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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 04:51
Legislation trapped in loop of unilateral approval, presidential veto
Korea's legislation is trapped in a vicious loop of the majority-holding main opposition party unilaterally tabling controversial bills and President Yoon Suk Yeol countering with his veto right.
Unification ministry's NK report disclaimer creates controversy
The Ministry of Unification's report on North Korean human rights is stirring controversy, as its English version included a disclaimer noting the ministry does not guarantee the government-published report's accuracy, triggering doubts over its credibility.
Is Korea shifting stance on non-lethal aid principle for Ukraine?
The Korean government is struggling to deal with lingering speculation that exports of its artillery ammunition to the United States will eventually be transferred to Ukraine following the Wall Street Journal's report, Wednesday, indicating the final destination of Seoul's shipment would be Kyiv. Although Seoul claims the report is not entirely true, it failed to reveal the c...
Korea likely to face growing pressure to accept seafood imports from Fukushima
Japan is expected to take advantage of a Korean inspection team's visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in promoting its planned discharge of irradiated water at the plant as “safe” and, furthermore, pressuring Seoul to resume imports of seafood originating from the vicinity of the damaged nuclear plant.
Korean-trained Costa Rican team successfully transplant living-donor liver
A Costa Rican medical team, trained at Asan Medical Center in Korea, succeeded in the country's first living-donor liver transplant, paving the way for the life-saving surgery in the Central American country.
'Coalition of free world' to bring peace to Korean Peninsula: Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol called Tuesday, for “a coalition of the free world,” which he believes will eventually help to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula and Ukraine, signaling a push for stronger security relations with the United States and Japan.
S. Korea, EU to strengthen cooperation in security, supply chains
South Korea agreed to enhance security and supply chain cooperation with the European Union (EU) during President Yoon Suk Yeol's summit with EU leaders, in an apparent bid to strengthen cooperation with Western democracies. Yoon held the summit with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Seoul, Monday, a day after ...
Yoon, Biden, Kishida put up unified stance against North Korea, China
HIROSHIMA, Japan - President Yoon Suk Yeol, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed Sunday to upgrade their trilateral cooperation to a new level during a meeting held on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
Jokowi seeks Korean firms' participation in Indonesia's capital relocation project
HIROSHIMA, Japan - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday asked President Yoon Suk Yeol for South Korean companies' proactive participation in the Southeast Asian country's capital relocation project, during their summit on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday.
Yoon lauds Kishida's visit to monument for Koreans as 'courageous act'
HIROSHIMA, Japan - President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday paid tribute to South Korean victims of the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in a symbolic gesture to transcend the two countries' historical issues and normalize their ties.