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: Kang Hyun-kyung
Thu, June 8, 2023 | 11:45
Ousted ruling party leader likens President Yoon to dictator
Lee Jun-seok, the former chairman of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), has fired off again at President Yoon Suk-yeol, alleging the president flexed his muscle behind the ruling party's decision to oust him from the party's leadership. He likened the president's behavior to the military junta led by Chun Doo-hwan who rose to power through the Dec. 12 military coup in 1979,...
| 2022-08-23 17:04
[INTERVIEW] 'North Korean leader's younger sister is ambitious, bossy'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, is back in the media spotlight following her explosively critical speech rejecting President Yoon Suk-yeol's new initiative - largely referred to as his “audacious initiative” - a proposal calling for the denuclearization of North Korea in exchange for large-scale food, energy, infrastructural, technological and f...
| 2022-08-21 14:36
What polls don't say about Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's low approval rating in the early phase of his presidency is puzzling pundits. Most newly-elected leaders benefit from the so-called “honeymoon period” of their first six months in office and enjoy relatively high support rates, regardless of their performance. Their minor blunders are tolerated during this time.
| 2022-08-17 17:00
[INTERVIEW] Moon rallies int'l support for unification of two Koreas
Hyun Jin Preston Moon, founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a ...
| 2022-08-17 09:03
Thinking the unthinkable on North Korea
The unification of the two Koreas seems to be one of the least likely things to happen any time soon, particularly now when inter-Korean relations have become more confrontational and volatile than ever before. There have been few signs of improvement in South-North Korea relations since conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated on May 10. Unlike his predecessor, M...
| 2022-08-15 08:58
Yoon details whereabouts during record downpour to curb conspiracy theory
President Yoon Suk-yeol directed the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and other related ministries on Tuesday to keenly watch the developments of torrential downpours and to draw up measures to protect people's lives and their property while preparing to deal with the aftermath of the record rainfall in the central part of the country.
| 2022-08-09 16:08
Nancy Pelosi vs. Lee Jun-seok
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan on Wednesday, despite China's furious reaction which materialized in a menacing military show of force, has made some Koreans like me want to revisit Lee Jun-seok's week-long trip to war-torn Ukraine two months ago, shortly after the June 1 local elections. The two high-profile visits to the regions with high levels of secur...
| 2022-08-03 17:04
Kim, Pelosi agree to support efforts for denuclearization of North Korea
Pelosi to meet Nat'l Assembly speaker amid heightened regional tensions over Taiwan visit
Seoul wary of 'Pelosi effect' on ties with Beijing
Domestic politics presents major stumbling block to Korea-Japan relations
In Korea-Japan relations, it is commonly said among Korean experts that the ball is in Japan's court. In other words, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds the key, particularly following his party's big win in the Upper House elections earlier this month. Thus, it's important how he will respond to President Yoon Suk-yeol's repeated calls to sit down for a summit to di...
| 2022-07-25 08:03
Don't let first lady outshine president, says Daegu mayor
Daegu Mayor Hong Joon-pyo has shared some advice in a Facebook post to help President Yoon Suk-yeol stay in control of state affairs amid Yoon being trapped in falling approval ratings. Hong singled out the first lady, the founder and president of her “fan club” and a group of Yoon's confidants who are called by the Korean acronym, “Yoon-haek-kwan,” or President Yoon's inner ...
| 2022-07-21 14:30
Unification Church claims its members face death threats over Abe's death
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, better known as the Unification Church, claimed that the church and its members in Japan faced death threats and hate crimes following the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The threats were reactions to “abusive” donation practices of the church, founded by self-claimed messiah Moon Sun-myung in 1954 in S...
| 2022-07-19 16:39
Heart transplant recipients tie the knot
Seoul Queer Culture Festival venue moved to Euljiro
Experts skeptical about effectiveness of S. Korea's UNSC seat to rein in NK
Yido bridges East, West via fusion cuisine in crafted ceramics
Korea, Poland celebrate rollout of Warsaw's first FA-50
Samsung to unveil new foldable phones at Galaxy Unpacked in Seoul
Umbrella union boycotts negotiating body to protest labor crackdown
Rise in temperatures, solar radiation by 2100 inevitable: weather agency
Coupang, Baemin under pressure from radical labor groups
Tax on domestic cars to be lowered in July
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