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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, June 6, 2023 | 01:10
Yoon's labor reform faces trouble as FKTU mulls exit from negotiating body
President Yoon Suk Yeol's bid to reform Korea's labor-management culture is in trouble, as one of the largest umbrella unions in the country is considering exiting the council for the trilateral dialogue of labor, management and the government.
President Yoon to attend NATO Summit in Lithuania next month
President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend the 2023 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Lithuania next month, prompting speculation about another trilateral summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States.
Election watchdog under fire for refusing to accept inspection
The National Election Commission (NEC) is facing mounting criticism over its decision to refuse an investigation by the state auditor into suspicions that a slew of senior NEC officials exercised influence to help family members get jobs at the election watchdog.
China flags consequences of Yoon's stronger coupling with US, Japan
China is sending diplomatic signals that relations between Seoul and Beijing are now facing setbacks, claiming that South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's policy of closer alignments with the United States and Japan is part of the problem.
North Korea's spy satellite launch fails as rocket falls into sea
North Korea fired what it claims to be “a space launch vehicle,” Wednesday, but it fell into the West Sea after “an abnormal flight.” Quickly admitting the failure, an unusual move by the reclusive state, Pyongyang vowed to conduct a second launch in the near future.
Anti-corruption watchdog set to investigate crypto assets of lawmakers
Korea's state-run anti-corruption watchdog said Tuesday that it is willing to look into the crypto assets of all lawmakers, after independent Rep. Kim Nam-kuk triggered controversy for dubious cryptocurrency transactions.
Yoon resumes public outreach upon rising approval rating
Buoyed by recent approval ratings, President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to resume his public outreach efforts, with a plan of holding a press conference in the near future.
Legislation trapped in loop of unilateral approval, presidential veto
Korea's legislation is trapped in a vicious loop of the majority-holding main opposition party unilaterally tabling controversial bills and President Yoon Suk Yeol countering with his veto right.
Unification ministry's NK report disclaimer creates controversy
The Ministry of Unification's report on North Korean human rights is stirring controversy, as its English version included a disclaimer noting the ministry does not guarantee the government-published report's accuracy, triggering doubts over its credibility.
Is Korea shifting stance on non-lethal aid principle for Ukraine?
The Korean government is struggling to deal with lingering speculation that exports of its artillery ammunition to the United States will eventually be transferred to Ukraine following the Wall Street Journal's report, Wednesday, indicating the final destination of Seoul's shipment would be Kyiv. Although Seoul claims the report is not entirely true, it failed to reveal the c...
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