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Fri, September 22, 2023 | 00:17
Yoon's search for prime minister begins
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has begun the selection process for his first prime minister, amid speculation that candidates versed in the economy are emerging as front-runners due to Yoon's focus on stabilizing the economy. “Considering the time required for the Assembly confirmation process, the appointment of the prime minister is likely to be made by early April,” Yoon's ...
| 2022-03-28 15:09
Yoon's presidential office relocation plan complicates meeting with Biden
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's resolute adherence to his plan to move Cheong Wa Dae even after being inaugurated, May 10, has led to an unforeseen problem: where to hold a summit and dine with U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to Korea. Yoon wants to relocate the presidential office to the compound of the defense ministry before taking office. But he is set to take t...
| 2022-03-27 16:24
Foreign ministry seeks to regain authority over trade
The foreign and trade ministries are engaged in a tug of war over which institution will have the authority to promote trade under the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol administration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking to recover its original responsibility over trade matters, while the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is arguing for trade authority on the basis of its re...
| 2022-03-24 16:34
Businesses oppose transfer of trade function to foreign ministry
Parties gear up for local elections
With the presidential election now in the rearview mirror, political parties are gearing up for the upcoming local elections, in which 17 mayoral and gubernatorial seats as well as posts for numerous local council members and education chiefs are up for grabs. Following the victory in the presidential election, the conservative People Power Party (PPP) has set its sights on a...
| 2022-03-24 08:41
Defense Ministry to seek permanent deployment of US strategic assets in South Korea
The defense ministry is set to discuss with Washington the rotational deployment of strategic U.S. assets on the Korean Peninsula under the new South Korean administration to deter North Korea's provocations. The Ministry of National Defense gave a policy briefing to the transition committee of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday and said it will seek to resume regular m...
| 2022-03-22 16:55
Yoon promises to remove obstacles to businesses growth
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol vowed, Monday, to remove unnecessary regulations to help businesses make decisions with more certainty and to promote investments to spur the growth of the country's economy. Yoon's promise came during a lunch meeting with the heads of six business lobby groups. They are Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) Chairman Huh Chang-soo, Korea Chamber ...
| 2022-03-21 16:42
Yoon's first response to North Korea provocations likely to determine course for next 5 years
Amid signs of North Korea abandoning its self-restraint in regards to testing long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's pledge to take a tougher stance and bolster South Korea's deterrence against its northern neighbor - in close cooperation with the United States - is likely to prolong the period of non-engagement between the two Koreas under h...
| 2022-03-20 09:16
North Korea launches 4 projectiles from suspected multiple rocket launchers into Yellow Sea: officials
Yoon faces growing opposition to Cheong Wa Dae relocation
With the defense ministry compound emerging as the most likely site for the new presidential office and residence, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's office relocation plan is facing a strong backlash, due to concerns that the move would compromise national security and waste taxpayers' money. During his election campaign, Yoon vowed to open the “new Gwanghwamun era” by working ...
| 2022-03-18 15:48
Yoon stresses overcoming COVID-19 crisis as transition team sets sail
President-elect unveils policy advisers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol made an appointments of his policy advisors, Wednesday. According to his spokesperson Kim Eun-hye, Yoon has named Kang Seog-hoon, a professor of economics at Sungshin Women's University, and Kim Hyun-sook, an economics professor at Soongsil University, as special advisers for policy. In addition, Jang Sung-min, the president of the World and Nort...
| 2022-03-16 16:13
Incoming, outgoing leaders clash amid power transition
Yoon mulls relocating presidential office to foreign or defense ministries
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol may work out of either the foreign ministry building in Seoul's Jongno District or the defense ministry building in Yongsan District after taking office in May. According to his taskforce working on relocating the presidential office of the Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday, the two ministry buildings have been emerging as the top possibilities for housing ...
| 2022-03-15 15:42
30 people purchased 8,000 homes: data
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
Civil servant mentor reappointed as labor ministry spokesman
Gender equality minister nominee in hot seat over remarks on abortion
Seoul invites ambassadors to introduce new halal foods in Korea
KG Mobility seeks breakthrough in Europe
S. Korea condemns Russia, seeks to mend ties with China
Honey-dipped cookie to represent 'K-desserts' at global food expo in Germany
COVID-19 deaths hit record high in Korea for 2022
Shilla hotel in Da Nang recognized at World Travel Awards
More than 2,800 killed by earthquake in Morocco
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