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Constitutional revision rises as election issue

Tension rose Wednesday between the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea and three other parties over when and how to revise the nation’s Constitution. While the three parties claimed that the ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:40

May 9 confirmed as Election Day

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday announced his decision not to run in the upcoming presidential election slated for May 9, vowing to focus on his current role as state a...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:22

Ahn vows to relocate administrative, legislative headquarters

Presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol-soo on Wednesday unveiled the electoral pledge that he would seek to relocate the presidential office and the National Assembly to Sejong. Ahn from the minor oppositio...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:00

Contenders welcome Hwang's decision not to run for president

South Korea's presidential hopefuls on Wednesday welcomed Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn's decision not to run for president. They urged him to instead focus on a fair management o...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:08

Liberty Korea Party changes controversial primary rule

With Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn withdrawing from the presidential race, the Liberty Korea Party said Wednesday it has decided to revise the controversial primary rules criticiz...

Updated : 2017.03.15 15:09

Hwang announces decision not to run for president

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday announced his decision not to run in the presidential election slated for May 9, dealing a blow to the conservative bloc on the lookout ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 13:02

Unification minister holds rare meeting with former POWs

South Korea's point man on unification on Wednesday met with 13 former war prisoners in an effort to help heal their suffering stemming from the inter-Korean division, ministry officials said. Unifi...

Updated : 2017.03.15 11:28

Hwang renews appeal for national unity

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday renewed his appeal for national unity at a time the country is reeling from the dismissal of President Park Geun-hye over a corruption s...

Updated : 2017.03.15 10:33

Three parties agree to hold constitutional revision referendum in May

Three of South Korea's four major parties, except the majority party, agreed on Wednesday to hold a referendum on the potential revision of the Constitution in tandem with the presidential polls in M...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:56

Lawyer says Park will fully cooperate with investigation

Former President Park Geun-hye's legal representative said Wednesday she will fully cooperate with the investigation, as prosecutors summoned her over multiple corruption allegations that led to her ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:55

Park will 'actively' cooperate with corruption probe: attorney

Ousted President Park Geun-hye will "actively" cooperate with the prosecution's ongoing probe into her corruption scandal, her attorney said Tuesday, hours after investigators announced their plan to...

Updated : 2017.03.14 20:54

[Newsmaker] Speculation grows over Hwang’s presidential bid

After the fall of President Park Geun-hye, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is in the spotlight as her cover and possible successor. The problem is he can’t be both for long, as this country has only 55...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:34

Hopefuls gear up election campaigns

With a maximum of 55 days left to the election, South Korea’s presidential hopefuls sped up preparations for their campaigns Tuesday, with some declaring their bids in the race and others registerin...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:21

Prosecutors investigate presidential office's support of conservative civic groups

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations that the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae ordered local conglomerates to financially support pro-government civic groups, an official said...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:40

Democratic Party candidates display gap on security issues in TV debate

Presidential hopefuls from the Democratic Party differed widely on the deployment of a US anti-missile system and other security issues in the dominant party's first television debate on Tuesday. Fr...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:07