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S. Korean FM to meet with U.S. house minority leader

South Korea's foreign minister plans to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi later this week to discuss the issue of Japan's wartime sex slavery and other bilateral issues, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se plans to meet with a 10-member delegation fro...

Updated : 2015.03.31 16:10

Prominent opposition politician rejects talk of opportunism

A former opposition presidential candidate rejected accusations Tuesday that he is an opportunist who switches parties ahead of elections, claiming he has followed only one political course.Chung Dong-young, a former three-term lawmaker and presidential candidate of what is now the main op...

Updated : 2015.03.31 13:20

Park renews calls for reform of labor market, civil service pensions

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday pressed again a tripartite committee to produce a deal meant to reform South Korea's rigid labor market amid a looming deadline.The end of March is the deadline set by the committee composed of officials of labor, management and the government to come up ...

Updated : 2015.03.31 11:44

Ex-opposition leader to run in by-election

Former opposition party leader Chung Dong-young announced Monday he would run in one of the by-elections on April 29, complicating to the race for the Gwanak constituency seat in Seoul.Chung, 61, who ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:55

Chung Dong-young to run in April by-elections

Former Unification Minister and presidential candidate Chung Dong-young announced Monday that he will contest Seoul’s Gwanak-B constituency in the April 29 by-elections.  Former Unification Minister...

Updated : 2015.03.30 12:08

Park returns home after funeral of Singapore's founding father

President Park Geun-hye returned home Monday after attending the funeral ceremony of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.It was the first time for Park to attend a funeral of an overseas political leader since she took office in 2013.In Singapore, Park briefly met with Japanese Prime ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 09:04

N. Korea slams Park's Cheonan speech

North Korea blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Sunday over her recent speech made at a ceremony to mark Pyongyang's torpedoing of a South Korean corvette in 2010 that killed 46 sailors.Speaking on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy Wednesday, Park said she "hopes North Korea ab...

Updated : 2015.03.29 22:22

Park encounters Abe in Singapore

SINGAPORE -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the funeral ceremony of Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore, a sign of thaw in bilateral relations soured by territorial and other history-related issues.Park proposed that Sout...

Updated : 2015.03.29 22:18

Singapore bids farewell to LKY

Singaporeans bade one last farewell to their founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, who transformed the former British colony into one of the wealthiest states in the world, in an elaborate state funeral Sund...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:43

Park calls for agro-fisheries 'Silk Road'

President Park Geun-hye urged farmers and fishermen Friday to explore new markets and lay a new "Silk Road" for agricultural and fisheries exports.Park made the remarks in a meeting with leaders of the agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors, business representatives and top officials...

Updated : 2015.03.27 16:37

Gov't pushes to fire public officials, soldiers fined for sex offenses

The government is pushing to toughen laws governing the status of public officials and soldiers to remove them from their posts when they are fined or receive heavy criminal punishments for sex crimes, the gender equality ministry said Friday.The plan, approved during a meeting of social a...

Updated : 2015.03.27 11:56

Preliminary probe finds price dumping of Indonesian ethyl in S. Korea

A preliminary investigation has found price dumping of ethyl acetate imports from Indonesia may be causing damage to local manufacturers, South Korea's trade commission said Friday, adding it will continue its investigation for a final decision in the near future."The trade commission has ...

Updated : 2015.03.27 10:02

Senior officials report huge wealth gains

A state-run watchdog said Thursday that close to 70 percent of high-ranking government officials and lawmakers saw their wealth grow by an average of about 200 million won ($181,000) last year.The rep...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:40

[Reporter's Column] Park’s plan for youth jobs sparks controversy

On her way back to Seoul from Qatar on March 8, Park told reporters on board Air Force One that she would seek job opportunities in foreign markets for young Koreans, citing a growing need for skilled workers in the fields of law, health care and culture in the Middle Eastern countries.See...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:33

Audit agency opens probe into energy projects under Lee

The state audit agency said Thursday it has opened a three-month inspection into overseas resources development projects carried out under the former Lee Myung-bak administration.The move by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) comes amid a widening prosecution investigation in...

Updated : 2015.03.26 18:01