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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 06:21
South Korea rules out conscription of women, longer periods of military service
Korea's Ministry of National Defense on Friday said that it ruled out the possibility of conscripting women for the country's mandatory military service, extending the current service period or abolishing alternative services. The media was informed about the decision via a text message.
Legislation ministry, Assembly Library, law institute join hands to provide overseas law info
The Ministry of Government Legislation signed an agreement with the National Assembly Library and the Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI) on sharing research reports and translations of overseas acts and ordinances possessed by each organization, to provide the public better access to information on overseas laws.
Yoon greets press on 1st anniversary of presidency, but does not take questions
President Yoon Suk Yeol greeted reporters covering the presidential office on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of his presidency, Wednesday, but did not hold an official press conference or take questions on state affairs. The president visited the press room at the presidential office in the afternoon and exchanged greetings with reporters, briefly saying, “Thank you.”
[1st YEAR in OFFICE] Yoon spends 1st year struggling to divide world into friends or foes
President Yoon Suk Yeol's first year in office was marked by his struggles to define friends and foes. Unlike seasoned conventional politicians who instinctively seek gray areas where they can reach a compromise with opponents, Yoon, a career prosecutor, set his sights on sacred principles and embraced those who meet them, while rejecting those who do not. This is something h...
Yoon lauds foreign policies as top feat in 1st year of presidency
One day before the one-year anniversary of his presidency, President Yoon Suk Yeol praised his diplomatic and security policies, Tuesday, for bringing “the biggest changes” to South Korea during his first year in office. “As I recall this time a year ago when I took office as the president, there has been no area that has undergone as significant changes as foreign affairs an...
Allies eye talks to form trilateral security forum at G7 meeting
The leaders of South Korea and Japan have opened up the possibility of forming a stronger trilateral security apparatus between Seoul, Tokyo and Washington during their next three-way meeting, prompting speculation that the three countries will likely engage in relevant ...
Yoon and Kishida seek to transcend historical issues to normalize ties
The leaders of South Korea and Japan tried to look beyond historical disputes over wartime forced labor to achieve their “shared goal” of future-oriented bilateral ties, during a summit in Seoul, Sunday. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said his “heart aches” for South Korean victims who were forced to labor for Japanese companies during World War II. Those comments are ...
Yoon, Kishida vow to build future-oriented ties at summit
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to establish future-oriented bilateral relations built on mutual trust at a summit in Seoul, Sunday. The pledge was a follow-up to their promise, made in a summit in Tokyo 52 days earlier, to make efforts to normalize chilled bilateral relations.
Yoon, Kishida may discuss Fukushima wastewater release
President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are likely to discuss Tokyo's plan to release radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant during their summit slated for Sunday in Seoul, according to Yoon's office, Thursday.
NK builds rhetoric against Washington Declaration as justification for nuclear ambitions
North Korea is ratcheting up rhetoric against the Washington Declaration, a South Korea-U.S. agreement on nuclear-based deterrence against Pyongyang, in an apparent bid to justify its nuclear ...