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Yoon stresses need to restructure police force amid 'chain of heinous crimes'
President Yoon Suk Yeol stressed the importance of restructuring the police to focus more on public safety in the face of a growing number of violent crimes, during the 78th National Police Day commemoration ceremony, Wednesday.
Ruling bloc strives to regroup after by-election loss
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the presidential office are striving to regroup after their stunning loss in last week's by-election to choose a new mayor of Seoul's Gangseo District, which is being widely viewed as a prelude to next year’s general elections.
Israel-Palestine conflict clouds World Expo 2030 host prospects
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is casting uncertainties on Korea and Saudi Arabia’s respective efforts to host the World Expo 2030, just two months before the Bureau International des Exposition (BIE) votes to decide the host city.
Main opposition bags landslide win in Gangseo District by-election
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea candidate (DPK) Jin Gyo-hoon clinched a landslide victory in a by-election to elect the mayor of Gangseo District in western Seoul, Thursday, which was widely seen as a bellwether of the 2024 general elections.
Yoon remains cautious over Israel-Hamas war as Saudis side with Palestine
President Yoon Suk Yeol has taken a cautious stance regarding the war between Israel and Hamas due to Korea’s economic partnership with Saudi Arabia, whose crown prince said he will stand by the Palestinians.
Israel-Hamas war to test Korea's Middle East diplomacy
With the military conflict between Israel and Hamas expanding into a full-scale war, Korea’s Middle East diplomacy is being put to the test, as questions grow as to whether the Yoon Suk Yeol government will uphold its diplomatic principle of voicing its opinions in international affairs amid the intertwined complexity involving the United States, Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Deepening partisan battle heightens political gridlock 6 months ahead of general elections
A partisan battle between the Yoon Suk Yeol administration and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is intensifying, as the president turned a blind eye to the DPK’s objections in appointing new ministers, while the majority-holding opposition is threatening to boycott what it calls “inappropriate” nominations made by the president.
Main opposition party thinks twice about boycotting chief justice nominee
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is contemplating whether to issue a party guideline to boycott President Yoon Suk Yeol’s nomination for new Supreme Court Chief Justice Lee ...
Gangseo District by-election to serve as barometer for general election
A by-election for the head of Seoul’s Gangseo District is gaining significant political attention, with rival parties sending their heavyweights to support their respective candidates, in anticipation that the race will act as a barometer of public sentiment in the lead-up to next year’s general election.
Three freedom fighters named independence activists of October
The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) named Li Jong-am, Lee Kang-hoon and Eom Soon-bong as the independence fighters of October.
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