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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:09
Yoon strengthens grip on gov't through reshuffle
President Yoon Suk Yeol held a ceremony, Monday, to grant appointment certificates to a number of minister- and vice minister-level government officials he named last week, demonstrating his trust in them and aiming to strengthen his grip on the administration. Those who were officially appointed include five former presidential secretaries who served under Yoon until last we...
Supporting North Korea is not Unification Ministry's job, says Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol said Sunday that the Ministry of Unification should not act like a ministry that supports North Korea and called for an overhaul of the government agency, just days after the opposition party criticized the recent nomination of a new unification minister. “So far, the unification ministry has acted like a pro-North Korea support ministry, but that shou...
Is North Korea moving to reclassify South as foreign nation?
North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun's request to visit Mount Kumgang in August to hold a memorial service for her late husband and former chairman of the group, Chung Mong-hun.
NK's YouTube vlog channels blocked in S. Korea on spy agency's request
A number of North Korean YouTube channels that have been publicizing daily life inside the regime were blocked at the request of South Korea's intelligence authorities, according to the Korea Communications Standards Commission, Friday.
'S. Korea to work with Vietnam to counter NK threats,' says Yoon
South Korea will strengthen its cooperation with Vietnam to “drive a united international response” to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats as part of the two countries' security partnership, President Yoon Suk Yeol said Friday.
Yoon visits Vietnam to bolster economic, defense ties
President Yoon Suk Yeol arrived in Vietnam, Thursday, for a three-day state visit seeking to boost bilateral economic ties and potential defense exports to the Southeast Asian nation.
6 European firms pledge $940 mil. in total investments in Korea
Six European firms have pledged to invest $940 million (1.2 trillion won) in Korea during President Yoon Suk Yeol's visit to France, Wednesday (local time), as part of their efforts to enhance partnerships with Korean companies in rechargeable battery, eco-friendly vehicle and ...
Busan Expo will be 'solutions platform' for crisis facing humanity, Yoon says in BIE speech
President Yoon Suk Yeol said, Tuesday, that the Busan World Expo will be “a solutions platform for humanity's crisis” during his presentation seeking global support for the South Korean port city's bid to host the event in 2030. Yoon attended the 172nd general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the global body in charge of overseeing the World Expo, i...
Ruling party head pledges to take away voting rights of Chinese residents
Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, chairman of the ruling People Power Party, pledged, Tuesday, to scrap the voting rights of Chinese nationals in Korea, stressing “the principle of reciprocity” between Seoul and Beijing.
NIS director's job at stake over personnel issues
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) is in trouble over its Director Kim Kyou-hyun's human resources (HR) policies and subsequent unrest over the spy agency's personnel allocation. Reportedly, chiefs of the NIS' key overseas stations - in the United States and Japan - were summoned back home due to troubles in personnel issues.