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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:06
Yoon's selection of Cabinet members faces mixed outlook
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has announced the first round of his Cabinet member picks, mostly from a group of people who helped his presidential campaign. Yoon said he chose the nominees based on their capabilities and expertise. But he also faces criticism for failing to reflect more diversity in the gender, birthplace and age of the nominees.
Selfie with president-elect causes uproar over soldiers' use of mobile phones
A Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) soldiers' selfie with President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has stirred up a fresh controversy, as a civic group has complained that KATUSA soldiers' use of mobile phones while on duty is unfair.
Experts voice concerns over Yoon's US-centered foreign policy
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has pursued a foreign policy stance of strengthening South Korea's relations with the United States, sending his delegation only to the U.S. so far, while Yoon himself visited U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek city. However, such a move is triggering concerns, as China is already expressing its displeasure over the strengthening of Seoul...
Yoon cautious about selecting presidential chief of staff
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is accelerating his Cabinet nominations by reviewing the credentials of candidates. He is taking a cautious stance in selecting the presidential chief of staff by ruling out close aides who helped the former prosecutor-general start his political career.
Yoon's relocation plan to Yongsan to gain momentum
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to relocate the presidential office to Seoul's Yongsan District is expected to pick up speed, as the current Cabinet is set to approve a portion of the budget for the move in an extraordinary Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “President Moon Jae-in instructed the approval of a budget related to the presidential office relocation,” presidential...
Kim Eun-hye to join race for Gyeonggi governor
The president-elect's spokesperson, until this morning, Rep. Kim Eun-hye of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), is expected to join the race for the governorship of Gyeonggi Province.
Hope and worry coexist about prime minister nominee Han
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's nomination of Han Duck-soo as his first prime minister has received mixed reactions. He is a veteran bureaucrat who served in key posts during previous administrations. But some believe he is too old to push for changes in the incoming administration. Yoon dropped hints about allowing the 72-year-old former prime minister to have a greater say ...
Yoon nominates Han Duck-soo as prime minister
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol named former Prime Minister Han Duck-soo as the first premier of his administration. During a press conference, Sunday, Yoon named the 72-year-old as the prime minister, saying he “served a number of key government posts, thanks to his expertise.” “The new government must pave the way for an economic rebound amid difficulties both inside and outs...
Aides to Yoon, Moon agree on budget for presidential office relocation
Aides to President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and President Moon Jae-in have reached a temporary agreement on Yoon's plan to relocate the presidential office to the defense ministry compound, with his team seeking government approval for more than 30 billion won ($24.6 million) out of the 49.6 billion won total cost.
'It doesn't hurt'
A child gets a jab of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Gwangju, Thursday, as Korea began vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11. The kids will be given smaller doses, one-third of the dosage given to teens and adults. Yonhap
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