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Park seeks to turn tide in graft probe

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday challenged the special pardons granted by her two predecessors to deceased businessman Sung Woan-jong, calling them “incomprehensible” and a matter that undermined the rule of law.The remark was widely seen as a counterattack aimed at the main oppositio...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:46

Park pledges to remove corruption, seek political reform

President Park Geun-hye expressed regret Tuesday over the resignation of Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo over a bribery scandal and pledged to root out corruption and pursue political reform.  "People wi...

Updated : 2015.04.28 11:44

Park accepts P.M.’s resignation

President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo on Monday, a week after he offered to quit amid snowballing allegations that he received illegal political funds from a deceased businessman.The announcement came hours after the president returned from her trip...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:19

Park accepts PM's resignation over bribery scandal

President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo's offer to step down over a bribery scandal involving Lee and some of her key aides.  Lee expressed his intention to resign a week ago amid growing suspicions that he took 30 million won ($28,000) from the late head of...

Updated : 2015.04.27 18:06

Park needs 2-day rest for poor health after S. America tour

President Park Geun-hye needs to rest for up to two days due to stomach cramps and a sore throat after her recent trip to South America, the presidential office said Monday.  After returning home from the 12-day trip earlier in the day, Park was diagnosed with the health problems that re...

Updated : 2015.04.27 13:06

Park returns home from South America

President Park Geun-hye returned home from a South America trip Monday to face a bribery scandal allegedly involving Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo and some of her key aides.  Trade and economic cooperation were the main theme of Park's four-nation swing through South America that began on A...

Updated : 2015.04.27 09:18

Top lawmaker seeks to pass peace pact

South Korea’s parliamentary speaker has voiced a strong desire to pass a resolution marking the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end at Seoul’s National Assembly by June, as the first step toward...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:50

[News Focus] Park faces fallout from Sung scandal

President Park Geun-hye’s return from her recent Latin America tour Monday is expected to be plagued by a series of tough tasks, namely minimizing the damage of a recent graft scandal that left the integrity of her administration in question. Upon her return, she is expected to find a rep...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:38

Rival parties clash over corruption probe’s focus

Rival parties Friday collided over opposition leader Moon Jae-in’s accusation that the ruling party is attempting to water down a graft scandal involving close confidants of President Park Geun-hye. Moon, from the New Politics Alliance for Democracy, denied speculations Thursday that form...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:49

Park in Brazil on last leg of S. America tour

President Park Geun-hye arrived in Brazil Thursday for a three-day state visit to further strengthen economic and other relations with the South American state.Brazil is the last stop on Park's four-nation swing to South America. The trip already took her to Colombia, Peru and Chile.Park's...

Updated : 2015.04.24 09:13

Park phones chief of S. Korean research station in Antarctica

President Park Geun-hye spoke with the head of South Korea's oldest research station in Antarctica by phone, officials said Thursday, as she concluded her three-day visit to Chile.Park gave a pep talk to Ahn In-young, female head of King Sejong Station, during their telephone conversation....

Updated : 2015.04.24 09:11

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Updated : 2015.04.23 20:36

Moon demands Park’s top aide quit

Opposition leader Moon Jae-in on Thursday called for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye’s chief of staff and a special probe by an independent counsel into a graft scandal involving top offic...

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:34

Ruling party leader appeals for pension reform passage

The ruling party leader Thursday appealed for a swift passage of a civil servant pension reform bill amid growing resistance from the opposition bloc and unionized public workers. The government and the ruling Saenuri Party have been pushing to restructure the loss-making pension system f...

Updated : 2015.04.23 14:23

Parties remain engulfed in graft scandal furor

The National Assembly remained nearly paralyzed on Wednesday as rival parties continued to clash over the deceased businessman’s graft scandal, despite the resignation offer by Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo the day before.The Assembly’s plenary session slated for Thursday was canceled as of...

Updated : 2015.04.22 19:01