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Political parties call for safe recovery of sunken ferry

The country's rival parties spoke in rare unison Thursday, calling for the safe recovery of a passenger ferry that sank nearly three years ago. But the pro-government and opposition blocs still diff...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:31

Overseas voters required to sign up for May 9 election in a week

Facing a tight schedule for this year’s early presidential election, overseas voters are paying more attention to choosing the nation’s leader than ever before. As of Thursday, more than 14,000 ov...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:26

Democratic Party launches probe into possible leak of polling result

The liberal Democratic Party on Thursday launched an investigation into a possible leak of information on the outcome of a poll that will make up a part of its in-house election to name its president...

Updated : 2017.03.23 13:57

Moon leads presidential poll for 12 weeks despite slip

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was the favorite presidential contender this week for the 12th straight week even after falling from his all-time high record, a poll showed Thursday. Moo...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:58

Presidential candidates to register with election watchdog in mid-April

South Korea's election watchdog is hastening its preparations for a rare presidential by-election to pick the successor of ousted President Park Geun-hye. The government fixed the voting date to May...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:44

Moon postpones official declaration of election bid due to sunken ferry

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party has postponed the official announcement of his presidential bid, as he seeks to restrain from campaigning due to the planned lifting of a passenger ferry t...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:39

Moon-An rivalry turns nasty

South Chungcheong Province Gov. An Hee-jung, a presidential aspirant of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, on Wednesday lashed out at front-runner Moon Jae-in, accusing him of a smear cam...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:56

Former ruling party's presidential hopefuls rail against front-runner Moon

The conservative Liberty Korea Party's presidential contenders launched into tirades against their powerful liberal rival during their policy debate Wednesday. The primary debate of the former rulin...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:23

Presidential front-runner Moon vows to improve poverty subsidy

South Korea's presidential front-runner pledged Wednesday to scrap a regulation that denies a state subsidy to those who live below the poverty line but have income-earning family members to depend o...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:48

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