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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 06:46
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.
DPK's new revamp team draws criticism for controversial remarks
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is struggling to find a way out of a quagmire involving the party's innovation committee, as its new head, Kim Eun-kyung, drew criticism for her controversial remarks about the DPK's cash-for-votes scandal ahead its race to elect a new chairman in 2021.
Blinken visit triggers calls for Korea to improve relations with China
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in China on Sunday as part of his mission to cool down tensions between Washington and Beijing.
'Ghosts of previous administrations' rumored to return
Key yet controversial officials of the previous Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in administrations are showing glimpses of intention to run in next year's general election, casting an outlook that the upcoming election could become a proxy battle between the former presidents.
North Korea suspected of providing more weapons to Russia
Concerns are growing that North Korea may provide more weapons to Russia as there are signs of the two countries forging closer ties involving weapons trade.
1,600th rally against Japan's wartime sex slavery
Lee Yong-soo, a victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery who has been demanding Tokyo to take full responsibility and apologize for the atrocity, participates in a sit-in protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. Nearly 20 civic groups here have been staging the protest every Wednesday, and the latest one was the 1,600th rally. Newsis
Spy agency warns of NK-made Naver phishing site
North Korea is trying to steal South Koreans' personal data by operating a phishing website that replicates South Korea's largest portal Naver in real time, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Wednesday, urging the public to be cautious about wrong web addresses.
Chinese ambassador's conduct irks Koreans: Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol slammed Chinese Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming's open criticism of Korea's foreign policy, saying he is doubtful of the envoy's “attitude of mutual respect and reciprocity as a diplomat.” According to officials at the presidential office, Yoon made the comments during a closed-door session of a Cabinet meeting, Tuesday, referring to Xing's recent rem...
China reaches out to Korean Assembly to counterweigh Yoon's bet on US
China is advancing its diplomatic outreach to Korea's National Assembly, particularly opposition party members, seeking to gain leverage in Korean politics against the Yoon Suk Yeol administration's U.S.-leaning foreign policy. In response, Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Xing Haiming, the Chinese ambassador to Korea, on Friday, over remarks he made during a meet...
Yoon's labor reform drive sputters as umbrella union exits talks
President Yoon Suk Yeol's labor reform drive appears to be losing momentum after one of the two largest umbrella unions in the country decided to boycott official talks with management and the government, threatening to stage a full-scale protest against the Yoon administration, which it claims “shows hostility against all workers and reacts only with suppression.”