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Conservatives look for ray of hope after bitter loss

As a liberal administration returns with Moon Jae-in’s sweeping victory in the presidential election Tuesday, the conservative bloc now faces challenges in navigating the next five years. Despite t...

Updated : 2017.05.10 16:31

Moon Jae-in highlights cooperation, national security

President Moon Jae-in began his term on Wednesday, naming key aides and emphasizing national unity and transparency in government affairs. In his inauguration speech at the National Assembly, Moon s...

Updated : 2017.05.10 16:21

Spy chief-designate floats possibility of inter-Korean summit

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday named a former veteran intelligence officer who worked on two inter-Korean summits as the chief of the country’s spy agency. The nomination of Suh Hoon for the jo...

Updated : 2017.05.10 16:17

Foreign leaders congratulate Moon on election

South Korea’s key ally and regional powers congratulated Moon Jae-in’s election as the country’s new president, expressing hopes the new government will enhance ties with neighboring countries ami...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:58

Key points of Moon Jae-in’s inauguration speech

Key points of Moon’s inauguration speech Vows to unite divided nation, become “president for all people” Vows to be president that serves, not rule Vows to make breakthrough in military tension wi...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:56

People’s Party struggles to digest defeat in home turf

Ahn Cheol-soo’s disappointing performance in Tuesday’s presidential election has sent the People’s Party into disarray. Party leader Rep. Park Jie-won resigned, taking responsibility for the crush...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:48

Ex-student activist tapped as Moon's chief of staff

President Moon Jae-in chose a 51-year-old former student activist as his chief of staff on Wednesday. Im Jong-seok will assist the newly elected president in the crucial first months of the new admi...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:40

Campaign law violations move from offline to online: watchdog

With South Korea digesting the results of its 19th presidential election, the election watchdog revealed Wednesday there were 297 cases of electoral law violations by participating campaigns, many of...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:31

[Exclusive] First lady Kim Jung-sook vows to act as communication channel

With Moon Jae-in’s victory Tuesday night, Kim Jung-sook, 62, became Korea’s new first lady. Kim and Moon were college sweethearts at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. The first couple’s love story h...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:29

[Newsmaker] Liberal governor to lead Moon’s Cabinet

A respected figure with ample experience in public communication, party politics and state administration, President Moon Jae-in’s pick for prime minister Lee Nak-yon also comes from the left-leanin...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:56

Moon Jae-in announces picks for prime minister, chief of staff

South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in announced his picks for the prime minister and three positions in the presidential secretariat through a press briefing, within a few hours of being...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:50

Moon Jae-in seeks opposition support in state affairs

New President Moon Jae-in promised cooperative relations with opposition parties Wednesday during mend-fencing meetings after a bitter campaign which exposed the nation's deep political divides. Moo...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:35

Homeless mutt likely to become Korea’s first dog

A mixed-breed mutt rescued from a dog meat farm looks likely to become a member of South Korea’s new first family. Animal rights groups, pet lovers and a local newspaper Hankyoreh are demanding Pre...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:16

Moon Jae-in calls for unity, vows THAAD talks with US, China

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in vowed to unite a divided nation and become a president for everyone as he took his oath of office Wednesday. “I will become a president who communicates wit...

Updated : 2017.05.10 13:45

Seongju says ‘No THAAD’ but votes for THAAD advocate

Ever since South Korea adopted direct election to select its president, the unspoken rule has been that the country’s southwestern region votes for the left and the southeastern region votes for the...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:54