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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 05:29
Spy agency official's sudden resignation sparks speculation
President Yoon Suk-yeol dismissed speculation over the abrupt resignation of Jo Sang-jun, head of planning and coordination at the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who is known to be a close confidant to the president.
Korea, US work as a team to thwart North Korean threats: Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday that South Korea and the United States will work as a team, like a living organism, to respond to growing threats from North Korea. “South Korea and the U.S. will mobilize every available measure for an overwhelming and resolved response to all types of North Korea's nuclear or missile threats, and during that process they will work a...
Yoon calls for stronger social safety net amid opposition boycott
President Yoon Suk-yeol stressed Tuesday that the government will prioritize fiscal soundness and support for the socially disadvantaged and underprivileged, as well as future preparedness. In his speech at the National Assembly detailing his administration's 2023 budget, Yoon vowed to bolster the social safety net for vulnerable and low-income groups by unveiling a set of me...
Gangwon governor slammed for triggering 'Legoland shock'
Gangwon Province Governor Kim Jin-tae has been facing criticism from both the ruling and opposition parties for his “hasty” decision not to fulfill a payment guarantee for the developer of Legoland Korea, creating a liquidity crunch in the nation's corporate bond and commercial paper markets. During the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) emergency committee meeting, floor lead...
Yoon snubs opposition's call for apology before Assembly speech
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday dismissed the Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) calls that he accept DPK leader Lee Jae-myung's proposal to introduce a special counsel to investigate allegations related to the Daejang-dong land development project in Seongnam, as well as to commit to ending politically biased investigations.
Main opposition goes all-out to defend Lee Jae-myung
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is striving to protect Chairman Lee Jae-myung, who is in the crosshairs of prosecutors' investigation of a land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, threatening to boycott President Yoon Suk-yeol's scheduled administrative speech this week if there is no apology for, in the DPK's words, “the suppression of the...
KF-21 Boramae fighter jet unveiled to public
Crowds get an up-close look at the KF-21 Boramae fighter jet on display at an air base in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, Thursday, where the four-day Sacheon Air Show kicked off the same day. It was the first time that the fighter jet was showcased to the general public. The KF-21 is the nation's first warplane domestically developed under the KF-X program, which was tas...
Refugee status granted for Malaysian transgender person
A high court ruling has stipulated that a person who suffered criminal punishment for being transgender can be accepted as a refugee here, marking the first case of recognizing persecution stemming from one's sexual identity as a legitimate ground for seeking asylum to Korea. According to the Seoul High Court, it ruled in favor of a Malaysian who filed complaints against Seou...
Main opposition party chief in crosshairs of state prosecutors
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung is in the crosshairs of prosecutors, who are narrowing the focus of their investigation into a series of allegations raised against him by arresting or indicting key aides. Lee and the DPK are striving to resist, claiming that the investigation is “a coercion of the main opposition” by the Yoon Suk-ye...
Yoon says 'North Korea sympathizers' are enemies
President Yoon Suk-yeol criticized what he called “North Korea sympathizers,” claiming that they are neither liberals nor left wing. During a luncheon with the members of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) at the presidential office on Wednesday, Yoon said he will not cooperate with what he called enemies of the Republic of Korea.
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