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: Park Ji-won
Wed, July 17, 2019 | 02:03
By-elections a wake-up call for Moon, ruling party
Political strife between liberal and conservative parties is expected to deepen following Wednesday's by-elections for two National Assembly seats, considered a barometer of voter sentiment for the general elections in April next year.
| 2019-04-04 17:10
Main opposition, leftist parties win seat apiece in parliamentary by-elections
Defense minister awarded US decoration for promoting peace
South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo has received a top U.S. military award for strengthening the alliance between the countries and promoting peace while working as chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the defense ministry said Wednesday.
| 2019-04-03 17:00
Moon to appoint disputed minister nominees
President Moon Jae-in is expected to go ahead with the appointment of three minister nominees opposed by conservative parties before leaving for the U.S. on April 10 for a summit with President Donald Trump.
| 2019-04-02 17:32
Two Assembly seats up for grabs in Wednesday by-elections
Voters will elect two lawmakers in by-elections today, which may serve as a litmus test for the general election next year. Rival parties made last-minute campaigns to attract more votes on Tuesday in the relevant precincts.
| 2019-04-02 14:21
Korean voters go to polls for by-elections
K League club angry at LKP electioneering at stadium
Gyeongnam FC called for an apology from the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Monday, for conducting illegal election activities at a K-League game at its stadium last Saturday.
| 2019-04-01 16:56
Early voting begins for by-election to elect 2 lawmakers
Early voting has begun for next week's Assembly by-elections, which is seen as a political litmus test for the upcoming 2020 general elections. Eligible voters can vote for the April 3 elections in two South Gyeongsang Province districts in Changwon and Tongyeong-Goseong, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, according to the National Election Commission.
| 2019-03-29 17:06
North Korea may revise Constitution in April: NIS
South Korea is preparing for North Korea's possible amendment of its Constitution to make North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the official head of state, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said during a National Assembly briefing, Friday. Rep. Lee Eun-jae of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) quoted the spy agency as saying, “Considering that Kim didn't take a par...
| 2019-03-29 17:05
PM calls for Asia's participation to resolve NK issue for peace
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon asked Asian countries to play a role in urging North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula during an annual international forum in China. “The two Koreas and the United States remain on course for talks. I would like to express my appreciation to China, Japan and Russia for their support and hope they contin...
| 2019-03-28 20:36
Lawmaker seeks permission to bring baby to Assembly
Rep. Shin Bo-ra of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) has asked National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang for permission to bring her six-month-old baby to sessions.
| 2019-03-28 16:55
BMP lawmaker may be expelled for publicly ridiculing party chief
Rep. Lee Un-ju of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party (BMP) may face punitive measures from her party for making slanderous remarks against party Chairman Sohn Hak-kyu.
| 2019-03-27 17:29
41 cafes caught for using unhygienic ice
Korea to restrict foreigners' visa extensions for defaulting on health insurance fees
Ex-lawmaker Chung Doo-un found dead on Seoul mountain
David vs. Goliath: South Chungcheong's battle against coal
When justice meets reality
Korea, Israel agree to boost ties in manufacturing, high-tech
Taylor Swift becomes highest-paid celebrity
Farmers, fishermen fear Japan's expanding export curbs
US diplomat to discuss trade scuffle between Seoul, Tokyo
'MBC violates anti-workplace bullying law'
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
FINA World Championships 2019
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