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Parliament passes corporate revitalization bill

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the much-delayed corporate revitalization bill to allow easier restructuring processes for financially pressed companies.Other contentious bills related to the...

Updated : 2016.02.04 17:30

New gender minister vows to eradicate child abuse

Kang Eun-hee, the newly appointed gender minister, said Thursday she will strengthen parental education to eradicate child abuse in the country.Extreme cases of violence against children have shocked the country every year, with the latest one having surfaced just a day earlier. On Wednesd...

Updated : 2016.02.04 16:02

'Act less smart,’ Saenuri lawmaker advises female politicians

Rep. Kim Eul-dong, a female second-term lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party, came under fire for suggesting that female lawmakers should “pretend to be less smart” in order to befriend the public.“...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:41

Ex-PM appeals against bribery ruling

South Korea's former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo filed an appeal against a court ruling that gave him an eight-month jail term last week for bribery, legal sources said Thursday.Lee, who was convicted of taking 30 million won from Sung Wan-jong, the late chairman of construction firm Keangn...

Updated : 2016.02.04 14:53

Park renews calls for passage of bills

President Park Geun-hye renewed her calls Wednesday for the parliamentary passage of a set of bills meant to revitalize South Korea's economy."The urgent thing is to pass" the bills, Park said in a meeting with the heads of small and medium-sized companies in an industrial zone near Seoul....

Updated : 2016.02.03 20:29

Enhancing Sri Lanka - Korea relations

The following article was contributed by the Embassy of Sri Lanka. – Ed.Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea enjoy longstanding friendly relations and historical bonds based on Buddhist cultural links...

Updated : 2016.02.03 19:50

Ex-Interior Minister quits SNU professorship amid reproach

Former Interior Minister Chong Jong-sup, who announced his candidacy for the April parliamentary elections, came under fire Wednesday for having resumed his position at Seoul National University Law S...

Updated : 2016.02.03 16:19

President Park rejects birthday present from rival, former ally

President Park Geun-hye decided Tuesday to accept orchids sent by the main opposition party’s interim leader Kim Jong-in to celebrate her 64th birthday. Her aide had turned the flowers down earlier i...

Updated : 2016.02.02 17:41

[ELECTION 2016] Welfare promises dry up ahead of election

South Korea will elect the new 20th National Assembly members on April 13. The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles on the candidate agendas, election trends and notable runners leading up ...

Updated : 2016.02.02 16:18

Ahn’s center-right opposition party officially launches

A new center-right party founded by Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo was officially launched Tuesday, pledging to emerge as the third-biggest party in the April general election and break the country’s two party d...

Updated : 2016.02.02 16:05

Ex-presidential aide joins Minjoo Party

A former presidential secretary who had stepped down amid accusations of leaking a classified document joined the opposition camp on Tuesday.“I have seen hope in the party’s recent struggle to corre...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:30

Park names new disease prevention chief

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday named Jung Ki-suck, 58 and currently director of Hallym University Medical Center, the new director of the Welfare Ministry-affiliated Centers for Disease Control an...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:28

Parties slam Japan on sex slavery stance

Opposition parties slammed the Japanese government in unison on Monday for once again denying the forced mobilization of sex slaves during World War II in a formal U.N. document.The Minjoo Party relea...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:44

[Newsmaker] Unlikely candidates rush to run in April elections

With the incumbent National Assembly embroiled in unending bipartisan and factional feuds, while still failing to draw out an electorate map with just three months left to the elections, it seems les...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:40

Polls show Ahn’s new party losing ground

With the general elections less than three months away, opinion polls showed Monday that the fledging opposition party led by Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo is steadily losing support, as the two major parties re...

Updated : 2016.02.01 15:41