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Wed, December 7, 2022 | 23:02
S. Korea, US to co-host 2nd Summit for Democracy
South Korea and the U.S. are two of five countries that will co-host the second Summit for Democracy to be held in March next year via videoconference. The three others are Costa Rica, the Netherlands and Zambia.
President signs executive order to force striking truckers back to work
President Yoon Suk-yeol signed an executive order on Tuesday to get unionized truckers to return to work, just days after he voiced concerns that their strike would cause serious damage to the nation's logistics, construction and other industries. The decision, which came into effect immediately, drew a backlash from labor unions and opposition parties which claim that the on...
Korea seeks to land on Mars by 2045
Korea will launch a space mission to Mars no later than 2045, according to a roadmap for the nation's space mission unveiled by President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday. “A country having a space mission will lead the world economy and be able to resolve challenges human beings are facing,” Yoon said during an event to announce the country's roadmap for the space economy at the JW M...
Presidential office unhappy with Assembly probe into Itaewon tragedy
The presidential office and President Yoon Suk-yeol's loyalists are showing their displeasure over the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) agreement to launch a National Assembly probe into the Oct. 29 Itaewon crowd crush, a decision that could potentially see the presidential office and other government agencies subject to investigation. As a result, there are mounting doubts ...
DPK spokesperson faces growing pressure over false accusations
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) spokesperson Rep. Kim Eui-kyeom is under fire for his false accusations against the ruling bloc, as his previous claims that President Yoon Suk-yeol and Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon had a late-night binge drinking session proved to be false. During a meeting of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), Friday, its floor leader Rep....
President touts defense industry as new growth engine
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday lauded defense companies for their recent deals to export Korean-developed weapons, describing the defense industry as the country's new engine for growth.
Presidential office files complaint against opposition lawmaker for 'fake news' on first lady
First lady Kim Keon-hee holds a Cambodian child suffering a congenital heart disease during her visit to the boy's home in Phnom Penh, Nov. 12. The presidential office said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint with police against Rep. Jang Kyung-tae of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea. Courtesy of Yonhap News AgencyBy Nam Hyun-wooThe presidential office filed a ...
Hankook Ilbo names content head as new CEO
Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, said Tuesday it named Lee Sung-chul, chief operating officer and chief of the content head office, as the paper's new CEO and publisher. Lee will begin his term on Dec. 1.
President stops taking questions from reporters on way to office
President Yoon Suk-yeol will no longer take questions from reporters on his way to the office, ending the impromptu Q&A sessions that the president has held 61 times since his inauguration on May 10, his office said on Monday. In a text message to reporters, the presidential office said the Q&A sessions, also referred to as “door-stepping” and initiated by Yoon to become more...
Wall set up at presidential office lobby following dispute with reporter
The presidential office on Sunday set up a wooden wall in the lobby area where President Yoon Suk-yeol usually answers reporters' questions on his way to work. The administration explained that the wall was set up for security reasons. But the move is widely viewed as a reaction to a recent incident where an MBC reporter shouted a question at the president as he walked away o...
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