Overseas voter turnouts surpass previous presidential election in Asia

Overseas voter turnouts for the May 9 presidential election surpassed marks set in the previous presidential poll in Asia on Sunday, the final day of their absentee voting period.Voting for South Koreans residing overseas began on...

N. Korean state media makes 1st mention of US aircraft carrier in S. Korean waters

The North Korean state media on Sunday made its first mention of a US aircraft carrier that has taken part in a joint exercise here with the South Korean Navy.The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that USS Carl Vinson wa...

Largest party in parliament pledges to seek hearing on THAAD deployment

South Korea's Democratic Party said Sunday it will push for a parliamentary hearing on the on-going deployment of a US missile defense system, claiming that the deployment should be decided upon by the next administration. "We wil...

Allies’ security chiefs ‘reiterate’ initial agreement on THAAD: Cheong Wa Dae

Security chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed the initial agreement on a US advanced missile defense system that Washington would shoulder expenses for deploying and operating the weapon system, Seoul’s presiden...

[Election 2017] Liberal stronghold region now wavers between Moon and Ahn

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles that try to capture the voter sentiment in key regions. The following is the fourth installment on Gwangju and South and North Jeolla Province, a traditional liberal stronghold. ...

Kim Chong-in accepts Ahn's call to lead panel for joint gov't

A high-profile politician on Sunday accepted centrist presidential nominee Ahn Cheol-soo's offer to lead his campaign panel to prepare for a reformist government as the hopeful struggles to shore up declining voter support.During ...

Gyeonggi-Incheon shows highest proportion of swing voters

Gyeonggi Province is the No. 1 in population size and number of voters, surpassing those of the nation’s capital Seoul. Together with the neighboring Incheon -- Korea’s third-largest city -- the region accounts for nearly 30 per...

[Election 2017] Ballot printing begins

With just nine days to go to the presidential election, South Korea on Sunday began printing ballots, with 13 candidates still in the running. Liberal standard-bearer Moon Jae-in is leading the crowded race with a double-digit mar...

Korea lags far behind in education quality

South Korea is investing heavily in education, but its education quality lags far behind rich countries in nurturing talent through skills development, a report showed Sunday. According to the report by Hyundai Research Institute,...

N. Korea threatens to sink US nuclear submarine deployed to S. Korea

After the United States deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft carrier to South Korean waters amid high inter-Korean tensions, North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the underwater vessel, accusing America of stepp...

N. Korea continues attempts to thwart conservatives in S. Korean presidential election

North Korea on Sunday lambasted South Korea's conservative forces in yet another attempt to stop them from taking power in the South's upcoming presidential election, calling the debate of a security crisis caused by the North Kor...

USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with Korean Navy

The USS Carl Vinson, a US aircraft carrier, on Saturday started a joint naval drill with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea amid heightened tensions from North Korea's failed ballistic missile launch earlier in the morning, def...

Search teams moving to enter collapsed areas of Sewol ferry to find remains

MOKPO -- Search teams are in the process of entering collapsed areas of the Sewol ferry to find the remains of nine people still listed as missing from the sinking, authorities said Sunday.The on-site search coordination office sa...

Govt. puts number of eligible voters at 42.48m

About 42.48 million people are eligible to vote in South Korea's upcoming presidential election with those aged 60 or older comprising the largest age bracket, the government said Friday. The Ministry of the Interior said that amo...

Front-runner Moon retains wide lead, conservative rival gains grounds: presidential poll

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in of the main opposition party maintained his easy lead over centrist rival Ahn Cheol-soo, in a new poll published on Sunday in the run-up to the May 9 election. Moon of the liberal Democratic P...