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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Thu, December 1, 2022 | 18:57
Russia's role in Korean Peninsula draws attention
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Seoul next week is renewing attention to the country's role in Korean Peninsula issues.
Moon vows to improve ties with Japan during meeting with Biden's key officials
President Moon Jae-in has said he will seek to improve ties with Japan in order to revive South Korea-U.S.-Japan cooperation that the Joe Biden government sees as critical in promoting regional stability, during a meeting with core members of the new U.S. administration. Moon had his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary oDefense...
North Korea, China reviving economic cooperation
Prospects of revived economic cooperation between North Korea and China have increased following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement of a five-year plan for economic development during the eighth congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in January. Stoking such expectations, Pyongyang replaced its ambassador to China for the first time in 10 years with a seas...
Doubts re-emerge over safety of AstraZenca vaccines
Concerns are rising again over the safety of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, as a suspected case of blood clotting after inoculation has been reported here, following dozens of similar cases in Europe. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said AstraZeneca vaccine injections will continue since no causal relation between the vaccine and the symptom has been c...
Moon apologizes for LH scandal following mounting public outcry
President Moon Jae-in offered his first public apology, Tuesday, for allegations of speculative land purchases by some employees at the state-owned Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH), amid a mounting public outcry over mismanagement by the government. Now dubbed, the “LH scandal,” the story has engulfed the nation after allegations were first raised two weeks ago that at l...
People want President Moon's apology for LH scandal
More people are demanding President Moon Jae-in apologize for a real estate scandal that has engulfed the nation.
Blinken's remarks deepen Korea's Iran dilemma
Washington's negative stance about easing sanctions on Iran, including those covering about $7 billion in Iranian funds frozen in Korean banks, is likely to make it harder for Seoul to resolve the issue of a Korean tanker seized by Tehran, as resolving the financial issue is believed to be a priority in getting it released. During an appearance at the House Foreign Relations ...
Land minister faces growing calls to resign
Byeon Chang-heum, minster of land, infrastructure and transport, is facing growing calls to resign following a speculative land buying scandal involving employees of a state corporation he headed before joining the Cabinet in December 2020.
Skepticism rising over investigation into LH speculation scandal
The government has launched a massive investigation into ministries and public organizations to look into possible illegal speculative land purchases by employees or family members using confidential information. The probe comes after it was alleged that a dozen officials at the Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH) used classified information to purchase about 10 billion won...
Former top prosecutor's popularity soars after resignation
Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, who resigned from his post last week amid conflicts with the ruling bloc over prosecutorial reform measures, has topped the latest favorability survey for possible presidential candidates. A survey released Monday by the Korea Society Opinion Institute had the former chief prosecutor in first place with a 32.4 percent support rate fro...
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