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[Other View] Putting an end to London’s bad air days

The worst levels of air pollution are generally found in Beijing, Delhi and other metropolises of the developing world, where headlong growth stirs up construction dust and energy providers still bur...

Updated : 2017.01.24 17:20

[Editorial] Fake news alert

Fake news is different from ordinary misinformation and disinformation in that it takes a form of real news stories provided by what appear to be legitimate news outlets. It is more dangerous because...

Updated : 2017.01.23 17:31

[Editorial] Detentions over blacklist

The court ruling on Saturday to detain former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon and Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun gave momentum to special prosecutors investigating suspicions they played majo...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:28

[Other View] Obama’s clemency for Manning sets back justice

Chelsea Manning may be getting out of prison in a few months, but the effects of President Barack Obama’s commutation of her sentence will last far longer. In this case, Obama made a serious error of...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:28

[Editorial] Employment pledges

US President Donald Trump has been pressuring companies to keep or add jobs in his country. He threatened several companies with big ‘border tax’ if they expand manufacturing facilities abroad to mak...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:53

[Other View] The enduring dignity of Barack Obama

Posterity will pass fuller and fairer judgment on the presidency of Barack Obama than is possible today, but on one issue the verdict is already clear: personal integrity. In an especially hostile po...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:51

[Editorial] Painful, but worthwhile

The case of Samsung Group’s Lee Jae-yong shows how easily Korean conglomerates – however global they may be – can fall into a deep crisis for reasons not directly related to their business. Althou...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:32

[Editorial] Vague position on THAAD

Moon Jae-in, the frontrunner in the presidential race, is zigzagging on the Korea-US agreement to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, an advanced American antimissile system, on t...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:33

Signs of populism

The presidential race is showing signs of populism. Some pledges by presidential hopefuls from the opposition camp seem to be unrealistic and costly or simply designed to appease the populace by tack...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:34

[Other View] Trump’s dangerous ideas about vaccines

Donald Trump’s views on vaccines have long been out of sync with science. Childhood vaccines cause autism, he asserted at a debate in 2015, echoing statements he had made in 2014 and 2012. But now th...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:34

[Editorial] Mutual accountability

The independent counsel team investigating the Choi Soon-sil scandal is aggressively taking on every major suspicion tied to President Park Geun-hye and Choi. The team headed by Park Young-soo has a...

Updated : 2017.01.13 15:18

[Editorial] Park’s slack explanation

President Park Geun-hye’s lawyers submitted a statement to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday explaining her actions during the Sewol ferry disaster, but the court asked them to present a detailed r...

Updated : 2017.01.12 15:52

[Other View] How to deal with Trump’s cabinet

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees “need a thorough vetting.” He’s right, but exactly what he and his colleagues mean by that won’t be clear unt...

Updated : 2017.01.12 15:42

[Editorial] At the starting line

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Seoul on Thursday. Returning home as a major presidential contender, he will likely be given a hero’s welcome by his supporters and be met with dis...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:27

[Editorial] ‘Comfort women’ issue

Japan on Monday recalled Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine and Consul General in Busan Yasuhiro Morimoto from South Korea, sparking a diplomatic row over the statue of a girl representing “comfort women,”...

Updated : 2017.01.10 16:57