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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, September 30, 2022 | 02:52
Harris promises to address Seoul's concerns on IRA
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said she will do her part to address South Korea's concerns about the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), offering a silver lining to carmakers here who fear plunging U.S. sales stemming from the law that exempts subsidies on electric vehicles made outside of America. According to deputy presidential spokesperson Lee Jae-myoung, Harris made t...
Digital legal info system essential for democratic progress
The Minister of Government Legislation, Lee Wan-kyu, stressed that government-run digitized legal information systems have become an essential tool in facilitating the development of democracy, during a symposium of Asian experts in legislation and governance, Thursday.
Korean, UK foreign ministers hold talks
Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin, right, shakes hands with his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly, during the 7th Korea-U.K. foreign ministers' strategic conversation at the former's office in Seoul, Wednesday. Cleverly expressed his gratitude for President Yoon Suk-yeol's attendance at the state funera...
Ruling party protests MBC
Ruling People Power Party lawmakers, including Reps. Kweon Seong-dong, left, and Park Dae-chul, third from left, protest broadcaster MBC for broadcasting President Yoon Suk-yeol's hot mic gaffe in which he used profanity, at the broadcaster's headquarters in Mapo District, Seoul, Wednesday. The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea spoke out against the move, calling it m...
South Korea's mission to NATO approved
South Korea's request to set up a mission to NATO was approved, offering greater chances for Seoul to expand strategic and security cooperation with the largest military alliance in the world. According to its website on Wednesday (local time), the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the top decision-making body of NATO, agreed on Monday to accept South Korea's request to designate...
Korea's main opposition party tables motion to dismiss FM
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) tabled a motion on Tuesday requesting President Yoon Suk-yeol to impeach Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin over apparent diplomatic gaffes and setbacks during Yoon's overseas trip last week.
President Yoon blames media for foul language reports
President Yoon Suk-yeol blamed the media for reports on his apparent use of foul language during his visit to New York last week, saying such “false reports” are “undermining the alliance” with the U.S.
North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US aircraft carrier prepares for drills with South Korea
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea, Sunday, in what appears to be a protest against U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan's arrival in Busan for a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the North fired one ballistic missile from Taechon County, North Pyeongan Province at 6:53 a.m. The mili...
Yoon faces mounting calls to replace national security team
President Yoon Suk-yeol is facing mounting calls to replace his aides in charge of foreign affairs and national security, as his seven-day trip to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada resulted in multiple controversies. Yoon, who returned home on Saturday night, did not hold an in-flight press conference, as he is believed to be avoiding thorny questions about his...
Seoul, Tokyo take difficult first step to mend ties
South Korea and Japan took a difficult first step toward improving their soured relations, as President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had a bilateral meeting in New York, Wednesday (local time) and agreed on the need to mend ties by resolving pending issues. Also, Yoon had a brief encounter with U.S. President Joe Biden and delivered Seoul's concerns...
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