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Moon's campaign expands security amid terror threat

Liberal presidential hopeful Moon Jae-in's campaign said Thursday it would deploy security staff to protect him after it was tipped off about a potential terror attack. His spokesman Rep. Kim Kyung-so...

Updated : 2017.02.23 10:46

Opposition parties criticizes rumors on Park's resignation

South Korea's opposition parties on Thursday expressed concerns over the rumor that President Park Geun-hye may voluntary resign to avoid being formally impeached in relation to the corruption scandal...

Updated : 2017.02.23 10:22

Main opposition warns of impeaching acting president if no probe extension

The floor leader of South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party said Thursday the acting president could be impeached by parliament if he fails to extend the term of the independent counsel looking...

Updated : 2017.02.23 10:17

Seoul spurns Tokyo's protest over video promoting East Sea name

South Korea spurned Japan's diplomatic protest on Wednesday over a video clip which Seoul uploaded to promote the name East Sea for the body of water between the two neighboring countries.South Korea'...

Updated : 2017.02.22 19:46

Ruling party attempts to suggest ‘orderly exit’ plan to Park

With President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial drawing to a close, some ruling party politicians are trying to reignite talk on “a political solution,” by which they mean the president’s volunta...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:22

Prospects of probe extension growing thin

The special team led by independent counsel Park Young-soo set about wrapping up its investigation into corruption allegations against President Park Geun-hye, as prospects of an extension to its term...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:11

Danish court extends detention of daughter of woman at center of Korean scandal

A Danish court on Wednesday decided to extend the detention of the daughter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's close friend at the center of a high-profile corruption scandal. Chung Yoo-ra, 21,...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:48

Liberal presidential hopeful advocates realist diplomacy

Liberal presidential hopeful An Hee-jung on Wednesday underlined his realpolitik approach to Seoul's diplomacy with superpowers and North Korea, striking a contrast with his party primary rival, who i...

Updated : 2017.02.22 16:18

[Cartoon] Heir in the headlights

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Updated : 2017.02.22 14:35

Ruling party bets on 'shy conservatives'

South Korea's ruling Liberty Korea Party, which has been facing a political crisis after the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, on Wednesday expressed hope on what it calls "shy conservatives," c...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:09

Speaker rules out directly calling vote on bill on extending special probe

South Korea's parliamentary chief on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of exercising his authority to put to a vote an opposition proposal to extend the term of the independent counsel investigating...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:47

S. Korea rejects NK defectors' idea of setting up gov't-in-exile

South Korea said Wednesday that it does not favor efforts by some North Korean defectors' to establish a government-in-exile, adding that the government is in charge of inter-Korean unification.Local ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:44

Ex-presidential aide appears as last witness in Park's impeachment trial

President Park Geun-hye's former aide appeared at the Constitutional Court Wednesday to testify as the last witness in her impeachment trial.An Chong-bum, former senior secretary for policy coordinati...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:18

Bareun presidential hopefuls at odds over unifying conservative campaigns

Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil, a presidential hopeful from the splinter Bareun Party, on Wednesday criticized his rival's suggestion to merge campaigns with their former party in the lead-up to the pres...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:16

Main opposition criticizes court for refusing to issue arrest warrant for ex-presidential aide

South Korea's main opposition party on Wednesday criticized a local court's refusal to issue an arrest warrant for President Park Geun-hye's former aide allegedly linked to an influence-peddling scand...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:01