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Wed, December 7, 2022 | 23:09
UN human rights office Seoul names new head
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Seoul (OHCHR Seoul) will have an Australian human rights adviser as its new head, ending a two-year leadership vacuum. According to Voice of America, a spokesperson for the office of the U.N. Secretary General said Tuesday that it has appointed James Heenan as the head of OHCHR Seoul, without specifying his term.
$189 mil. wasted executing renewable energy projects during Moon gov't
More than 260 billion won ($189 million) of taxpayer funds was wasted through the improper execution of power generation businesses during the previous Moon Jae-in administration, mostly those involving solar or other renewable energy sources, a government investigation outcome showed Tuesday. According to the government joint corruption prevention task force at the Office of...
Ruling party wary of forthcoming court decision on new interim leadership
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) interim chief Chung Jin-suk said Tuesday that courts should refrain from excessively interfering in the party's internal affairs, as the Seoul Southern District Court is poised to decide whether it will accept the filings of PPP ousted leader Lee Jun-seok of four injunctions to suspend the interim leadership.
Yoon to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, UN General Assembly
President Yoon Suk-yeol will likely have a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden during a visit to New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly next week. During his trip, Yoon will also visit the U.K. to attend the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Canada to have a summit with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make diplomatic efforts to ...
Yoon's NK initiative hits snag as Pyongyang legalizes nuke weapons
President Yoon Suk-yeol's recently introduced “audacious initiative,” aimed at enticing North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons, seems to have already hit a snag as Pyongyang has guaranteed the right to use preemptive nuclear strikes in its new law. Experts believe that North Korea's legislation has to do with its efforts to win international recognition as a “nuclear state”...
President names health minister, secretaries for political affairs
President Yoon Suk-yeol named First Deputy Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong as the new health and welfare minister, who will be the third nominee tapped for the position. The post has been vacant for more than 100 days as Yoon's previous two picks withdrew their nominations.
Parties continue pointing fingers as DPK leader resists summons
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung on Tuesday snubbed an order by the prosecution to appear for questioning, and instead submitted a written response over allegations that he had made false statements during the presidential election period earlier this year, while addressing suspicions that he was involved in a land development scandal in ...
Yoon wary of political repercussions from Typhoon Hinnamnor
President Yoon Suk-yeol is taking extra care regarding the country's preparedness for Typhoon Hinnamnor, which might be the most powerful storm ever to hit Korea. The storm comes against the backdrop of the president's efforts to regain public trust with regard to his administration due to a plummeting approval rating of late.
'This means war': main opposition party chief locks horns with prosecutors
The two main rival parties are clashing over the prosecution's summoning of main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung for questioning on allegations over his involvement in a 2015 land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. The DPK has called the investigation “political retaliation” against the main opposition party by the rulin...
Foreign minister vows diplomatic solution to forced labor dispute with Japan
Foreign Minister Park Jin on Friday met surviving South Korean victims of forced labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial occupation of Korea, and pledged to find “diplomatic solutions” to the thorny matter, which is one of the main reasons for the soured Seoul-Tokyo relations. Park visited the southwestern city of Gwangju and met two surviving victims of wartime forced labor ― ...
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