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President says special envoys help fill diplomatic hiatus

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that his special envoys to the US, Japan and China have helped make up for what he called a monthslong diplomatic hiatus, also noting the country‘s d...

Updated : 2017.05.24 21:21

[News Focus] Moon’s river probe order puts auditor in dilemma

President Moon Jae-in won the election on a promise to eradicate “accumulated evils,” clearly stating that former President Lee Myung-bak’s four-river project is among the “abnormalities” that he...

Updated : 2017.05.24 19:03

Lawmaker keeps cool for viral 'No Look Pass' video

A South Korean politician said Wednesday that he feels no need to explain his behavior after a video-clip of him handing his luggage to his aide at Gimpo Airport went viral.“I just saw my aide and ga...

Updated : 2017.05.24 17:20

Cheong Wa Dae names two deputy advisers for national security

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday named two deputy chiefs of Cheong Wa Dae’s national security office, adding momentum to his plans to bolster the nation’s diplomacy and reinforce its defense.Lee S...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:50

PM nominee says NK is primary enemy, backs US alliance

Prime minister nominee Lee Nak-yon’s two-day confirmation hearing began Wednesday, with opposition parties honing in on his national security stance, and alleged wrongdoings in his private affairs. A...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:36

Deputy PM nominee donated W88m last year: parliament

Kim Dong-yeon, the nominee for deputy prime minister for the economy and finance minister, donated half of his yearly income last year, parliamentary data revealed Wednesday. According to data submitt...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:31

Moon's FM nominee due in Seoul to prepare for confirmation hearing

President Moon Jae-in's nominee for foreign minister is to return home this week from New York to beef up preparations for a confirmation hearing, government sources said Wednesday.On Sunday, Kang Kyu...

Updated : 2017.05.24 14:22

PM nominee grilled over credentials, allegations about family members

Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon on Wednesday came under intense scrutiny over his credentials and a string of allegations about his family during a parliamentary confirmation hearing, the first tes...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:10

President to be briefed on outcome of visits by special envoys

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was set to meet his special envoys to the United States, Japan and China on Wednesday to be briefed on their recent trips to the countries that were partly aimed at ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:13

Policy planning panel to explore ways to stamp out corruption in defense industry

The chief of the presidential policy planning advisory panel said Tuesday that it would explore ways to stamp out deep-seated corruption in the defense industry, long blamed for eroding the country's ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:25

Moon Jae-in calls for unity at Roh Moo-hyun’s memorial

BONGHA/ SEOUL -- President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday bid farewell to his lifelong friend and mentor -- former President Roh Moo-hyun -- for now, at a memorial ceremony for the late liberal icon, who was ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:48

President reaffirms pledge to build normal nation on Roh's death anniversary

President Moon Jae-in pledged on Tuesday to uphold and transcend the dream of Roh Moo-hyun, his friend, co-worker and a former president whose fight against the establishment sharply divided the natio...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:14

Full text of President Moon Jae-in's memorial address for former President Roh Moo-hyun

This is an unofficial translation of President Moon Jae-in’s memorial address delivered on Tuesday at the eighth anniversary of the late President Roh Moo-hyun's death. -- Ed. President Moon Jae-in ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:03

People's Party to pick new leadership in August

The minor opposition People's Party will elect its new leader in August, its spokeswoman said Tuesday, as it strives to regroup in the wake of a defeat in this month's presidential election.Ko Yeon-ho...

Updated : 2017.05.23 14:40

Trial and memorial service mark reversed fate of former presidents

Former South Korean leaders were at the center of local media attention Tuesday as the start of a trial marked the plunge of a recently ousted former president while a memorial service for a once-disg...

Updated : 2017.05.23 11:49