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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 19:05
Presidential office thanks forced labor victims for accepting compensation from public fund
The presidential office on Friday expressed its gratitude to families of Japan's wartime forced labor victims, who agreed to receive compensation from a South Korean public fund.
S. Korea, US to sign cybersecurity pact during Yoon-Biden summit
South Korea and the United States are expected to sign a cybersecurity pact during a summit between Presidents Yoon Suk Yeol and Joe Biden later this month, a senior Seoul official said on Friday.
Yongsan presidential office safer against spying than Cheong Wa Dae: experts
Experts said Wednesday it is unlikely that the United States wiretapped Korea's presidential office as part of the country's alleged surveillance of Seoul's high-profile officials, which came to light recently following the online leak of purported Pentagon documents. They said the circumstances imply that the U.S. has attempted to monitor Korean officials' private communicat...
Korea, US say leaked US documents were fabricated
The presidential office described allegations of U.S. intelligence services spying on high-ranking Korean government officials as being “groundless and untrue,” Tuesday, while Seoul and Washington agreed that “some of the leaked U.S. documents were fabricated.”
US spying report feared to overshadow Yoon-Biden summit
Revelations of alleged wiretapping of the South Korean government by U.S. intelligence is feared to overshadow President Yoon Suk Yeol's scheduled summit with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden later this month. Yoon is facing growing domestic pressure to demand the truth and seek an apology from Washington. But this also presents a tough choice for the president to make, since s...
Child's death leads debate on effectiveness of school zones
Debates over the effectiveness of traffic regulations for school zones are heating up following the death of another child hit by a drunk driver in Daejeon, Sunday, the latest case of death in the areas designed to protect child pedestrians. According to Daejeon's Dunsan Police Station, a 10-year-old elementary school student died early Sunday after being hit by a car driven ...
Why is North Korea not responding to inter-Korean military hotline calls?
North Korea has not responded to scheduled inter-Korean calls via a military hotline for the third day in a row, Sunday, in what seems to be a form of protest against Seoul's recent military drills and criticism of human rights in the North. Experts said the shutdown of communication lines could be a build-up to Pyongyang staging additional provocations, given the previous pa...
Yoon stresses 'one-team' support for Busan's Expo bid
President Yoon Suk Yeol stressed a “one-team spirit” between the central and local governments, Thursday, in supporting Busan's bid to host World Expo 2030, saying that hosting the event is one of the key objectives of his vision to make Korea a “global pivotal state.” Yoon made those remarks while presiding over a meeting in Busan with local government heads across the count...
Yoon to deliver address at US Congress during state visit
President Yoon Suk Yeol will deliver an address at a joint session of the U.S. Congress during his state visit to Washington later this month. “U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and a bipartisan congressional delegation visited the presidential office on Wednesday afternoon, and McCaul invited Yoon to give an address at a joint session of the U.S. C...
Opposition lawmakers start crusade to block Yoon's 'pro-Japan' diplomacy
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is gearing up for a campaign to oppose President Yoon Suk Yeol's fence-mending diplomacy with Japan. Some DPK lawmakers visited the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, to lodge a protest against Tokyo's decision to release radioactive wastewater from a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.
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