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[Newsmaker] Sim retires as progressive Justice Party chief

The 2017 South Korean presidential election was filled with excitement and concern, with five unique candidates vying to fill the vacuum left by former President Park Geun-hye. Among the five was Si...

Updated : 2017.07.10 15:51

Parliamentary budget committee tables extra budget bill for review

The parliamentary budget committee on Monday tabled a 11.2 trillion-won ($9.74 billion) extra budget bill for a long-delayed review despite opposition parties' objections. Ruling Democratic Party me...

Updated : 2017.07.10 14:43

Advisory panel to report 100 policy tasks to Moon this week

President Moon Jae-in's policy advisory panel will report to him its 100 selected government priority tasks this week, which will include job creation, tax reform and work-family balance, its chief s...

Updated : 2017.07.10 12:46

Moon's rating rises amid stern response to NK missile launch, brisk diplomacy

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating edged up again last week due in part to his stern response to North Korea's missile launch and brisk diplomacy to rein in the provocative state, a survey indic...

Updated : 2017.07.10 10:17

President Moon returns home after G-20 summit

President Moon Jae-in returned home Monday after a five-day trip to Germany that largely sought to win international support for his efforts to bring North Korea back to the dialogue table and rid th...

Updated : 2017.07.10 08:31

Moon heads back to Korea after G-20 summit

HAMBURG, Germany -- President Moon Jae-in left Hamburg on Sunday afternoon after a five-day visit which included the Group of 20 summit and a number of individual summit-level talks. He is expected t...

Updated : 2017.07.09 20:27

[News Focus] Moon’s G-20 attendance pivots on N. Korea issues

HAMBURG, Germany -- The 12th annual Group of 20 summit, which took place in Germany’s Hamburg on Friday and Saturday, served as a timely stage for President Moon Jae-in to make his multinational dip...

Updated : 2017.07.09 17:46

Moon's approval rating continues to hover over 80% in latest poll

President Moon Jae-in continued to enjoy record high approval ratings this week, though the outcome of the latest poll released Sunday showed a slight drop. According to the poll conducted by the Ko...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:47

Moon vows to separate humanitarian aid with politics on NK

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said offering humanitarian aid to North Korea should not be linked to political circumstances, drawing a line between the need for aid and the North’s escalating nu...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:42

[Feature] Traditional leap month beliefs fading among young generation

“No harm can be done even if you hang a corpse upside down in a leap month.” This is a Korean saying that describes a local superstition surrounding the extra 13th month of the lunar calendar. Th...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:31

Prosecution probe further corners People's Party over evidence

The liberal opposition People's Party saw its crisis worsen Sunday after the prosecution filed for an arrest warrant for its official and key campaigner of its standard-bearer in the latest president...

Updated : 2017.07.09 15:03

Why was Moon standing in the far corner in G-20 summit photo?

President Moon Jae-in (far right) on Friday attends the group photo shoot at the G-20 summit held in Hamburg. (Yonhap) HAMBURG, Germany -- When all of the leaders of state and government participati...

Updated : 2017.07.08 01:19

Moon meets all of the ‘Big Four’ in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany -- Upon meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, President Moon Jae-in completed his initial diplomatic mission of making acquaintance with the “Big Four” nations d...

Updated : 2017.07.08 00:51

Full text of the Korea-US-Japan joint statement

The following is the full text of the joint statement from the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan, following their trilateral summit held in Hamburg on Thursday. -- Ed. Joint Statement f...

Updated : 2017.07.08 00:19

Moon, Abe at odds over wartime sex slavery deal

HAMBURG, Germany -- President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday confirmed a rift over a disputed settlement on wartime sex slaves, but agreed to work together to move towar...

Updated : 2017.07.07 19:36