Park Han-chul, chief justice of the Constitutional Court, reiterated his calls for a speedy ruling in the impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye at his retirement ceremony Tuesday.
*Constitutional Court: 헌법재판소 *Calls: 요구 *reiterate: 강조하기 위해 반복, 되풀이하다 *ruling: 판결, 결정
 Park also urged the National Assembly to play an active role in resolving conflicts of interests and social confrontation, saying a failure to do so could lead to “the public dissatisfaction and distrust in the political system.”
*Urge: 강력히 권고하다, 재촉하다 (urgent 긴급한, 다급한) *Play a role: 역할을 하다 *Confrontation: 대립 *Conflicts of interest: 이해충돌
 The remaining eight judges have until June to decide whether to uphold the impeachment. President Park was impeached by the parliament on Dec. 9 over allegations she allowed her confidante Choi Soon-sil to meddle in state affairs and extorted donations from local firms for foundations controlled by Choi. She has denied all the charges.
 The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Tuesday it is currently reviewing ways to increase the prices of liquor and tobacco, either by newly levying or increasing “health promotion fees” imposed on them.
*Levy ~: 부과하다 *Liquor: 주류 *Tobacco: 담배 *impose: (새로운 법률, 세금 등을) 도입하다
 Public worries have been mounting recently as the ministry announced a plan to overhaul the national health insurance system to reduce the burden on low-income earners, which will lead to a drop of nearly 900 billion won ($775 million) in contributions to the scheme in the first six years.
*Mount: 증가하다, 쌓다 *overhaul: 철저히 점검하다 *low-income earner: 저임금자, 저소득층 *Scheme: 계획, 제도
 The ministry said it plans to inject 20 trillion won into the program and work closely with the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and tax authorities to seek fiscal health.