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Seongnam mayor says Korea needs leader who can face Trump squarely

Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung, who is cited as a potential presidential candidate, said Sunday South Korea needs a new head who can squarely face U.S. President Donald Trump as well as other major lea...

Updated : 2017.03.12 17:34

Democratic Party remains as most popular party: poll

The Democratic Party remained as the most favored political party in South Korea, a poll showed Sunday, amid growing public disenchantment with conservatives following a corruption scandal that led t...

Updated : 2017.03.12 17:31

Acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi to retire

Acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi, who oversaw President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial, will retire from office early this week, ending her six-year tenure. The only female among the eight consti...

Updated : 2017.03.12 15:02

Hwang calls on nation to accept court ruling, move towards unity

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday called on the nation to accept the Constitutional Court's ruling to dismiss President Park Geun-hye and work together to heal worsening div...

Updated : 2017.03.12 14:35

Gov't to announce presidential election date this week

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will announce the date of the presidential election this week as the country is preparing for an early vote after the ouster of President Park Geun-h...

Updated : 2017.03.12 14:20

Presidential front-runner calls for national unity after Park's ouster

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in called on the nation to set aside divisions and forge unity based on democratic principles Sunday in his first response to the Constitutional Court's dismissal o...

Updated : 2017.03.12 13:40

Parties to discuss constitutional amendment in Assembly panel

South Korean political parties will begin negotiations for a constitutional amendment in earnest this week, seeking to narrow their differences on the procedure and timing, and possibly the draft rev...

Updated : 2017.03.12 12:49

Korea stably managed despite president's ouster: gov't spokesman

The South Korean government is making its best efforts to stably manage state affairs after the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, the government spokesman said in a letter addressed to foreign corre...

Updated : 2017.03.12 12:40

South Korea's Moon rising after Park sank

The front-runner to succeed South Korea's impeached president Park Geun-Hye after her dismissal over a corruption scandal is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights l...

Updated : 2017.03.11 14:27

All eyes on Blue House as Korea awaits Park move

All eyes were on Seoul's presidential Blue House Saturday as South Koreans awaited ex-president Park Geun-Hye's reaction to her impeachment and preparations to move into her private residence. Elect...

Updated : 2017.03.11 14:26

US closely monitoring upcoming S. Korean election in wake of Park's ouster

The United States is closely monitoring developments in South Korea, including its upcoming presidential election, the White House said Friday as it reaffirmed the alliance with Seoul in the wake of ...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:27

US to keep sending THAAD elements to Korea

The United States will continue to ship to South Korea the remaining elements of a THAAD missile defense battery regardless of the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye, the Department of Defense ...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:27

Opposition parties urge Park to accept court ruling

South Korea's opposition parties on Saturday urged former President Park Geun-hye to publicly accept the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss her. Park has remained silent in the presidential ...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:25

Watchdog vows fair election management

South Korea's election watchdog chief vowed Saturday to administer the upcoming presidential by-election "transparently and fairly," and called on the nation to turn it into an opportunity to restore...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:25

Political bigwigs meet to discuss Park's ouster, constitutional revision

Two political bigwigs met Saturday to discuss the ramifications of the Constitutional Court's decision to oust President Park Geun-hye and other issues, as the parties quicken preparations for a pres...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:25