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Democratic Party begins polling to elect presidential candidate

The liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday began a 10-day vote to pick its candidate for the upcoming presidential election. The polling of the non-party electorate began at 7 a.m. at 250 stations ac...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:03

Ex-President Park heads back home after questioning over corruption scandal

Former President Park Geun-hye headed back home Wednesday after over 21 hours of questioning by the prosecution on a string of corruption allegations that removed her from office earlier this month. ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 08:54

Former president’s remarks do little to soothe citizens’ anger

When former President Park Geun-hye appeared at the prosecutors’ office Tuesday to be questioned over the corruption scandal that brought her down, a crowd of reporters gathered outside the building...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:12

Park receives bribery grilling

Former President Park Geun-hye, who made her long-delayed appearance at the prosecution Tuesday for face-to-face questioning, locked horns with investigators over the corruption allegations that led ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:07

Moon goes public with phone number

Leading presidential hopeful Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea has made his phone number public in a bid to receive feedback from voters on his election pledges. He is the first president...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:00

Appellate court upholds fine on liberal party chief

A Seoul appellate court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling to fine a liberal party chief for violating election laws but stopped short of revoking her parliamentary seat. Rep. Choo Mi-ae of the ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 15:42

Parties urge Park to reveal truth behind scandal

South Korean political parties on Tuesday urged former President Park Geun-hye to own up to her wrongdoing and sincerely apologize to the people. "Former President Park must apologize to the people ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 11:07

Ex-ruling party narrows down presidential contenders to 4

The conservative Liberty Korea Party on Monday narrowed down its presidential contenders to four in the second round of its in-house competition to pick its single nominee for the May 9 presidential ...

Updated : 2017.03.20 19:12

Conservative party candidates split over probe into Park

Two candidates competing to become the presidential nominee of the minor conservative Bareun Party expressed different views Monday on the possible arrest of former President Park Geun-hye. Park is ...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:48

[News Focus] An reiterates value of work sabbaticals

One of the most talked about and controversial election pledges in the South Korean presidential race so far was proposed by An Hee-jung, a young and center-left candidate from the liberal Democratic...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:40

Park braces for tough questioning on bribery

Former President Park Geun-hye will deliver a message in public before undergoing questioning by state investigators Tuesday, addressing the public directly for the first time since her impeachment. ...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:39

Moon offers solace, investment in pledges to political hometown

Moon Jae-in, a leading presidential hopeful from the Democratic Party, sought to further enhance his foothold in the party's political hometown on Monday, offering political consolations and economic...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:19

Centrist party candidates split over timing of constitutional revision

Three candidates competing to become the presidential nominee of the centrist People's Party clashed Monday over whether the nation should hold a referendum on a constitutional amendment during the M...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:09

Hwang, opposition lawmakers clash over THAAD

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday clashed with some members of the Democratic Party over an advanced US missile defense system being rolled out in South Korea. During his m...

Updated : 2017.03.20 15:45

Rival parties agree on special probe on LCT scandal

South Korea's four major parties agreed Monday to push for an independent investigation into a massive political funding and influence-peddling scandal surrounding a lucrative property development pr...

Updated : 2017.03.20 15:24