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Cheong Wa Dae launches nomination committee amid apparent impasse

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was set to launch a nomination committee headed by its chief of staff Tuesday, a move prompted by an apparent political impasse caused by disputes over earlier n...

Updated : 2017.06.20 10:09

Moon adviser sticks to call for scaling back exercises in exchange for nuclear freeze

A special foreign affairs adviser to President Moon Jae-in on Monday stuck to his call for South Korea and the US to consider scaling back joint military exercises in exchange for North Korea's nucle...

Updated : 2017.06.20 09:19

Korea's spy agency launches reform committee

South Korea's spy agency on Monday launched an in-house reform committee to head its efforts to insulate itself from politics and regain public trust. The National Intelligence Service committee set...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:20

Moon hit hard by opposition backlash over FM appointment

Three opposition parties, while fuming over President Moon Jae-in's appointment of the foreign minister against their rejection, pondered their next move on pending key issues, stalling parliamentary...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:11

Parliamentary speaker urges Moon to respect confirmation hearing

The parliamentary speaker on Monday cautioned the presidential office not to play down the significance of confirmation hearings for Cabinet nominees even though the legislature's consent is not a re...

Updated : 2017.06.19 12:41

Hong Joon-pyo faces possible lawsuit over critical speech

Hong Joon-pyo, the 2017 presidential candidate for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, faces a possible lawsuit by a local media outlet after he openly denounced its former CEO on Monday. In a ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 12:25

Presidential job committee meets biz lobby on job creation

The presidential committee on job creation on Monday met with representatives of the country's major business lobby to discuss labor market conditions and other economic issues. Lee Yong-sup, vice c...

Updated : 2017.06.19 11:18

Moon declares energy shift from nuclear to renewables

President Moon Jae-in on Monday declared an energy paradigm shift away from nuclear and coal, vowing to end all existing plans for new nuclear reactors and phase out outdated facilities. “The perma...

Updated : 2017.06.19 10:00

Moon appoints Kang Kyung-wha despite resistance

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday pushed ahead with the appointment of Kang Kyung-wha as foreign minister, despite fierce resistance from opposition parties over his choice of Cabinet members. The dec...

Updated : 2017.06.18 16:11

Hong declares bid to become conservative party chief

Hong Joon-pyo, a former presidential candidate and provincial governor, on Sunday declared that he would be running for the chief position of the Liberty Korea Party, vowing to rebuild the nation’s ...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:37

Korea's new diplomatic chief underlines need to reform 'organizational culture'

South Korea's new top diplomat said Sunday that the foreign ministry needs to reform its "organizational culture" and recruit more to handle its ever-increasing workload. Kang Kyung-wha, who was off...

Updated : 2017.06.18 14:43

Political standoff likely to continue over Moon's personnel choices

A political standoff over President Moon Jae-in's controversial personnel choices is expected to continue next week as opposition parties remain adamantly opposed to some nominees under fire for alle...

Updated : 2017.06.18 09:57

Three lawmakers vie for main opposition party's top post

Three senior lawmakers of the Liberty Korea Party registered their candidacy for the post of party chairperson, party officials said Saturday. Former South Gyeongsang Province Gov. Hong Joon-pyo, fi...

Updated : 2017.06.17 16:09

President appoints three new ministers

President Moon Jae-in appointed three new ministers Friday, bringing to five the total number of new Cabinet members appointed so far. Reps. Kim Boo-kyum and Do Jong-hwan of the ruling Democratic P...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:53

Record high popularity boosts Moon, feeds ire of opposition

High-flying popularity appears to be President Moon Jae-in’s biggest political asset in dealing with his stalwart foes in the parliament amid the ongoing conflict over his Cabinet picks. Moon Jae-i...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:19