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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 13:55
Calls grow for shift from two-party political system
Calls are growing for a shift from a binary party system in Korea as a large portion of voters say they feel frustrated and alienated by both major political parties.
Yoon's ex-staff seek nominations in PPP strongholds, defying reform efforts
Defying efforts to improve and revitalize the governing People Power Party (PPP) ahead of the general elections, many former staff members of President Yoon Suk Yeol appear to be seeking nominations in the party’s longtime strongholds.
Legal and political risks deepen for opposition leader
Prosecutors searched the former office of Rep. Lee Jae-myung, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), Monday, amid growing criticism of his party leadership ahead of the general elections early next year.
Daegu mayor criticizes officials for spreading false hope about Expo bid
Hong Joon-pyo, mayor of Daegu and former chief of the ruling People Power Party, criticized government officials, Friday, for spreading false hope about Busan’s chance of winning the right to host World Expo 2030.
Is ruling party's reform drive at end of road?
In what he called an “ultimatum,” Ihn Yo-han, chief of the ruling People Power Party’s (PPP) innovation committee, demanded on Thursday the right to nominate its candidates for the April 10 general elections, saying he would wait for an answer by Dec. 4.
Experts forecast greater difficulties in inter-Korean relations if Trump reelected
The possibility of a return of Donald Trump to the White House would likely revive talks between the United States and North Korea and could raise doubts over any commitments made by Washington to Seoul under President Joe Biden, who is struggling in recent polls against Trump, experts said, Thursday.
Busan eyes Expo 2035 after losing to Riyadh
Despite strong support from the public, major Korean business conglomerates and world stars such as BTS, Busan lost its bid to host the World Expo 2030.
Rights experts criticize China for denying torture in North Korea
Human rights advocates were shocked last month to find out that hundreds of North Korean escapees were forcibly deported by China after three years of pandemic border restrictions came to an end. Recently, they were shocked again by Beijing’s claim that the principle of non-refoulement cannot be applied to its policy because there is “no evidence of torture” in North Korea.
Calling for maximum deterrence
Defense Minister Shin Won-sik speaks during a meeting with key military commanders at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul, Tuesday. Speaking to top officers including Kim Myeong-su, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Shin called for a strong readiness posture against possible threats from North Korea. After North Korea's a...
How infighting at spy agency led to sweeping leadership changes
After returning from an overseas trip on Sunday, the first thing President Yoon Suk Yeol did was to accept the resignations of the chief of the National Intelligence Agency (NIS) and his two deputies. Yet given the deep, long-running tensions between top agents over the past year, few believe their departure was voluntary.
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