President Moon Jae-on in Tuesday demanded the National Assembly conclude confirmation hearings of his three cabinet nominees, taking the first step to appoint the trio despite growing resistance over their ethical lapses.
President Moon Jae-in on Monday sounded more receptive to freeing jailed Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong and two former presidents, a change from earlier flat rejections.
The U.S. Congress is set to hold a rare hearing on South Korea’s controversial anti-leaflet law Thursday, which U.S. officials and human rights experts warn should not be underestimated by Seoul.
Rep. Park Beom-kye, justice minister nominee, speaks at his confirmation hearing in the Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly in Yeouido, western Seoul, on Monday.
Over and over again, Byeon Chang-heum, Korea’s land minister nominee, was told to apologize for his previous remarks, widely criticized as insensitive, during his confirmation hearing at the National Assembly on Wednesday. “On the day of the fatal...
Candidates for ministerial posts undergo confirmation hearings this week. The highlight will be the one on Land Minister nominee Byeon Chang-heum. A hearing on Byeon was expected to be focused on the failures in the past housing...
President Moon Jae-in’s nominee for land minister on Monday issued an apology for making careless remarks in the past and vowed to act more sensibly as a senior public servant.
Flower wreaths to express support for Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl stand in a row surrounding the Supreme Public Prosecutors’ Office in Seocho District, southern Seoul, on Monday.
An unprecedented disciplinary hearing against Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl began Thursday, and the Ministry of Justice’s tribunal rejected his motions to disqualify four out of five participants in the process for alleged bias against him.
Many used to know the names of several cabinet members in the past. These days, few can name one — except for the justice minister, who makes headlines every day. It is not that the private sector has become greater. The...