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K-water selects residents for Busan's smart village
K-water conducted a draw Thursday to select residents for the Busan Eco Delta Smart Village, the first residential complex of Busan's smart city project. The draw event was held at BEXCO in Busan and broadcast live on YouTube, and 54 households were selected. Those people will move into the complex at the end of next year after completing a year-long pre-training program.
Opposition lashes out at Cheong Wa Dae's reassurance of vaccine readiness
Opposition criticism is growing toward President Moon Jae-in's alleged lack of attention in acquiring COVID-19 vaccines in comparison to some other countries, leaving Cheong Wa Dae to go all out in refuting the complaints and negative media reports.
Ranking officials hit for ethical lapses
The Moon Jae-in administration is being hit for alleged ethical lapses of high-level officials and nominees for ranking posts. Criticism is stronger as the Moon government has been claiming to advocate fairness and transparency since its inauguration.
Anti-leaflet law highlights differences between Seoul, Washington on North Korea's human rights
The Dec. 14 passage of a revision bill by the South Korean National Assembly to criminalize the sending of balloons and broadcasts with messages against the North Korean regime over the inter-Korean border is triggering concerns it will cause a rift in Korea-U.S. relations.
US envoy Harry Harris enjoys 'original kimchi from Korea'
U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris, who is known for his love of making and eating Korean food, has highlighted the national dish kimchi in his social media recently.
Moon's rush for breakthrough with Japan raises questions
President Moon Jae-in's rush to patch things up with Japan before the Tokyo Olympic Games is not going as well as Cheong Wa Dae had hoped.
Moon approves ministry's suspension of duty of prosecutor-general
President Moon Jae-in put his stamp of approval on a controversial decision reached by a disciplinary hearing committee under the Ministry of Justice to suspend Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl from duty for two months, Cheong Wa Dae announced Wednesday.
Moon advised to prioritize alliance tasks before North Korea issues
One of the topics emphasized in President Moon Jae-in's congratulatory letter to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Tuesday, was bilateral cooperation to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace. The South Korean President also mentioned the North Korea issue in the first Moon-Biden phone talks on Nov. 12, according to the pre...
Anti-North Korea leaflet law faces backlash from within and outside South Korea
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) passage of a bill at the national Assembly prohibiting the sending of leaflets with anti-North Korea messages across the border is facing a strong backlash from defectors' groups and the opposition as well as the international community. Park Sang-hak, the head of the Fighters for a Free North Korea, a North Korean defectors' group...
Moon's approval rating hits record low amid virus resurgence
President Moon Jae-in's popularity is faltering in line with the resurgence of COVID-19 infections, with his job approval rating on a downward spiral following the mishandling of a series of state affairs, including botched real estate policies and a feud between Justice minister Choo Mi-ae and top prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl. This is dealing a fatal blow to Moon and his admini...
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