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President Moon seeking meeting with ruling, opposition party leaders

President Moon Jae-in is moving to hold a meeting with the floor leaders of four major political parties here, informed sources said Tuesday. The meeting, however, has not yet been set as most of th...

Updated : 2017.05.16 09:51

What’s next for Moon Jae-in’s handsome bodyguard?

For those who have been fiercely following President Moon Jae-in’s picture-perfect Korean bodyguard, prepare to be crushed. Choi Young-jae is not single. And he’s not likely to be seen much in pub...

Updated : 2017.05.15 18:33

‘No data handed over from Park administration’

Former President Park Geun-hye administration only handed over a 10-page report of their past work to the new government, the ruling Democratic Party of Korea said Monday. “Usually, former governme...

Updated : 2017.05.15 17:41

[Newsmaker] Moon Jae-in names special envoys, adds Europe to list

President Moon Jae-in named his special envoys to major powers Monday, adding Germany and the European Union to the usual list of four -- China, Japan, Russia and the US. “The addition of the EU an...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:45

Few women at top levels of public sector: data

Women take up only 7.2 percent of the top jobs at over 300 state-run organizations and corporations in South Korea, governmental data showed Monday. Out of the 332 heads of state agencies, only 24 a...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:38

PM confirmation hearing on May 24-25

Fresh off a presidential election defeat, South Korea’s opposition parties are scrambling to reorganize their grounds, while keeping a close watch on the newly-minted Moon Jae-in administration. Th...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:07

Ruling party carries out post-election personnel shakeup

The ruling Democratic Party on Monday carried out a major personnel shake-up as part of its post-election reform efforts, which it said aim to better support new President Moon Jae-in. It appointed ...

Updated : 2017.05.15 10:04

Moon's chief political aide visits parliament to build cooperative ties

President Moon Jae-in's chief secretary for political affairs visited the National Assembly on Monday to meet parliamentary leaders in his first step to forge cooperative ties with the opposition-led...

Updated : 2017.05.15 09:26

Cheong Wa Dae renews official webpage

The presidential officel Cheong Wa Dae renewed its official webpage, featuring President Moon Jae-in on its main page and sharing his daily schedules as part of his pledge to communicate more closely...

Updated : 2017.05.15 08:54

Korea greets first-ever ‘first cat’

President Moon Jae-in brought with him his cat, named Jjing-jjing, to Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday, introducing the country’s first-ever “first cat.” Jjing-jjing, originally a stray, was first adopted...

Updated : 2017.05.14 18:21

Prosecution reform plan faces hurdles

As South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in signals his strong determination to overhaul the state prosecution, eyes are on whether a new investigation entity devoted to probing corruption cases invo...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:39

Moon names Democratic Party veteran as political adviser

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday named former lawmaker Jun Byung-hun as his senior political affairs secretary. Along with Jun, Ha Seung-chang was appointed to the post of senior secretary for social...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:29

Korean parties criticize Pyongyang for missile test

South Korean political parties condemned North Korea's missile firing on Sunday morning just four days after South Korea's new liberal president was sworn in. The ruling Democratic Party warned of a...

Updated : 2017.05.14 10:47

Trump raised trade first, NK later in talks with Moon: official

US President Donald Trump raised the topic of renegotiating a free trade deal with South Korea first before mentioning cooperation on the North Korean nuclear front in a recent phone conversation wit...

Updated : 2017.05.13 12:43

Presidential office submits request for parliamentary hearing on PM nominee

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Friday submitted a request for a parliamentary confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-designate Lee Nak-yon to the National Assembly, accelerating efforts to...

Updated : 2017.05.12 20:26