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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Mon, December 11, 2023 | 12:29
Former finance minister clinches upset victory in Gyeonggi election
The Gyeonggi gubernatorial election was a drama. The ruling People Power Party (PPP) candidate Kim Eun-hye had continued to lead, albeit with a narrow margin, since vote counting began Wednesday night. The gap between her and her rival, Kim Dong-yeon of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), had gone up and down from time to time, but her lead was never threaten...
More policy support needed for single mothers to save family
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, there are approximately 200,000 Korean adoptees who have been placed in multiple countries, and approximately 170,000 of them have been residing in the United States since the late 1950's. As Korean adoptees with a nationality other than Korean, there are internal conflicts, pain and trauma that consist of the sense of abandonm...
President Yoon says he's late learner on gender equality
President Yoon Suk-yeol shared wisdom of the pitfalls of meritocracy in a society where gender inequality persists, which he said he recently learned from an unnamed aide. According to him, he was supposed to choose a Cabinet minister nominee among several candidates - one of whom was a woman who was behind the male candidates in terms of evaluations. “One of my aides said th...
NIS director nominee vows to cooperate with Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance
Kim Kyou-hyun, the nominee for National Intelligence Service (NIS) director, said he would cooperate with the Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing alliance among five English-speaking countries, namely the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Speaking at his National Assembly Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kim said that if...
Democrats try to ride on Roh's posthumous popularity to undercut 'summit effect'
Dozens of lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and other high-profile politicians flocked to the southeastern city of Gimhae on Monday for a ceremony to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragic death of the late President Roh Moo-hyun, Monday. Former President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook also attended the ceremony.
What to expect from first lady in summit diplomacy
President Yoon Suk-yeol's summit diplomacy with visiting U.S. President Joe Biden has sparked curiosity among Koreans about Yoon's wife, Kim Keon-hee. People are wondering if there is a role she can play as first lady to strengthen ties between the two countries. However, it seems there is little she can do about this during the current visit by the American head of state as ...
Huge fire erupts at S-Oil's Ulsan factory
A massive fire ripped through an S-Oil factory in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan on Thursday night.
North Korea ready for nuclear test, missile launch: intelligence agency
North Korea is near completion of another nuclear test or the test-firing of more missiles, or both, despite the national lockdown due to the rapid spread of “stealth Omicron,” according to the National Intelligence Service (NIS). During a closed-door meeting with the members of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee on Thursday, NIS officials were quoted as saying that...
US denial of Biden-Moon meeting triggers speculation
Washington has denied local media reports that U.S. President Joe Biden will meet former President Moon Jae-in during the U.S. leader's visit to Seoul for a summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol. Biden will arrive in South Korea on Friday for a three-day visit.
Aspiring urban planners showcase innovative smart city solutions
Yann Shaw, a student of the Technical University of Munich in Germany, was confident all throughout her virtual presentation of her team's project on providing a virtual space for psychological healing, by employing metaverse and blockchain technology.