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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 21:01
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
The National Assembly approved, Thursday, a motion to arrest main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung, as a larger-than-expected number of lawmakers of the majority-holding party voted for the arrest of their own chief.
Unfreezing of funds not likely to restore Korea-Iran ties
The governments of Korea and Iran announced that around $6 billion in Iranian funds frozen in Korea have been transferred to Qatar, but this has not fully normalized ties between Seoul and Tehran, as the latter seeks additional compensation in the form of interest incurred during the period of withholding.
Yoon pitches Busan Expo bid at UN in bilateral talks
President Yoon Suk Yeol has made sales pitches for South Korean port city Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030 by holding summits with nine world leaders attending this week's United Nations General Assembly within seven hours after his arrival in New York.
'Camp David Summit is not anti-China': US ambassador
The recent trilateral summit between South Korea, the United States and Japan at Camp David was not aimed at containing China's assertions in the Indo-Pacific region, according to U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg, Monday, who said it is rather a recognition that there are “important issues involved for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.”
Exit strategy proves elusive for opposition leader's hunger strike protest
Main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Rep. Lee Jae-myung had been continuing his hunger protest for 16 days as of Friday. Despite his declining health, however, it still seems difficult for him to find convincing causes to end the protest while appealing to the public.
Yoon calls for 'peace through strength' during Incheon Landing anniversary
President Yoon Suk Yeol stressed “peace through strength” and “overwhelming response capability” against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats during a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Incheon Landing Operation, also known as Operation Chromite, which single-handedly changed the course of the1950-53 Korean War.
Yoon's UN message to China critical to Northeast Asia dynamics
While the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin is anticipated to be the talk of the town during next week's United Nations General Assembly, President Yoon Suk Yeol's message toward China will likely determine how the drift of tensions will flow in Northeast Asia.
Yoon replaces defense, culture, gender equality ministers
President Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday named ruling People Power Party (PPP) lawmaker Shin Won-sik, former culture minister Yoo In-chon and former ruling party emergency committee member Kim Haeng as new defense, culture and family ministers, respectively.
Defense minister offers to resign amid criticisms of Marine's death
Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup has offered to resign amid criticisms of the ministry's controversial handling of investigations into the death of a Marine during a search-and-rescue operation. The move came as the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) seeks to pass a motion on impeaching the minister, which will suspend the minister from his job and freeze President ...
Korea, India to boost economic ties by improving free trade agreement
NEW DELHI ― President Yoon Suk Yeol and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit in New Delhi, Sunday, and explored ways to improve their economic partnership by improving a free trade agreement Korea and India signed, known as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), and lowering non-tariff barriers.
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