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Hwang renews calls for parties' support in stabilizing

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday renewed his calls for political parties' support in normalizing state affairs that have been hamstrung by a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her longtime friend.   Hwang also reiterated his commitment to ...

Updated : 2017.01.16 22:08

Choi Soon-sil allegedly behind controversial ‘comfort women’ deal with Japan

Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s longtime friend accused of manipulating power behind the scenes, may have pulled strings in the country’s controversial deal with Japan last year that settle...

Updated : 2017.01.16 18:33

Hwang orders stern response to illegal Chinese fishing boats

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday ordered Coast Guard officials to respond firmly to any Chinese fishing boats illegally operating in South Korean waters.Hwang made the remar...

Updated : 2017.01.16 18:12

Ahn still eyes rebound in approval rating

Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, former leader of the minor People's Party and a potential presidential contender, said Monday he believes his approval rating will rebound despite the latest low showings.Ahn polle...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:41

Presidential hopeful supports THAAD only targeting N. Korea

Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil, a potential presidential candidate from the conservative Bareun Party, said Monday he supports the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery on the condition that it tar...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:37

Acting president calls for continued 'across-the-board pressure' to induce NK denuclearization

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday called for continued efforts to induce North Korea's denuclearization through "across-the-board" pressure amid growing threats...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:01

[Newsmaker] THAAD divides presidential hopefuls

 With South Korea getting ready to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense batteries this year, the controversial US missile system remains in the spotlight as the nation’s two main president...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:59

Presidential race is already on, while date remains uncertain

No one would say it out loud just yet, but the competition for the next presidency has already begun.However, the dilemma for all presidential hopefuls is that they can’t declare their candidacy unti...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:56

Choi defends Park in impeachment trial

Choi Soon-sil vehemently defended President Park Geun-hye and denied her alleged meddling in state affairs during Park’s impeachment trial Monday. “President Park is not a person who would derive p...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:25

Ex-UN chief calls president

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a courtesy call to President Park Geun-hye early Monday, four days after his return to Korea following his 10-year stint as head of the international organ...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:24

NK publishes photo book on leader's public activities

North Korea has issued a book containing photos of public activities carried out by its leader Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang's main propaganda website said Monday, a move apparently aimed at bolstering his personality cult.North Korea's Uriminzokkiri unveiled a 171-page book in PDF form which car...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:10

Former UN chief Ban continues drive to gauge public sentiment

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday continued his politically tinged tour across the country in an apparent move to gauge public sentiment and drum up grassroots support ahead of a presi...

Updated : 2017.01.16 14:52

Choi denies all wrongdoing in Park impeachment trial

President Park Geun-hye's longtime friend Choi Soon-sil testified at the Constitutional Court on Monday that she never made personal or business gains through her ties to the president.Choi, who was s...

Updated : 2017.01.16 13:47

Moon continues to lead poll despite fall

Moon Jae-in, former head of the Democratic Party, led presidential opinion polls last week for the second consecutive week despite a slight fall apparently caused by his closest rival Ban Ki-moon's ho...

Updated : 2017.01.16 11:04

Saenuri's interim head vows to conclude purge of loyalists this week

The interim head of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday he will seek to conclude steps to clear-out loyalists of President Park Geun-hye and put an end to the prolonged factional feud."As t...

Updated : 2017.01.16 11:01