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[Editorial] Relaxed BOK

The global market is departing from an era of low interest rates and low oil prices. Both OPEC members and some non-OPEC countries agreed to reduce their crude output, while the United States is norm...

Updated : 2016.12.19 16:14

[Editorial] Digging in their heels

Two recent developments clearly showed that President Park Geun-hye and her underlings in the ruling Saenuri Party are digging their trenches deeper as the Constitutional Court deliberates on the imp...

Updated : 2016.12.18 16:12

[Editorial] Foreign policy vacuum

The monthslong Choi Soon-sil scandal and subsequent parliamentary impeachment of President Park Geun-hye are costing the nation a lot. Foreign policy is one of the areas that suffers most dearly. ...

Updated : 2016.12.16 17:23

[Other view] US Congress must get to the bottom of Russia’s role in 2016 campaign

Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is a measured politician not prone to hyper-partisanship. So it’s noteworthy that the former federal prosecutor is calling...

Updated : 2016.12.16 16:43

[Editorial] Sewol & meddling

It seems that the independent counsel is set to focus on the bribery allegations against President Park Geun-hye in its investigation. Certainly, investigators must scrutinize the allegations the sh...

Updated : 2016.12.15 15:58

[Editorial] Loyal to the end

The ruling Saenuri Party is on the verge of a breakup. The impending implosion of the party endangers not only what has been a conservative bastion for decades but also the bipartisan system that has...

Updated : 2016.12.14 14:39

[Editorial] Untimely calls

Will South Korea see the 10th amendment to the Constitution next year? If this is attained, the revision would mark the first in 30 years since the ninth was promulgated in October 1987. More and mo...

Updated : 2016.12.13 16:12

[Editorial] Reducing uncertainty

The parliamentary impeachment of President Park Geun-hye tells us two important things regarding the political crisis caused by a corruption scandal involving her civilian confidante and friend Choi ...

Updated : 2016.12.12 16:35

[Editorial] Expulsion date

A nationwide interest is whether the Constitutional Court will finalize the review on the parliamentary impeachment accord and publicize its decision before its President Park Han-chul’s term expires...

Updated : 2016.12.11 16:32

[Editorial] Lost 46 months

The fate of President Park Geun-hye has been handed over to nine justices at the Constitutional Court by the 300-seat National Assembly. It has been 46 days since her irregularities were exposed to ...

Updated : 2016.12.09 17:54

[Editorial] Politicians’ obligation

The National Assembly votes on the bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday. If it gets 200 or more votes, Park will be suspended from her duties and the Constitutional Court will have up to...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:17

[Editorial] Loopholes in economy

The Park Geun-hye scandal has posed increased uncertainty over the economy, while the finance and business sectors are pinning hopes on the passage of a parliamentary bill to impeach her, to be voted...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:16

[Editorial] Acting president

The impeachment clock is ticking. All things considered, the vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye is all but certain to proceed Friday and earn enough votes from lawmakers to pass the National Ass...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:22

[Editorial] After impeachment vote

Over the past six weeks, President Park Geun-hye and Cheong Wa Dae might have destroyed some evidence on the allegations of the influence-peddling scandal involving her civilian friend Choi Soon-sil,...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16

[Editorial] Uncertainties abound

Opposition parties submitted a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye, Saturday, vowing to get it through a full session of the National Assembly on Friday. The motion -- the second of its kind a...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:09