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Officials from the National Election Commission show ballot papers and promotional pamphlets while disclosing how the election watchdog is making preparations for the June 4 local elections at the commission’s office in Jongno, Seoul, Monday. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Poor governance saps Kookmin
KB Kookmin Bank used to be the leading bank in Korea in terms of size and profit. However, the lender fell into disgrace after a series of mishaps and incidents of corruption.
Hana CEO faces heavy sanctions
Hana Bank CEO Kim Jong-jun is likely to be heavy penalized by the financial authorities for alleged using improper procedures when investing in a troubled savings bank when he was head of Hana Capital.
Cheong Wa Dae accused of lying about Chae
The presidential office is accused of having lied about its clandestine investigation of personal data on former Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook, his alleged lover and illegitimate son.
Seoul to OK casino project on Yeongjong
A mega casino resort construction project on Yeongjong Island, Incheon, is likely to get the approval soon, sources said.
Ex-vice minister to head home affairs ministry
President Park Geun-hye nominated Kang Byung-kyu, former vice minister of the Ministry of Security and Administration, Friday, days after Minister Yoo Jeong-bok declared his candidacy for the Incheon mayoral election.
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Back to street
Rep. Kim Han-gil, right in front row, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party, criticizes alleged fabrication of Chinese government travel documents by the prosecution and the National Intelligence Service at its rally in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, Wednesday. He also urged the ruling Saenuri Party to agree on scrapping the top-down nominations in the municipa...
High-level talks today
The two Koreas will hold high-level talks at the border village of Panmunjom at 10 a.m. today, officials from the unification ministry said Tuesday. Kim Kyou-hyun, head of the secretariat of Cheong Wa Dae’s National Security Council, will meet with Won Dong-yon, the deputy head of the United Front Department of the ruling Workers' Party, a body that deals with ties between th...
Illegal cross-border transactions jump 46%
The Korea Customs Service (KCS) said Tuesday it spotted illegal transactions and tax-dodging attempts valued at 8.15 trillion won ($7.6 billion) last year, a 46-percent jump from a year earlier.
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