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Ban's grassroots drive takes on more political overtones

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's aggressive drive to build grassroots support took on more political overtones on Thursday as the potential presidential contender met with a former conservati...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:13

Ruling party decides not to expel Park

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday said it will not expel President Park Geun-hye over the influence-peddling scandal, claiming her impeachment procedures are still under way.In Myung-jin,...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:49

Presidential hopefuls declare candidacies

With the clock ticking for this year’s earlier-than-expected presidential election, a minority left-wing party leader, Sim Sang-jeung, and former Prime Minister Chung Woon-chan declared their candida...

Updated : 2017.01.19 15:07

Another Park aide testifies against Park

Another ex-presidential aide testified in court Thursday, possibly further implicating President Park Geun-hye in the massive corruption scandal involving her confidante Choi Soon-sil at Park’s impea...

Updated : 2017.01.19 14:46

Dismissal of warrant for Samsung chief to cause setback in Park investigation

The court’s refusal to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung Group’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has dealt a blow to the special investigators who have been striving to prove the bribery allegation cen...

Updated : 2017.01.19 14:45

Ex-Park aide gives testimony on personnel appointments at presidential office

A former aide to President Park Geun-hye testified at her impeachment trial Thursday that his appointment to the presidential office was initiated by his nephew, who worked closely with the chief exec...

Updated : 2017.01.19 12:30

Acting president calls for thorough readiness against potential NK provocations

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday called for a thorough security readiness posture, warning of possible North Korean provocations, including cyberattacks, ahe...

Updated : 2017.01.19 12:24

Opposition condemns court's rejection of Samsung heir arrest

Prominent opposition members on Thursday expressed discontent over the Seoul court's decision to reject an arrest warrant sought for Lee Jae-yong, the heir-apparent of Samsung Group embroiled in the i...

Updated : 2017.01.19 11:04

Moon widens gap with Ban in opinion poll

Moon Jae-in, a liberal presidential front-runner, saw his approval rating edge up this week to widen the gap with his biggest rival, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a poll showed Thursday.The...

Updated : 2017.01.19 10:54

Bareun Party calls Moon's job pledge populist deceit

The Bareun Party, a splinter group of the ruling Saenuri Party, on Thursday dismissed liberal presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in's pledge to create 1.31 million jobs as populist "sweet talk."On Wed...

Updated : 2017.01.19 09:28

Park's lawyers ask Constitutional Court to exclude key evidence

President Park Geun-hye's lawyers asked the Constitutional Court Wednesday to exclude a key piece of evidence from her impeachment trial as they claim the material was gained through "illegal" means.O...

Updated : 2017.01.18 17:48

Ban touts national unity by visiting liberal, conservative bastions

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted his likely campaign credo of "grand integration" by visiting both the liberal and conservative bastions of South Korea on Wednesday as he is angling...

Updated : 2017.01.18 17:38

Acting president reaffirms full support for technological research

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday reaffirmed the government's commitment to support research efforts to develop new technologies and create future growth engines.During hi...

Updated : 2017.01.18 17:35

Samsung chief’s arrest could add momentum to Park probe

The arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung Group, would give special prosecutors extra ammunition as they target the central figure of the extensive influence-peddling scandal -- Preside...

Updated : 2017.01.18 15:55

Park aide admits to leaking secrets to Choi

President Park Geun-hye’s ex-presidential aide admitted at a court hearing Wednesday to leaking government secrets to Park’s civilian friend Choi Soon-sil under direct orders from the president.  ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 15:48