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Saudi Arabia to invite S. Korea to take part in possible nuclear reactor project

Saudi Arabia's top financial official said Friday that South Korea will be one of the countries to be invited to the kingdom if Saudi Arabia pursues a project to build nuclear reactors, according to South Korea's presidential office.Mohammed al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's minister of economy an...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:56

Parties agree on Sewol bill and Coast Guard reforms

South Korea’s main parties wrapped up talks Friday on the special Sewol bill and proposals to dismantle the Coast Guard, ending months of prolonged negotiations.The Sewol bill will authorize an inves...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:10

Parties to attempt last-minute compromise on Sewol bill

South Korea’s major parties will attempt to finish up negotiations over the special Sewol bill and other key proposals including the overhaul of the Coast Guard on Friday.   National Assembly sources say the parties have almost reached an agreement on the special Sewol bill, but they co...

Updated : 2014.10.31 11:32

Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts

South Korea’s highest court ruled against a regulation on the population size of voting districts Thursday, after citizens mostly from a populous district in Seoul claimed they were underrepresented ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:50

(Photo News) Thumbs up!

President Park Geun-hye gives a thumbs up during a ceremony marking the first operational deployment of the indigenous light attack fighter FA-50 at the Air Force’s 8th Fighter Wing in Wonju, Gangwon...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:47

Saenuri presidential hopeful opposes constitutional change

Former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-soo on Thursday expressed his opposition to constitutional reform, intensifying a national debate over proposals to dilute the president’s powers.Kim, considered a contender for the next presidential election, said there was nothing wrong with the Co...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:38

NPAD calls for constitutional revision before 2016 elections

Leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties made their parliamentary addresses Thursday, each emphasizing his party’s own agenda. Although the two leaders spoke on the same day, their focus fel...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:37

Growth to top Park’s agenda

President Park Geun-hye urged the rival parties Wednesday to support her government’s economic stimulus plan for next year. “Now is the last golden time for the country to rebuild its economy (as we...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:38

S. Korean, Rwandan presidents exchange views on expanding ties at summit

The presidents of South Korea and Rwanda exchanged views on expanding political and economic ties at a summit meeting held in Seoul on Wednesday.   The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Park Geun-hye expressed hope that the two countries will move forward to strengthen ties that hav...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:36

Economy takes center stage in Park’s cross-party meeting

President Park Geun-hye focused on the economic theme of her policy address in a meeting with the ruling and opposition parties Wednesday, stressing the need for interparty cooperation to revive the e...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:28

Sewol families stage protest at Assembly

Families of those killed in the April ferry disaster staged a rally in front of the legislature on Wednesday, shouting aloud their grievances at President Park Geun-hye. The president was visiting the parliament to make an annual policy speech.But Park, who has been known to be “frosty” ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:27

Constitutional argument erupts over public-sector pension reform

The drive to reform the Government Employees Pension program may face more obstacles with opposition lawmakers calling for more time, while others claim it may violate the Constitution. According to the civil servants’ union, levying a fee on retired government employees to contribute to ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:26

Park to prioritize economic recovery next year

President Park Geun-hye urged the National Assembly on Wednesday to support her government’s economic stimulus plan for next year, stressing that it is “the last golden time” for the country to rev...

Updated : 2014.10.29 10:41

North Korea widening purge: NIS

Pyongyang is engaged in a widening purge of government and military officials, including those linked to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-thaek who was executed in 2013, Seoul’s spy...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:36

Park calls for swift passage of public pension reform bill

President Park Geun-hye called on officials Monday to put utmost efforts to complete the passage of the public pension reform bill within this year, despite the strong opposition from civil servants.“...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:34