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Moon to spend all paid leave this year

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said he would use all of his 21 annual paid leave days and encourage his subordinates to use theirs as well. On his flight to Washington for his first overseas trip...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:05

[Newsmaker] A legendary battle, ship of miracles and Moon

WASHINGTON -- On a mission to strengthen the South Korea-US alliance, Moon Jae-in’s maiden visit to the US as president began at a place which holds political and military significance. The first s...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:03

Moon reassures businesses over economic reform drive

WASHINGTON -- The Moon Jae-in administration’s economic reform drive is aimed at aiding fair competition and creating a good environment for businesses, President Moon said Wednesday. Addressing bu...

Updated : 2017.06.29 11:03

Moon highlights Korea-US alliance on first day of trip

WASHINGTON -- President Moon Jae-in kicked off his five-day trip to the US on Wednesday, stressing the importance of the Korea-US alliance and his intention to work closely with US President Donald T...

Updated : 2017.06.29 09:01

Moon suggests ‘action for action’ in engaging NK

In order for inter-Korean dialogue to resume, North Korea should begin by freezing its nuclear program, President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday, suggesting an “action for action” approach to North Kor...

Updated : 2017.06.29 07:03

Korea-US FTA ‘well balanced,’ but economic talks possible: Moon

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday said that the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement is well balanced, but Seoul is open to economic talks if the US sees room to become “even more reciprocal.” Speaking ...

Updated : 2017.06.29 07:03

Defense nominees faces calls for resignation

Defense Minister nominee Song Young-moo fought hard to fend off multiple accusations during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but calls only grew for him to give up on the job. Lawmakers from t...

Updated : 2017.06.28 16:13

Pressure mounts on Ahn Cheol-soo to explain fabrication scandal

Pressure is mounting on Ahn Cheol-soo, former presidential candidate of the People’s Party, to explain a fake accusation that the party allegedly made against the son of President Moon Jae-in during...

Updated : 2017.06.28 16:03

Hope and worry as Moon Jae-in embarks on first US visit

Amid worries over rifts in the South Korea-US alliance and strategy for North Korea, President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday embarked on a five-day trip to the US, which includes his first summit talks wi...

Updated : 2017.06.28 14:58

Questions loom over ‘trust building’ summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s first summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, scheduled for Friday, comes at a time laden with difficult issues. To name a few, North Korea continues to ...

Updated : 2017.06.28 14:37

Moon to stay in VIP guesthouse during US visit

President Moon Jae-in will be the first South Korean president to stay three consecutive nights at the US government’s VIP guesthouse, according to diplomatic sources. During his four-day official ...

Updated : 2017.06.28 10:42

[Newsmaker] No. 3 party faces political isolation for frame-up

Pinched between the ruling liberals and their conservative rivals dividing the parliament almost evenly, the centrist People‘s Party has been seeking to expand its leverage by acting as a tie-breaki...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:01

Vigorous leader personality appointed to head anti-corruption watchdog

Pak Un-jong, who is tapped to head the nation’s anti-corruption watchdog, has ample experience in the fields of human rights and civic movements. The law professor at Seoul National University is t...

Updated : 2017.06.27 16:03

Parties agree to handle pending bills but leave out Moon’s extra budget plan

Ruling and opposition parties on Tuesday agreed to normalize the National Assembly, which has been deadlocked for over a week, resuming the necessary process for President Moon Jae-in’s government r...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:59

Liberal activist scholar bent on reform of prosecution

Tapped to head the Justice Ministry, Park Sang-ki is an activist scholar who has been writing regularly on ways to reform the country’s powerful law enforcement authorities. “Prosecutors are not a...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:56