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Moon to stay in VIP guesthouse during US visit

President Moon Jae-in will be the first South Korean president to stay three consecutive nights at the US government’s VIP guesthouse, according to diplomatic sources.During his four-day official vis...

Updated : 2017.06.28 10:42

[Newsmaker] No. 3 party faces political isolation for frame-up

Pinched between the ruling liberals and their conservative rivals dividing the parliament almost evenly, the centrist People‘s Party has been seeking to expand its leverage by acting as a tie-breakin...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:01

Vigorous leader personality appointed to head anti-corruption watchdog

Pak Un-jong, who is tapped to head the nation’s anti-corruption watchdog, has ample experience in the fields of human rights and civic movements. The law professor at Seoul National University is the...

Updated : 2017.06.27 16:03

Parties agree to handle pending bills but leave out Moon’s extra budget plan

Ruling and opposition parties on Tuesday agreed to normalize the National Assembly, which has been deadlocked for over a week, resuming the necessary process for President Moon Jae-in’s government re...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:59

Liberal activist scholar bent on reform of prosecution

Tapped to head the Justice Ministry, Park Sang-ki is an activist scholar who has been writing regularly on ways to reform the country’s powerful law enforcement authorities. “Prosecutors are not abo...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:56

Korean govt. 'honors' THAAD decision: vice minister

The Moon Jae-in administration of South Korea honors an "alliance decision" to deploy a high-profile US missile defense system here as it strives to enhance the transparency of relevant domestic proce...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:17

Moon heads to Washington for summit with Trump

President Moon Jae-in sets off to Washington on Wednesday for a crucial summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, scheduled for Friday. It will be Moon’s first summit, taking place 51 days into ...

Updated : 2017.06.27 13:46

Moon says swift execution of extra budget only way to ensure recovery, growth

President Moon Jae-in urged the parliament to quickly approve the government request for a supplementary budget Tuesday, stressing it is the only way to ensure an economic recovery and even higher-tha...

Updated : 2017.06.27 13:07

Moon nominates justice minister, anti-corruption chief

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday tapped a reformist scholar with a civic activism background to lead the Ministry of Justice and push one of his top priorities -- judicial reform. Moon also named anot...

Updated : 2017.06.27 10:14

Opposition party apologizes over incorrect campaign accusations

The minor opposition People's Party apologized Monday to President Moon Jae-in for "manipulated" pre-election allegations that his son received special treatment when applying for a job at a public or...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:00

Korea-US summit will focus on reaffirming alliance: Moon

President Moon Jae-in on Monday said that his priority in the upcoming Korea-US summit is to reconfirm the bilateral alliance in general, not to discuss the disputed Terminal High Altitude Area Defens...

Updated : 2017.06.26 16:34

Conservative Bareun Party elects new leader

Rep. Lee Hye-hoon, a three-term lawmaker and once an ally of former President Park Geun-hye, was elected as the leader of the minor conservative opposition Bareun Party on Monday. “I will now think, ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 16:23

Moon's rating falls for 2nd straight week amid disputes over

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped last week for the second consecutive week amid disputes over his personnel choices and his policy adviser's security remarks, a survey showed Monday.In ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 09:57

Moon spends weekend preparing for talks with Trump

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday made all-out effort to prepare for his upcoming talks with US President Donald Trump, checking his schedules, messages and speeches in the United States, an official at...

Updated : 2017.06.25 17:41

S. Korean lawmaker says time running out to form joint Korean squad for PyeongChang 2018

MUJU -- A South Korean lawmaker said Sunday time was running out for the two Koreas to form a join squad at next year's Winter Olympics south of the border, urging political leaders from both sides to...

Updated : 2017.06.25 16:56