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Prosecutors search ex-presidential legal chief's office

Prosecutors on Friday seized and searched the office of Woo Byung-woo, a former presidential official who allegedly played a crucial role between former President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi...

Updated : 2017.03.24 18:14

Liberal presidential contenders vie for support in home turf

Presidential hopefuls of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea made full-fledged efforts Friday to garner votes in the party’s stronghold, which is likely to sway the outcome of the imminent ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 18:02

Prosecutors visit former Park aide's offices in corruption probe

Prosecutors attempted to raid three offices of a former senior presidential aide involved in a corruption scandal that led to the dismissal of former President Park Geun-hye.  (Yonhap)Woo Byung-woo, ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:59

Presidential front-runner Moon officially declares election bid

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in officially declared his bid for South Korea's top elected office Friday, vowing to restore justice and national unity, ensure the rule of law and strengthen indep...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:13

Presidential frontrunner Moon likely to win majority in primary

A survey indicated Friday that South Korea's leading presidential contender probably won more than half the votes in his party's first in-house election earlier this week.Moon Jae-in, former chief of ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 10:57

Prosecutors hint at possible arrest warrant on Park

Expectations mounted Thursday on the possible arrest of former President Park Geun-hye as the prosecutors, amid their cautious reticence, gestured to handle the ousted state chief’s charges in a ster...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:15

Political parties call for safe recovery of sunken ferry

The country's rival parties spoke in rare unison Thursday, calling for the safe recovery of a passenger ferry that sank nearly three years ago.But the pro-government and opposition blocs still differ ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:31

Overseas voters required to sign up for May 9 election in a week

Facing a tight schedule for this year’s early presidential election, overseas voters are paying more attention to choosing the nation’s leader than ever before.As of Thursday, more than 14,000 overs...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:26

Democratic Party launches probe into possible leak of polling result

The liberal Democratic Party on Thursday launched an investigation into a possible leak of information on the outcome of a poll that will make up a part of its in-house election to name its presidenti...

Updated : 2017.03.23 13:57

Moon leads presidential poll for 12 weeks despite slip

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was the favorite presidential contender this week for the 12th straight week even after falling from his all-time high record, a poll showed Thursday.Moon g...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:58

Presidential candidates to register with election watchdog in mid-April

South Korea's election watchdog is hastening its preparations for a rare presidential by-election to pick the successor of ousted President Park Geun-hye. The government fixed the voting date to May 9...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:44

Moon postpones official declaration of election bid due to sunken ferry

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party has postponed the official announcement of his presidential bid, as he seeks to restrain from campaigning due to the planned lifting of a passenger ferry th...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:39

Moon-An rivalry turns nasty

South Chungcheong Province Gov. An Hee-jung, a presidential aspirant of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, on Wednesday lashed out at front-runner Moon Jae-in, accusing him of a smear camp...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:56

Former ruling party's presidential hopefuls rail against front-runner Moon

The conservative Liberty Korea Party's presidential contenders launched into tirades against their powerful liberal rival during their policy debate Wednesday.The primary debate of the former ruling p...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:23

Presidential front-runner Moon vows to improve poverty subsidy

South Korea's presidential front-runner pledged Wednesday to scrap a regulation that denies a state subsidy to those who live below the poverty line but have income-earning family members to depend on...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:48