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Largest party in parliament pledges to seek hearing on THAAD deployment

South Korea's Democratic Party said Sunday it will push for a parliamentary hearing on the on-going deployment of a US missile defense system, claiming that the deployment should be decided upon by th...

Updated : 2017.04.30 17:20

[Election 2017] Liberal stronghold region now wavers between Moon and Ahn

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles that try to capture the voter sentiment in key regions. The following is the fourth installment on Gwangju and South and North Jeolla Province, a tr...

Updated : 2017.04.30 15:34

Kim Chong-in accepts Ahn's call to lead panel for joint gov't

A high-profile politician on Sunday accepted centrist presidential nominee Ahn Cheol-soo's offer to lead his campaign panel to prepare for a reformist government as the hopeful struggles to shore up d...

Updated : 2017.04.30 15:29

Gyeonggi-Incheon shows highest proportion of swing voters

Gyeonggi Province is the No. 1 in population size and number of voters, surpassing those of the nation’s capital Seoul. Together with the neighboring Incheon -- Korea’s third-largest city -- the reg...

Updated : 2017.04.30 15:17

[Election 2017] Ballot printing begins

With just nine days to go to the presidential election, South Korea on Sunday began printing ballots, with 13 candidates still in the running. Liberal standard-bearer Moon Jae-in is leading the crowde...

Updated : 2017.04.30 14:32

Front-runner Moon retains wide lead, conservative rival gains grounds: presidential poll

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in of the main opposition party maintained his easy lead over centrist rival Ahn Cheol-soo, in a new poll published on Sunday in the run-up to the May 9 election. Mo...

Updated : 2017.04.30 11:04

Minor candidate said to quit presidential race to support Hong

Nam Jae-joon, a minor presidential candidate who formerly served as the head of the National Intelligence Service, has decided to drop out of the race and declare support for Hong Joon-pyo of the cons...

Updated : 2017.04.30 10:14

Presidential candidates condemn NK missile launch

South Korea's top presidential candidates denounced North Korea Saturday after the communist state launched a ballistic missile and apparently failed.The missile flew to a maximum altitude of 71 kilom...

Updated : 2017.04.29 14:39

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...

Updated : 2017.04.28 21:57

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 Bare...

Updated : 2017.04.28 16:55

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 p...

Updated : 2017.04.28 16:13

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 r...

Updated : 2017.04.28 15:45

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 ...

Updated : 2017.04.28 15:43

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 l...

Updated : 2017.04.28 15:38

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...

Updated : 2017.04.28 12:00