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Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts

South Korea’s highest court ruled against a regulation on the population size of voting districts Thursday, after citizens mostly from a populous district in Seoul claimed they were underrepresented ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:50

(Photo News) Thumbs up!

President Park Geun-hye gives a thumbs up during a ceremony marking the first operational deployment of the indigenous light attack fighter FA-50 at the Air Force’s 8th Fighter Wing in Wonju, Gangwon...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:47

Saenuri presidential hopeful opposes constitutional change

Former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-soo on Thursday expressed his opposition to constitutional reform, intensifying a national debate over proposals to dilute the president’s powers.Kim, considered a contender for the next presidential election, said there was nothing wrong with the Co...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:38

NPAD calls for constitutional revision before 2016 elections

Leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties made their parliamentary addresses Thursday, each emphasizing his party’s own agenda. Although the two leaders spoke on the same day, their focus fel...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:37

Growth to top Park’s agenda

President Park Geun-hye urged the rival parties Wednesday to support her government’s economic stimulus plan for next year. “Now is the last golden time for the country to rebuild its economy (as we...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:38

S. Korean, Rwandan presidents exchange views on expanding ties at summit

The presidents of South Korea and Rwanda exchanged views on expanding political and economic ties at a summit meeting held in Seoul on Wednesday.   The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Park Geun-hye expressed hope that the two countries will move forward to strengthen ties that hav...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:36

Economy takes center stage in Park’s cross-party meeting

President Park Geun-hye focused on the economic theme of her policy address in a meeting with the ruling and opposition parties Wednesday, stressing the need for interparty cooperation to revive the e...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:28

Sewol families stage protest at Assembly

Families of those killed in the April ferry disaster staged a rally in front of the legislature on Wednesday, shouting aloud their grievances at President Park Geun-hye. The president was visiting the parliament to make an annual policy speech.But Park, who has been known to be “frosty” ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:27

Constitutional argument erupts over public-sector pension reform

The drive to reform the Government Employees Pension program may face more obstacles with opposition lawmakers calling for more time, while others claim it may violate the Constitution. According to the civil servants’ union, levying a fee on retired government employees to contribute to ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:26

Park to prioritize economic recovery next year

President Park Geun-hye urged the National Assembly on Wednesday to support her government’s economic stimulus plan for next year, stressing that it is “the last golden time” for the country to rev...

Updated : 2014.10.29 10:41

North Korea widening purge: NIS

Pyongyang is engaged in a widening purge of government and military officials, including those linked to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-thaek who was executed in 2013, Seoul’s spy...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:36

Park calls for swift passage of public pension reform bill

President Park Geun-hye called on officials Monday to put utmost efforts to complete the passage of the public pension reform bill within this year, despite the strong opposition from civil servants.“...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:34

[Graphic News] Idle corporate money hits record high

Investors are increasingly facing difficulty in finding appropriate investment instruments to park their money for decent returns amid a bearish run on the local stock market and lingering economic un...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:32

President accused of back-door appointment

An opposition lawmaker has charged that a former sports instructor appointed as an administrative staff member at Cheong Wa Dae is secretly a personal trainer to the president.Rep. Choi Min-hee of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy claimed Tuesday that the presidential...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:30

Saenuri to pursue pension reform despite opposition

The ruling Saenuri Party is to push ahead with the public sector pension reform plans amid concerns of limited impact and opposition from even within the party. On Tuesday, the ruling party held a general meeting of its lawmakers in the hopes of bringing the party fully behind the plans. T...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:20