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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, December 8, 2022 | 08:26
North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US aircraft carrier prepares for drills with South Korea
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea, Sunday, in what appears to be a protest against U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan's arrival in Busan for a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the North fired one ballistic missile from Taechon County, North Pyeongan Province at 6:53 a.m. The mili...
Yoon faces mounting calls to replace national security team
President Yoon Suk-yeol is facing mounting calls to replace his aides in charge of foreign affairs and national security, as his seven-day trip to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada resulted in multiple controversies. Yoon, who returned home on Saturday night, did not hold an in-flight press conference, as he is believed to be avoiding thorny questions about his...
Seoul, Tokyo take difficult first step to mend ties
South Korea and Japan took a difficult first step toward improving their soured relations, as President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had a bilateral meeting in New York, Wednesday (local time) and agreed on the need to mend ties by resolving pending issues. Also, Yoon had a brief encounter with U.S. President Joe Biden and delivered Seoul's concerns...
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...
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