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Moon spends weekend preparing for talks with Trump

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday made all-out effort to prepare for his upcoming talks with US President Donald Trump, checking his schedules, messages and speeches in the United States, an official at...

Updated : 2017.06.25 17:41

S. Korean lawmaker says time running out to form joint Korean squad for PyeongChang 2018

MUJU -- A South Korean lawmaker said Sunday time was running out for the two Koreas to form a join squad at next year's Winter Olympics south of the border, urging political leaders from both sides to...

Updated : 2017.06.25 16:56

Confirmation hearings to proceed, fierce clashes expected

The nation’s political parties are preparing for another round of clashes over President Moon Jae-in’s Cabinet nominees, with opposition parties promising tough hearings for the six nominees set to ...

Updated : 2017.06.25 15:35

Advisory panel likely to report 100 major nat'l tasks to Moon this week

The presidential policy advisory panel is speeding up the completion of a report on the Moon Jae-in government's 100 major national tasks so that it can report it to the president prior to his visit to the United States for summit talks set for later this week, an official at the panel sai...

Updated : 2017.06.25 11:44

Presidential office expresses anger over 'false reports' by Japanese paper

South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae expressed dismay Saturday over what it called "false" reports by a Japanese newspaper that suggested a possible crack in the South Korea-US alliance.The...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:37

President Moon attends missile test in warning against N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of South Korea‘s own ballistic missile, in an apparent warning to North Korea amid Pyongyang’s relentless missile provocations. “President ...

Updated : 2017.06.23 16:46

Moon's rating falls amid political standoff over his disputed personnel choices

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell this week amid a political standoff over his disputed personnel choices, but he maintained high support, close to 80 percent, a survey showed Friday.In the survey conducted from Tuesday through Thursday by local pollster Gallup Korea, Moon's rat...

Updated : 2017.06.23 13:30

Parliament resumes hearing schedules, despite deadlock over budget bill

The confirmations of key Cabinet members are expected to pick up momentum from next week as rival political parties have agreed on their hearing schedules, despite ongoing dissent against President Mo...

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:10

Moon to lift night curfews around Cheong Wa Dae

The road that runs in front of the presidential office is to be opened to the public around the clock starting Monday, for the first time in 50 years, Cheong Wa Dae announced Thursday. The move to lif...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:35

Public sector to implement ‘blind’ recruiting

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday called for a “blind” hiring process to be implemented in the public sector. “A blind recruiting process should be implemented from the second half (of 2017) in hir...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:11

Parties agree to normalize parliamentary sessions

 Rival parties virtually agreed Wednesday to resume parliamentary committee sessions that were paralyzed for a few days amid a political standoff over President Moon Jae-in's disputed ministerial appointments, party officials said.   The agreement came after an intense tug of war during...

Updated : 2017.06.21 21:20

Moon appoints land minister; parties agree to normalize Assembly

President Moon Jae-in appointed Kim Hyun-mee as the minister of land and transport Wednesday, following the parliamentary committee’s adoption of a confirmation report earlier in the day. With Kim’s...

Updated : 2017.06.21 18:31

President pledges to work with both workers and employers to create quality jobs

President Moon Jae-in vowed to work with both laborers and their employers Wednesday, noting the creation of new, quality jobs requires the support and cooperation of both sides."The policy on creatin...

Updated : 2017.06.21 17:24

Parliament adopts hearing report on land and transport minister nominee

A parliamentary committee on Wednesday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Land and Transport Minister-nominee Kim Hyun-mee, paving the way for her official appointment.  La...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:47

Seoul does not need US approval to resume talks with Pyongyang: Blue House

The presidential office on Wednesday said that President Moon Jae-in is seeking the United States’ cooperation on resuming Seoul-Pyongyang talks, but not its permission.“The re-opening of talks with...

Updated : 2017.06.21 16:20