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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:33
Big-name outcasts begin to position themselves for upcoming general election
High-profile outcasts from major parties are gearing up for next year's general election with swing voters on the rise.
President urges ministry to set up guidelines to bolster teachers' authority
President Yoon Suk Yeol urged the Ministry of Education to “immediately set up” administrative guidelines to protect teachers' classroom authority, amid nationwide uproar from teachers about the harsh working conditions they face from demanding parents following the suicide of a fellow teacher.
Another Cabinet reshuffle expected soon
Speculation is growing that President Yoon Suk Yeol might carry out another reshuffle of his Cabinet in the near future - most likely after spending a week on summer vacation starting Wednesday.
DPK's infighting reaches turning point as two Lees meet
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is experiencing a turning point in its internal struggle between a faction close to Chairman Lee Jae-myung and those who are not, following a long overdue meeting between the incumbent and former leaders of the party.
[ANALYSIS] NK-Russia ties strengthen swiftly while China remains cautious
North Korea is highlighting its improved relations with Russia by extensively covering Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's visit to Pyongyang during the North's July 27 “Victory Day” ceremonies, marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement.
Ex-president's key aides are masterminds of Yoon's policies
President Yoon Suk Yeol has filled key posts in his administration with those who served under former President Lee Myung-bak, triggering a strong backlash from the opposition party and some civic groups, which argue the move is no more than a return to the past. While the opposition claims this practice highlights the president's refusal to embrace fresh faces and diverse pe...
2 Koreas bolster alliances with allies on armistice anniversary
South and North Korea each commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement that halted the 1950-53 Korean War alongside their respective allies, symbolizing the growing narrative of a “new Cold War” between blocs in the Northeast Asian region. Large-scale events marking the ceasefire took place in Seoul and Pyongyang.
[ANALYSIS] Wang Yi's return may lead to more talks between Seoul, Beijing
China has replaced outspoken Foreign Minister Qin Gang with his predecessor Wang Yi after speculation mounted over the month-long absence of the outgoing minister from public view.
NIU chief gives unification lecture to Korean American teachers
Lee In-bae, the president of the National Institute for Unification Education (NIU), delivered a special lecture on unification last week to Korean American teachers and members of the Korean community in the United States, according to the organization, Wednesday. The lectures were given at the 41st general assembly of the National Association for Korean Schools (NAKS), whic...
Court rejects impeachment of safety minister over Itaewon tragedy
The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled against a National Assembly vote to impeach Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, saying that he did not violate any laws in responding to a deadly crowd crush that killed 159 people who were enjoying Halloween festivities in Itaewon, Seoul, in October last year.