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DSME bribed chief news editor: lawmaker

A lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party claimed Monday that troubledSong Hee-young, chief editor of Chosun Ilbo (Yonhap)shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sent the chief editor of a t...

Updated : 2016.08.29 17:05

Park calls for effective measures against NK nuke

President Park Geun-hye on Monday called on the military to prepare practical measures against North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, and to maintain readiness so that any attempt or provoca...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:53

New Minjoo head kicks off official duty

Choo Mi-ae, the new head of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, started her official duties by paying tribute to late presidents, and vowing to put full-fledged efforts into revitaliz...

Updated : 2016.08.29 10:43

Minjoo turns to pro-Moon leadership

The main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea over the weekend welcomed the new leadership mostly comprised of figures supportive of former chairman Moon Jae-in, giving Moon a boost to his presidentia...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:10

[NEWSMAKER] Ahn signals at 2017 presidential bid

The People’s Party’s former chairman Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo on Sunday strongly indicated a second presidential bid, vowing to change politics, the lives of the people and the administration with “reaso...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:46

New opposition leader expected to take hard-line approach

Choo Mi-ae won the leadership of the main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea in a sweeping victory Saturday, and is now expected to take a hard-line, more “left-leaning” approach in the lead-up to...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:41

Choo Mi-ae elected as new Minjoo head

Members of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea elected Rep. Choo Mi-ae as their new head on Saturday, signaling "progressive-leaning" changes in the party's major policies.Choo, a five...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:10

Parliamentary think tank urges caution against Google's map request

South Korea's parliamentary research body on Saturday defended the country's restrictions on the use of government-supplied maps abroad against Google's controversial map request.In a report, the Nati...

Updated : 2016.08.27 15:20

Park renews calls for developing agriculture into future growth engine

President Park Geun-hye on Friday reiterated her calls to develop the agricultural sector into a future growth engine by incorporating cutting-edge technologies, cultural content, tourism and other cr...

Updated : 2016.08.26 20:31

Opposition lawmaker acquitted of perjury charges in election meddling case

A local court on Friday acquitted an opposition lawmaker who was indicted over alleged perjury in a 2012 presidential election meddling case.The Seoul Central District Court found police officer-turned-politician Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the minor People's Party not guilty of falsely testifyin...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:42

Former game developer wealthiest member of 20th parliament

The average assets of newly registered lawmakers was higher than the overall average for National Assembly members, due mainly to the election of a wealthy former businessman.New lawmakers held an ave...

Updated : 2016.08.26 15:49

Parties agree to hold hearing on activist in coma

 Rival parties on Thursday agreed to hold a parliamentary hearing on the alleged excessive use of force by police during a massive protest last year that led to Baek Nam-Ki, a 69-year-old farmer, fal...

Updated : 2016.08.25 18:45

Park meets WIPO chief

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday met with a UN intellectual property agency chief to discuss cooperation between South Korea and the international agency, her office Cheong Wa Dae said.During their talks, Park and Francis Gurry, the director general of the World Intellectual Property Or...

Updated : 2016.08.25 17:59

Ex-Saenuri publicist summoned over campaign videos

Prosecutors on Thursday summoned a former official who had led public relations for the ruling Saenuri Party over allegedly breaching the Political Fund Act by demanding free campaign videos, investig...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:32

Parties tentatively agree to pass extra budget bill

The rival parties on Thursday tentatively agreed to pass the government’s extra budget plan, with the main opposition The Minjoo Party of Korea backing down from its earlier demand for a parliamentar...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:31