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Senior lawmaker leaves opposition party for April elections

Rep. Shin Ki-nam became the latest to defect from the main opposition party on Sunday, announcing he was leaving the party that had reprimanded him over an influence-peddling case.The Minjoo Party of ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:50

Candidates competing to run in April parliamentary race hit 1,426: NEC

The number of candidates running to win a seat at the upcoming parliamentary race stands at 1,426, the National Election Commission said Saturday.The number represents an average competition ratio of 5.8 to 1, with some 60 days remaining before the April 13 election.The candidates will com...

Updated : 2016.02.14 09:27

Political parties lock horns over gov't decision to shut down Gaeseong complex

The ruling and opposition parties locked horns on Saturday over the government's decision to close down the Gaeseong Industrial Complex in North Korea.The ruling Saenuri Party said the Minjoo Party of Korea and other opposition parties are turning the shutdown into a tool to win votes in t...

Updated : 2016.02.13 13:51

Political feuds intensify over Gaeseong

While inter-Korean relations stiffened rapidly over the closure of the Gaeseong industrial park, political parties here continued to lock horns over the South Korean government’s hard-line policy tow...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:44

[News Focus] Pullout sets Koreas decades back

It took the two divided Koreas 42 years to start official communication and another decade to agree on a joint industrial complex in the hopes of creating a buffer zone on the tense peninsula. But th...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:25

Parties at odds over Gaeseong complex closure

The South Korean government’s decision to shut down the cross-border Gaeseong industrial park following North Korea’s rocket launch sparked heated debate among political parties Thursday over the ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:16

Assembly condemns North Korea's rocket launch

The National Assembly on Wednesday endorsed a resolution that condemns North Korea’s recent long-range missile launch, urging the reclusive regime to halt its escalating military provocations against...

Updated : 2016.02.10 17:16

Park fills spy agency’s key posts with North Korea experts

Cheong Wa Dae has replaced key posts of the nation’s spy agency, in stern response to North Korea, amid heightening tensions triggered by the communist state’s recent nuclear test and long-range m...

Updated : 2016.02.10 17:16

[ELECTION 2016] Steering young generation into politics

South Korea will elect new National Assembly members in a general election on April 13. The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles on the candidate agendas, election trends and notable runner...

Updated : 2016.02.10 15:15

Parliament passes corporate revitalization bill

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the much-delayed corporate revitalization bill to allow easier restructuring processes for financially pressed companies.Other contentious bills related to the...

Updated : 2016.02.04 17:30

New gender minister vows to eradicate child abuse

Kang Eun-hee, the newly appointed gender minister, said Thursday she will strengthen parental education to eradicate child abuse in the country.Extreme cases of violence against children have shocked the country every year, with the latest one having surfaced just a day earlier. On Wednesd...

Updated : 2016.02.04 16:02

'Act less smart,’ Saenuri lawmaker advises female politicians

Rep. Kim Eul-dong, a female second-term lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party, came under fire for suggesting that female lawmakers should “pretend to be less smart” in order to befriend the public.“...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:41

Ex-PM appeals against bribery ruling

South Korea's former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo filed an appeal against a court ruling that gave him an eight-month jail term last week for bribery, legal sources said Thursday.Lee, who was convicted of taking 30 million won from Sung Wan-jong, the late chairman of construction firm Keangn...

Updated : 2016.02.04 14:53

Park renews calls for passage of bills

President Park Geun-hye renewed her calls Wednesday for the parliamentary passage of a set of bills meant to revitalize South Korea's economy."The urgent thing is to pass" the bills, Park said in a meeting with the heads of small and medium-sized companies in an industrial zone near Seoul....

Updated : 2016.02.03 20:29

Enhancing Sri Lanka - Korea relations

The following article was contributed by the Embassy of Sri Lanka. – Ed.Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea enjoy longstanding friendly relations and historical bonds based on Buddhist cultural links...

Updated : 2016.02.03 19:50