Candidates clash over THAAD expenses

Presidential candidates on Friday argued over Washington’s pressure on Seoul to pay for a US missile defense system to be stationed on the peninsula.The top five candidates sat in a televised debated hosted by the National Electi...

ASEAN's top diplomats voice 'grave' concerns about NK nuke, missile programs

The top diplomats from Southeast Asian countries on Friday expressed "grave" concerns over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, strongly urging Pyongyang to comply with relevant U.N. resolutions, a statement showed.Foreign ...

Underdog in presidential race faces mounting pressure to merge candidacy

The presidential nominee of a splinter conservative party came under mounting pressure Friday to forge an alliance with other contenders to challenge front-runner Moon Jae-in.Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party, however, insisted he...

Parties showed mixed reactions over Trump's remarks on THAAD

South Korea's political parties on Friday showed mixed reactions to US President Donald Trump's remarks apparently pressuring Seoul into paying for a US missile defense system being installed on the peninsula.Just 11 days ahead of...

246 people caught for vandalizing election poster

Police said Friday that it has investigated 246 people for vandalizing presidential election posters or damaging electioneering facilities since the election campaign began last week. According to the Korea National Policy Agency,...

US soldier handed suspended sentence for smuggling meth

A US soldier accused of smuggling bags of methamphetamine to South Korea via military mail was handed a three-year jail term suspended for five years, district court records showed Friday. Prosecutors revealed last month that an u...

Bareun Party members pressures Yoo for conservative merger

Bareun Party presidential candidate Rep. Yoo Seong-min is facing increasing pressure from his own party to form a three-way conservative-centrist coalition.On Friday, 20 of the party’s 33 lawmakers released a statement calling fo...

Ahn suggests coalition blueprint, invites Kim Chong-in

Ahn Cheol-soo, presidential candidate of the centrist People’s Party, announced his vision Friday of a “reformative joint government,” vowing to reach across the political aisle and cooperate with the legislature in state affai...

Liberty Korea Party says Moon's tax hike pledge goes 'against global trends‘

The conservative Liberty Korea Party on Friday denounced presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in's pledge to raise the corporate tax rate, stressing it "goes against global trends" and would undermine local businesses' competitivene...

US admiral says NK crisis is at worst point he's seen

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior US Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban...

Hwang pays respects to soldiers killed in West Sea attacks

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday paid homage to soldiers killed in North Korea's past attacks in the West Sea, vowing to ensure their ultimate sacrifices for national defense will never be ...

Korea: US to pay for THAAD operation

South Korea's defense ministry made it clear Friday that the US should pay the cost of the operation of its advanced missile defense system recently deployed here. (Yonhap)In a statement, the Ministry of National Defense said ther...

Ahn unveils blueprint for coalition govt.

Centrist presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo on Friday announced his vision for a new government marked by transparent policies and a cooperative relationship with parliament in running state affairs.In a press conference at his ...

S. Korea should pay $1b for THAAD: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday called for South Korea to pay $1 billion for a missile shield’s deployment here, and vowed to renegotiate a bilateral free trade pact, stirring heated reactions in South Korea. Amid intense deb...

Appeals court acquits professor of fabricating reports for Oxy

An appellate court on Friday overturned a lower court's decision and acquitted a professor of manipulating a report in favor of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser in a high-profile toxic humidifier disinfectant case.The professor at Seoul Nati...