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Yoon angered by police releasing unapproved reshuffle announcement
President Yoon Suk-yeol lashed out at the Korean National Police Agency on Thursday for releasing unapproved documents regarding a police reshuffle before it had been finalized, saying it is either “a disturbance of national discipline” or “a nonsensical error” by government officials.
Trilateral meeting between Seoul, Washington and Tokyo likely at NATO summit
President Yoon Suk-yeol is likely to hold a trilateral meeting with the leaders of the United States and Japan on the sidelines of the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, slated for June 29 to 30 in Madrid, Spain, according to officials at the presidential office, Wednesday. Upon Yoon's visit to the NATO Summit, South Korea will also establish a NATO missio...
Yoon vows to rebuild Korea's nuclear power industry through overseas expansion
President Yoon Suk-yeol pledged, Wednesday, to make all-out efforts to support Korean firms bid for nuclear power plant projects overseas, criticizing the former Moon Jae-in administration's policy of phasing out nuclear power from Korea's energy portfolio as being “foolish.” Yoon has vowed to rebuild Korea's nuclear power industry, claiming that the Moon administration's pol...
President zeroes in on unresolved incidents during previous gov't
President Yoon Suk-yeol is expanding his efforts to reveal undisclosed information on incidents related to North Korea during the previous liberal Moon Jae-in government, in what appears to be an attempt to reopen unresolved issues for reinvestigation. During an impromptu meeting with reporters, Tuesday, Yoon said the presidential office is considering “finding the truth” rel...
Incumbent, former presidents clash again over sealed information
A feud between President Yoon Suk-yeol and his predecessor, Moon Jae-in, deepened Monday after Yoon hinted at disclosing information that was sealed during the previous administration. Yoon's move came as the main opposition party accused him and the ruling party of stoking anti-communist sentiments by linking the death of a fisheries official to the Moon administration's att...
South Korean Navy to join multiple Indo-Pacific joint exercises
The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy will participate in a number of multilateral joint exercises in the Indo-Pacific region in an apparent effort to strengthen trilateral security cooperation between Seoul, Washington and Tokyo. News 1 reported Sunday that the ROK Navy was considering its participation in Pacific Vanguard 2022 exercise, a joint naval exercise between South Korea...
First lady's growing political presence weighs on Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's wife, Kim Keon-hee, is amplifying her political presence, meeting former first ladies and attending ceremonies to commemorate patriots last week. Her actions, however, appear to be raising unnecessary controversy, as she has been taking “unofficial” approaches to such official events. This situation comes as pressure to the president because the inte...
Will Yoon become more approachable leader by lowering doorstep to reporters?
Since his inauguration on May 10, President Yoon Suk-yeol has taken questions from reporters and answered them every day on his way to the presidential office in Yongsan District, Seoul. He vowed to be an interactive president during the presidential election campaign, and his impromptu question-and-answer sessions with journalists doorstepping him on his way to work could be...
Gov't apologizes to family of official killed by North Korea
The government on Thursday dropped its plan to appeal to a higher court about the ruling that it should disclose information related to a South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korea's military in 2020.
Yoon vows bold deregulation, labor reforms amid stagflation fears
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday promised to lift regulations and reform the labor market to counter fears of stagflation and other challenges threatening the Korean economy. Yoon made those pledges as the government announced the new administration's economic policy direction, which is aimed at overcoming stagnant growth by facilitating a freer and fairer economy. Yoon ma...
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