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Blinken's Seoul visit to focus mainly on NK-Russia cooperation
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to Seoul, which will include meetings with President Yoon Suk Yeol, Director of National Security Cho Tae-yong and Foreign Minister Park Jin, is expected to focus on the fast-changing diplomatic and security dynamics in Northeast Asia, including North Korea's deepening military ties with Russia.
Yoon meets impeached ex-president again to shore up conservative support
President Yoon Suk Yeol paid a visit to former President Park Geun-hye in Daegu, Tuesday, in an apparent effort to shore up the support of conservative voters in the region.
Ex-ruling party chief's breakaway party plan comes to fore
Lee Jun-seok, an outspoken former chairman of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), is creating a stir in political circles ahead of next year's general elections with his idea of creating a breakaway party with outliers of rival parties.
Korea-US space partnership embodies future of alliance, FM says
Space partnerships represent 'the moonshot' or ambitious and groundbreaking goal of the Korea-U.S. alliance, Seoul's Foreign Minister Park Jin said, Monday, stressing that the cosmos is where the two countries' global, comprehensive and strategic partnerships converge.
Ruling party's mega city idea spreads nationwide
The ruling People Power Party’s (PPP) idea of expanding Seoul’s boundaries by including Gimpo and other adjacent cities into the capital is triggering other large cities to float similar ideas, emerging as one of the biggest polictical issues before the general elections slated for April next year.
Gov't at odds over suspending inter-Korean military agreement
Two government ministries are split over the idea of suspending a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement banning hostile activities against each other.
Korea should find room for trade with China within US 'small-yard, high-fence' policy
Korea should perform a delicate balancing act with China within Washington's 'small-yard, high-fence' approach to Beijing, experts said during a forum co-hosted by the Hankook Ilbo and its sister paper, The Korea Times, Wednesday.
Former actor recognized as war veteran in US
Kim Bok-hee, 88, a former actress who served as a member of an armed forces entertainment group during the 1950-53 Korean War, has been recognized as a veteran of the war in the U.S. state of Georgia, Korea's Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) said.
Yoon urges fiscal prudence in parliamentary budget speech
President Yoon Suk Yeol emphasized fiscal prudence in his budget proposal speech at the National Assembly, Tuesday, as he presented his 2024 budget representing a 2.8 percent increase from this year, the slowest growth since 2005.
Can centrist approach of ruling party innovation committee head succeed?
Ihn Yo-han, the head of the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) innovation committee, is taking a centrist approach to revive the ruling party's sluggish public support ahead of crucial general elections in April next year.
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