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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 13:17
Allies' North Korea policy at crossroads amid COVID spread in Pyongyang
South Korea and the United States face a watershed moment in their policies toward North Korea, as the reclusive regime has made it public that it is experiencing an “explosive” outbreak of COVID-19. According to the North's Korean Central News Agency, Friday, the country has reported six deaths from the pandemic, with one of them testing positive for the Omicron variant. It ...
Yoon makes debut to int'l diplomacy at COVID-19 summit
President Yoon Suk-yeol made his debut on the international diplomatic stage, Thursday, promising a $300 million contribution to an international initiative on COVID-19 response.
Yoon appoints foreign, interior ministers
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Park Jin and Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, even though the ministers' confirmation reports were not adopted by the National Assembly amid objections from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). The move is interpreted as Yoon's intention to meet the quorum for his first Cabinet me...
99-year-old Kim to receive diplomas 85 years after school closure
Kim Deok-hwa, 99, will finally receive her middle and high school diplomas 85 years after her middle school was closed, as the faculty and students refused to worship at a local Japanese shrine during Japan's colonial occupation of Korea (1910-1945).
Yoon names former deputy national security adviser as spy agency chief
President Yoon Suk-yeol nominated Kim Kyou-hyun, former deputy director of the office of national security, as the new chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), according to his office, Wednesday.
Yoon's flurry of diplomacy continues on day 2 in office
Following his inauguration on Tuesday, President Yoon Suk-yeol spent his second day in office receiving dignitaries from various countries including Indonesia, Central African Republic (CAR), Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Nigeria and Ecuador, who also attended the previous day's ceremony.
No honeymoon for Yoon as opposition party dominates National Assembly
A tough road lies ahead for President Yoon Suk-yeol, who is set to clash over practically every issue with the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) that controls 171 seats out of the 300-member National Assembly. The ongoing confirmation hearings of Yoon's picks for Cabinet minister nominees show clearly that there is no honeymoon for the new, conservative governme...
Xi Jinping invites Yoon to visit China
Chinese President Xi Jinping invited President Yoon Suk-yeol to China “at a time of convenience” for both sides, as well as asking Seoul to strengthen its ties with Beijing amid the escalating rivalry between the U.S. and China.
Yoon calls on Nat'l Assembly to approve PM nominee
President Yoon Suk-yeol began his work as the country's chief executive by signing a motion asking the National Assembly to approve Prime Minister nominee Han Duck-soo, whose appointment is being delayed by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). Including the motion, Yoon had a grueling first day as president taking over control of the military as the commander-...
Moon bids farewell to citizens amid mixed reactions to his presidency
Wrapping up his five-year tenure, President Moon Jae-in bid farewell to citizens. Throughout his presidency, the liberal president enjoyed a relatively high job approval rating, hovering over 40 percent. But he ironically allowed the conservative bloc to take power in just five years, showing that public opinion of his leadership is sharply divided.
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