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Parliamentary speaker hopes for consensus over constitutional revision by year-end

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun voiced hopes Monday that ruling and opposition parties can come up with a joint proposal for a constitutional revision by the end of the year and submit it ea...

Updated : 2017.07.17 11:47

Moon's rating declines amid political standoff over personnel choices

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating declined last week amid a drawn-out political standoff over his disputed personnel choices and a fake tip-off scandal, a survey indicated Monday. In the weekl...

Updated : 2017.07.17 10:07

Samsung succession memo likely written in August 2014

A handwritten memo found inside Cheong Wa Dae, along with some 300 documents purportedly from the previous Park Geun-hye administration, appears to have been written in August 2014, three months afte...

Updated : 2017.07.16 20:29

Parties to focus on job plans in budget deliberations

Lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties are to clash over the ruling camp’s plan to create 12,000 new public sector jobs with an extra budget, as the parties aim to pass the bill on Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2017.07.16 18:50

Moon to unveil complete policy agenda for next five years

President Moon Jae-in is to unveil a one hundred-point plan for the next five years, touting jobs, the fight against corruption and reform as his top policy priorities. The complete policy agenda fo...

Updated : 2017.07.16 16:26

Memo about Samsung succession likely written in Aug. 2014: Blue House

A handwritten memo found inside Cheong Wa Dae, along with some 300 documents purportedly from the previous Park Geun-hye administration, appears to have been written in August 2014, three months afte...

Updated : 2017.07.16 16:23

Parliament's deliberations on extra budget gain traction

The parliamentary budget committee on Saturday referred an extra budget bill to its subcommittee for fine-tuning, accelerating its deliberations with the end of the current legislative session just t...

Updated : 2017.07.16 10:43

Moon to meet political party leaders next week

President Moon Jae-in will host a luncheon with the leaders of South Korea's five major political parties next week to discuss key pending issues including national security, his aides said Friday. ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 19:48

Scandals, probes plague minor parties

Minor parties are struggling with criminal allegations just as the parliament looks set to resume normal operations. On Friday, Lee Yoo-mi, a rank-and-file member of the People’s Party, was indicte...

Updated : 2017.07.14 18:23

Blue House document trove bolsters evidence against Park

The previous administration appears to have looked closely into the Samsung Group’s succession, and may have taken steps to help Lee Jay-yong’s gain control of the group, documents revealed by Cheo...

Updated : 2017.07.14 15:25

Moon's approval rating slightly slips but still at record high level

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped slightly from a week earlier but continues to remain at a record high level, a local pollster said Friday. In a survey conducted Tuesday through Thurs...

Updated : 2017.07.14 11:51

Bareun Party lifts parliamentary boycott, joins extra budget review

The minor opposition Bareun Party decided to lift its parliamentary boycott and join a long-delayed review of bills on the extra budget and government reorganization Friday, a day after President Moo...

Updated : 2017.07.14 09:49

Labor minister nominee quits as parliament deadlock continues

Labor Minister nominee Cho Dae-yop stepped down on Thursday while Song Young-moo has been confirmed as the new minister of defense. Cho Dae-yop (Yonhap) “If my appointment is an obstacle in resolv...

Updated : 2017.07.13 19:19

Moon's extra budget gains momentum on People's Party support

The Moon Jae-in administration’s supplementary budget plan gained much needed momentum Thursday with the minor opposition People’s Party agreeing to cooperate with the ruling Democratic Party of Ko...

Updated : 2017.07.13 19:01

Rise and fall of Moon and Park impacts memorial projects

Memorial projects for former presidents Park Chung-hee and Roh Moo-hyun are moving along very different routes, mirroring the former leaders’ contrasting terms. On Wednesday, plans to issue commemo...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:56