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Moon wants to be first ‘Gwanghwamun President’

President Moon Jae-in wants to be the nation’s first “Gwanghwamun president.” Moving the presidential office from inside Cheong Wa Dae, the mountainside presidential palace where all his predeces...

Updated : 2017.05.12 18:02

Cheong Wa Dae perks up under new chief

President Moon Jae-in vowed to do something which his ousted predecessor Park Geun-hye never set out to do -- break down boundaries with the administrative staff, the media, and the public in general...

Updated : 2017.05.12 17:54

Presidential candidate Hong departs for US after bitter loss

Conservative presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party left for the United States with his wife on Friday, days after ceding to the liberal contender in Tuesday’s presidential ...

Updated : 2017.05.12 17:52

Court sets hearing to question Park at aide's trial

A Seoul court said Friday it has ordered former President Park Geun-hye to appear as a witness at a trial of her aide in connection with a corruption scandal that removed her from office. The Seoul ...

Updated : 2017.05.12 16:45

Hong vows to keep liberal govt. in check

Hong Joon-pyo, a former conservative presidential candidate, vowed Friday to "thoroughly" keep the newly minted liberal government in check, raising the prospect of a rocky relationship between the r...

Updated : 2017.05.12 16:33

President instructs early setup of de facto transition team

President Moon Jae-in called for the early establishment of a new advisory group Friday, to work as his de facto power transition team, a Cheong Wa Dae official said. The group, tentatively named th...

Updated : 2017.05.12 15:47

Former official gets jail term for unlawful recruitment of lawmaker's intern

A former head of a state-run small and medium-sized business support corporation was sentenced to 10 months in prison Friday for unlawfully hiring a former intern of a lawmaker based on his request. ...

Updated : 2017.05.12 14:51

President Moon orders singing of 'liberal' song, end to state textbooks

President Moon Jae-in continued to surprise many Friday, at least to the liking of many liberals, ordering the official playing and singing of a controversial protest song shunned over the past decad...

Updated : 2017.05.12 14:46

Ruling party panel pushes for parliamentary hearing on THAAD

The ruling Democratic Party said Friday that it will push for a parliamentary hearing on the deployment of a US missile defense system on the peninsula to address "national suspicions" surrounding it...

Updated : 2017.05.12 13:16

Main opposition party reinstates defectors, pro-Park lawmakers

The main opposition Liberty Korea Party on Friday reinstated a group of lawmakers who had left it or been disciplined in the fallout of the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye. The group i...

Updated : 2017.05.12 11:10

Request for PM-designate's hearing to be submitted soon: sources

A request for a parliamentary confirmation hearing on Prime Minister-designate Lee Nak-yon will be submitted to the National Assembly as early as Friday, multiple government sources said. Once the w...

Updated : 2017.05.12 09:57

President Moon accepts top prosecutor's resignation

President Moon Jae-in has accepted the resignation of the chief prosecutor, a presidential spokesman said Friday. "President Moon, this afternoon, accepted Prosecutor-General Kim Soo-nam's resignati...

Updated : 2017.05.12 09:39

PM nominee explains son’s army exemption

Responding to disputes over his son’s nonperformance of military service, Prime Minister nominee Lee Nak-yon on Friday revealed his past petition to prove that he had struggled to have his son fulfil...

Updated : 2017.05.12 09:07

Police chief under fire for remaining in office

Lee Chul-sung Debate flared Friday over the National Police Agency’s Commissioner General Lee Chul-sung as he refused to resign and give way to an incoming successor under the new Moon Jae-in admin...

Updated : 2017.05.12 08:19

[Graphic News] Moon spent about W50b on campaign

President Moon Jae-in spent about 50 billion won ($44.1 million) for Tuesday’s election victory, while two runner-ups – Hong Joon-pyo and Ahn Cheol-soo --spent 42 billion won and 46 billion won eac...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:55