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'This means war': main opposition party chief locks horns with prosecutors
The two main rival parties are clashing over the prosecution's summoning of main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung for questioning on allegations over his involvement in a 2015 land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. The DPK has called the investigation “political retaliation” against the main opposition party by the rulin...
Foreign minister vows diplomatic solution to forced labor dispute with Japan
Foreign Minister Park Jin on Friday met surviving South Korean victims of forced labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial occupation of Korea, and pledged to find “diplomatic solutions” to the thorny matter, which is one of the main reasons for the soured Seoul-Tokyo relations. Park visited the southwestern city of Gwangju and met two surviving victims of wartime forced labor ― ...
New main opposition party chairman proposes meeting with President Yoon
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, who narrowly lost the presidential race against rival Yoon Suk-yeol in March, was elected, Sunday, as the chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK).The latest victory marks an extraordinary comeback for Lee to the party's mainstream from his defeat in the presidential election. The two-year chairmanship will assure Lee of his right to...
Remembering ancestors
A family bows at an ancestral gravesite in a Geumjeong District cemetery, Busan, Sunday, as Koreans pay respects to deceased family members ahead of the four-day Chuseok holiday that begins Sept. 9. Yonhap
Ruling party struggles to overcome leadership turmoil
Factional infighting that has plagued the ruling People Power Party (PPP) is showing signs of escalating after a court decision in favor of ousted leader, Lee Jun-seok, as those loyal to President Yoon Suk-yeol are still intent on preventing Lee from returning to power. On Saturday, the PPP decided to launch a new emergency committee by amending party regulations and starting...
Yoon lauds Korea's world-class nuclear power technology
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday congratulated Korea's state-run energy company for winning a deal to construct turbine islands under the El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt, saying the contract proves Seoul's technological prowess in the nuclear power plant industry.
Court orders NK leader to compensate families of fallen sailors
A district court ordered North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un to pay a combined 160 million won ($112,000) in compensation to the family members of eight sailors who died or were injured in a 2002 inter-Korean naval skirmish near Yeonpyeong Island in the West Sea.
Monitoring forex market volatility
President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a meeting on macroeconomic conditions at Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation headquarters in Seocho district, Seoul, Wednesday, a day after the Korean won closed at 1,343.5 per dollar, the weakest level since April 2009 when the country was hit by the global financial crisis. Yoon noted the macroeconomic situation is worse t...
Presidential office inspects own staff
The presidential office has been inspecting some secretaries, aides and other staff members who are believed to have been involved in leaking internal documents, fraud or other inappropriate activities.
South Korea-China relations at crossroads
South Korea and China will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic ties today, highlighting the reciprocal benefits that the two countries have enjoyed. On Wednesday evening, Foreign Minister Park Jin and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are expected to read out messages from President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Xi Jinping in their respective capitals to mark the e...
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