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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 16:57
'Korea will have Nobel laureate, Fields winners soon,' Yoon says
President Yoon Suk-yeol voiced optimism over the future of the field of science in Korea, saying the country will see soon Korean Nobel laureates in science and Fields Medal winners.
President Yoon vows to combat 'corrupt' unions
President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday that corrupt unions, corporate fraud and corruption in public office are three major crimes he would tackle during his presidency, stressing he would respond to them with thorough measures. “The nation has been focused on corruption in the public and private sectors, but corrupt unions standing in the way of improved industrial relati...
PPP's rule change for leadership contest pits candidates against each other
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) has changed a rule for electing its next leader in the upcoming national convention, in a way that can be seen as favoring candidates close to President Yoon Suk-yeol.
Yoon contemplates pardoning former governor
President Yoon Suk-yeol has been mulling whether to include former South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo in a list of people to be pardoned.
[ANALYSIS] Japan's rearmament to test S. Korean president's policies on Tokyo
The Japanese government's approval of a massive rearmament program to counter China and North Korea's threats poses a new task for South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to look into ways to take advantage of Tokyo's military buildup to serve Seoul's security interests, according to experts. “The recent updates of Japan's national security strategy now demand South Korea to exp...
Main opposition party leader keeps low profile amid prosecution's investigation
Rep. Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has been out of the public eye for a while, rarely setting up meetings, luncheons or dinners with fellow lawmakers. The main opposition party leader even skipped the press conference for the 100th day of his leadership, a tradition that his predecessors had observed to celebrate the milestone.
President's approval rating rises as he toughens stance on labor unions
President Yoon Suk-yeol's his job approval rating surpassed the 40 percent mark, in what appears to be a positive public sentiment on the government's “laws- and rules-based” hardline response against unionized truckers' strikes. Buoyed by the result, Yoon is anticipated to set “laws and rules” as one of the core philosophies of his presidential identity during a press confer...
Ahn Cheol-soo struggles to resuscitate weakening presence
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) is struggling to resuscitate his political influence, as his presence in the party's chairmanship race remains at a disappointing level despite his reputation as a former presidential candidate who then merged his campaign with President Yoon Suk-yeol's.
Naturalized Korean among invitees to presidential dinner
Lee Doo-yeon, a civil servant at Iksan City Hall, poses during a state dinner between Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Yeongbingwan in downtown Seoul, Monday. Courtesy of Lee Doo-yeon By Nam Hyun-wooLee Doo-yeon / Courtesy of Lee Doo-yeonLee Doo-yeon, an official from Iksan City Hall, has been gaining attention, following her attenda...
Presidential office sues former lawmaker for spreading rumors about fortune teller
The presidential office said Tuesday that it sued a former lawmaker from the minor opposition Justice Party on charges of spreading false claims that a fortune teller was involved in the relocation of the presidential residence.
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