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[Other view] Sanctioning Russia is just a start

President Barack Obama’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions against Russian spies is long overdue, risky and tarnished by political calculation. It is also the right thing to do. The White House ...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:20

[Editorial] Public sentiment

Major Korean media outlets conduct New Year’s public opinion surveys to find out what people think about major national and social issues. For an election year like this, the surveys focus on the up...

Updated : 2017.01.03 16:27

[Editorial] 1,000 days

It took 992 days for President Park Geun-hye to offer an alibi to the public as to what she was doing on April 16, 2014, when the Sewol ferry disaster occurred, leaving over 300 dead or missing. Unf...

Updated : 2017.01.02 16:33

[Editorial] Year of uncertainty

The year 2017 -- which we dare to call a year of uncertainty -- will pose daunting challenges to the nation at home and abroad. The challenges will be so tough that how we respond to them will determ...

Updated : 2017.01.01 16:37

[Editorial] Next leader

The allegation that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received money from a businessman should be seen as the start of a vetting war among candidates for the next presidential election. It also remin...

Updated : 2016.12.30 15:58

[Editorial] Oil-dollar’s 2017

South Korea has seen gasoline prices rise for 33 consecutive days to approach 1,480 won ($1.22) a liter, marking the highest price in 13 months. The hike poses a big threat to the economy in 2017. D...

Updated : 2016.12.29 16:13

[Editorial] We heard little

In many regards, the parliamentary special investigation into the Choi Soon-sil scandal is destined to be a failure. The most disappointing part of the probe, which is to end Jan. 15, was the six ro...

Updated : 2016.12.28 16:14

[Editorial] Shady connections

Woo Byung-woo, former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, said in a recent parliamentary hearing that it was then-presidential Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon who offered him a job at Cheong...

Updated : 2016.12.27 15:57

[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