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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, January 29, 2023 | 17:43
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 ...
Na Kyung-won passes on PPP's leadership race, Ahn Cheol-soo to benefit
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) leadership hopeful Na Kyung-won on Wednesday said she will not run for the party's chairman election slated for March 8, after ongoing discord with the presidential office and President Yoon Suk Yeol's party loyalists.
Yoon wraps up UAE, Switzerland trip with fruitful economic outcomes
ZURICH ― President Yoon Suk Yeol has wrapped up his eight-day trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland and successfully secured fruitful economic achievements based on his summit diplomacy. He had a conversation with quantum science experts in Zurich on Thursday (local time), at the close of his trip. He will arrive in Seoul on Saturday.
Presidential office calls Iran's ire over 'enemy' remark 'misunderstanding'
ZURICH - South Korea's presidential office on Thursday (local time) said Iran's resentful response to President Yoon Suk Yeol's remarks describing Tehran as the biggest threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stems from “a misunderstanding” that can be resolved.
Yoon explores Korea's strategies for quantum technology
ZURICH - President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Thursday (local time), and met leading experts in quantum technologies, in order to explore strategies for Korea to take the lead in the field, which is anticipated to be an industrial game changer within the next 10 years.
President vows Korea will play leading role in stabilizing global supply chain
DAVOS - President Yoon Suk Yeol delivered a special address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday (local time), promising that Korea will play a leading role in facilitating international cooperation and solidarity, which he stressed are the key solutions to tackling various challenges facing the world.
Yoon calls himself Korea Inc.'s 'No. 1 salesperson'
DAVOS - President Yoon Suk Yeol has been striving to attract foreign companies' investments and partnerships with Korean companies during his attendance at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, calling himself Korea's “No. 1 salesperson.” “I am the No. 1 salesman of Korea, and as a salesperson, I hosted today's luncheon in order to offer a good meal to global ...
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