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Culture minister nominee grilled on policies, qualification

Cho Yoon-sun, nominee for minister of culture, sports and tourism, said during the parliamentary confirmation hearing on Wednesday that she is personally against the removal of a statue representing t...

Updated : 2016.08.31 18:06

Budget bill feud holds back hearing

The political parties’ feuding over the government’s supplementary budget bill posed setbacks for a series of key parliamentary agendas Wednesday, including a ministerial confirmation hearing.The pa...

Updated : 2016.08.31 17:03

[HERALD INTERVIEW] Freshmen lawmaker accuses elites of advocating ‘faux security’

Freshman lawmakers are not typically respected as sources of expertise at the National Assembly. But Rep. Kim Jong-dae is an exception, especially on a topic that often dominates debate among prominen...

Updated : 2016.08.30 17:02

Cheong Wa Dae says aide Woo will stay in post

Cheong Wa Dae on Tuesday reconfirmed its stance that it will not dismiss the feud-ridden presidential aide Woo Byung-woo, refusing to elaborate further.“Nothing has changed,” presidential spokespers...

Updated : 2016.08.30 17:00

Vice foreign minister to pay respects to victims of Italian earthquake

South Korea's vice foreign minister will visit the Italian Embassy in Seoul Tuesday to offer his condolences to the victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake that rocked the European country last week, the ministry said.The death toll from the earthquake, which hit central Italy on Aug. 24, reach...

Updated : 2016.08.30 11:39

Ruling party officially backs THAAD deployment plan

The ruling Saenuri Party on Tuesday adopted an official stance to support the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to South Korea, saying it is the "least" Seoul can do to counter Pyongyan...

Updated : 2016.08.30 10:47

DSME bribed chief news editor: lawmaker

A lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party claimed Monday that troubledSong Hee-young, chief editor of Chosun Ilbo (Yonhap)shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sent the chief editor of a t...

Updated : 2016.08.29 17:05

Park calls for effective measures against NK nuke

President Park Geun-hye on Monday called on the military to prepare practical measures against North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, and to maintain readiness so that any attempt or provoca...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:53

New Minjoo head kicks off official duty

Choo Mi-ae, the new head of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, started her official duties by paying tribute to late presidents, and vowing to put full-fledged efforts into revitaliz...

Updated : 2016.08.29 10:43

Minjoo turns to pro-Moon leadership

The main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea over the weekend welcomed the new leadership mostly comprised of figures supportive of former chairman Moon Jae-in, giving Moon a boost to his presidentia...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:10

[NEWSMAKER] Ahn signals at 2017 presidential bid

The People’s Party’s former chairman Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo on Sunday strongly indicated a second presidential bid, vowing to change politics, the lives of the people and the administration with “reaso...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:46

New opposition leader expected to take hard-line approach

Choo Mi-ae won the leadership of the main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea in a sweeping victory Saturday, and is now expected to take a hard-line, more “left-leaning” approach in the lead-up to...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:41

Choo Mi-ae elected as new Minjoo head

Members of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea elected Rep. Choo Mi-ae as their new head on Saturday, signaling "progressive-leaning" changes in the party's major policies.Choo, a five...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:10

Parliamentary think tank urges caution against Google's map request

South Korea's parliamentary research body on Saturday defended the country's restrictions on the use of government-supplied maps abroad against Google's controversial map request.In a report, the Nati...

Updated : 2016.08.27 15:20

Park renews calls for developing agriculture into future growth engine

President Park Geun-hye on Friday reiterated her calls to develop the agricultural sector into a future growth engine by incorporating cutting-edge technologies, cultural content, tourism and other cr...

Updated : 2016.08.26 20:31