told reporters after a meeting among top party membe...

Updated : 2015.06.29 20:29

Moon accuses president of violating Constitution

The main opposition party head on Monday accused President Park Geun-hye of violating the Constitution, citing Park’s comments last week that urged voters to vote against the ruling party’s floor le...

Updated : 2015.06.29 19:57

Saenuri strife escalates over whip's fate

Supreme council members of the governing party on Monday tussled over the fate of the party’s chief whip amid an intensifying internal feud between lawmakers loyal to President Park Geun-hye and the ...

Updated : 2015.06.29 19:00