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Park’s visit to Iran signals leap in bilateral ties

President Park Geun-hye’s historic visit to Iran is expected to significantly improve the diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two countries, according to Cheong Wa Dae.The four-da...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:55

‘Iranian rush’ poses diplomatic challenges to S. Korea

South Korea’s efforts to improve relations with sanction-freed Iran, while providing new momentum for its economy, is likely to come with a few challenges for its diplomatic blueprint.Citing Iran’s ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:55

Appeals court upholds acquittal of former official over leaked documents

A Seoul appeals court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a former presidential official accused of leaking presidential documents.The Seoul High Court found Cho Eung-cheon, who handled the discipline o...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:28

Lawmakers-elect gear up to craft new bills

Lawmaker-elects are gearing up to seize the legislative lead with eye-catching and trailblazing bills when the 20th National Assembly begins its four-year term end-May. Lawmaker-elect Lee Hye-hoon of...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:58

Seoul-Tokyo tension rises over ‘comfort women’ statue

Tension rose between the governments of Seoul and Tokyo this week as they countered each other’s interpretation of the sex slavery deal’s mandate over the removal of a statue in Seoul symbolizing th...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:44

New third party whip calls on Park to change

New whip of the People’s Party Rep. Park Jie-won on Thursday called on President Park Geun-hye to change her approach to administration if she wants his party’s cooperation.“If the president change...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:41

40 lawmaker-elects probed over alleged election law violations

Forty people elected in the April 13 parliamentary elections are being investigated for election-related offenses, police said Thursday.Of the 40 lawmaker-elects under the probe for allegedly violating the Public Official Election Act, 10 people are allegedly involved in illegal donation, ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 15:10

Park orders thorough probe into disinfectant case

President Park Geun-hye called Thursday for a thorough investigation into numerous deaths and illnesses suspected to have been caused by toxic humidifier sterilizers. President Park Geun-hye presides ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 15:06

[Reporter’s Column] Park’s blame game fails to appeal

In politics, especially for a top-level leader, it often pays to set aside self-esteem and earnestly admit one’s shortcomings in public. It is this humble gesture of introspection and allusion to betterment that touches the doubting heart amid challenging situations.President Park Geun-hy...

Updated : 2016.04.27 16:51

May 6 may be designated as holiday

The government is considering granting an extra day off on May 6, a day after the national holiday Children’s Day, designating it as a temporary holiday in hopes of boosting consumer spending. The p...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:41

Park to meet with party leaders

President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will meet with the chiefs of leading political parties as soon as possible and positively consider making such meetings regular, gesturing toward more dia...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:39

Park to closely work with int'l community amid tension

President ParkGeun-hye pledged Tuesday to closely cooperate with the international community to enhance South Korea's security and create fresh momentum for economic growth for Asia's fourth largest economy.Park made the comments in a meeting with chief editors of several dozen newspapers ...

Updated : 2016.04.26 13:25

Parties vie for key assembly panels

Seeking to gain initiative in the upcoming 20th National Assembly, leading political parties are scrambling to seize the chairmanship of heavyweight parliamentary committees. Due to the emergence of a...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:17

Minjoo remains ahead of Saenuri in polls

The main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea pulled ahead of the ruling Saenuri Party in approval ratings for the second week. The Saenuri Party and President Park Geun-hye suffered a continuous decline ...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:05

Former opposition leader maintains lead in poll

A former opposition leader has kept a steady lead in a poll for 15 straight weeks over his potential rivals for South Korea’s presidential race next year, a new poll showed Monday.Moon Jae-in, a former leader of the main opposition Minjoo Party received 27 percent, up 2.3 percentage point...

Updated : 2016.04.25 11:24