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Korean media mogul Hong of JoongAng hints he may join presidential race

Hong Seok-hyun, chairman of JoongAng Media Network, on Saturday implied he may join the upcoming 19th presidential election of South Korea. In an email sent to executives and employees of the Korean...

Updated : 2017.03.18 22:01

Former ruling party to hold own race to narrow down presidential contenders

The conservative Liberty Korea Party was set to winnow down its presidential contenders Saturday in what will be the first round of its in-house competition to name its single nominee for the upcomin...

Updated : 2017.03.18 10:47

Parties show mixed responses to Tillerson's vow for tough actions against N.K.

South Korean political parties showed mixed reactions on Friday to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s pledge to take stronger actions against North Korea. The top U.S. diplomat told reporters...

Updated : 2017.03.17 21:07

Prosecutors all set to grill Park

Bracing for the imminent summons of former President Park Geun-hye, state prosecutors on Friday made last-minute adjustments to their questions, focusing on Park’s alleged bribery charges involving ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 18:05

Democratic Party opposes hasty constitutional revision

Key presidential aspirants of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea on Friday called for a constitutional revision to be handed over to the incoming administration, citing the lack of time re...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:58

Parliamentary ratification of THAAD comes under controversy

Political controversy has flared up over the necessity of obtaining the National Assembly’s consent on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system amid the government’s aggress...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:26

Contenders of Liberty Korea Party kick off preliminary race

Nine presidential hopefuls in the conservative Liberty Korea Party got together in Seoul on Friday and gave speeches to appeal to party members ahead of a primary later this month. The nine contende...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:23

Park supporters seek to rebuild Saenuri Party

Die-hard supporters of the disgraced former President Park Geun-hye are moving to create their own political party and held inaugural gatherings in Daegu and Seoul this week to set up regional chapte...

Updated : 2017.03.17 16:48

Presidential hopefuls of Democratic Party clash over THAAD

The dispute over the deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea remained a key source of contention in the debate Friday among four contenders seeking to become the presidential nominee...

Updated : 2017.03.17 16:25

3 heavyweights advance to People‘s Party presidential primary

Three heavyweights within the minor opposition People's Party advanced to the final round of the presidential primary Friday ahead of the May presidential vote. South Korea is set to hold an early p...

Updated : 2017.03.17 14:02

Three parties seek four-year, two-term presidency

South Korea's three major parties excluding the biggest Democratic Party are seeking to revise the Constitution to adopt a four-year, two-term presidency while shortening the next president's tenure ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 12:03

Hwang vows to enhance public safety

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday vowed to enhance public safety amid deepening social and political divisions over the recent ouster of former President Park Geun-hye over ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 11:45

Leading hopefuls' approval ratings rise slightly: Gallup

The approval ratings of Moon Jae-in, former head of the Democratic Party, and his in-house rival An Hee-jung, the governor of South Chungcheong Province, rose slightly from the previous week, a Gallu...

Updated : 2017.03.17 10:47

Democratic Party slams constitutional referendum proposal as ploy

The Democratic Party on Friday expressed discontent with three other parties' push for a referendum on constitutional revision on the sidelines of the presidential polls on May 9. "Our party will se...

Updated : 2017.03.17 10:44

Ex-spy chief to run for president as independent candidate

Former President Park Geun-hye's first spy chief announced he will run for the presidency Friday as an independent candidate, vowing to root out what he calls "leftist followers of North Korea." Nam...

Updated : 2017.03.17 10:33