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Sun, May 29, 2022 | 05:57
Yoon gov't not considering privatizing state-run firms
The presidential office said Friday that it is not considering privatizing state-run companies such as Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), dismissing controversies that have stemmed from the presidential chief of staff's remark about unloading the IIAC's stake in the airport company on the market. During a meeting with reporters, an official at the presidential ...
Korea begins early voting for June 1 local elections
Early voting started Friday for the June 1 local elections, which will select 4,125 candidates for elected posts across the country, including 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors. The election will be an early barometer gauging President Yoon Suk-yeol's performance less than a month after his inauguration, as well as determining whether the ruling People Power Par...
President Yoon fills two remaining Cabinet minister positions with women
President Yoon Suk-yeol nominated two women as the education and health ministers, amid criticisms that his Cabinet is male-dominated. The presidential office announced Thursday that Yoon has named Park Soon-ae as the deputy prime minister and minister of education and Kim Seung-hee as the minister of health and welfare. Yoon also nominated Oh Yu-kyoung as the minister of foo...
DPK interim leader's push for 586 Generation politicians to step aside meets resistance
Park Ji-hyun, the co-interim leader of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), is seeking to bring change in the giant main opposition party by proposing that senior lawmakers - members of the “586 Generation” - step aside to make room for the young generation, but her attempt has sparked discord as she has faced resistance from within.
North Korea launches missiles to test Seoul-Washington deterrence
North Korea fired three missiles, including what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), off its east coast on Wednesday, putting to test an extended Seoul-Washington deterrence against the bellicose regime pledged by President Yoon Suk-yeol and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden during their summit over the past weekend. The South Korean government, along wit...
Summit gives momentum to Yoon, ruling party ahead of local elections
President Yoon Suk-yeol and the ruling People Power Party (PPP) are enjoying a boost in approval ratings after a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden last weekend, which is positively affecting the conservative ruling bloc's campaign for the June 1 local elections. Political watchers said the summit will likely motivate conservatives to unite for the elections, as the two lea...
Korea joins US-led trade pact as China bristles
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday announced Korea's entry into the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), an initiative aimed at seeking free, open and resilient partnerships between like-minded countries in the region as well as containing China's economic assertion. Yoon attended the IPEF summit held online on the occasion of U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to Ja...
Yoon, Biden agree to expand joint military exercises
President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to expand the scope and scale of Korea-U.S. joint military exercises to thwart any evolving threat posed by North Korea during their first summit held in Seoul, Saturday. In addition to discussing security on the Korean Peninsula, the two leaders also agreed to develop the bilateral relationship into a “global compre...
Korea-US summit expected to benefit leaders of two countries in elections
The summit between South Korea and the U.S. may play a role in shaping positive public opinion for Presidents Yoon Suk-yeol and Joe Biden in elections that will be held in their two countries.The two leaders will hold talks Saturday to reaffirm the allies' stronger commitment to partnerships in security and the economy. The Korea-U.S. summit will be held ahead of the June 1 l...
Yoon, Biden vow to strengthen Korea-US tech alliance
President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden presented a shared view that economic security is national security and that semiconductors are one of the critical technologies that will determine the future of the two nations' economies. Speaking at Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus which he visited immediately after his arrival in South Korea, Biden made it clear w...
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