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Seongnam mayor says will run in local elections, but undecided on which office to seek

Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung plans to run in next year’s local elections, but is undecided on which office to seek, he said Tuesday. “I will run in the next year’s provincial elections. (On the q...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:54

Parliamentary sessions for minister nominees stalled

South Korea's parliament failed Tuesday to convene its committee sessions to arrange confirmation hearings for three minister nominees amid a political standoff over President Moon Jae-in's personnel...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:39

Opposition lawmaker cleared of illegal electioneering

An opposition lawmaker involved in an alleged biased opinion poll during the latest presidential election was cleared of illegal electioneering Tuesday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Offic...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:59

Legislators push for special law to confiscate Choi family assets

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for a special law to investigate and confiscate assets illegally accumulated by Choi Soon-sil, the arrested confidante of former President Park Geun-hye. R...

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:21

Moon names NSC deputy, science secretary

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday named two presidential aides, while Cheong Wa Dae’s nomination committee convened for the first time as the presidential office moves to step up the vetting process....

Updated : 2017.06.20 15:14

Opposition parties voice concerns over Moon's energy policy shift

Opposition parties on Tuesday voiced concerns over President Moon Jae-in's pursuit of a policy shift away from nuclear energy, noting the need for public consensus and thorough preparations for the c...

Updated : 2017.06.20 13:29

Moon deplores North Korea's rights violations after US student's death

South Korean President Moon Jae-in deplored North Korea's human rights violations Tuesday, expressing condolences to the family of a US student who died following 17 months of captivity in the commun...

Updated : 2017.06.20 10:52

Foreign minister pays courtesy calls to party leaders

New Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha visited parliament Tuesday in a move to seek its cooperation on pending diplomatic issues and mend fences with opposition parties that called her unfit due to her ...

Updated : 2017.06.20 10:27

Cheong Wa Dae launches nomination committee amid apparent impasse

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was set to launch a nomination committee headed by its chief of staff Tuesday, a move prompted by an apparent political impasse caused by disputes over earlier n...

Updated : 2017.06.20 10:09

Moon adviser sticks to call for scaling back exercises in exchange for nuclear freeze

A special foreign affairs adviser to President Moon Jae-in on Monday stuck to his call for South Korea and the US to consider scaling back joint military exercises in exchange for North Korea's nucle...

Updated : 2017.06.20 09:19

Korea's spy agency launches reform committee

South Korea's spy agency on Monday launched an in-house reform committee to head its efforts to insulate itself from politics and regain public trust. The National Intelligence Service committee set...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:20

Moon hit hard by opposition backlash over FM appointment

Three opposition parties, while fuming over President Moon Jae-in's appointment of the foreign minister against their rejection, pondered their next move on pending key issues, stalling parliamentary...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:11

Parliamentary speaker urges Moon to respect confirmation hearing

The parliamentary speaker on Monday cautioned the presidential office not to play down the significance of confirmation hearings for Cabinet nominees even though the legislature's consent is not a re...

Updated : 2017.06.19 12:41

Hong Joon-pyo faces possible lawsuit over critical speech

Hong Joon-pyo, the 2017 presidential candidate for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, faces a possible lawsuit by a local media outlet after he openly denounced its former CEO on Monday. In a ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 12:25

Presidential job committee meets biz lobby on job creation

The presidential committee on job creation on Monday met with representatives of the country's major business lobby to discuss labor market conditions and other economic issues. Lee Yong-sup, vice c...

Updated : 2017.06.19 11:18