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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 17:47
Government plans to lift development curbs on military zones in seven regions
The government will lift development restrictions on 339 square kilometers of military facility protection zones in seven regions, including Seosan in South Chungcheong Province and Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province, to facilitate regional development, President Yoon Suk Yeol said, Monday.
Ruling party prioritizes stability over reform in candidate nominations
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) is taking the easy way out in nominating the party’s candidates for the upcoming April 10 general elections by filling its roster with serving lawmakers over fresh faces.
Gov't to provide short-term work permits for parents of foreign students
The Korean government will operate a pilot program allowing foreign students to invite their parents to Korea to work at farming or fishing villages located in regions close to their schools, the Ministry of Justice said Sunday.
Infighting imperils opposition party's April election prospects
Concerns are mounting within the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) that it could potentially lose its majority in the National Assembly or face a significant defeat at the hands of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) in the upcoming April 10 general elections. This apprehension stems from the escalating factional infighting within the DPK over candidate nominati...
Steadfast or stubborn? Yoon pursues controversial policies before April elections
As the April 10 general elections approach, President Yoon Suk Yeol is championing contentious policies, including the expansion of annual enrollment quotas at medical schools and the abolition of the gender equality ministry.
Former presidential aide eyes Assembly seat to 'correct' Yoon's economic policies
Kim Seong-jin, a former presidential secretary under the previous Moon Jae-in administration, is seeking a seat in the National Assembly in the upcoming April 10 general elections, saying President Yoon Suk Yeol's economic policies are not improving people's livelihoods.
Big tent party breaks up just 11 days after coalition
Lee Nak-yon, a former chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and co-chairman of the big tent political group, Reform Party, withdrew his agreement to join the coalition camp on Tuesday, citing a failure by the members of the group to integrate.
Debate heats up on presidential office's handling of hecklers
Political debate is intensifying concerning the presidential office's handling of people who heckled during events that President Yoon Suk Yeol attended, with opposition parties comparing the government's reaction to that of a military junta.
Big tent party in peril as two heads clash over control
The Reform Party, a big tent political party that was formed recently and is led by the former heads of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), finds itself in turmoil, as its leaders clashed, Monday, over a vote to entrust its Co-Chairman Lee Jun-seok with the authority to lead the party’s election campaign and policymakin...
Seoul sees Kishida's possible Pyongyang visit won't bring fundamental changes
South Korea’s presidential office expressed a negative outlook on remarks by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister on the regime’s openness to discussing a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to Pyongyang.
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