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PM Nominee Has No Intention of Rejecting Nomination

Prime minister nominee Kim Byong-joon says he will automatically be removed if rival parties and the presidential office are able to jointly produce a proper candidate for the post.Kim made the remarks to reporters on Monday, saying that he hopes to pl...
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Opposition Urges Cancellation of Reshuffle

The ruling Saenuri Party has hailed President Park Geun-hye's picks for her new chief of staff and top political affairs secretary. Citing Han Gwang-ok's previous undertaking as former President Kim Dae-jung's chief of staff, Saenuri Party Spokesman Ki...
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Finance Minister Nominee Voices Need for Expansive Fiscal Policy

The new deputy prime minister and finance minister nominee says he feels a sense of heavy responsibility amid a time of various economic uncertainties. Financial Services Chairman Yim Jong-yong made the remark to reporters on Wednesday shortly after Pr...
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Top Office Vows Cooperation in Choi Soon-sil Probe

The presidential office says it will actively cooperate with prosecutors in their probe into the Choi Soon-sil scandal.Asked by reporters if the presidential office will hand over to investigators records of Cheong Wa Dae visitors, Presidential Spokesm...
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Hacked Email Reveals Details of Bill Clinton’s 2009 Meeting with Kim Jong-il

A hacked document released by WikiLeaks suggests that former U.S. President Bill Clinton proposed to North Korea in 2009 that Pyongyang pursue direct talks with the U.S. and six-party nuclear negotiations at the same time. The eight-page document was a...
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Germany evacuates citizens from South Sudan as tensions run high

Gulu, Uganda: 14 July 2016 (Saudi Press Agency) Germany on Wednesday was evacuating its nationals from South Sudan where tensions were running high amid uncertainty over whether a ceasefire would hold, according to dpa. The United States, which had previously....
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Yemeni President makes telephone call to Emir of Kuwait

Riyadh: 14 July 2016 (Saudi Press Agency) Yemeni President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi made a telephone call today to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. According to the Yemeni News Agency, which carried the news, Hadi expressed thanks to...
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