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Moon sympathizes with Chinese over Nanjing massacre
President Moon Jae-in offered words of consolation to victims in the Nanjing massacre during his visit to Beijing, Wednesday.
Kim Jong-un vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to make the country the strongest nuclear power based on its completed nuclear program, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Wednesday.
New LKP floor leader elected
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) elected Rep. Kim Sung-tae as its new floor leader, Tuesday. Kim, a confidant of party Chairman Hong Joon-pyo, beat Hong Moon-jong, a loyalist of disgraced former President Park Geun-hye, and Han Sun-kyo, a candidate with no factional ties. Kim garnered 55 of 108 votes while Hong and Han had 35 and 17 votes each.
Gov't launches English-language service for public safety
The government will launch an English-language service website and app, Tuesday, for foreigners to report any daily dangers or safety concerns to the authorities, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Monday.
IOC chief wants to visit North Korea for talks on Olympics
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach wants to visit North Korea to encourage it to participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea in February, sources said Friday. Government officials reportedly said talks between the IOC and North Korea were under way to arrange Bach's visit to Pyongyang. If North Korea agrees, he could visit there this month.
'Humanitarian aid for North Korea is basis for unification'
Humanitarian aid for North Korea should continue to better connect the people in the country with the outside world despite heightened missile threats by its regime, civic activists said Thursday.
Political deadlock expected after budget passage
The National Assembly passed the budget bill for the next year during a plenary session early Wednesday, with the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) boycotting the vote to protest some items in it. The LKP's protest is likely to produce political deadlock although the Assembly has many bills to pass during the remaining period of the regular session that finishes Saturday.
LKP shows little presence in budgettalks
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) has done little in negotiations on the budget bill for next year, virtually surrendering to what the ruling bloc wants. It also reversed its floor leader's decision to agree with the rival parties on the 2018 budget bill after many of its members protested the agreement.
Parties tentatively agree on 2018 budget bill
The rival political parties reached a tentative agreement over a budget bill for next year Monday, with some sticking points including the size of job creation in the public sector due to reservations from the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP).
Ahn vows to bolster centrist presence in Assembly
People's Party Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo vowed to strengthen the party's centrist presence, Monday, reiterating his vision for a multi-party system in Korean politics that used to be dominated by ruling and main opposition parties.
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