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Yoon details whereabouts during record downpour to curb conspiracy theory
President Yoon Suk-yeol directed the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and other related ministries on Tuesday to keenly watch the developments of torrential downpours and to draw up measures to protect people's lives and their property while preparing to deal with the aftermath of the record rainfall in the central part of the country.
| 2022-08-09 16:08
Nancy Pelosi vs. Lee Jun-seok
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan on Wednesday, despite China's furious reaction which materialized in a menacing military show of force, has made some Koreans like me want to revisit Lee Jun-seok's week-long trip to war-torn Ukraine two months ago, shortly after the June 1 local elections. The two high-profile visits to the regions with high levels of secur...
| 2022-08-03 17:04
Kim, Pelosi agree to support efforts for denuclearization of North Korea
Pelosi to meet Nat'l Assembly speaker amid heightened regional tensions over Taiwan visit
Seoul wary of 'Pelosi effect' on ties with Beijing
Domestic politics presents major stumbling block to Korea-Japan relations
In Korea-Japan relations, it is commonly said among Korean experts that the ball is in Japan's court. In other words, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds the key, particularly following his party's big win in the Upper House elections earlier this month. Thus, it's important how he will respond to President Yoon Suk-yeol's repeated calls to sit down for a summit to di...
| 2022-07-25 08:03
Don't let first lady outshine president, says Daegu mayor
Daegu Mayor Hong Joon-pyo has shared some advice in a Facebook post to help President Yoon Suk-yeol stay in control of state affairs amid Yoon being trapped in falling approval ratings. Hong singled out the first lady, the founder and president of her “fan club” and a group of Yoon's confidants who are called by the Korean acronym, “Yoon-haek-kwan,” or President Yoon's inner ...
| 2022-07-21 14:30
Unification Church claims its members face death threats over Abe's death
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, better known as the Unification Church, claimed that the church and its members in Japan faced death threats and hate crimes following the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The threats were reactions to “abusive” donation practices of the church, founded by self-claimed messiah Moon Sun-myung in 1954 in S...
| 2022-07-19 16:39
He shares tips for happier, more fulfilling life
CHUNCHEON - Son Woong-jung, the father of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min, encouraged aspiring football players to live the life they want, rather than one they feel they're simply supposed to live. He raised the question, “What is happiness?” in order to share his own definition of a happier, more fulfilling life, during an exclusive inter...
| 2022-07-19 14:55
[EXCLUSIVE] With tough love, Son Heung-min's father nurtures teen footballers
New video shows North Korean fishermen desperately resisting deportation at DMZ
The Ministry of Unification on Monday released a four-minute video of two North Korean fishermen who were handed over to the North in November 2019, showing one of them frantically resisting repatriation. The video was made public about a week after the ministry released 10 photos that documented how they were sent back to the North at the inter-Korean border area. The photos...
| 2022-07-18 20:40
Few signs of anti-Korean hate crimes in Japan after Abe's death
The Consulate General of South Korea in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture created an uproar on July 8, the day when Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated by an unemployed 41-year-old Japanese man named Tetsuya Yamagami. After the shocking news, South Korea's Consulate General uploaded a social media post warning Koreans in Japan about their safety, mentioning the...
| 2022-07-14 08:47
Yoon's confidant to lead ruling party as acting chairman
Chairman Lee Jun-seok's defiance against a decision by the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) ethics committee to suspend his party membership for six months ended up being a storm in a tea cup. Earlier, he had threatened not to approve the ethics committee's decision in the party's decision-making Supreme Council meeting, saying that he was in charge. On Monday, a consensus h...
| 2022-07-12 08:42
President Yoon's approval rating falls: poll
President Yoon's declining approval ratings have raised a red flag as they have reached the point where public disapproval of his performance in the nation's top job is actually higher than public approval of it.The latest poll conducted by RnSearch on 1,028 adults from July 2 to 4 showed that 53 percent of the respondents think President Yoon is not doing a good job, whereas...
| 2022-07-06 15:59
Methods to avoid YouTube, Netflix restrictions go viral
Anti-dog meat legislation looks doomed as Assembly session ends in vain
N. Korea's fear of external info grows after Seoul allows sending propaganda leaflets
Hunting 'crow thief' on Korea's east coast in 1930s
Leaders of Samsung, SK to visit Netherlands for chip alliance
Calls grow for shift from two-party political system
Skepticism mounts over shareholder activism at Samsung C&T
'New initiative on NK' lacks balanced strategy: experts
Eximbank teams up with US counterpart on decarbonization
Gov't boosts reserves to appease public jitters over urea shortage
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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