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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, November 29, 2022 | 16:38
Yoon vows to listen more closely to voice of public
President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed on Wednesday to listen more closely to the voices of the people expressed in public opinion surveys and to put himself in the shoes of others to figure out what has gone wrong with his presidency. He made the remarks when asked about his unusually low approval rating during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office.
Ruling party chief accuses president of verbal abuse
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok has been launching an offensive against President Yoon Suk-yeol, posing a serious threat to the president, who is already suffering from dismal approval ratings, as he reaches his 100th day as the country's chief executive.
Ruling party's internal feud intensifies after chairman's outcry
Continued infighting within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) is anticipated to deepen further as the party remains divided and shows mixed responses to its suspended Chairman Lee Jun-seok's tearful outcry against the mainstream faction close to President Yoon Suk-yeol, who he claims plotted to strip him of the chairmanship.
Yoon set to unveil 'audacious plan' for North Korea's denuclearization
A series of recent meetings with senior U.S. officials dealing with issues on the Korean Peninsula are raising speculation that President Yoon Suk-yeol will soon unveil his “audacious plan,” possibly a set of incentive packages, to entice North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Based on remarks and indications by the presidential office and Cabinet members dealing with th...
President wrestles with double whammy of inflation, floods
President Yoon Suk-yeol has doubled his efforts to revive the economy as the nation, already struggling with soaring prices, begins the cleanup following flooding that ripped through Seoul and its suburbs displacing hundreds of citizens. His Thursday schedule included a meeting with Cabinet ministers of related ministries and on-site visits to inspect sites damaged by the tor...
Consultations between gov't, forced labor victims hit snag
A government-led consultative body consisting of authorities, experts and victims of Japan's wartime forced labor is dangerously close to running aground, as the victims have pulled themselves out of its meetings in protest against the government's stance of prioritizing diplomatic benefits over their hopes and aims. Current negotiations are widely seen as the basis for the Y...
Ruling party pushes to dismiss Lee by launching emergency committee
The People Power Party (PPP) launched an emergency committee on Tuesday that will serve as its interim leadership, just three months after the ruling camp won the presidential election. With the launch of the interim committee, the party's Chairman Lee Jun-seok, who has been butting heads with lawmakers close to President Yoon Suk-yeol after being suspended for six months fro...
Yoon vows to go back to basics amid low approval ratings
President Yoon Suk-yeol said he would go back to basics when he returned to work on Monday after a week-long vacation, in an apparent effort to regain public trust in his administration. “As I looked back at what happened in the past, I came to be grateful to the people who have helped me come this far, with both harsh criticism and heartfelt encouragement,” Yoon said while a...
Ministry destroys invitation list for presidential inauguration
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Friday it has destroyed the list of guests invited to President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony to protect personal information, dismissing allegations that it did so to conceal controversial figures suspected of having relations with first lady Kim Keon-hee.
President Yoon faces uphill battle upon return to work
Daunting tasks await President Yoon Suk-yeol as he will return to work on Monday after going on leave for one week. Soaring consumer prices and the negative public sentiment of the Yoon administration are two of the pressing issues he must overcome.
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