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Yoon's foreign policy mentor appointed to lead national security
Kim Sung-han, a professor at Korea University and former vice foreign minister, will serve as national security adviser to President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, Yoon's chief of staff Chang Je-won announced, Sunday. Along with Kim, Chang announced the appointments of a pack of presidential aides who have been widely anticipated. Following the nominations, the current post of chief of...
Parties clash over establishment of Korean version of FBI
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has unilaterally pushed for the first phase of its proposed prosecutorial reform, and it is flexing its muscles to complete the process of limiting prosecutors' investigative powers before President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol takes office on May 10.
Yoon, Biden likely to stress deterrence against North Korea during summit
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a summit in Seoul on May 21, according to officials, Thursday. The U.S. leader is scheduled to visit South Korea from May 20 to 22. The two leaders are expected to share their views on North Korea's escalating missile and nuclear threats, South Korea's new stance on joining U.S. efforts to contain China and ...
Heading for job experience program
Students of Seoil Elementary School in Gwangju wave as they leave for a job experience program, Thursday. Instead of having a typical multiple-day field trip, the school decided to launch one-day job experience programs for the children. The government will announce today whether it will maintain the requirement for people to wear face masks outdoors. Yonhap
Korea to decide on outdoor mask requirement in late May
The presidential transition committee said Wednesday that it will decide whether to remove Korea's requirement for people to wear face masks outdoors late next month, adding that the requirement to wear masks indoors will continue for a while.The incumbent Moon Jae-in administration had planned to announce whether it would maintain the requirement to wear face masks outdoors ...
North Korean leader vows to bolster nuclear capabilities
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to strengthen the regime's nuclear arms capability, threatening to use those weapons if provoked, according to the North's state media, Tuesday. In response, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee said the incoming government will respond with a “three-axis system,” which includes air missile defense, preemptive strike syste...
Gyeonggi governor election becomes proxy war between Yoon, Lee
The Gyeonggi governor election has become a proxy battle between President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition (PPP) and his former rival Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), as the parties field candidates seen as representing the two politicians. During the DPK's primary on Monday to select its candidate for the Gyeonggi Province governor elec...
Moon voices support for compromise bill on prosecutorial reform
President Moon Jae-in said Monday he supports the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) efforts to separate the prosecution's powers to lead investigations and indict suspects and added that a compromise bill agreed by the DPK and the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is desirable.
PPP rejects rewritten prosecutorial reform bill amid backlash
The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) took a step back from its agreement with the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) over the passage of a compromise version of a prosecutorial reform bill, which is aimed at stripping the prosecution of its investigative powers.
Rival parties agree on bill to limit prosecutors' investigative powers
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) each decided to accept a compromise version of a bill on reforming laws related to prosecutors' investigative powers, after spending a month at loggerheads.
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