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Concerns growing over Cabinet vacuum
There are growing concerns that the Yoon Suk-yeol administration may start with several Cabinet positions unfilled, as several currently sitting ministers have offered to resign at the end of Moon Jae-in's term, accompanied by the uncertain future of Yoon's nominees, some of whom are not likely to pass the National Assembly confirmation hearings.
Main opposition party set to filibuster prosecutorial reform bill
The main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) vowed to continue fighting in order to frustrate the ruling Democratic Party of Korea(DPK)'s push to pass the controversial prosecutorial bill, with the clock ticking for the vote in the National Assembly. On Wednesday, the PPP warned of the use of a filibuster to prevent the passage of the bill.The floor leaders of th...
1 mil. AI experts needed, KAIST president says at Korea Forum
Lee Kwang-hyung, the president of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has encouraged the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol government to increase classroom hours for mandatory computer science education for elementary school students, to better prepare for the age of artificial intelligence (AI).
PPP says it could break agreement with DPK on prosecutorial reform bill
Main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok said Sunday that the party will review its earlier agreement with the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) to pass a compromise version of a prosecutorial reform bill aimed at separating the prosecution's powers to lead investigations and indict suspects.
Yoon's Cabinet member hearings begin with uncertainty
The National Assembly hearings of minister nominees named by President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol are set to begin, Monday, with the ruling party expected to harshly grill them. Starting from the hearing of Prime Minister nominee Han Duck-soo from Monday to Tuesday, those for the other 18 nominees will continue until early May.
Transition team denies Yoon's wife's influence on decision to change presidential residence
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee, Sunday, denied media reports indicating his wife Kim Keon-hee had exerted influence on Yoon's decision to use the foreign minister's official residence as the new presidential residence. “After the committee had reached the decision in consideration of security, security guard costs, construction period, and other things, ...
What sense of belonging means to those forcibly displaced
For Jacob Jorgensen, a Korean adoptee brought up in Sweden, finding a sense of belonging has been a lifelong task he struggled for a long time with, while feeling he belongs neither in Sweden nor Korea. But taking part in the filming of a documentary, titled “Belonging,” helped Jacob to define his own sense of belonging.
'20 Cheong Wa Dae officials of the Moon administration would be sent to jail': lawmaker
An independent lawmaker, who had once been a member of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), explained the reason behind the DPK's push for a prosecutorial reform bill that aims to separate the prosecution's powers to lead investigations and indict suspects, despite opposition from the main opposition People Power Party and prosecutors.
Ahn Cheol-soo mourns father's death
Ahn Cheol-soo, chairman of the presidential transition committee, is mourning the death of his father, Ahn Young-mo, 92, a doctor well-known for his lifelong dedication to community service. The younger Ahn has been participating in his father's funeral from Wednesday in Busan.
Top prosecutor proposes alternative bill for prosecutorial reform
Prosecutor-General Kim Oh-soo has proposed an alternative bill designed to ensure the political neutrality of the prosecution, to prevent the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) from pushing its own reform bill aimed at separating the prosecution's powers to lead investigations and indict suspects.
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