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Fri, August 19, 2022 | 23:41
Yoon goes on leave as public support sinks
Starting today, President Yoon Suk-yeol will take a weeklong leave of absence, which will be a time for him to keep a distance from state affairs and consider how to resuscitate his sharply declining approval rating. According to the presidential office, Yoon will take leave until Friday. The office did not specify where Yoon will spend his vacation, citing security reasons, ...
Korea to share experience on capital relocation with Indonesia
President Yoon Suk-yeol and Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to work together in the Southeast Asian country's ongoing project to relocate its capital during their summit in the presidential office in Seoul, Thursday.
Presidential secretary says 'politicizing' president's private messages is 'inappropriate'
Choi Young-bum, the senior presidential secretary for public relations, said Wednesday that it is “inappropriate” to “politicize” President Yoon Suk-yeol's Telegram messages with the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) acting leader Kweon Seong-dong, in which Yoon portrayed suspended ruling party Chairman Lee Jun-seok as a troublemaker who had attacked the PPP itself, rather th...
KATUSA veteran's son attends memorial ceremony
Han Shin-hee, the son of deceased Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) veteran Han Sang-sun, attended a memorial ceremony for Korean War veterans in Washington D.C., Tuesday (local time), a day before the two countries commemorate the completion of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance in the U.S. capital. According to the Ministry of Patriots...
Yoon lambasts police protest as 'breach of national discipline'
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday slammed ranking police officials who held a meeting to protest the formation of a police supervisory bureau under the interior ministry, calling their action “a serious breach of national discipline.” With police officers and the opposition bloc raising their voices in protest, the government approved an enforcement ordinance allowing the mi...
Yoon's approval rating follows similar trajectory to ex-President Lee's
President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating is showing a downward trajectory similar to that of former President Lee Myung-bak, who saw his support rate nosedive in the early stage of his presidency amid global financial difficulties coupled with sharp inflation
Rival parties clash over interior ministry's plan to put police under its control
Rival parties traded salvoes on Sunday over a police superintendent in Ulsan who was suspended from his job after spearheading a meeting of high-ranking police officials nationwide to protest the government's plan to set up a supervisory bureau to oversee the nation's police forces under the direct control of the interior ministry.
DPK hardliners join Assembly's judiciary committee
Several lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), who have been taking a hardline stance on prosecutorial reform, were assigned to the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee, heralding a head-on clash with the ruling People Power Party (PPP) over President Yoon Suk-yeol's key initiatives
Yoon urges workers at DSME subcontractors to end strike
President Yoon Suk-yeol ratcheted up pressure on striking subcontracted workers at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to end their protracted walkout, days after he said his patience was wearing thin, urging them to return to work “for the sake of everyone.” “Ending the illegal action and getting back to normal is what the public wants, and that is also good for ...
President's motives behind 'star Cabinet ministers' remark
President Yoon Suk-yeol answers reporters' questions as he enters his office in Yongsan District, Seoul, Wednesday. Joint Press CorpsYoon hopes eloquent Cabinet ministers can convince public with his policy visions: experts By Nam Hyun-wooPresident Yoon Suk-yeol has been stressing the importance of “star ministers” who are not shy of the media spotlight, in what a...
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