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Saenuri refuses chief’s suggestion to return to audit

The ruling Saenuri Party members on Wednesday decided against their chief’s suggestion to return to the parliamentary audit, reiterating their position to continue the boycott for the resignation of ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:59

Boycotting Saenuri locks in committee chief

The ruling Saenuri Party’s boycott continued to stymie the second day of the parliamentary audit, with tension peaking as the party’s members locked its member and chief of the National Assembly’s ...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:52

Appeals court overturns conviction of ex-PM over bribery

An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a jail term handed down to former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo and acquitted him of allegations he received bribes from a deceased businessman, citing a lack of evidence.The Seoul High Court acquitted Lee of allegations he received 30 million won ($27,0...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:58

Opposition parties urge Saenuri head to end hunger strike, start talks

South Korea's opposition parties said Tuesday the head of the ruling Saenuri Party should end his hunger strike and work to normalize the regular audit session that has been paralyzed by partisan disp...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:32

Saenuri boycotts Assembly audit

The first parliamentary audit of the 20th National Assembly fell into disarray on its first day Monday, as members of the ruling party boycotted the sessions while its leader began a hunger strike aga...

Updated : 2016.09.26 16:56

Saenuri chief vows to prevent corporate tax hike

Ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Rep. Lee Jung-hyun on Monday promised business representatives he would prevent the opposition parties’ push to raise the corporate tax.In a meeting arranged by the Kore...

Updated : 2016.09.26 16:36

Parliamentary speaker seeks to postpone audit on ruling party's boycott

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun on Monday requested the opposition parties to delay the regular parliamentary audit, as the ruling party vowed to stage a boycott questioning the political neutrality of the parliamentary speaker.The 20-day audit officially commenced proceedings des...

Updated : 2016.09.26 11:52

Ruling party casts doubt on parliamentary speaker's neutrality

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party on Monday cast doubt on the neutrality of National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun after he made controversial remarks during last week's parliamentary session to sack the agricultural minister.Last week, South Korea's opposition parties passed a motion t...

Updated : 2016.09.26 10:53

Parliamentary audit kicks off amid ruling party's boycott

South Korea's National Assembly started its regular audit on Monday, with the schedule set to face bumpy roads ahead as the ruling party vowed to stage a boycott questioning the political neutrality of the parliamentary speaker.During the 20-day audit, lawmakers are set to pose various que...

Updated : 2016.09.26 10:47

Political tension rises after Park's veto

The ruling Saenuri Party and opposition parties Sunday hit an impasse over holding a parliamentary audit as scheduled, clashing over President Park Geun-hye’s veto of a parliamentary motion to dismis...

Updated : 2016.09.25 16:47

Rival parties split over Park's remarks on minister's dismissal

Ruling and opposition parties showed mixed responses Saturday to President Park Geun-hye's speech rebuking parliament for its passage of a motion to dismiss the agriculture minister.Earlier in the day, the National Assembly endorsed the motion to recommend the dismissal of Minister Kim Jae...

Updated : 2016.09.25 08:55

3 S. Koreans injured in explosion at Korea-Japan joint event in Tokyo

Japanese authorities investigate the scene where an explosion took place at a park in Tokyo on Sept. 24, 2016. The explosion injured three South Koreans who were preparing to open a booth for Korean c...

Updated : 2016.09.24 15:29

Park accepts resignation of feud-ridden special inspector

President Park Geun-hye on Friday accepted the resignation of special inspector Lee Seok-su who has been under probe for illegally leaking information on her aide to the media.Lee Seok-su (Yonhap)Lee ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 21:53

S. Korea's veterans minister express regrets over THAAD controversy

The South Korean minister for veterans affairs expressed regrets over the public outcry that erupted over the decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula."I feel very sorry over the controversies caused by the South Korean and U.S. governments' d...

Updated : 2016.09.22 21:12

Cheong Wa Dae denies claims of top aide's illicit fundraising

Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday continued to keep silent over the series of high-profile corruption charges involving some of the closest confidants of President Park Geun-hye.The problematic figure this ti...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:41