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Park, Museveni launch Korea Aid program for Uganda

President Park Geun-hye and her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni launched South Korea's aid program for Uganda on Monday in the latest sign of Seoul’s commitment to boosting development cooperation in Africa.   South Korea -- which has become the first former aid recipient to join th...

Updated : 2016.05.30 21:25

Uganda reaffirms pledge to sever N.K. ties

South Korea and Uganda on Monday reconfirmed the African state’s pledge to cut its ties with North Korea, claiming that an earlier news report denying such plans was a misunderstanding.Cheong Wa Dae ...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:40

National Assembly gets off to rough start

The 20th National Assembly kicked off Monday, with the rival parties streamlining their prioritized legislation initiatives as a start to the crucial four year-term that will include a presidential ra...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:29

U.N. chief guards against exaggerating his action in Korea

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked South Koreans Monday to refrain from speculating about whether he will run for president next year, saying the meaning of his six-day stay in the country has been exaggerated.South Korea's former foreign minister said in a press conference after the...

Updated : 2016.05.30 14:39

U.N. chief 'baffled' by presidential speculation

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dismissed speculation Monday that he may run for South Korea's presidency next year, saying he plans to concentrate on his duties as U.N. chief.Ban, who is on a six-day visit to his native South Korea, made headlines last week after making remarks that we...

Updated : 2016.05.30 13:34

U.N. chief urges youth to rise up for global causes

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on young people around the world Monday to raise their voices in support of global causes, such as climate change and human rights.Speaking in his home country, he especially urged young South Koreans to look beyond their borders and broaden their ...

Updated : 2016.05.30 13:22

Opposition criticizes Ban's 'political' remark

Officials from South Korea's opposition parties continued to criticize U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday following a remark that hinted at him possibly running in the next presidential race, as such a development is expected to seriously complicate their efforts to bring about r...

Updated : 2016.05.30 11:11

Park's approval rate gains ground on Africa visit

President Park Geun-hye's approval rating edged up last week from the previous seven-day period, data showed Monday, as the public cheered her efforts to expand diplomatic ties with Africa.According to the data compiled by RealMeter, Park's approval rating came to 33.9 percent, up 1.6 perc...

Updated : 2016.05.30 09:59

[Newsmaker] Ban’s trip kindles presidential run rumors

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s six-day trip in South Korea would have been just a routine visit by the world’s top diplomat to his home state -- if not for the growing anticipation on his pote...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:33

S. Korea's 19th National Assembly ends its term today

The 19th National Assembly of Korea finished its four-year term Sunday, pulling the curtain down on what critics say is one of the worst-performing parliaments of all time.    It got off to a rough start due to a brewing controversy over surveillance by the state on ordinary people and a...

Updated : 2016.05.29 15:34

U.N. chief calls for stepped-up cooperation to eradicate polio

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday thanked a global nongovernmental voluntary service organization for fighting polio but urged more cooperation down the road to completely eradicate the debilitating disease from the Earth.    He made the call in a speech at the Rotary Internat...

Updated : 2016.05.29 13:53

U.N. chief visits folk village amid presidential speculation

U.N.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in a small folk village in southeastern South Korea on Sunday, a trip widely seen as the start of a presidential campaign ahead of next year's election.   Ban, who is on a six-day visit to his native South Korea, made headlines last week after he...

Updated : 2016.05.29 13:52

Electricity went off in Park's hotel in Ethiopia

There was a short power blackout at the hotel in Ethiopia where South Korean President Park Geun-hye was staying during her state visit, hotel and South Korean officials said.   The electricity went out around 8:55 p.m. on Thursday and lasted for about 30 seconds to one minute at the She...

Updated : 2016.05.29 11:59

U.N. chief Ban back in S. Korea after short trip to Japan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came back in South Korea on Friday after making a short trip to Japan to attend a G7 summit.Ban, a native South Korean, landed at Gimpo International Airport, just west of Seoul, earlier in the day. After staying here for two days, he left on Thursday for...

Updated : 2016.05.27 21:14

Park vetoes hearing bill

President Park Geun-hye vetoed the controversial parliamentary hearing bill on Friday, generating a torrent of criticism from the opposition parties who vowed to re-endorse it at the next parliament. ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:36