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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 00:09
Can Yoon assuage first lady's critics with prerecorded interview?
President Yoon Suk Yeol’s prerecorded interview which is expected to feature comments surrounding the controversy over his wife Kim Keon Hee's acceptance of a luxury bag as a 'gift' is expected to be televised next Wednesday, replacing an envisaged Lunar New Year's press conference. During the interview, Yoon is also expected to mention his plan to improve the people's liveli...
Hansen's disease patients, Buddhists both unhappy over president's Lunar New Year gifts featuring church, cross
President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee’s Lunar New Year gifts triggered controversy, as they were presented to Buddhist leaders in packaging featuring illustrations of a church, cross and rosary drawn by Hansen’s disease patients. An association of Hansen’s disease patients also expressed displeasure, saying the patients were hurt by the controversy which they sa...
Yoon warns of NK's 'election meddling' through military provocations, fake news
President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday that North Korea is expected to stage a number of provocations to sway South Korean voter sentiment in the upcoming general elections scheduled for April 10. In response, he called on the military to enhance defense readiness.
Only half of 21st National Assembly lawmakers' election pledges fulfilled
Only half of the election pledges made by the lawmakers in the current 21st National Assembly have been fulfilled, according to a policy tracker’s analysis, Wednesday, due to partisan conflicts impeding legislators from serving their duty of improving people's livelihoods.
Yoon rejects special act to investigate Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk Yeol rejected a special act aimed at investigating the 2022 crowd crush in central Seoul's Itaewon, which resulted in the death of 159 people. The government justified the rejection by stating that the act, driven by the opposition, undermines constitutional principles due to its intent to establish an investigation committee.
Yoon remains cautious on addressing allegations against first lady
President Yoon Suk Yeol is still contemplating how to deal with the allegations that his wife Kim Keon Hee received a Christian Dior bag as a gift in an inappropriate manner.
President, ruling party leader try to display amicable ties during lunch
President Yoon Suk Yeol and ruling People Power Party (PPP) interim leader Han Dong-hoon had lunch together on Monday in what seems to be a gesture to address the purported conflict between them over Han's critical stance on controversies surrounding first lady Kim Keon Hee and the ruling party leader's public endorsement of specific figures as candidates for April 10 general...
Training for Karakoram expedition
Mountaineers climb a 70-meter frozen wall in Mount Cheongnyang in Bonghwa County, North Gyeongsang Province, Sunday, as they train for a 2025 expedition to climb the 6,800-meter Miar Peak of Karakoram in Pakistan. Courtesy of Route Finders
Liberal breakaway groups to merge as single party
A liberal political group led by former Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Nak-yon and another group of former DPK lawmakers critical of the main opposition party’s current leadership will merge as a single party.
Debate erupts again over free subway rides for elderly as elections near
A debate has resurfaced on whether to continue offering free subway rides for senior citizens in the lead-up to the April 10 general elections. A new conservative party is considering replacing the free rides with vouchers due to widening deficits caused by a rapidly aging society.
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