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Party stand-off deepens over ruling party chief's remarks on fake tip-off scandal

The discord between parties escalated Friday as the ruling party leader refused to apologize for derisively commenting on a minor opposition party's denial of its leaders' involvement in a fake tip-o...

Updated : 2017.07.07 14:48

Moon's rating further gains amid growing N. Korea tension

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating further rose this week, a poll showed Friday, as he has stepped up diplomatic efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and strengthen the a...

Updated : 2017.07.07 12:01

Full text of Moon's speech at the Korber Foundation

This is Cheong Wa Dae's unofficial translation of President Moon Jae-in's speech delivered Thursday at Berlin's Old City Hall upon the invitation of the Körber Foundation. -- Ed. President Moon Jae...

Updated : 2017.07.07 07:38

Korea, US, Japan call for stronger sanctions on N. Korea

HAMBURG -- The leaders of South Korea, the US, and Japan shared the view that stronger sanctions are needed in order to curb North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and to bring the communist regime back to...

Updated : 2017.07.07 06:26

Moon says willing to meet North Korean leader; wants no regime change

BERLIN -- President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “anytime and anywhere” despite heightened tension over Pyongyang’s test of an intercontinen...

Updated : 2017.07.06 20:12

10-day holiday in October becoming reality

President Moon Jae-in’s de facto transition team is considering designating Oct. 2 as a temporary holiday to allow 10 consecutive days of holidays, its chief official said Thursday. In a local radi...

Updated : 2017.07.06 17:59

People's Party boycotts parliamentary proceedings to protest Choo's gaffes

The minor opposition People's Party on Thursday declared a boycott of all parliamentary proceedings in protest against the ruling party leader's disparaging remarks about its leaders in connection to...

Updated : 2017.07.06 16:25

Moon, Xi stress need for dialogue, role of South Korea in NK matters

BERLIN -- President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on the need for dialogue, along with sanctions and pressure, and South Korea taking a leading role in resolving North Kor...

Updated : 2017.07.06 16:06

Appeals court lowers sentence for judge in bribery case

A Seoul appellate court on Thursday mitigated the sentence for a senior judge accused of bribery in a high-profile judiciary lobbying scandal. (Yonhap) Kim Soo-chun, a sitting judge on the Incheon ...

Updated : 2017.07.06 14:55

Parliament adopts hearing reports on justice nominees

A parliamentary panel on Thursday adopted its reports on the outcomes of confirmation hearings for two Supreme Court justice nominees, clearing the way for votes on whether to approve them. This ima...

Updated : 2017.07.06 14:10

Higher court acquits lawmakers of illegal detention of intelligence agent

An appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's acquittal of four current and former lawmakers of charges of confining an intelligence agent involved in alleged media manipulation operations befo...

Updated : 2017.07.06 14:06

S. Korea seeks Germany's support in pressing N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in, currently in Germany for the annual Group of 20 summit, met with his German counterparts on the first day of his trip and reconfirmed partnership between the two states, focusi...

Updated : 2017.07.06 05:06

N. Korea’s missile launch to hang over Moon-Xi summit

BERLIN -- President Moon Jae-in’s first summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is likely to reel under the aftermath of North Korea’s recent launch of a long-range missile which is seen as capa...

Updated : 2017.07.05 21:26

Moon calls for compatriots’ support over peninsular affairs

BERLIN -- President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday appealed to South Korean compatriots in Germany for their support over the new government‘s policies on the Korean Peninsula and its responses to North K...

Updated : 2017.07.05 20:08

Moon arrives in Germany ahead of G-20

BERLIN -- President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday arrived in Berlin, Germany, for a brief two-day stay before heading to Hamburg for the annual Group of 20 summit. Having taken off from Seoul Air Base, s...

Updated : 2017.07.05 19:48