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Ruling party steps up to foster cooperation with opposition parties

The ruling Democratic Party on Wednesday revved up efforts to forge cooperative ties with opposition parties to support new President Moon Jae-in in seeking parliamentary backing for his Cabinet nomi...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:41

Moon’s special envoy says he would not bring up renegotiation of sex slavery deal with Japan

President Moon Jae-in’s special envoy to Japan said Wednesday that he would not discuss with his Japanese counterpart a renegotiation of a controversial deal over Japan’s sexual enslavement of Kore...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:08

Moon’s first week draws mixed reviews from opposition

President Moon Jae-in’s first week in office has received mixed reactions from the opposition parties, ranging from harsh criticism to him being “frighteningly” good. On Wednesday, Liberty Korea ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:21

Lawmaker eyes perks for families with 3 generations of military service

An opposition lawmaker is pushing for legislation to give special perks to families with a tradition of military service spanning three generations or even longer. Rep. Hong Chul-ho of the minor opp...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:58

Cheong Wa Dae picks public office discipline secretary

President Moon Jae-in picked a senior official of the statutory auditor as secretary to supervise discipline and integrity in public offices, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae. Kim ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 14:16

Parliamentary hearing for spy chief-nominee set for May 29

The National Assembly on Wednesday decided to hold a confirmation hearing for National Intelligence Service chief-nominee Suh Hoon later this month, parliamentary officials said. The parliament's in...

Updated : 2017.05.17 10:20

Ruling party whip raises possibility of sending back THAAD to US

The floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party on Wednesday raised the possibility of sending back a recently installed missile defense system to the United States if there are any procedural proble...

Updated : 2017.05.17 10:19

Korean President Moon names special envoy to Vatican

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has named a special envoy to deliver his personal greetings to Pope Francis, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong w...

Updated : 2017.05.16 20:48

Moon's special envoy to visit China later this week

BEIJING -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy will leave for China later this week to deliver the president's message and discuss cooperation, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesda...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:48

Parties elect floor leaders, to meet Moon soon

As part of postelection shake-ups, the ruling Democratic Party of Korea elected a third-term reformist to be its floor leader Tuesday, while the opposition centrist People’s Party welcomed a new chi...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:48

Special envoys are first step in normalizing summit diplomacy: Moon

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday met with his special envoys and emphasized the need to normalize diplomatic affairs. “The new government inherited grave diplomatic and security circumstances, and ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:43

[News Focus] Jobs plan could test Moon’s ties with parliament

President Moon Jae-in’s plan to draw up a special budget to hire more teachers, firefighters and policemen could mark the beginning of the end of a honeymoon between the newly minted liberal leader ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 15:24

Photos of South Korean President Moon when he was younger

It’s not just President Moon Jae-in’s bodyguard who is gaining attention for his dashing good looks. Old photos of President Moon have been circulating online showing a different side to the newly ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 14:55

President should take lead in constitutional revision: PM nominee

The Constitution needs to be revised and the best way to do it is for the president to present a revision proposal to the parliament, according to the prime minister nominee. “The time has come to ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 14:19

Moon Jae-in names primary rival’s aide as spokesperson

President Moon Jae-in tapped a former liberal lawmaker who served as campaign spokesperson for one of his key rivals during the party's primary, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae announced Tuesda...

Updated : 2017.05.16 10:13