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Democratic Party steps up pressure against THAAD deployment

The majority Democratic Party on Friday escalated its campaign against a US missile defense system and renewed calls on the Seoul government to obtain parliamentary approval over its deployment. The...

Updated : 2017.03.17 10:02

Liberty Korea Party closes applications for primary

From a diehard supporter for the ousted president to one of the most outspoken rightist commentators, nine politicians joined the crowded field to become the presidential nominee of the conservative ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 09:44

Watchdog mitigates punishment against life insurers over suicide claims

South Korea's state financial watchdog on Thursday lowered the level of administrative punishment against the nation's leading life insurers -- Samsung and Hanwha -- accused of refusing to pay suicid...

Updated : 2017.03.16 19:23

Ban cites Paris climate accord as proudest moment of his 10-yr UN tenure

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kim-moon said Thursday the 2015 signing of the Paris agreement on climate change was the proudest moment of his 10-year tenure, defending the often-questio...

Updated : 2017.03.16 19:18

An pledges to introduce sabbatical year for laborers

Presidential hopeful An Hee-jung on Thursday pledged to grant a year of sabbatical leave to all citizens who have worked for 10 consecutive years. “Those who work for 10 years should be able to go ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:55

Will coming president’s term be only 3 years?

The constitutional revision currently proposed could shorten the next president’s term to three years, but such a change appears to lack the public support it would need to pass. Several surveys on...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:33

[News Analysis] Hwang’s retreat expected to change election landscape

Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn’s decision not to run in the upcoming presidential election appears to be benefiting centrist candidates, rather than his fellow conservatives. More than a quarter of...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:27

Hwang calls on police to contribute to healing social divisions

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday called on newly commissioned police officers to contribute to addressing social conflicts at a time the nation is sharply divided over th...

Updated : 2017.03.16 16:57

Naver executive joins Moon Jae-in’s campaign

Yoon Young-chan, Naver’s executive vice president, recently joined the campaign team of Moon Jae-in, who is vying to be the Democratic Party of Korea presidential candidate. Moon’s election camp...

Updated : 2017.03.16 15:54

Prosecutors rule out raid on Cheong Wa Dae, Park's home

Prosecutors investigating allegations of corruption involving former President Park Geun-hye and her friend said Thursday that they have no plans to raid the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae or Park...

Updated : 2017.03.16 15:53

Ahn vows to root out corruptive ties between gov't, conglomerates

Liberal presidential hopeful Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo said Thursday if elected he will grant more power to the state fair trade watchdog and improve corporate governance to break corruptive relations betwe...

Updated : 2017.03.16 12:18

Moon vows to fight household debt

Moon Jae-in, a frontrunner presidential hopeful from the Democratic Party, on Thursday announced his plans to fight the nation's mounting household debt by lowering the ceiling of interest rates and ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:27

Presidential chief of staff meets staffers to urge unity

The presidential chief of staff met with hundreds of staffers Thursday to urge unity and dedication during the remainder of their term cut short by the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, a spokespers...

Updated : 2017.03.16 10:48

Justice Party snubs Constitution revision proposal as radical

The minor left-wing Justice Party with six incumbent lawmakers has come out against a proposal floated earlier this week by three major parties, except the majority party, to simultaneously hold a re...

Updated : 2017.03.16 10:31

Moon widens lead after acting president bows out

Moon Jae-in, the front-runner presidential hopeful from the Democratic Party, remained the most favored contender for the May 9 election, a poll showed Thursday, with South Gyeongsang Gov. Hong Joon-...

Updated : 2017.03.16 10:10