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President Moon attends missile test in warning against N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new domestically developed missile with a maximum range of 800 kilometers, an apparent warning message to North Korea and its persisting m...

Updated : 2017.06.23 16:46

Moon's rating falls amid political standoff over his disputed personnel choices

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell this week amid a political standoff over his disputed personnel choices, but he maintained high support, close to 80 percent, a survey showed Friday.In the survey conducted from Tuesday through Thursday by local pollster Gallup Korea, Moon's rat...

Updated : 2017.06.23 13:30

Parliament resumes hearing schedules, despite deadlock over budget bill

The confirmations of key Cabinet members are expected to pick up momentum from next week as rival political parties have agreed on their hearing schedules, despite ongoing dissent against President Mo...

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:10

Moon to lift night curfews around Cheong Wa Dae

The road that runs in front of the presidential office is to be opened to the public around the clock starting Monday, for the first time in 50 years, Cheong Wa Dae announced Thursday. The move to lif...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:35

Public sector to implement ‘blind’ recruiting

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday called for a “blind” hiring process to be implemented in the public sector. “A blind recruiting process should be implemented from the second half (of 2017) in hir...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:11

Parties agree to normalize parliamentary sessions

 Rival parties virtually agreed Wednesday to resume parliamentary committee sessions that were paralyzed for a few days amid a political standoff over President Moon Jae-in's disputed ministerial appointments, party officials said.   The agreement came after an intense tug of war during...

Updated : 2017.06.21 21:20

Moon appoints land minister; parties agree to normalize Assembly

President Moon Jae-in appointed Kim Hyun-mee as the minister of land and transport Wednesday, following the parliamentary committee’s adoption of a confirmation report earlier in the day. With Kim’s...

Updated : 2017.06.21 18:31

President pledges to work with both workers and employers to create quality jobs

President Moon Jae-in vowed to work with both laborers and their employers Wednesday, noting the creation of new, quality jobs requires the support and cooperation of both sides."The policy on creatin...

Updated : 2017.06.21 17:24

Parliament adopts hearing report on land and transport minister nominee

A parliamentary committee on Wednesday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Land and Transport Minister-nominee Kim Hyun-mee, paving the way for her official appointment.  La...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:47

Seoul does not need US approval to resume talks with Pyongyang: Blue House

The presidential office on Wednesday said that President Moon Jae-in is seeking the United States’ cooperation on resuming Seoul-Pyongyang talks, but not its permission.“The re-opening of talks with...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:20

Moon stresses need for dialogue with North

President Moon Jae-in expressed hopes for a resumption of dialogue with North Korea within this year, while denouncing the communist regime over the death of Otto Warmbier, the former American detaine...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:15

People’s Party will boldly support Moon when needed: party chief

The chief of the People’s Party, a minor centrist group, on Wednesday vowed to help the liberal Moon Jae-in administration succeed. “The People’s Party will be reborn, upholding the spirit of Honam...

Updated : 2017.06.21 15:47

Vice job creation panel chief renews calls for parliamentary passage of extra budget

The vice chief of a presidential job creation panel renewed his appeal for the parliamentary passage of an extra budget bill Wednesday amid a continued political standoff over its legality.During a me...

Updated : 2017.06.21 14:38

Head of Gangnam district office summoned for alleged slander against Moon

Prosecutors summoned the head of Seoul's Gangnam District Office Wednesday for questioning for allegedly slandering then presidential candidate Moon Jae-in during the election campaign earlier this ye...

Updated : 2017.06.21 09:58

Moon denounces N. Korea over Warmbier’s death

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday held North Korea accountable for the death of an American student who died shortly after his release from detention in the communist state, calling the regime “irrat...

Updated : 2017.06.20 21:39