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People’s Party vows to suspend scandal-ridden members upon indictment

After weeks of sidestepping questions and denying direct links, the People’s Party’s leadership on Tuesday announced the party will immediately suspend membership of those involved in the corruption...

Updated : 2016.06.28 18:49

Park's 'Vietnam' analogy causes diplomatic unease

President Park Geun-hye’s repeated reference to Vietnam’s forceful unification as a negative political analogy has come into dispute for lacking diplomatic courtesy toward a longstanding trade partn...

Updated : 2016.06.28 16:46

Park calls on parliament to quickly pass extra budget plan

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to quickly approve the government's extra spending proposal, stressing it focuses on supporting those who have lost their jobs amid t...

Updated : 2016.06.28 10:03

Parliament to open probe into toxic humidifier disinfectant

Ruling and opposition parties reached a bipartisan agreement Monday to investigate the toxic humidifier disinfectant case that has become one of South Korea's worst consumer product scandals.The humid...

Updated : 2016.06.27 20:07

Civic groups push to incorporate everyday life into legislative process

One of the most popular criticisms against mainstream politics in South Korea is that it has focused too much on political agendas serving the purposes of established politics with less appeal to the ...

Updated : 2016.06.27 18:21

Park promotes Korea's tailored welfare services

President Park Geun-hye on Monday stressed Korea's efforts to share its experience in creating social welfare services with developing nations, pointing out that such services have contributed to enha...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:53

Opposition parties hit by sleaze accusations

The two leading opposition parties on Monday apologized and vowed zero tolerance upon the irregularity allegations implicating some of their incumbent members, as the issues were seen to hamper the pa...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:42

Saenuri party appoints new secretary-general

The ruling Saenuri Party on Monday appointed Rep. Park Myung-jae as the new secretary-general of its interim leadership as part of efforts to defuse factional tensions and start due preparations for t...

Updated : 2016.06.27 13:14

Opposition leaders apologize over corruption allegations involving their lawmakers

The leaders of the two major opposition parties apologized Monday for allegations of ethical lapses involving their lawmakers, vowing to sternly deal with the cases that have inflamed the public at th...

Updated : 2016.06.27 10:55

Political circles uneasy over anti-graft bill

With a forthcoming anticorruption law to be confirmed this week, calls to alleviate its restrictions spread within political and legal circles.While lawmakers argued that agriculture, livestock and fi...

Updated : 2016.06.26 17:36

Parliamentary speaker calls on president to make known her views on Constitution

South Korea's parliamentary speaker on Sunday called on President Park Geun-hye to make known her views on amending the Constitution, stressing that the process to have serious debate is at hand.In an...

Updated : 2016.06.26 15:55

PM says Pyongyang's dialogue offer 'deceiving'

 Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Saturday condemned North Korea's latest test of mid-range missiles, saying that the North's provocation proves its offer to hold inter-Korean dialogue is a fraudulent...

Updated : 2016.06.25 12:07

[Weekender] Threat of fine dust creeps up on Korea

Up until recently, China was considered the main enemy when South Koreans were warned to stay indoors away from the polluted air that was mainly considered to be due to yellow sand from the deserts of...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:32

Rightist group denies link with Cheong Wa Dae

 A controversial ultraright civic group’s chief on Friday denied allegations that its pro-government demonstration over the past few years had been orchestrated by the presidential office. Korea Pa...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:09

Park shifts focus to security after addressing airport quandary

After clearing a politically-charged quandary over the construction of a new airport earlier this week, President Park Geun-hye is now shifting her policy focus to security -- a topic that helps appeal to her conservative supporters and foster national unity.Over the last several days Park...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:20