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Reporter : Jung Da-min
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 17:22
Yoon vows to relocate presidential office to downtown Seoul
Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), vowed on Thursday to relocate the presidential office, pledging that he would reshuffle it to make it a smaller but more effective team to handle state affairs. Meanwhile, his rival, Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (...
Gov't encourages Korean residents in Ukraine to evacuate
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised the travel-alert level for 12 provinces in southeastern Ukraine to Level 3, the second-highest in the four-tier system. On Tuesday, the foreign ministry held an emergency online meeting with the Korean Embassy in Ukraine and other ministries to discuss how to protect Korean residents there amid a heightening chance of a Russian milit...
China denies alleged intervention in Korean presidential election
The Chinese Embassy in Seoul has denied the allegation that China tried to meddle in Korea's upcoming presidential election. In a statement released to Korean journalists on Monday, the embassy expressed regret that a JoongAng Ilbo newspaper column published on the same day accused China of trying to intervene in the presidential election based on several Chinese officials' r...
Yoon vows to rebuild Korea-US alliance; calls Moon's peace process a 'failure'
Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), vowed, Monday, to “rebuild” Korea's alliance with the U.S. to deal more effectively with both North Korea's nuclear threats and other regional security and economic cooperation issues. He also said he would expand South Korea's role in U.S.-led multilateral initiatives, inc...
Outspoken political commentator joins Justice Party again
An outspoken political commentator has joined the minor opposition Justice Party again, two years after he left the progressive political group to protest its approval of the Moon Jae-in government's appointment of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, when the corruption scandals surrounding the former minister and his wife had reached a fever pitch.
US hits snag in pursuit of sanctions against North Korea
The U.S. is facing major challenges in its pursuit of additional sanctions against North Korea for conducting a series of missile launches this year, as China and Russia have been vetoing the move amid growing doubts over the effectiveness of the punitive measures. According to media reports citing diplomats, Thursday (local time), China and Russia placed a “hold” on the U.S....
Outspoken lawmaker stands ground in party despite Buddhist backlash
An outspoken lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), Jung Chung-rae disclosed Wednesday that he was pressured to leave the party against his will but decided to stand his ground. Recently, the three-term lawmaker said he had an unexpected visitor, whom he called “Mr. Lee's core associate,” derived from “Mr. Yoon's core associate,” which refers to a confidant o...
Retired professor critical of President Moon joins Ahn Cheol-soo camp
A retired professor of Sogang University, Choi Jin-seok who has criticized the Moon Jae-in government, joined the minor opposition People's Party to spearhead the Ahn Cheol-soo camp as an election campaign chairman. The two met on Tuesday at Choi's home in Hampyeong County, South Jeolla Province after Ahn went all the way down to the rustic southern countryside to bring the a...
Seoul expresses 'strong regret' over Pyongyang's continued missile launches
The presidential National Security Council has expressed "strong regret" over North Korea's testing of two presumed short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM), Monday, holding an emergency meeting about an hour after the latest launch was detected by the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Should rising Ahn Cheol-soo join Lee-Yoon debate?
The rival presidential candidates of the country's two major parties, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), are set to face off in a two-way TV debate before the Lunar New Year holiday. The two sides are currently in discussions about the schedule before announcing th...
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