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[Editorial] Constitutional revision

Constitutional amendment is emerging as a key political issue at a time when Korean politics, while undergoing an upheaval caused by the crisis in the Park Geun-hye presidency, is gearing up for a ma...

Updated : 2016.12.26 14:54

[Editorial] One year ago

It has been a year since South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced it had reached a deal with its Japanese counterpart to settle the bilateral dispute over the wartime sex slavery during the Japanese ...

Updated : 2016.12.25 18:06

[Editorial] Fund scandal

Investigators from the independent counsel have raided an office of the National Pension Service, playing a part in a variety of allegations stemming from President Park Geun-hye’s scandal. The s...

Updated : 2016.12.23 16:51

[Other view] Tears for Berlin: Vigilance is the watchword this holiday season

It is too bad that holiday revelers have to look over their shoulders instead of focusing on the spirit of the season. However, that is the state of the world today, as was made clear by the truck at...

Updated : 2016.12.23 16:47

[Editorial] Saenuri breakup

It was inevitable and desirable that reformist lawmakers decided to leave the ruling Saenuri Party where loyalists of President Park Geun-hye have been digging their heels in to shield their beleague...

Updated : 2016.12.22 16:19

[Editorial] Kim & Woo

Many citizens might initially have thought the core of the Park Geun-hye scandal mostly lay in the irregularities of her civilian confidante Choi Soon-sil and the president, when it surfaced in late ...

Updated : 2016.12.21 16:29

[Editorial] Uncontested evidence

The investigation team led by independent counsel Park Young-soo will officially start its work Wednesday. Special counsel Park and his 105-strong team is tasked with getting to the bottom of the key...

Updated : 2016.12.20 16:16

[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