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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 11:39
Yoon's office to be called 'Yongsan Presidential Office'
The presidential office will use ”Yongsan Presidential Office” as its official name for an undetermined period after failing to select an appropriate moniker for President Yoon Suk-yeol's office, presidential spokesperson Kang In-sun said, Tuesday.
Yoon to preside over strategic meeting on deregulation
The government will set up a tribunal reviewing regulations affecting businesses, in a follow-up measure to President Yoon Suk-yeol's deregulation pledge to resuscitate the country's economic dynamism.
Yoon says letting lawmakers revise presidential decrees violates constitution
President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday that allowing lawmakers to revise presidential decrees leaves room for constitutional violations, signaling a head-on collision against the opposition party which is preparing such a legal revision.
Ruling party's factional infighting deepens after election wins
Factional infighting is deepening in the ruling People Power Party (PPP), as lawmakers known to be close to President Yoon Suk-yeol are attempting to form their own group within the party, while questioning PPP Chairman Lee Jun-seok's role in the string of electoral victories in recent months.
Yoon's diplomacy to be tested at NATO summit
President Yoon Suk-yeol will take on his first major diplomatic test abroad later this month, as he has decided to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit slated for June 29 to 30 in Spain. While in Spain, Yoon is anticipated to promote Korea's enhanced role and commitment to the common values and rules-based international order upheld by NATO, but his par...
Yoon names academics, career diplomats as envoys to China, Japan and Russia
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday named South Korea's ambassadors to Japan, China and Russia, completing the appointments of envoys to the country's four key foreign postings. According to the presidential office, Yoon tapped Yun Duk-min, Chung Jae-ho and Chang Ho-jin as ambassador plenipotentiary to Japan, China and Russia, respectively. Former lawmaker Cho Tae-yong had alr...
Vice speaker critical of ruling party leader's Ukraine visit
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok and fellow party member, Rep. Chung Jin-suk, exchanged verbal shots as the latter criticized Lee's visit to Ukraine as “politics for his own sake” on Sunday.
Yoon's plan to attend NATO summit causes stir
The presidential office is reportedly reviewing President Yoon Suk-yeol's proposed attendance at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit to be held on June 29 and 30 in Madrid, Spain.If confirmed, it will be Yoon's first overseas trip as Korea's head of state. An official said in a media interview that the presidential office is reviewing various issues related t...
Tensions mount on Korean Peninsula
North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea, Sunday, in an apparent reaction to a joint naval drill between South Korea and the U.S. carried out in the Philippine Sea from Thursday until Saturday. The launches mark the 18th missile provocation by North Korea this year and this is virtually the first time that the regime has fired eight bal...
Voters give president boost to pursue key policies
President Yoon Suk-yeol has gained a major boost in his administrative and policy drive after voters sided with the ruling People Power Party (PPP) which achieved a landslide win in Wednesday's local and by-elections. The resounding victory for Yoon's party came less than three months after he won the presidential election by a narrow margin against his opponent and just thre...
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