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Hwang visits Lotte's skyscraper amid THAAD installation

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn visited retail giant Lotte Group's landmark skyscraper in Seoul Wednesday as US forces began installing part of a US missile defense sys...

Updated : 2017.04.26 18:09

Moon regains clear lead over Ahn in presidential polls

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in widened his lead over centrist Ahn Cheol-soo, a number of opinion surveys showed Wednesday, to regain his dominant position in the election less than two weeks aw...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:21

Presidential candidates offer mixed reactions over THAAD

The de facto inception of the installment of a US missile shield on Wednesday was met with mixed responses from South Korea’s presidential candidates, prompting even some advocates to take issue with...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:23

[Herald Inteview] No pre-emptive strike on NK: Ahn

South Korea should under no circumstances allow a pre-emptive strike upon North Korea, according to the People’s Party candidate for the forthcoming May 9 presidential election. “Even if North Korea...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:15

The full text of the interview with Ahn Cheol-soo

Following are excerpts from The Korea Herald’s interview with Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the People’s Party. -- Ed.Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the People’s Party ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:03

Moon receives backing from 1,000 former security professionals

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in on Wednesday garnered official support from a group of former security officials and experts, a welcome shot in the arm amid growing doubts about his credentials ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:22

[Newsmaker] Ahn, an ‘oddball’ with a penchant for change

People’s Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo is something of an oddball in the country’s political arena.In a National Assembly dominated by lawmakers with a background in legal professions, ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:43

Presidential candidates clash over security, job creation in 4th TV debate

The top five presidential candidates on Tuesday clashed over national security, job creation and economic polarization during their fourth televised debate with the election just two weeks away.During...

Updated : 2017.04.26 09:14

Liberty Korea Party to ask prosecution to open probe into Moon over car rental dispute

The conservative Liberty Korea Party said Tuesday that it would ask the prosecution to investigate the allegations that presidential frontrunner Moon Jae-in had personally used a law firm's car in a p...

Updated : 2017.04.25 18:06

Underdogs unveil gender equality pledges to woo female voters

Two underdog presidential candidates on Tuesday unveiled a set of election pledges to stamp out gender discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women in their efforts to woo female voters.Du...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:46

[Newsmaker] Underdogs struggle to stand out in crowded field

Unlike their top-tier rivals, minority candidates for the upcoming May 9 presidential election have focused on promoting their respective profiles and slogans to the political audience, wasting little...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:16

[Election 2017] Anti-Moon coalition scheme emerges as big election variable

Alarm bells are ringing for front-runner presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, amid emerging signs of candidacy consolidation among conservative and moderate contenders. Two conservative camps -- Bareun...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:11

Moon vows to give nation more rest

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in vowed Tuesday to enforce the use of vacation days to ensure the notoriously overworked nation gets more rest.The nominee of the liberal Democratic Party made the ...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:07

[Election 2017] Seoul voters weigh Moon, Ahn

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles that try to capture the voter sentiment in key regions. The following is the third installment on Seoul, the nation’s capital. -- Ed.Nearly half of...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:03

Conservative party pitches 3-way alliance against front-runner

The conservative Bareun Party on Tuesday proposed a three-way alliance to challenge front-runner Moon Jae-in in the upcoming presidential election.But the offer was instantly dismissed by three candid...

Updated : 2017.04.25 11:02