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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, August 12, 2022 | 05:55
President wrestles with double whammy of inflation, floods
President Yoon Suk-yeol has doubled his efforts to revive the economy as the nation, already struggling with soaring prices, begins the cleanup following flooding that ripped through Seoul and its suburbs displacing hundreds of citizens. His Thursday schedule included a meeting with Cabinet ministers of related ministries and on-site visits to inspect sites damaged by the tor...
Consultations between gov't, forced labor victims hit snag
A government-led consultative body consisting of authorities, experts and victims of Japan's wartime forced labor is dangerously close to running aground, as the victims have pulled themselves out of its meetings in protest against the government's stance of prioritizing diplomatic benefits over their hopes and aims. Current negotiations are widely seen as the basis for the Y...
Ruling party pushes to dismiss Lee by launching emergency committee
The People Power Party (PPP) launched an emergency committee on Tuesday that will serve as its interim leadership, just three months after the ruling camp won the presidential election. With the launch of the interim committee, the party's Chairman Lee Jun-seok, who has been butting heads with lawmakers close to President Yoon Suk-yeol after being suspended for six months fro...
Yoon vows to go back to basics amid low approval ratings
President Yoon Suk-yeol said he would go back to basics when he returned to work on Monday after a week-long vacation, in an apparent effort to regain public trust in his administration. “As I looked back at what happened in the past, I came to be grateful to the people who have helped me come this far, with both harsh criticism and heartfelt encouragement,” Yoon said while a...
Ministry destroys invitation list for presidential inauguration
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Friday it has destroyed the list of guests invited to President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony to protect personal information, dismissing allegations that it did so to conceal controversial figures suspected of having relations with first lady Kim Keon-hee.
President Yoon faces uphill battle upon return to work
Daunting tasks await President Yoon Suk-yeol as he will return to work on Monday after going on leave for one week. Soaring consumer prices and the negative public sentiment of the Yoon administration are two of the pressing issues he must overcome.
Presidential office says Yoon, Pelosi couldn't meet due to scheduling conflict
Speculation was rampant on Thursday about why President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were unable to meet during her visit to Seoul, as the two agreed to talk over the phone instead. Some claimed Yoon might be wary of the possible impact on Korea-China relations amid Beijing's furious reaction to Pelosi's visit to Taiwan before she landed in Seoul on Wedne...
Pelosi's visit triggers debate about Yoon's diplomacy
A huge question has arisen in Korea as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Seoul as part of her high-profile Asia trip: did the Yoon administration handle the reception of the high-ranking U.S. official appropriately?
Yoon appoints YTN reporter as PR planning secretary
President Yoon Suk-yeol has tapped Lee Ki-jeong, a reporter and head of the digital news center at broadcaster YTN, as a presidential secretary for public relations planning, in an apparent bid to enhance policy promotion to revive his abysmal job approval ratings.
Presidential office denies first lady's alleged influence behind selection of construction firms
Seen above is the former foreign minister's residence in Yongsan District, Seoul, which is undergoing remodeling for use as the residence of President Yoon Suk-yeol. Korea Times photo by Choe Joo-yeon By Nam Hyun-wooThe presidential office on Tuesday denied the media report that three companies that had sponsored art exhibitions hosted by first lady Kim Keon-hee's art startup...
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