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Presidential office unhappy with Assembly probe into Itaewon tragedy
The presidential office and President Yoon Suk-yeol's loyalists are showing their displeasure over the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) agreement to launch a National Assembly probe into the Oct. 29 Itaewon crowd crush, a decision that could potentially see the presidential office and other government agencies subject to investigation. As a result, there are mounting doubts ...
DPK spokesperson faces growing pressure over false accusations
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) spokesperson Rep. Kim Eui-kyeom is under fire for his false accusations against the ruling bloc, as his previous claims that President Yoon Suk-yeol and Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon had a late-night binge drinking session proved to be false. During a meeting of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), Friday, its floor leader Rep....
President touts defense industry as new growth engine
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday lauded defense companies for their recent deals to export Korean-developed weapons, describing the defense industry as the country's new engine for growth.
Presidential office files complaint against opposition lawmaker for 'fake news' on first lady
First lady Kim Keon-hee holds a Cambodian child suffering a congenital heart disease during her visit to the boy's home in Phnom Penh, Nov. 12. The presidential office said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint with police against Rep. Jang Kyung-tae of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea. Courtesy of Yonhap News AgencyBy Nam Hyun-wooThe presidential office filed a ...
Hankook Ilbo names content head as new CEO
Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, said Tuesday it named Lee Sung-chul, chief operating officer and chief of the content head office, as the paper's new CEO and publisher. Lee will begin his term on Dec. 1.
President stops taking questions from reporters on way to office
President Yoon Suk-yeol will no longer take questions from reporters on his way to the office, ending the impromptu Q&A sessions that the president has held 61 times since his inauguration on May 10, his office said on Monday. In a text message to reporters, the presidential office said the Q&A sessions, also referred to as “door-stepping” and initiated by Yoon to become more...
Wall set up at presidential office lobby following dispute with reporter
The presidential office on Sunday set up a wooden wall in the lobby area where President Yoon Suk-yeol usually answers reporters' questions on his way to work. The administration explained that the wall was set up for security reasons. But the move is widely viewed as a reaction to a recent incident where an MBC reporter shouted a question at the president as he walked away o...
Diplomacy emerges as double-edged sword for S. Korean president
President Yoon Suk-yeol has seen his job approval rating dive below the 30 percent mark again despite spending a week jam-packed with diplomacy, including trips to Southeast Asia for regional summits. Traditionally, public polls released right after a president's overseas trip show upticks in job approval ratings. But for Yoon, the opposite is happening again, due to controve...
S. Korea, Netherlands upgrade relations to strategic partnership
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed on Thursday to elevate bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, underscoring the importance of the two countries in lowering vulnerabilities in the semiconductor supply chain.
S. Korea, Saudi Arabia seek stronger partnership for Vision 2030
President Yoon Suk-yeol and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman agreed on the importance of bilateral economic partnership to move the kingdom's ambitious Vision 2030 initiative forward during their meeting in Seoul, Thursday.The Saudi crown prince arrived in South Korea on Wednesday after attending the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Before meet...
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