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Voters take to polling stations for by-elections

Voters took to polling stations on Wednesday in the largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, critical for political parties to gain the upper hand for the rest of the 19th National Assembly.  As of 6...

Updated : 2014.07.30 14:31

Voters to cast ballots in largest-ever by-elections

Voters will take to polling stations in 15 constituencies across the country Wednesday for the largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, viewed by the parties as a pivotal opportunity to gain the upper...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:05

(Photo News) Final preparations

An election official installs voting booths at a polling station in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Tuesday. Voters in 15 constituencies across the country take to polling stations on Wednesday in the largest-ever...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:56

Five bigwigs attempt to make history

Five heavyweight contenders are hoping to make history in Wednesday’s by-elections, dubbed “miniature general elections.” The ruling and opposition parties are fielding some of the biggest names in...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:55

Sewol investigation debate blocks 7,000 other bills

The partisan deadlock over legislation addressing the Sewol ferry disaster is stalling the passage of other bills, including those aiming to strengthen safety standards in the wake of multiple safety accidents this year.As of Tuesday, more than 7,000 bills awaited parliamentary review.But ...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:53

Parties step up attacks in final leg of by-election campaigns

The ruling and opposition parties engaged in all-out efforts on Monday to garner support in the by-elections with each side calling on voters to pass judgment on the other. The ruling Saenuri Party co...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:19

[Newsmaker] 'Real cause' of ferry disaster still elusive

Almost 15 weeks since the Sewol ferry sank in the West Sea, South Koreans still disagree as to what caused the disaster, with earlier prosecutorial and parliamentary investigations failing to produce ...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:16

Final stretch for by-elections

The ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy are making last-minute efforts to whip up support for their candidates in the crucial by-elections slated for Wedne...

Updated : 2014.07.27 20:01

Park replaces senior officials

President Park Geun-hye on Friday named Choo Kyung-ho, first vice finance minister, as policy coordination minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and replaced 12 vice ministers as part of efforts to strengthen her new Cabinet, Cheong Wa Dae said.Choo, 54, replaces Kim Dong-yeon, who offe...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:45

Early voting for by-elections begins

Early voting for the July 30 parliamentary by-elections kicked off Friday for a two-day run amid expectations the vote will serve as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye's conservative administration.The polls carry extra weight this year because a total of 15 parliamentary seats are up...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:45

NPAD candidate won’t run in Dongjak

The main opposition candidate for Seoul’s Dongjak-B constituency in the July by-elections pulled out of the running Thursday, uniting the opposition’s top two candidates in the strategically importa...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:49

First foot-and-mouth case since 2011 confirmed

The quarantine authorities began slaughtering some 600 pigs in North Gyeongsang Province on Thursday in the first foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Korea since April 2011. The Ministry of Agriculture...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:28

[Graphic News] Korean firms less eager to spend on shareholders

South Korean listed firms’ rewards for shareholders are extremely low compared to rivals in the United States, Canada and Japan, according to data compiled by Samsung Securities released on Thursday....

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:28

[Reporter's Column] Summertime blues for Park

In recent weeks, not only officials but also journalists at Cheong Wa Dae have all been asking the same question: When will President Park Geun-hye leave for summer vacation?It may seem like an easy q...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:26

Prosecutor quits over failed manhunt

A senior prosecutor who led a massive investigation into the alleged corruption involving businessman Yoo Byung-eun offered to resign Thursday, taking responsibility for the failed manhunt for the de facto owner of the Sewol ferry.Choi Jae-kyung, chief of the Incheon District Prosecutors’...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:18