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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

Presidential hopefuls from minor parties meet

Potential presidential contenders from the two minor parties met Tuesday, possibly to seek an alliance ahead of the presidential election. Rep. Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party (Yonhap) Sohn Hak-k...

Updated : 2017.03.14 13:31

Two more join crowded primary race of Liberty Korea Party

Two politicians announced their intention on Tuesday to join the already crowded race to become the Liberty Korea Party's presidential nominee. Rep. Kim Jin-tae, a key loyalist to former President P...

Updated : 2017.03.14 13:27

State archives begins work to take over Park's records

The South Korean government has begun work to transfer official presidential records to state archives after ex-leader Park Geun-hye was ousted for corruption last week, officials said Tuesday. The ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:53

South Gyeongsang governor to declare candidacy Saturday: aide

South Gyeongsang Gov. Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party is set to announce his presidential ambitions this weekend, his aides said Tuesday. Hong is expected to make the declaration Saturday i...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:33

By-elections to be held in 30 districts in April

Parliamentary and local by-elections will be held in 30 constituencies across the country on April 12, South Korea's state election committee said Tuesday. The elections will pick one National Assem...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:10

Acting president turns down resignations of senior presidential aides

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday turned down senior presidential aides' resignation offers, citing the need to address urgent security and economic issues facing the natio...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:09

[Newsmaker] Old guard stays loyal to fallen Park

Former President Park Geun-hye’s loyalists and aides are showing unrelenting support for the disgraced leader even after the top court forced her out of office over a corruption scandal. On Sunday ...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:32

Top Park aides offer to resign

Former President Park Geun-hye’s top secretaries tendered resignations en masse Monday, one day after she departed the presidential office in disgrace in line with a court decision to expel her over...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:32