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Moon unveils blueprint to relocate presidential office

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in on Monday announced the details of his longstanding pledge to move the presidential office to downtown Seoul to improve communication with the public. During a ...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:19

[Newsmaker] Conservatives’ ‘progressive dilemma’

In an unprecedented development, the country’s normally united conservatives are divided, with several presidential contenders each claiming they are the “true conservative.” Conservative front-r...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:57

Moon-Ahn gap widens to 10 percentage points in ratings

Liberal presidential candidate Moon Jae-in secured steady support as the front-runner, while centrist Ahn Cheol-soo saw his support drop sharply over the past week, surveys showed Monday. The presid...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:40

Moon takes stern action upon ex-minister's memoir brawl

Conflicts aggravated Monday between the Democratic Party of Korea’s presidential candidate Moon Jae-in and a former chief diplomat concerning their dissent over Seoul’s lenient policy decision on P...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:23

Ahn vows to increase female Cabinet members to 30%

Centrist presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo pledged Monday to increase the number of women in his Cabinet as part of broader efforts to achieve gender equality. The nominee of the center-left Peop...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:10

Moon Jae-in says he feels victory is near

Leading presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea said he feels he is “nearing victory” in text messages sent to his camp staff and party members Monday. “I can visualiz...

Updated : 2017.04.24 14:58

Next gov't role is important in avoiding conflict on Korean peninsula: experts

It will be very important for South Korea's new government to tighten its alliance with the United States to avoid any military conflict breaking out on the Korean Peninsula, local experts said Monda...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:59

Hong pledges to enhance transportation, tourism in Gangwon Province

WONJU -- Conservative presidential nominee Hong Joon-pyo pledged Monday to enhance transportation, tourism and industrial infrastructure in Gangwon Province. On his campaign trail in Wonju, 132 kilo...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:58

Presidential debate turns nasty as candidates focus on political assaults

South Korea's presidential campaign turned nasty Sunday as candidates focused on attacking rivals during their third TV debate over alleged wrongdoings, from kowtowing to North Korea to assisting in ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 23:25

Hong apologizes for controversy over suspected role in sex crime

Conservative presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo apologized during Sunday's TV debate over controversy about his suspected involvement in a potential sex crime about four decades ago. Hong of the L...

Updated : 2017.04.23 21:12

Ahn promises presidency free of political division

Centrist presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo declared Sunday he would become a president of all people, not of any ideological camp. In a stump speech at the heart of Seoul, the nominee of the cent...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:49

Moon's campaign unveils memos to counter claims he kowtowed to North

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in's campaign unveiled former presidential aides' memos Sunday to counter claims that Seoul abstained from a UN vote against North Korea after consulting Pyongyang ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:49

[Election 2017] Chungcheong, the undecided political middle ground

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles that try to capture the voter sentiment in key regions. The following is the second installment on Daejeon and its surrounding Chungcheong region. ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:48

Moon vows to take initiative in denuclearizing North Korea

Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s leading presidential candidate, on Sunday announced a set of policies on North Korea and national security, including an early recovery from the United States of wartime o...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:36

Rival parties want parliament to look into front-runner Moon's controversies

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in's rivals are pushing for parliamentary meetings to be held over the controversies engulfing the Democratic Party nominee, party officials said Sunday. The conse...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:10