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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 12:32
Yoon pays tribute to Abe
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday visited a memorial altar set up at the Japanese embassy's cultural center in Seoul and paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated during a campaign speech in the Japanese city of Nara on Friday. The move is part of the president's efforts to improve Seoul-Tokyo relations, which have gone from bad to worse...
Yoon to stop letting journalists doorstep him until COVID resurgence eases
The presidential office said Monday it will temporarily suspend President Yoon Suk-yeol's brief interview sessions - on his way to work - as cases of COVID-19 were increasing among reporters covering the top office amid a resurgence of the pandemic in Korea. “The presidential office is not separated from the press room,” the office said in a statement announcing that imprompt...
Yoon delivers condolence over Abe's shooting death
President Yoon Suk-yeol offered his condolence on the death of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was brutally shot during a campaign speech, Friday.According to the presidential office, Yoon offered the condolence to Abe's widow, Akie Abe, hours after the former premier was pronounced dead.
Ruling party lapses into turmoil on chief's suspension
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) has been mired in internal turmoil, after suspending the membership of its Chairman Lee Jun-seok for six months over allegations of sexual bribery and a cover-up. As the party faces a leadership vacuum less than 60 days after President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration in May, this is anticipated to deal a heavy blow not only to the ruling party...
Yoon under fire for nepotism, cronyism allegations
President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee seem to be caught in never-ending controversies over their friends and relatives working at the presidential office, with mounting suspicions that nepotism or cronyism are behind the appointments of some of their aides. According to the presidential office, Thursday, a senior assistant secretary working at the presidential o...
[Reporter's Notebook] When facing criticism, blame your predecessor
Faced with criticism about some of his Cabinet minister picks, President Yoon Suk-yeol is stepping up his rhetoric against the previous Moon Jae-in administration, claiming his choices were still better than his predecessor's.
Yoon gov't kick-starts efforts to mend ties with Japan
The Yoon Suk-yeol government has kick started its efforts to restore Korea's soured relations with Japan, after the president expressed his intention to be more active in mending ties after Tokyo's upper house election. According to the presidential office, Monday, Yoon received a visit from delegations from the Japan Business Federation, also known as “Keidanren.”
Beach crowded with vacationers
Haeundae Beach in Busan teems with vacationers, Sunday, as a heatwave scorched the country throughout the weekend. The temperature soared up to 34.2 degrees Celsius in Seoul, which was the highest so far this summer, while Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, posted 37.8 degrees Celsius, becoming hottest city in Korea on Sunday. Yonhap
Yoon appoints education minister, JCS chair without assembly hearing
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday appointed Park Soon-ae as deputy prime minister and minister of education and Army General Kim Seung-kyum as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), without undergoing National Assembly confirmation hearings. However, the president had the health and welfare minister nominee, Kim Seung-hee, drop her candidacy, in an apparent bid to seek ...
Declining approval rating feared to dampen Yoon's political drive
President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating is mired in a downward spiral less than two months after he took office, May 10, setting new record lows for three consecutive weeks. Yoon, who just returned from his first overseas trip to the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Spain, seeks to take advantage of the outcomes of his meetings there to recover from ...
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