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President Yoon says he's late learner on gender equality
President Yoon Suk-yeol shared wisdom of the pitfalls of meritocracy in a society where gender inequality persists, which he said he recently learned from an unnamed aide. According to him, he was supposed to choose a Cabinet minister nominee among several candidates - one of whom was a woman who was behind the male candidates in terms of evaluations. “One of my aides said th...
NIS director nominee vows to cooperate with Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance
Kim Kyou-hyun, the nominee for National Intelligence Service (NIS) director, said he would cooperate with the Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing alliance among five English-speaking countries, namely the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Speaking at his National Assembly Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kim said that if...
Democrats try to ride on Roh's posthumous popularity to undercut 'summit effect'
Dozens of lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and other high-profile politicians flocked to the southeastern city of Gimhae on Monday for a ceremony to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragic death of the late President Roh Moo-hyun, Monday. Former President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook also attended the ceremony.
What to expect from first lady in summit diplomacy
President Yoon Suk-yeol's summit diplomacy with visiting U.S. President Joe Biden has sparked curiosity among Koreans about Yoon's wife, Kim Keon-hee. People are wondering if there is a role she can play as first lady to strengthen ties between the two countries. However, it seems there is little she can do about this during the current visit by the American head of state as ...
Huge fire erupts at S-Oil's Ulsan factory
A massive fire ripped through an S-Oil factory in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan on Thursday night.
North Korea ready for nuclear test, missile launch: intelligence agency
North Korea is near completion of another nuclear test or the test-firing of more missiles, or both, despite the national lockdown due to the rapid spread of “stealth Omicron,” according to the National Intelligence Service (NIS). During a closed-door meeting with the members of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee on Thursday, NIS officials were quoted as saying that...
US denial of Biden-Moon meeting triggers speculation
Washington has denied local media reports that U.S. President Joe Biden will meet former President Moon Jae-in during the U.S. leader's visit to Seoul for a summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol. Biden will arrive in South Korea on Friday for a three-day visit.
Aspiring urban planners showcase innovative smart city solutions
Yann Shaw, a student of the Technical University of Munich in Germany, was confident all throughout her virtual presentation of her team's project on providing a virtual space for psychological healing, by employing metaverse and blockchain technology.
Fear of deadliest famine in 1990s haunts North Korea amid national lockdown
North Koreans call it the Arduous March, also known as the March of Suffering, one of the deadliest famines which took the lives of countless people in the impoverished state. Starting in 1995, the mass starvation - which was the combined result of the North Korean regime's mismanagement of its economy at the time, the suspension of economic assistance from the Soviet Union f...
[INTERVIEW] Yoon's efforts to bolster Korea-US alliance will inevitably disturb China
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's recent invitation for a summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol has created a rare tension between the two countries about a venue: the two leaders insisted their counterparts visit their respective capitals to have a summit. Through the Chinese delegation represented by Vice President Wang Qishan, who visited Seoul on the occasion of Yoon's inaugurati...
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