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Hong makes ideological plea to boost lackluster campaign

Conservative presidential nominee Hong Joon-pyo on Friday launched ideological attacks on liberal and progressive groups in an apparent bid to rally traditional supporters behind his campaign. The c...

Updated : 2017.04.21 11:55

Presidential front-runner Moon widens gap with runner-up: poll

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in widened his lead in a new opinion poll released Friday as runner-up Ahn Cheol-soo's numbers plummeted. Moon, a former leader of the liberal Democratic Party, ga...

Updated : 2017.04.21 10:32

[News Analysis] Moon once again framed in ‘NK dilemma’

The recent set of debates involving presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in on whether or not to define North Korea as the “main enemy” seemed to be deja-vu of 2012, when another North Korean factor ...

Updated : 2017.04.20 18:14

[Newsmaker] Xi’s distorted history view may spell future trouble for Seoul

The controversy over Chinese President Xi Jinping’s alleged remarks that Korea used to be part of China highlights a slew of sticking points that may vex South Korea’s next president in dealing wit...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:16

‘People in 20s, 30s make up majority of swing voters

One in four voters have yet to decide who they will vote for in the May 9 presidential election, various opinion surveys showed. In particular, those aged between 19 and 39 are the largest group of ...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:15

[Election 2017] Debate brews over Moon’s refusal to call NK ‘main enemy’

Following the second round of televised debates, South Korea’s presidential race is heating up over the all-too-familiar issue: Is North Korea the “main enemy?” During the late Wednesday session,...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:13

Daegu suspends conservative fervor

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles that try to capture the voter sentiment in key regions. The following is the first installment on Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, a traditiona...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:07

Presidential candidates pledge increased spending for disabled

Leading candidates in the country's upcoming presidential election pledged to increase spending for people with disabilities Thursday, marking the locally observed Day of People with Disability. Moo...

Updated : 2017.04.20 11:33

Moon sees no merit in calling North Korea main enemy: aides

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in refused to publicly call North Korea a main enemy of the state, not because he does not think so but because there is no benefit in it for his country, those clo...

Updated : 2017.04.20 10:07

Moon grilled over THAAD, NK in TV debate

Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea, the front-runner in the presidential race, came under heavy fire from his rivals during a live televised debate Wednesday. While conservative candidate ...

Updated : 2017.04.20 00:24

Hong unveils security doctrine to drum up conservative support

Right-wing presidential nominee Hong Joon-pyo on Wednesday unveiled his security doctrine focusing on an arms beef-up and "aggressive" deterrence, appealing to voters concerned amid North Korea's unr...

Updated : 2017.04.19 16:28

Justice Party nominee calls for Asia‘s Helsinki process

Progressive presidential nominee Sim Sang-jeung on Wednesday proposed initiating Asia's version of a European peace process to address North Korea's nuclear conundrum and growing regional geopolitica...

Updated : 2017.04.19 15:08

‘Moon Fund’ raises W33b in 1 hour

The “Moon Fund,” Democratic Party of Korea’s presidential candidate Moon Jae-in’s fundraising vehicle, reached three times more than its initial target within an hour of going public Wednesday. ...

Updated : 2017.04.19 14:03

[Election 2017] Who are Moon, Ahn’s supporters?

With less than three weeks to go to the presidential election, voters in South Korea are being bombarded with public opinion polls providing updates on the state of the race. From the way things loo...

Updated : 2017.04.19 14:02

‘Navy’s mother’ Hong Eun-hye dies

Hong Eun-hye, the wife of late Chief of Naval Operations Sohn Won-yil, passed away Wednesday. The funeral is being held at the Asan Medical Center in Seoul. She was 100 years old and is survived by ...

Updated : 2017.04.19 13:55