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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 18:50
Justice minister challenges opposition leader in polls for potential next president
Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon and main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung are engaged in a closely contested race in a poll gauging public opinions on who should be the next president, fueling speculation that Han may enter politics in the near future.
Seoul-Moscow ties likely stuck in limbo amid blame game
Relations between South Korea and Russia are expected to get stuck in limbo, with Moscow apparently criticizing Seoul’s alleged indirect artillery ammunition support for Ukraine, while Seoul sees ongoing military cooperation between Russia and North Korea as an imminent national security threat.
Tensions rise as opposition demands special probe into first lady
Tension between the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is deepening as the latter is pushing for special counsel probes into issues unfavorable to the ruling party and the government, including a stock manipulation case allegedly involving first lady Kim Keon Hee.
PPP slams abstainers in Assembly resolution on China's forced return of NK defectors
Seven opposition lawmakers are taking flak for giving up their votes in the National Assembly adopting a resolution calling on China to stop forcibly repatriating North Korean defectors.
Tension mounts between Yoon administration, opposition party
Tension is rising between the Yoon Suk Yeol administration and the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) as the main opposition party’s attempt to impeach a controversial broadcasting watchdog chief forced him to resign, while the president vetoed a DPK-pushed labor bill.
Yoon reinstates policy chief post to strengthen grip on state affairs
President Yoon Suk Yeol reinstated the position of chief of staff for policy in a restructuring of his secretariat that came earlier than expected, in an apparent bid to address declining confidence in the administration's abilities following a devastating failure in Busan’s bid to host the World Expo 2030.
Busan Expo bid failure feared to draw political backlash
Busan’s devastating defeat in its bid to host the World Expo 2030 is feared to draw political backlash against President Yoon Suk Yeol and the ruling party, with a blame game set to start with serious questions being raised over the government’s diplomatic capabilities.
Air Force awards 2 warrant officers as top air defense weapons controllers
The Korean Air Force on Wednesday honored two Warrant Officers Kim Seong-wook and Kim Ju-hyeon as this year’s top air defense weapons controllers, commonly referred to as “Golden Eye.”
US, S. Korea cast doubt over NK's satellite photos
North Korea claimed, Tuesday, that its military satellite took photos of the White House, the Pentagon and nuclear-powered aircraft carriers docked at a U.S. naval base.
A taste of kimchi
A child offers President Yoon Suk Yeol a slice of kimchi after making the traditional Korean side dish during a charity event at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. A total of 243 municipalities contributed ingredients for the event, and over 2,000 participants collectively produced 25,000 kilograms of kimchi to be donated to the underprivileged. Yoon and his wife Ki...
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