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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Wed, December 7, 2022 | 22:44
Diplomacy emerges as double-edged sword for S. Korean president
President Yoon Suk-yeol has seen his job approval rating dive below the 30 percent mark again despite spending a week jam-packed with diplomacy, including trips to Southeast Asia for regional summits. Traditionally, public polls released right after a president's overseas trip show upticks in job approval ratings. But for Yoon, the opposite is happening again, due to controve...
S. Korea, Netherlands upgrade relations to strategic partnership
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed on Thursday to elevate bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, underscoring the importance of the two countries in lowering vulnerabilities in the semiconductor supply chain.
S. Korea, Saudi Arabia seek stronger partnership for Vision 2030
President Yoon Suk-yeol and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman agreed on the importance of bilateral economic partnership to move the kingdom's ambitious Vision 2030 initiative forward during their meeting in Seoul, Thursday.The Saudi crown prince arrived in South Korea on Wednesday after attending the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Before meet...
Relations with China grow trickier after Yoon-Xi summit
The summit between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday served its role of creating momentum to improve tangled Seoul-Beijing relations, but at the same time showed that the two countries' differences on key diplomatic issues are at a standstill after a three-year hiatus in their summit diplomacy. Experts said the summit left South ...
Yoon urges Xi to 'play active role' in reining in North Korea
President Yoon Suk-yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday showed subtle differences in their perceptions toward North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. During the first Seoul-Beijing summit held in nearly three years, President Yoon called for China to play an “active and constructive role” in reining in North Korea to stop its provocations amid its continued lau...
Court sides with rights commission on ex-Seoul mayor's sexual harassment
A Seoul court has upheld a National Human Rights Commission of Korea's (NHRCK) finding that former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon did make sexually harassing remarks to his secretary. The Seoul Administrative Court on Tuesday dismissed a complaint filed by the late mayor's wife, surnamed Kang, who demanded the rights commission to annul its finding that Park sexually harassed the ...
Yoon calls for end to protectionism at G-20 Summit
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol urged member nations of the Group of 20 to stop their excessive protectionism in the fields of food and energy security, in a speech at the summit in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday. According to the presidential office, Yoon attended the first working session of the G-20 Summit for leading rich and developing nations, where he spoke on “the impo...
'Audrey Hepburn cosplay'? Opposition alleges Korea's first lady copied British actress
First lady Kim Keon-hee is back under the microscope on Monday, this time for her charity work during President Yoon Suk-yeol's visit to Cambodia for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. She was photographed holding a boy suffering from a congenital heart disease, and some opposition politicians are claiming that she tried to imitate what “Roman Holiday” star Au...
Yoon, Biden, Kishida agree to strengthen extended deterrence against North Korea
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, second from left, U.S. President Joe Biden, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, pose for a photo before their trilateral summit at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday. Yonhap3 nations agree to share North Korean missile warning data in real timeBy Nam Hyun-wooSouth Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, U.S. President J...
PPP interim chief alleges Lee Jae-myung's connection to NK money transfers
Ruling People Power Party interim chief Rep. Chung Jin-suk speaks during a party meeting at the National Assembly on Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. YonhapBy Nam Hyun-wooMain opposition Democratic Party of Korea Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung closes his eyes during a plenary session of the National Assembly on Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. YonhapRuling People Power Party (PPP) interim chi...
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