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[Newsmaker] Kospi cruises past 2,300, despite foreign selling

South Korea‘s main bourse extended record-setting rallies for the second consecutive day Tuesday on robust institutional buying that offset foreign selling.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price I...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:16

[Newsmaker] NK’s ICBM quest gains momentum

Since the beginning of this year, North Korea has launched a total of eight ballistic missiles, two of them after President Moon Jae-in was sworn in as South Korea’s commander in chief on May 10. Thr...

Updated : 2017.05.22 16:08

[Newsmaker] Kang Kyung-wha: Seoul's first-ever female FM nominee

President Moon Jae-in’s pick for foreign minister is a female diplomat with a career in the United Nations and who started off as a language expert. Kang Kyung-wha, who was nominated Sunday to lead...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:46

[Newsmaker] Iran's Rouhani: Moderate cleric open to world

President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran’s revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 16:19

[Newsmaker] New veteran affairs chief breaks glass ceiling

The Patriots and Veteran Affairs Ministry was created in 1961 as a state body dedicated to war veterans and retired solders. But in reality, it looked more like an old guards’ network in which retire...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:30

[Newsmaker] Returning CJ chief vows W36tr investment

CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay-hyun has made an official comeback to the nation’s food and entertainment giant, ending a four-year hiatus in management due to his ill health and jail term. The chairman, ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:45

[Newsmaker] Trump shared ‘secret info with Russian officials’

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong conde...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:33

[Newsmaker] Moon Jae-in names special envoys, adds Europe to list

President Moon Jae-in named his special envoys to major powers Monday, adding Germany and the European Union to the usual list of four -- China, Japan, Russia and the US.“The addition of the EU and G...

Updated : 2017.05.15 15:45

[Newsmaker] China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N. Korea missile

 BEIJING  -- China touted on Sunday its new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalization, but a North Korean missile test intruded on th...

Updated : 2017.05.14 17:59

[Newsmaker] Progressive professor tapped as corruption buster

A scholar who is neither a former prosecutor nor a veteran politician may be an odd choice as Cheong Wa Dae’s legal affairs chief, but for President Moon Jae-in, who is determined to mark a fresh sta...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:28

[Newsmaker] Liberal governor to lead Moon’s Cabinet

A respected figure with ample experience in public communication, party politics and state administration, President Moon Jae-in’s pick for prime minister Lee Nak-yon also comes from the left-leaning...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:56

[Newsmaker] Moon Jae-in, a reluctant politician, rises to presidency

It was not a lust for power or a lofty political ideal that drove Moon Jae-in into politics at age 59. Rather, it was a solemn vow to succeed the political legacy of a dear late friend who committed s...

Updated : 2017.05.10 00:31

[Newsmaker] Daunting tasks await new president

From the controversial deployment of a US-led missile defense system to political reforms, the next administration is laden with many urgent tasks.However, the winner of Tuesday’s presidential electi...

Updated : 2017.05.09 14:37

[Newsmaker] Will Moon Jae-in clinch resounding victory?

Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea is the favourite to win the presidential race and the political audience’s attention is on whether he will be able to garner more than 50 percent of ballo...

Updated : 2017.05.09 10:40

[Newsmaker] Centrist Macron becomes France's youngest president

French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strength...

Updated : 2017.05.08 08:00
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