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Saenuri lawmaker defects over rape claim

A ruling party lawmaker embroiled in an alleged sexual assault case said Monday that he would leave the party for causing concerns.“Regardless of what the reason may have been, I will leave the Saenuri Party not to put the burden on the party,” said Rep. Sim Hag-bong in a statement. “I ...

Updated : 2015.08.03 18:15

Saenuri Party leader stirs the pot in U. S.

Ruling Saenuri Party chief Rep. Kim Moo-sung, appeared to be having a heyday in his stay in the U.S. over the past week, making comments that would have immediately caused backlash back home, but that...

Updated : 2015.08.03 18:09

Ruling party lawmaker to quit party over alleged sexual assault

A ruling party lawmaker said Monday that he will step down from the Saenuri Party over a sexual assault allegation.Sim Hag-bong said that he made the decision not to place any further burden on the party, noting he is very sorry for causing any public concern.He also said he will cooperate...

Updated : 2015.08.03 15:36

Park meets with Japan's opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye met with a Japanese opposition leader Monday to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the two neighbors, an official said.Presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook did not provide any details of Park's meeting with Katsuya Okada, leader of Japan's opposition Democra...

Updated : 2015.08.03 11:53

Saenuri lawmaker denies rape allegation

A ruling party lawmaker Sunday denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman in Daegu, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, last month.In a telephone interview with Yonhap News Agency, the lawmaker repudiated the claim, saying that he was cleared of the charges and...

Updated : 2015.08.02 18:01

Ruling party head vows efforts to win general, presidential elections

South Korea's ruling party chief has vowed to lead the Saenuri Party to landslide victories in next year's general elections and in the presidential election in 2017.   Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the Saenuri Party, made the remarks Friday at a meeting with South Korean residents livi...

Updated : 2015.08.01 15:41

Eurasia Express train finishes journey in Berlin

BERLIN -- More than 250 passengers of the “Eurasia Express” staged a parade through the Brandenburg Gate on Friday in a display of South Korea’s commitment to a reunification with the North as thei...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:23

Ban vows all-out support for Koreas' thaw

U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday vowed to commit himself to improving strained Inter-Korea relations during his meeting with the ruling party’s chief in New York. “I am more than willi...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:00

Park to return to work next week after vacation

President Park Geun-hye is set to return to work next week after a short vacation inside Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential office and residence, an official said Friday.It marked the second straight year that she has spent her summer vacation at the official residence, which could be causing...

Updated : 2015.07.31 13:08

Ruling party chief says he puts party's presidential election success ahead of personal ambitions

South Korea's ruling party chief said Thursday he is putting the success of his party in the next presidential election ahead of the "issue of whether I would become president."Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the Saenuri Party, made the remark during a meeting with South Korean corresponden...

Updated : 2015.07.31 08:56

Park unveils letter from Chinese fan

President Park Geun-hye shared on her Facebook page Thursday what she's been doing on her summer vacation as well as a fan letter from a Chinese man."I always think a day is too short, but this summer, times passes by even faster," Park wrote in her first Facebook post in over five months....

Updated : 2015.07.30 21:33

PM vows to cut red tape in employment and finance

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn pledged Thursday to press ahead with deregulation in employment, finance and other sectors.He also said the government will ensure that unnecessary regulations that could place big burdens on companies will not be created. He made the comment in a meeting with ...

Updated : 2015.07.30 20:44

NPAD demands probe of NIS

The main opposition party Thursday called for a full-fledged special parliamentary investigation into the burgeoning allegations that the nation’s top spy agency used hacking software to engage in il...

Updated : 2015.07.30 18:45

Saenuri chief pledges sweeping labor reform

The ruling Saenuri Party chairman vowed on Thursday to push for sweeping labor reforms in South Korea to help young job seekers find quality work, while the opposition leader followed with his own lab...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:34

Opposition lawmaker summoned for alleged perjury in election meddling case

An opposition lawmaker was summoned by the prosecution Thursday for questioning over alleged perjury in a presidential election meddling case.Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy was a police officer on a team that in 2013 investigated the National Intelligence Serv...

Updated : 2015.07.30 10:45