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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 16:43
South Korean Navy to join multiple Indo-Pacific joint exercises
The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy will participate in a number of multilateral joint exercises in the Indo-Pacific region in an apparent effort to strengthen trilateral security cooperation between Seoul, Washington and Tokyo. News 1 reported Sunday that the ROK Navy was considering its participation in Pacific Vanguard 2022 exercise, a joint naval exercise between South Korea...
First lady's growing political presence weighs on Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's wife, Kim Keon-hee, is amplifying her political presence, meeting former first ladies and attending ceremonies to commemorate patriots last week. Her actions, however, appear to be raising unnecessary controversy, as she has been taking “unofficial” approaches to such official events. This situation comes as pressure to the president because the inte...
Will Yoon become more approachable leader by lowering doorstep to reporters?
Since his inauguration on May 10, President Yoon Suk-yeol has taken questions from reporters and answered them every day on his way to the presidential office in Yongsan District, Seoul. He vowed to be an interactive president during the presidential election campaign, and his impromptu question-and-answer sessions with journalists doorstepping him on his way to work could be...
Gov't apologizes to family of official killed by North Korea
The government on Thursday dropped its plan to appeal to a higher court about the ruling that it should disclose information related to a South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korea's military in 2020.
Yoon vows bold deregulation, labor reforms amid stagflation fears
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday promised to lift regulations and reform the labor market to counter fears of stagflation and other challenges threatening the Korean economy. Yoon made those pledges as the government announced the new administration's economic policy direction, which is aimed at overcoming stagnant growth by facilitating a freer and fairer economy. Yoon ma...
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...
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