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Ruling party leader apologizes over botched bill

The ruling party leader publicly apologized Monday over a controversial parliamentary bill that was vetoed by and drew the ire of President Park Geun-hye."I apologize to the people for this situation," Saenuri Party chairman Kim Moo-sung told reporters after a meeting among top party membe...

Updated : 2015.06.29 20:29

Moon accuses president of violating Constitution

The main opposition party head on Monday accused President Park Geun-hye of violating the Constitution, citing Park’s comments last week that urged voters to vote against the ruling party’s floor le...

Updated : 2015.06.29 19:57

Saenuri strife escalates over whip's fate

Supreme council members of the governing party on Monday tussled over the fate of the party’s chief whip amid an intensifying internal feud between lawmakers loyal to President Park Geun-hye and the ...

Updated : 2015.06.29 19:00

Moon accuses president of violating Constitution

The main opposition party’s chair on Monday accused President Park Geun-hye of violating the Constitution, citing Park’s comments last week that urged voters to vote against the ruling party’s floo...

Updated : 2015.06.29 14:32

Ruling-party lawmaker rejects summons over alleged bribery

A ruling party lawmaker suspected of receiving illegal political funds in a high profile corruption scandal has refused to answer his summons by the prosecution, prosecution officials said Saturday.   According to the officials, Rep. Rhee In-je of the ruling Saenuri Party has refused to ...

Updated : 2015.06.28 21:47

Assembly feud deepens after Park veto

Political disarray at the National Assembly persisted over the weekend as the main opposition party Sunday repeated calls to hold a revote on controversial parliamentary amendments that President Park...

Updated : 2015.06.28 16:08

[Newsmaker] The embattled whip

The governing party remained split Sunday over if it should stage a confidence vote on whip Rep. Yoo Seong-min due to his role in last week’s legislative crisis that is widely viewed as a power strug...

Updated : 2015.06.28 15:15

Park vows to make Jeju an island of smart-tourism, energy self-sufficiency

   President Park Geun-hye on Friday pledged to transform Jeju into one of the world's best islands in terms of smart-tourism and energy self-sufficiency, during her visit to a new innovation center there.    The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning joined forces with Daum Kak...

Updated : 2015.06.27 10:19

Park vows to make Jeju an island of smart-tourism, energy self-sufficiency

President Park Geun-hye on Friday pledged to transform Jeju into one of the world's best islands in terms of smart-tourism and energy self-sufficiency, during her visit to a new innovation center there.The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning joined forces with Daum Kakao Corp., th...

Updated : 2015.06.26 21:41

Political crisis deepens over Park’s veto

The nation’s two main parties fell into deeper turmoil on Friday as they struggled to respond to President Park Geun-hye’s veto of a controversial parliamentary law and her brutal denouncement of la...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:25

Cheong Wa Dae denies Park's possible defection

The possibility that President Park Geun-hye may defect from the ruling party is groundless, a Cheong Wa Dae official said Friday. In a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Park criticized lawmakers, including the floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, saying that they have betrayed the people by ...

Updated : 2015.06.26 15:37

President's veto roils Assembly

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday vetoed the controversial revision to the National Assembly Act, blasting both main parties for overstepping their boundaries and neglecting their duties, in a move ...

Updated : 2015.06.25 11:31

Park set to veto controversial parliamentary law revision

President Park Geun-hye is poised to veto a revised parliamentary law designed to empower the parliament to challenge government enactment Thursday, Cheong Wa Dae said.The parliamentary law revision bill passed through the National Assembly in late May and was sent for final approval to th...

Updated : 2015.06.25 09:43

Park’s office snubs calls to apologize over MERS

The presidential office said Wednesday that it would focus first on combating the Middle East respiratory syndrome, brushing aside the mounting calls from political circles to apologize over the gover...

Updated : 2015.06.24 18:09

Parties set to vote on MERS bills

The National Assembly is set to put a package of bills proposed to financially support patients and people suspected of being infected from Middle East respiratory syndrome to a vote Thursday. The bi...

Updated : 2015.06.24 14:51