Jeonbuk's strong season dented by punishment over bribery scandal

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Jeonbuk's strong season dented by punishment over bribery scandal

For South Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, this season could have been their most successful one to date.   Gunning for a three-peat, Jeonbuk are currently the leaders in the top-tier K League Classic with an undefeated record of 18 wins and 14 draws. They are just six matche...

Updated : 2016.09.30 20:00

Tourism or preservation -- what are zoos for?

South Korea’s filmmaker Hwang Yoon shot a movie titled “Farewell” in 2002 featuring a baby tiger who lives at a zoo in Seoul. Being born out of incest encouraged by zookeepers, the little tiger – ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:16

Chinese boat that resisted boarding operated illegally in EEZ: Coast Guard

Rep. Lee Hae-chan, a seven-term lawmaker, officially returned to the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea on Friday, vowing to make full-fledged efforts to help the party win next year's presidential election.Lee left the Minjoo earlier this year after failing to win the party ticket for ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:16

Rival parties pressured to seek way out of audit debacle

Rival parties faced mounting pressure to seek a breakthrough as the parliamentary audit entered the fifth day of the ruling Saenuri Party’s boycott, with the respective leaderships seen contacting ea...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:45

Saenuri files charges against speaker

Members of the ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday filed criminal charges against the National Assembly’s speaker for allegedly abusing his power and continued their boycott of the parliamentary audit f...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:41

Main opposition demands Saenuri return to audit

South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea said Thursday the ruling party must end its boycott and return to the National Assembly unconditionally amid the paralysis of the regular audit.Rep....

Updated : 2016.09.29 11:00

Saenuri refuses chief’s suggestion to return to audit

The ruling Saenuri Party members on Wednesday decided against their chief’s suggestion to return to the parliamentary audit, reiterating their position to continue the boycott for the resignation of ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:59

Boycotting Saenuri locks in committee chief

The ruling Saenuri Party’s boycott continued to stymie the second day of the parliamentary audit, with tension peaking as the party’s members locked its member and chief of the National Assembly’s ...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:52

Appeals court overturns conviction of ex-PM over bribery

An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a jail term handed down to former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo and acquitted him of allegations he received bribes from a deceased businessman, citing a lack of evidence.The Seoul High Court acquitted Lee of allegations he received 30 million won ($27,0...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:58

Opposition parties urge Saenuri head to end hunger strike, start talks

South Korea's opposition parties said Tuesday the head of the ruling Saenuri Party should end his hunger strike and work to normalize the regular audit session that has been paralyzed by partisan disp...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:32

Saenuri boycotts Assembly audit

The first parliamentary audit of the 20th National Assembly fell into disarray on its first day Monday, as members of the ruling party boycotted the sessions while its leader began a hunger strike aga...

Updated : 2016.09.26 16:56

Saenuri chief vows to prevent corporate tax hike

Ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Rep. Lee Jung-hyun on Monday promised business representatives he would prevent the opposition parties’ push to raise the corporate tax.In a meeting arranged by the Kore...

Updated : 2016.09.26 16:36

Parliamentary speaker seeks to postpone audit on ruling party's boycott

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun on Monday requested the opposition parties to delay the regular parliamentary audit, as the ruling party vowed to stage a boycott questioning the political neutrality of the parliamentary speaker.The 20-day audit officially commenced proceedings des...

Updated : 2016.09.26 11:52

Ruling party casts doubt on parliamentary speaker's neutrality

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party on Monday cast doubt on the neutrality of National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun after he made controversial remarks during last week's parliamentary session to sack the agricultural minister.Last week, South Korea's opposition parties passed a motion t...

Updated : 2016.09.26 10:53

Parliamentary audit kicks off amid ruling party's boycott

South Korea's National Assembly started its regular audit on Monday, with the schedule set to face bumpy roads ahead as the ruling party vowed to stage a boycott questioning the political neutrality of the parliamentary speaker.During the 20-day audit, lawmakers are set to pose various que...

Updated : 2016.09.26 10:47