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[Editorial] Challenges facing Moon

The lineup of primary winners is being finalized. The field for the presidential race is expected to narrow down to four major candidates: Moon Jae-in, Ahn Cheol-soo, Hong Joon-pyo and Yoo Seong-min...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:41

[Editorial] No more conflicts

The recovered Sewol ferry is set to leave for a port in Mokpo on Thursday, exactly 1080 days after it left Incheon with 476 people aboard. Though rusted and corroded, the main hull of the 6,800-ton c...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:45

[Editorial] Arrest of Park

The prosecution requested an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye on Monday. Park is being investigated as a suspect in the corruption scandal which led to her impeachment. She faces...

Updated : 2017.03.27 17:19

[Editorial] Onlookers

There are abundant signs that indicate tension over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs will be further heightened. First, North Korea is determined to improve its capabilities for developing...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:50

[Editorial] Mudslinging

Negative campaigning is as universal as elections, and Korea is no exception. Almost every election -- big and small -- has been tainted by candidates who focus more on attacking rivals than promotin...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:39

[Editorial] Sewol salvage

The Sewol ferry, which sank April 16, 2014, was lifted above the surface of the water from the seabed Thursday. It came 1,073 days after the ship capsized with 476 people aboard. Of that number, 304...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:19

[Editorial] Go home

Former President Park Geun-hye, who underwent questioning by state prosecutors, now awaits their decision on whether they will seek a detention warrant for her or not. If they do, the final decision ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:46

[Editorial] Anti-reform pledges

Presidential front runner Moon Jae-in reportedly pledged to abolish merit-based pay in the public sector immediately if he takes power. In a ceremony to launch the Confederation of Korean Government...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:45

[Editorial] Truthful answers

The nation’s eyes and ears will be fixed to televisions Tuesday morning, when former President Park Geun-hye enters a prosecution office in Seoul to undergo questioning by state prosecutors. The sce...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:57

[Editorial] Close a back door

The US and China remain apart on solutions to North Korean nuclear threats. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed in their meeting Saturday to work togeth...

Updated : 2017.03.19 17:06

[Editorial] Conservatives in lethargy

With the presidential election just about 50 days away, the conservatives have sunken into lethargy. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was favored by conservatives when he returned home t...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:31

[Editorial] Fixing the system

The revision of the Constitution is emerging as a top political issue ahead of the presidential election on May 9. How it evolves could affect the election in which a liberal is favored to win for no...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:53

[Editorial] Prudent assessment

A local think tank made an absurd argument Monday that foreign and national security policymakers of the current government should do nothing until the presidential election because President Park Ge...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:59

[Editorial] Real end

There are several good reasons for the state prosecution to hasten its investigation of former President Park Geun-hye over the influence-peddling and corruption scandal involving her and her confida...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:39

[Editorial] Recognize ruling

Former President Park Geun-hye has expressed her disapproval of her impeachment and the corruption allegations against her. In a message delivered Sunday by Rep. Min Kyung-wook, formerly her spokesp...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:27