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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, March 30, 2023 | 16:57
First lady expands presence in domestic politics
Kim Keon Hee is building her role as first lady by organizing and attending a variety of meetings, in what appears to be a bid to help her husband, President Yoon Suk Yeol. According to officials from the ruling bloc, Kim on Thursday had a closed-door luncheon with approximately 20 spouses of ministers, commission chairpersons and other Cabinet members.
Ruling party's leadership race heats up
The race for the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) chairmanship is heating up. The lead of Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon, self-styled as President Yoon Suk Yeol's pick, is being threatened by Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, who is in hot pursuit.
President pledges support for Korean chipmakers to overcome crisis
President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday the government will make all-out efforts to help Korean chipmakers overcome the current down cycle, citing semiconductors as a “national security asset that underpins the economy.” “Semiconductors are the backbone of our economy and a national security asset,” Yoon said during his visit to an SK Siltron plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Pr...
Korea's presidential couple celebrates recovery of Cambodian boy who received heart surgery
President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee celebrated the successful recovery of a Cambodian boy who received heart surgery in Korea, by spending time with him on Tuesday.
Yoon urges private sector to use UAE's $30 bil. investment as stepping stone for 'Middle East boom'
President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during a private-public sector meeting on follow-up measures for the United Arab Emirates' investment proposal to Korea at Korea International Trade Association in Gangnam District, Seoul, Tuesday. YonhapPresident Yoon says Korea should strive to meet UAE's expectationBy Nam Hyun-wooPresident Yoon Suk Yeol said the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) an...
NK slams NATO chief's Seoul visit as 'prelude to war'
North Korea criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's visit to Seoul, calling it a prelude to war and an attempt to create an Asian version of NATO.
Main opposition leader faces pressure to resign in case of indictment
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung is facing mounting calls from inside the party to resign if he is indicted for his alleged involvement in two bribery scandals. Lee was questioned by prosecutors for longer than 12 hours on Saturday, over allegations that he was involved in a massive land development scandal in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province ...
Japan considers upholding past apologies to mend ties with Korea
Japan is considering expressing an apology to South Korea and other neighboring countries by upholding its past statements repenting its wartime atrocities if Seoul finalizes a plan to create a South Korean foundation to compensate forced labor victims here on behalf of Japanese companies, according to Kyodo News. The news agency said, Saturday, that Tokyo is considering show...
Yoon hints at objection to changing spy agency's role
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday hinted at his objection to the scheduled transfer of the investigative jurisdiction of espionage cases to the police from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) next year.
Gov't to double subsidies for vulnerable households as energy bills soar
The government will increase energy vouchers and gas price discounts for economically vulnerable families, in order to alleviate their economic burdens amid soaring utility fees. Choi Sang-mok, a senior presidential secretary for economic affairs, said in a press conference on Thursday that the government will temporarily double the amount of energy vouchers granted for 1.71 ...
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