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[FOCUS] Ahn's resignation over scandal underpins 'new politics' motto

Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo had little to lose from his resignation as cochief of the People‘s Party on Wednesday. By assuming responsibility for the ongoing rebate scandal, he not only reemphasized his “new...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:59

Main opposition Minjoo to punish lawmaker on nepotism

Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea said Thursday it decided to punish one of its lawmakers who has been cited for hiring families and relatives at her office, which sparked considerable public anger.Rep. Seo Young-kyo is alleged to have hired her own daughter as an intern at her...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:06

Park visits eco-friendly town to promote policies to tackle climate change, bolster energy industries

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday visited an eco-friendly energy town in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, in her latest on-site campaign to promote her policy drive to tackle climate change and bolster ...

Updated : 2016.06.30 12:56

Park promotes flexible working hours

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited a local air passenger service company to encourage and promote the flextime system, a crucial part of the government’s labor reform program aimed at impro...

Updated : 2016.06.29 17:35

Ahn resigns amid party scandal

Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo and Chun Jung-bae, the two cochiefs of the opposition People’s Party, resigned from their posts Wednesday, assuming responsibility over the widening kickback scandal involving key...

Updated : 2016.06.29 17:05

Two leaders of People's Party offer to resign over corruption scandal

The two leaders of the People's Party offered to resign on Wednesday, taking "political" responsibility for a high-profile corruption scandal involving three members of the fledgling minor opposition ...

Updated : 2016.06.29 13:27

Park visits local firm to promote flextime system

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited a local air passenger service company to promote a flextime system, the centerpiece of a broader program that her government has backed to help workers mai...

Updated : 2016.06.29 11:43

People’s Party vows to suspend scandal-ridden members upon indictment

After weeks of sidestepping questions and denying direct links, the People’s Party’s leadership on Tuesday announced the party will immediately suspend membership of those involved in the corruption...

Updated : 2016.06.28 18:49

Park's 'Vietnam' analogy causes diplomatic unease

President Park Geun-hye’s repeated reference to Vietnam’s forceful unification as a negative political analogy has come into dispute for lacking diplomatic courtesy toward a longstanding trade partn...

Updated : 2016.06.28 16:46

Park calls on parliament to quickly pass extra budget plan

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to quickly approve the government's extra spending proposal, stressing it focuses on supporting those who have lost their jobs amid t...

Updated : 2016.06.28 10:03

Parliament to open probe into toxic humidifier disinfectant

Ruling and opposition parties reached a bipartisan agreement Monday to investigate the toxic humidifier disinfectant case that has become one of South Korea's worst consumer product scandals.The humid...

Updated : 2016.06.27 20:07

Civic groups push to incorporate everyday life into legislative process

One of the most popular criticisms against mainstream politics in South Korea is that it has focused too much on political agendas serving the purposes of established politics with less appeal to the ...

Updated : 2016.06.27 18:21

Park promotes Korea's tailored welfare services

President Park Geun-hye on Monday stressed Korea's efforts to share its experience in creating social welfare services with developing nations, pointing out that such services have contributed to enha...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:53

Opposition parties hit by sleaze accusations

The two leading opposition parties on Monday apologized and vowed zero tolerance upon the irregularity allegations implicating some of their incumbent members, as the issues were seen to hamper the pa...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:42

Saenuri party appoints new secretary-general

The ruling Saenuri Party on Monday appointed Rep. Park Myung-jae as the new secretary-general of its interim leadership as part of efforts to defuse factional tensions and start due preparations for t...

Updated : 2016.06.27 13:14