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Park pushes reform agenda following trip to Iran

    President Park Geun-hye is seeking to capitalize on diplomatic and economic achievements from her groundbreaking visit to Iran to push forward stalled domestic reforms.   Park secured Iran's support for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula during talks with her Iranian counte...

Updated : 2016.05.04 21:41

Ex-democratic activist becomes new Minjoo whip

An activist-turned-politician Rep. Woo Sang-ho was elected as a floor leader of the main opposition party on Wednesday in a race against five to spearhead the party’s legislative negotiations in the ...

Updated : 2016.05.04 21:01

[News Focus] Park to spin Iran summit into political momentum

President Park Geun-hye’s landmark visit to Iran, which Cheong Wa Dae applauded as eliciting unprecedented diplomatic and economic progress, is hoped by the government and the ruling camp to give muc...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:30

Park arrives in Korea after groundbreaking trip to Iran

President Park Geun-hye arrived in Seoul on Wednesday after a landmark state visit to Tehran focused on boosting bilateral economic cooperation with the resource rich country that is striving to generate growth through infrastructure investment.The visit -- the first by a South Korean pres...

Updated : 2016.05.04 11:17

Saenuri elects neutral as new floor leader

The ruling Saenuri Party elected Chung Jin-suk, a journalist-turned-politican, as its floor leader on Tuesday. The new floor leader will be responsible for spearheading the party’s legislative drive ...

Updated : 2016.05.03 18:55

Park lauds enhanced Iran ties

TEHRAN -- Rounding off her historic three-day visit to the recently sanction-freed Iran, President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday praised the renewed bilateral partnership of the two states, highlighting th...

Updated : 2016.05.03 18:51

Park, Rouhani united on nukes, terror

TEHRAN -- Rounding off her historic three-day visit to the recently sanction-freed Iran, President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday praised the renewed bilateral partnership of the two states, highlighting th...

Updated : 2016.05.03 16:57

Park embraces Muslim culture to befriend Iran

TEHRAN -- Throughout her three-day state visit to Iran, President Park Geun-hye has been seen wearing a headscarf in public, abiding by the dress code required of Muslim women in the region.Through he...

Updated : 2016.05.03 16:49

Military academies end cadets’ drinking bans

 Up until this year, cadets at South Korea’s military academies were banned from getting married, smoking cigarettes, and drinking alcohol off campus as part of an effort to instill a sense of disci...

Updated : 2016.05.02 23:09

Korea-Iran summit paves way for $45.6b business deals

TEHRAN -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye held landmark summit talks with her Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday and reached provisional deals in construction and energy worth $45.6 bil...

Updated : 2016.05.02 18:30

Korea, Iran eye bigger trader in hallyu, health, welfare, IT

TEHRAN -- Despite the past diplomatic distance between Iran and South Korea, many Iranians consider themselves quite familiar with Korean culture, at least through what they see in popular TV dramas s...

Updated : 2016.05.02 16:46

Ahn’s remark on Education Ministry sparks controversy

Debate ensued Monday over comments made by opposition party leader Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, who reportedly said that the government should “get rid of” the Education Ministry during a closed-door party m...

Updated : 2016.05.02 16:34

Park’s visit to Iran signals leap in bilateral ties

President Park Geun-hye’s historic visit to Iran is expected to significantly improve the diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two countries, according to Cheong Wa Dae.The four-da...

Updated : 2016.05.01 17:22

[Newsmaker] ‘Iranian rush’ poses diplomatic challenges

South Korea’s efforts to improve relations with sanction-freed Iran, while providing new momentum for its economy, is likely to come with a few challenges for its diplomatic blueprint.Citing Iran’s ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 16:55

Appeals court upholds acquittal of former official over leaked documents

A Seoul appeals court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a former presidential official accused of leaking presidential documents.The Seoul High Court found Cho Eung-cheon, who handled the discipline o...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:28