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Gangwon governor candidate dogged by offensive remarks on uprising
President Yoon Suk-yeol visited the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju, Wednesday morning, to commemorate the popular 1980 pro-democracy uprising in the southwestern city. He was joined by members of his Cabinet and politicians from both the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), as well as family members who lost loved one...
Incheon mayoral candidates clash over vision for port city
As ambitious as it sounds, ruling People Power Party's (PPP) Incheon mayoral candidate Yoo Jeong-bok's “New Hong Kong City” pledge is drawing criticism from his rival, current mayor Park Nam-choon of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), that it is an empty pledge.
Defeated presidential candidate creates stir
Just around two months after losing in the March 9 presidential election to Yoon Suk-yeol by just over 240,000 votes, Lee Jae-myung returned to the political battlefield with his eyes riveted on Incheon, where he is running for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming by-election.
Seoul making moves to rein in increasing subway crimes
Seoul Metro has started upgrading subway stations and increasing monitoring inside the stations to prevent crimes in the facilities that have been rising in recent years.
Ruling party wary of vote split in Gyeonggi gubernatorial election
With the Gyeonggi provincial governor's office up for grabs in the June 1 local elections, the ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP), which is fielding Kim Eun-hye as its candidate, has been wary of a vote split because of independent candidate Kang Yong-seok, adding leverage to Kim's rival contender Kim Dong-yeon of the main opposition liberal Democratic Party of Kore...
Protesters with disabilities occupy subway station on president's inauguration day
While President Yoon Suk-yeol on May 10 was at his inauguration event, which was taking place on the front lawn outside of the National Assembly in Yeouido, protesters with physical disabilities were fighting for their rights not too far from there.
Yoon vows to rebuild nation by defending 'value of freedom'
President Yoon Suk-yeol was sworn in as president on Tuesday and promised to rebuild the nation as a responsible, respected member of the international community based on democracy and a free market economy. Reiterating freedom, peace and human rights as some of the core values of the nation, Yoon said he would do his utmost to help the country play a greater role in defendin...
Yoon's inauguration ushers in era of Yongsan
President Yoon Suk-yeol will start his first day at the top job of the government very differently from that of his predecessors: his office is no longer in the secluded foothills of Mount Bugak. Instead, it's at the center of Seoul's crowded downtown Yongsan District near Samgakji subway station, an election promise emphasizing his willingness to make himself and his office ...
Immigration Office seeks to certify interpreters for refugees
The Ministry of Justice is seeking a group of skillful interpreters to facilitate communication between asylum seekers and Korean authorities. The ministry said it will certify those who are selected as professional interpreters specialized for asylum seekers.
Moon accepts prosecutor general's resignation after signing reform bills
President Moon Jae-in on May 6 has accepted the resignation of Prosecutor General Kim Oh-soo, days after the president signed the controversial prosecutorial reform bills into law. Earlier, Kim had offered to resign in protest of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) push to pass the legislation.
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