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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.
Justice minister called upon to run in ruling party leadership contest
Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon, right, makes a gesture of respect before the national flag during a Cabinet meeting at the Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Tuesday. YonhapBy Nam Hyun-wooJustice Minister Han Dong-hoon has been called upon to run in the competition to select the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) new leader, as he is described as President Yoon Suk-yeol...
Korea, Vietnam elevate ties to comprehensive, strategic partnership
President Yoon Suk-yeol and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, held a summit in Seoul, Monday, agreeing to elevate bilateral ties to “a comprehensive and strategic partnership.” The two leaders especially vowed to strengthen cooperation in strategy, security, industry, and supply chains.
President likens truckers' strike to North Korean nuclear threat
President Yoon Suk-yeol has equated the ongoing nationwide strike by unionized truckers to North Korea's nuclear threats, saying both are menaces to South Korea that could have been prevented if the government had reacted with a disciplined approach. Yoon made the remarks during a recent closed-door meeting with his aides, Yonhap News Agency reported, Monday.
Gov't to expand executive order to striking truckers in refining, steel sectors
President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered his ministers, Sunday, to make preparations to expand executive orders to striking truckers in the refining and steel industries, with the government vowing to mobilize a maximum number of police to crack down on illegal protests by the unionized truckers. “The government will not compromise with any forces that collectively resort to illegal a...
Rival parties engaged in political row over ex-national security advisor's arrest
Rival political parties are at loggerheads over the arrest of former Director of National Security Suh Hoon on suspicions of covering up North Korea's killing of a South Korean fisheries official in 2020. While the ruling People Power Party (PPP) is ratcheting up the offensive by taking aim at former President Moon Jae-in, the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) i...
Fears grow over Korean government shutdown
Fears are growing over a shutdown of the Korean government's key functions next year, as the national budget bill for 2023 was still adrift, Thursday, a day before its deadline amid continued partisan gridlock. The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), which holds the majority in the National Assembly, is flexing its muscles to pass its own budget plan containing t...
Main opposition party seeks safety minister's dismissal over Itaewon tragedy
The main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) tabled a motion, Wednesday, demanding President Yoon Suk-yeol to dismiss Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min, holding him accountable for the Itaewon crowd crush on Oct. 29, which killed 158 people enjoying Halloween festivities in the bustling entertainment district of Seoul. However, the presidential office ha...
S. Korea, US to co-host 2nd Summit for Democracy
South Korea and the U.S. are two of five countries that will co-host the second Summit for Democracy to be held in March next year via videoconference. The three others are Costa Rica, the Netherlands and Zambia.