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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 00:02
Presidential candidate apologizes for remarks on Ukraine's leader
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has apologized for his remarks about Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a TV debate Friday regarding the cause of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which drew a backlash both here and abroad.
Korea pledges to join sanctions against Russia
President Moon Jae-in said, Thursday, Korea will join international sanctions against Russia in the wake of Moscow's attacks on Ukraine. While expressing regret over Russia's military aggression, the President added that any use of force causing the loss of innocent lives cannot be justified.
Presidential race neck and neck once again
The presidential race has once again entered a period of uncertainty with less than two weeks before the March 9 election, as the latest polls have found that the two leading candidates are still locked in a hard-fought contest. Political watchers believe the results, which show downticks in approval ratings for Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), a...
North Korea highly expected to resume missile tests: experts
As the Beijing Winter Olympics have come to a close, North Korea is anticipated to restart its show of force in the near future amid an impasse in nuclear talks with the United States, according to diplomatic observers. Pyongyang carried out an unprecedented seven rounds of missile launches in January, including a test-firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, but ha...
Lee, Yoon trade punches over economic policies
The two leading presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), did not mince words during the first of three TV debates hosted by the National Election Commission (NEC), Monday, taking swipes at each other's policies and pressing the opponent for answers to corruption scan...
'3 Nos,' THAAD pit leading presidential candidates against each other
Relations with China have emerged as a key issue facing the next South Korean leader to be elected on March 9 and the two leading presidential candidates have offered sharply contrasting approaches to that issue. Traditionally, presidential candidates only needed focus on dealing with the United States, an undisputed longtime ally of South Korea.
Ahn Cheol-soo wrestling with streak of bad luck
Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the minor opposition People's Party, enters a funeral home to attend the funeral of a deceased campaign worker at Dankook University Hospital in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday.By Kang Seung-wooThe presidential bid of minor opposition People's Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo has been overshadowed by a streak of bad luck...
Korea under growing pressure to join US-led anti-Russia alliance
Korea appears to be caught up in a conundrum over Ukraine, having to choose between its economic interests and duty as an ally of the United States following Washington's reference to possible military assistance from Seoul. However, the Korean government said it has not received an official request from the U.S. about the issue. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, Monday (lo...
Yoon, Ahn disagree on how to field unified candidate
The opposition bloc still remained far apart on how to field a unified presidential candidate, Monday, with both sides refusing to back down from a format favoring their group. While proposing a unified candidacy to Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), Sunday, Ahn Cheol-soo of the minor opposition People's Party floated the idea of conducting a prima...
End-of-war declaration will lose luster in trilateral FM talks: experts
The Moon Jae-in administration's last-ditch effort to revive its push for declaring an end to the Korean War on the occasion of upcoming trilateral foreign ministerial talks with the United States and Japan is not likely to be realized due to bad timing and the nature of the meeting, according to diplomatic observers. Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong is scheduled to hold a mee...