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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 05:26
Yoon vows efforts to protect Korean Americans from hate crimes
President Yoon Suk-yeol promised to step up efforts to prevent hate crimes against Korean Americans, adding that he expects a bill aiming to establish a ministry for overseas Koreans will be passed by the National Assembly. During a meeting with overseas Koreans in New York, Tuesday (local time), Yoon promised that the South Korean government will double its efforts to suppor...
Yoon's hope of striking 'grand bargain' with Tokyo remains elusive
The foreign ministers of Korea and Japan met on Monday apparently to fine-tune details of an envisaged summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later this week. Details of the closed-door talks were not made public. But judging by the remarks made by Japan's top diplomat, the two sides did not seem to be on the same page on certain issues. This ...
President Yoon offers condolences for death of Queen Elizabeth II
President Yoon Suk-yeol attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, paying tribute to her lifetime dedication to protecting peace and freedom. Yoon and first lady Kim Keon-hee attended the state funeral held at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday (Korea Standard Time), along with dignitaries and world leaders who gathered to mourn the longest-reigning British monarch.
S. Korean president invites Xi to Seoul amid power game over who's visiting whom
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea during his meeting with Li Zhanshu, China's third-most-powerful official and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, in what appears to be a tug-of-war between the two countries' leaders over who will visit whom first. According to the presidential office, Yoon ...
Presidential office cancels controversial guest house plan
The presidential office is under fire for a plan to spend 87.9 billion won ($63 million) of the government budget to construct a new state guest house, which far exceeds President Yoon Suk-yeol's earlier promise on the costs for relocating his office. As criticisms mount, Yoon ordered his aides to scrap the plan, saying “the office fell short in explaining the reason to the p...
Yoon to hold summit with Kishida next week at UN
President Yoon Suk-yeol will hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly next week, the presidential office said Thursday. Kim Tae-hyo, the first deputy director of the National Security Office, told reporters Yoon will hold a summit with Kishida during the Korean leader's attendance at the U.N. event f...
Yoon braces for pending issues with new staff amid recovering approval
President Yoon Suk-yeol recently wrapped up a major reorganization of the staff of the presidential office, with more than 50 secretaries and their deputies either quitting or being reassigned. With his slimmer squad of staff, Yoon will take on a series of pending diplomatic and domestic tasks awaiting him, with the hope of maintaining the recovery momentum in his approval ra...
UN human rights office Seoul names new head
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Seoul (OHCHR Seoul) will have an Australian human rights adviser as its new head, ending a two-year leadership vacuum. According to Voice of America, a spokesperson for the office of the U.N. Secretary General said Tuesday that it has appointed James Heenan as the head of OHCHR Seoul, without specifying his term.
$189 mil. wasted executing renewable energy projects during Moon gov't
More than 260 billion won ($189 million) of taxpayer funds was wasted through the improper execution of power generation businesses during the previous Moon Jae-in administration, mostly those involving solar or other renewable energy sources, a government investigation outcome showed Tuesday. According to the government joint corruption prevention task force at the Office of...
Ruling party wary of forthcoming court decision on new interim leadership
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) interim chief Chung Jin-suk said Tuesday that courts should refrain from excessively interfering in the party's internal affairs, as the Seoul Southern District Court is poised to decide whether it will accept the filings of PPP ousted leader Lee Jun-seok of four injunctions to suspend the interim leadership.
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