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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 21:02
Yoon vetoes revised bill requiring gov't to buy surplus rice
President Yoon Suk Yeol vetoed a revision of the Grain Management Act, Tuesday, which was passed unilaterally by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) last month to require the government to purchase surplus rice. This marks the first case of Yoon exercising his right to send a bill back to the National Assembly. During a Cabinet meeting, Yoon returned the dispu...
Opposition criticizes Yoon over Jeju Massacre ceremony no-show
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) on Monday slammed President Yoon Suk Yeol for not attending a commemoration ceremony for the Jeju April 3 Uprising and Massacre, which killed tens of thousands of people amid ideological conflicts on Jeju Island in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The DPK held its Supreme Council meeting on the southern island and accused the...
Is NK's recent nuclear warhead display prelude to nuclear test?
Opinions are divided over North Korea's new Hwasan-31 nuclear warheads. Analysts are debating whether the regime's most recent revelation of the arms is a prelude to Pyongyang's seventh nuclear weapons test.
South Korea nominates new ambassador to US
First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun-dong was nominated as the new South Korean ambassador to the United States. He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of former ambassador Cho Tae-yong to the new national security director role, as he officially took the position Thursday.
Top envoy to US tapped as new national security advisor
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday named South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Cho Tae-yong as his new national security director, following the controversial resignation of his predecessor Kim Sung-han. “President Yoon decided after contemplation to accept National Security Director Kim's offer to resign,” senior presidential secretary for public relations Kim Eun-hye said i...
Resignations by Yoon's diplomatic aides weigh on US summit
Concerns are growing over President Yoon Suk Yeol's state visit to the United States next month, as a number of his senior secretaries involved in foreign affairs, including the national security director, have resigned just one month before his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. Experts say the resignations will not affect the overall theme of next month's state visit, wh...
Ex-journalist to lead NK defector support foundation
The Ministry of Unification has appointed Cho Min-ho, a former editorial writer of the Segye Ilbo, a local Korean-language daily, as the new president of the Korea Hana Foundation, an organization aimed at supporting North Korean defectors in South Korea. Cho worked as a reporter, desk editor and editorial writer for the Segye Ilbo. He served as a counselor for the now-defunc...
North Korea unveils tactical nuclear warheads
North Korea released photos, Tuesday, of the “Hwasan-31,” which it described as a tactical nuclear warhead, while its leader called for the expanded production of weapons-grade nuclear materials and nuclear weapons, according to its state media. On the same day, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea's southern port city of Busan, in an apparent show of force ...
Justice minister locks horns with DPK over prosecution reform legislation ruling
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is taking advantage of Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon's failed attempt to overthrow the DPK-endorsed laws aimed at weakening the investigative powers of prosecutors in its fight against the ruling bloc. Han and DPK lawmakers traded barbed remarks, Monday, when the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee meeti...
Firstborns account for record-high 63% of newborns
Sixty-three percent of babies born in Korea last year were firstborn children, data showed Sunday.
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