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Park to return to work next week after low-key vacation

President Park Geun-hye is set to return to work next week after a short vacation inside the presidential compound, an official said Friday.Park spent her time receiving briefings by her aides on domestic and foreign affairs while resting in her official residence during a five-day summer ...

Updated : 2014.08.01 11:54

Opposition leaders quit over election defeat

The two leaders of the main opposition party offered to resign Thursday, taking responsibility for its crushing defeat in the parliamentary by-elections. Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo and Kim Han-gil, cochairme...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:28

Conservative sweeps liberal home turf

Saenuri Party candidate Lee Jung-hyun defeated his liberal opponent in Wednesday’s by-elections at a constituency in South Jeolla Province, a region long considered to be a progressive stronghold.Lee...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:23

Elections raise rookies, bring down big guns

Wednesday’s parliamentary by-elections have produced a number of results as unexpected as the ruling Saenuri Party’s overwhelming victory. The elections have left New Politics Alliance for Democracy...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:15

Defeated Sohn Hak-kyu retires from politics

Former opposition leader Sohn Hak-kyu announced Thursday that he will retire from politics following his by-election defeat. New Politics Alliance for Democracy’s senior advisor Sohn had run for Gyeo...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:14

Saenuri’s landslide win strengthens Park mandate

The ruling party clinched a parliamentary majority with victories Wednesday in the July by-elections, shooing away fears that the opposition could dismember President Park Geun-hye’s policy initiativ...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:14

U.S. envoy named honorary Seoul citizen

Sung Kim, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to South Korea, received honorary citizenship to Seoul on Thursday for his contribution to the nation’s capital.Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon awarded Kim an honorar...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:44

Big-name opposition politician retires from politics

A former opposition leader often mentioned as a potential presidential candidate announced his retirement from politics Thursday after suffering a humiliating defeat in parliamentary by-elections a day earlier.Sohn Hak-kyu, a former four-term lawmaker and ex-leader of what is now the main...

Updated : 2014.07.31 17:21

Opposition leaders quit over election defeat

The two leaders of the main opposition party quit Thursday over a crushing defeat in parliamentary by-elections seen as a midterm referendum on President Park Geun-hye's conservative administration.The move by Kim Han-gil and Ahn Cheol-soo came a day after New Politics Alliance for Democra...

Updated : 2014.07.31 15:50

NPAD leaders resign over election defeat

The two leaders of the main opposition party offered to resign Thursday, taking responsibility for its crushing defeat in the parliamentary by-elections. Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo and Kim Han-gil, co-chairmen of New Politics Alliance for Democracy, said they would step down from the top posts af...

Updated : 2014.07.31 12:28

Saenuri takes by-elections in sweeping victory

The ruling Saenuri Party swept Wednesday’s parliamentary by-elections, taking 11 of the 15 constituencies to raise its head count in the 300-seat National Assembly to 158.The landslide victory is exp...

Updated : 2014.07.31 09:57

Early results boost Saenuri

Early results of the largest-ever parliamentary by-elections Wednesday indicated an overall win for the ruling Saenuri Party. With 15 seats up for grabs, the elections are considered a mid-term refere...

Updated : 2014.07.30 22:46

Voters take to polling stations for by-elections

Voters took to polling stations on Wednesday in the largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, critical for political parties to gain the upper hand for the rest of the 19th National Assembly.  As of 6...

Updated : 2014.07.30 14:31

Voters to cast ballots in largest-ever by-elections

Voters will take to polling stations in 15 constituencies across the country Wednesday for the largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, viewed by the parties as a pivotal opportunity to gain the upper...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:05

(Photo News) Final preparations

An election official installs voting booths at a polling station in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Tuesday. Voters in 15 constituencies across the country take to polling stations on Wednesday in the largest-ever...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:56