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Assembly back in business

The National Assembly began sailing forward Wednesday after the latest compromise between rival parties, but stormy weather could await according to analysts, as a slew of thorny issues have yet to be...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:55

Park urges N.K. to join trust-building efforts

President Park Geun-hye urged North Korea on Wednesday to join South Korea’s efforts to build trust and lay the groundwork for the potential unification of the divided Korean Peninsula.Park also pressed North Korea again to abandon its nuclear weapons program, calling it “the biggest stu...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:43

Assembly truce may be short-lived: experts

An agreement reached by the two rival parties on the Sewol probe puts an end to months of bipartisan fighting, but it remains unclear how long this interparty truce will last as it is expected to face fierce opposition from the victims’ families.“On Tuesday, the two sides may have create...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:42

NPAD returns to legislature

South Korea’s main opposition party ended its boycott of the national legislature on Tuesday, breaking the months-long parliamentary deadlock that had sparked fierce public criticism for leaving regu...

Updated : 2014.10.01 14:13

Park regrets partisan fight

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday expressed concern over a prolonged political deadlock at the parliament, stressing that it could impede the nation’s diplomatic relations with allies and hinder government efforts to expand bilateral trade and investment. “I was surprised to hear from (...

Updated : 2014.10.01 10:56

Rival parties make compromise on controversial ferry bill

Ending months of bitter political confrontation, South Korea's rival parties on Tuesday reached a compromise on a controversial bill aimed at parsing the truth behind April's deadly ferry sinking.Sout...

Updated : 2014.09.30 19:43

Park calls for efforts to improve lives of N. Koreans

President Park Geun-hye called on officials Tuesday to make aggressive efforts to help improve the lives of North Koreans as she made clear that North Korea's human rights issue is a top priority in dealing with the communist country.The issue of the North's human rights had long been plac...

Updated : 2014.09.30 12:07

Sewol families face arrest for driver assault

Police on Monday asked the court to issue arrest warrants for three relatives of those killed in the April 16 Sewol ferry accident on charges of physically assaulting several passersby and a driver ne...

Updated : 2014.09.29 21:26

President says constitutional justice key to social integration

President Park Geun-hye on Monday urged for constitutional justice to play a leading role in promoting social integration, narrowing the gap between the haves and have-nots and resolving escalating social conflicts over racial, cultural and political differences.“Social conflicts are esca...

Updated : 2014.09.29 21:11

[Newsmaker] Faltering opposition pins hopes on Moon

Interim opposition leader Rep. Moon Hee-sang proposed high-level talks with the ruling Saenuri Party on Sunday, to end the ongoing political deadlock over the special Sewol bill.The ruling party refus...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:29

S. Korea-Japan summit possible if Tokyo shows sincerity: senior official

South Korea and Japan could hold a summit if Tokyo shows sincerity about resolving the issue of the country's sexual enslavement of Korean women for its troops during World War II, a senior official said Friday.Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained seriously in recent years ...

Updated : 2014.09.27 15:58

Main opposition lawmaker sues 7 netizens for alleged defamation

A leading opposition lawmaker has filed a complaint with the prosecution against seven unidentified netizens for allegedly spreading false rumors about him, judicial sources said Friday.The seven are accused of posting an article on the Internet earlier this month that Rep. Moon Jae-in of ...

Updated : 2014.09.26 21:54

Full parliamentary session postponed amid bipartisan row over ferry bill

A plenary session of the National Assembly closed nine minutes after opening Friday as rival political parties failed to resolve the ongoing dispute over a controversial bill aimed at determining the truth behind April's deadly ferry sinking.The session, convened by National Assembly Speak...

Updated : 2014.09.26 18:27

Park returns home after visit to Canada, U.N.

President Park Geun-hye returned home Friday from a high-profile visit to Canada and New York that was culminated in her address to the U.N. General Assembly.Park first made a state visit to Canada and held a summit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on how to further boost their relations...

Updated : 2014.09.26 10:25

Park presents vision of unified Koreas at U.N.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye returns from her seven-day trip to North America on Friday after making her debut speech at the United Nations and signing a long-awaited free trade deal with Cana...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:45