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Park unveils letter from Chinese fan

President Park Geun-hye shared on her Facebook page Thursday what she's been doing on her summer vacation as well as a fan letter from a Chinese man."I always think a day is too short, but this summer, times passes by even faster," Park wrote in her first Facebook post in over five months....

Updated : 2015.07.30 21:33

PM vows to cut red tape in employment and finance

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn pledged Thursday to press ahead with deregulation in employment, finance and other sectors.He also said the government will ensure that unnecessary regulations that could place big burdens on companies will not be created. He made the comment in a meeting with ...

Updated : 2015.07.30 20:44

NPAD demands probe of NIS

The main opposition party Thursday called for a full-fledged special parliamentary investigation into the burgeoning allegations that the nation’s top spy agency used hacking software to engage in il...

Updated : 2015.07.30 18:45

Saenuri chief pledges sweeping labor reform

The ruling Saenuri Party chairman vowed on Thursday to push for sweeping labor reforms in South Korea to help young job seekers find quality work, while the opposition leader followed with his own lab...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:34

Opposition lawmaker summoned for alleged perjury in election meddling case

An opposition lawmaker was summoned by the prosecution Thursday for questioning over alleged perjury in a presidential election meddling case.Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy was a police officer on a team that in 2013 investigated the National Intelligence Serv...

Updated : 2015.07.30 10:45

PM convenes safety meeting

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn convened a safety meeting on Wednesday, vowing to intensify oversight and supervisory efforts. Hwang made the remark during a meeting between government officials of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and the Ministry of Personnel Management, as well as ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 15:48

Opposition lawmaker summoned for alleged bribery

An opposition lawmaker was summoned by the prosecution Wednesday for questioning over allegedly accepting bribes.Rep. Park Ki-choon of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy is suspected of receiving money and valuables such as luxury watches and bags worth some hundreds of millions of wo...

Updated : 2015.07.29 10:42

NPAD calls NIS testimonies foul

 Tension escalated between the main political parties on Tuesday over the testimonies from the spy agency chief who had denied during a parliamentary session the use of hacking software to conduct ci...

Updated : 2015.07.28 19:23

Ruling party's labor reform committee kicks off

The ruling Saenuri Party's special labor reform committee held its first meeting Tuesday, as part of efforts to push ahead with revamping the nation's rigid labor market.Last week, President Park Geun-hye's chief of staff, top government officials and party's senior leaders created the spe...

Updated : 2015.07.28 15:45

Spy agency denies tapping civilians

Korea’s top spy agency chief Monday categorically denied allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims t...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:48

NIS chief denies spying on civilians

Korea’s top spy agency chief Monday categorically denied allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims t...

Updated : 2015.07.27 18:41

NIS chief denies monitoring citizens

The chief of the country's top intelligence agency asserted Monday that it has never monitored citizens, vowing to step down from his post if there is truth to the allegation, according to a lawmaker. Lee Byung-ho, the head of the National Intelligence Service, told lawmakers in a closed-d...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:30

Opposition lawmaker to be summoned for alleged bribery

An opposition lawmaker will be summoned to the prosecution for questioning later this week over alleged bribery, prosecutors said Monday.Park Ki-choon of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy is suspected of receiving money and valuables such as luxury watches and bags worth some hundred...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:27

Rival parties set to start inspection in September

Rival parties tentatively agreed Monday to start an annual parliamentary inspection in September, a ruling-party lawmaker said."The ruling and opposition parties agreed for now to hold the parliamentary inspection from September 4 to September 23," Rep. Cho Won-jin of the Saenuri Party sai...

Updated : 2015.07.27 11:38

Ruling party head leaves for U.S. to discuss N. Korea

The leader of South Korea's ruling party headed Saturday to Washington D.C. mainly for discussions on North Korea."It's very important to deal with North Korea's nuclear program," Rep. Kim Moo-sung, who chairs the Saenuri Party told reporters at Incheon International Airport.During his sta...

Updated : 2015.07.25 15:01