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Reporter : Jung Da-min
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 16:12
Yoon's US delegation may discuss first summit with Biden
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation to the United States, led by veteran lawmaker Rep. Park Jin of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), is set to depart for Washington, D.C., on Sunday for a week-long trip, according to Yoon's spokeswoman Rep. Kim Eun-hye, Friday. Attention is on whether the president-elect's delegation will meet U.S. President Joe Biden to de...
President Moon condemns Pyongyang's ICBM launch
President Moon Jae-in condemned North Korea for test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Thursday, calling it a violation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. Presiding over an emergency National Security Council (NSC) meeting shortly after the incident, Moon said North Korea's ICBM launch poses a grave secu...
Yoon to become Korea's first president-elect to hold phone talks with Chinese leader
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol will have a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, becoming the first president-elect to have phone talks with a Chinese leader, according to Yoon's spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye, Wednesday.
Lawyers' association calls on Korean government to accept Ukrainian refugees
A lawyers' group has called for the government to take prompt action in accepting Ukrainian refugees. On Tuesday, the Korean Bar Association (KBA) issued a statement to express concerns over human rights violations occurring in the Eastern European region due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while also calling for the Korean government actively to accept refugees from the are...
Ministries of gender equality, unification, education face uncertain fate
The future of some existing ministries looks uncertain, as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition team began to take ministerial briefings, with some likely to be scaled back or even abolished.The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, in particular, is in limbo, as none of its officials have been included among the total 56 expert and working-level members from differen...
Assembly speaker meets Indonesian president
National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug, left, speaks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the 144th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly, Sunday, at Bali International Convention Centre in Indonesia. Courtesy of National Assembly
NEC launches task force to investigate early vote mishandling
The National Election Commission (NEC) has launched a special task force to investigate the agency's mishandling of early voting procedures for the March 9 presidential election. The NEC held a closed-door plenary session, Monday, to discuss the formation of the task force. The agency's commissioner, Cho Byoung-hyun, will head the task force and also be in charge appointing i...
Chung Sye-kyun to head Roh Moo-hyun Foundation
Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) assumed his post Friday as head of the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation, a public foundation in memory of liberal former President Roh Moo-hyun.
Yoon's transition team dominated by Seoul-born, 50-something men with SNU diplomas
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee has faced criticism that its membership lacks the diversity needed to represent views of different gender and age groups. Yoon's transition committee has been dubbed “Seo-oh-nam” in Korean, with “Seo” indicating Seoul National University and those born in Seoul, “oh” referring to those in their 50s and “nam” meaning men.
Fate of gender equality ministry back in limbo
The fate of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has emerged as a controversial post-election issue, as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has refused to back down from his campaign pledge to abolish the ministry after winning the election on March 9. Yoon and his party, the conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP), have accused the ministry of dividing men and ...
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