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Seoul tasked with complex challenges ahead of visit of US diplomatic, defense policy chiefs
Korea and the U.S. are coordinating a visit to Seoul by U.S. diplomatic and defense policy chiefs, according to Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday.
'Spirit of the Constitution and the system of rule of law are falling apart'
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl's offer to resign, following his continuing conflict with the ruling bloc over the latter's efforts for prosecutorial reform, was accepted by President Moon Jae-in only an hour after it was offered Thursday, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Yoon has claimed that the moves by the government and ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) were undemocrat...
Investigation into LH workers' speculative land buying to intensify
President Moon Jae-in has ordered a thorough investigation into allegations of speculative illegal land purchases by employees of the state agency dealing with housing affairs, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Moon's instruction came a day after allegations emerged that 14 former and incumbent employees at the Korea Land & Housing Corp. (LH) and their family members purchased la...
Long way to go before opposition's fielding of single candidate
After minor opposition People's Party Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo was confirmed Monday as the winner of a third-party primary for the April 7 Seoul mayoral by-election, all eyes are now on whether it will be possible for Ahn and the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) to field a single candidate as he has been suggesting. But it is widely predicted the discussion to field a s...
New moms in their 20s becoming increasingly rare
The number of women in Korea who give birth for the first time in their 20s has decreased significantly over the last three decades, according to the latest government data.
Star violinist joins Deutsche Grammophon
Violinist Kim Bomsori has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon (DG), according to the prestigious recording company earlier this week.
Will China, other countries show interest in Gaeseong Industrial Complex?
Some experts call for companies from China, Russia and other countries to do business in North Korea's Gaeseong Industrial Complex, to prevent the symbol of inter-Korean economic cooperation from being shut down whenever inter-Korean relations go sour.
Fuss about senior presidential secretary shows cracks in state management system
Shin Hyun-soo, senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, has decided to remain at Cheong Wa Dae despite offering his resignation earlier after a feud with the new justice minister over the reshuffle of senior prosecutors, according to the presidential office, Monday. Although the brouhaha about the resignation has been wrapped up for the time being, it showed Cheong Wa...
Key presidential aides making trouble for Moon
President Moon Jae-in has had four senior secretaries for civil affairs since taking office in May 2017, all of whom have ended up causing controversies that have damaged the public's trust in Moon's leadership.
Kim Jong-un using 'president' as official English title
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is now using “president” as his official title in English, instead of “chairman” as he has used in the past, according to its state media. The English service of the North Korean state media, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), has been using president rather than chairman since a report on Feb. 12 about Kim's attendance at a Lunar New Year perf...
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