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Wed, May 18, 2022 | 22:47
Biden's 1st destination in Korea likely to be Samsung plant
U.S. President Joe Biden's first destination in his scheduled three-day visit to Korea this weekend will likely be Samsung Electronics' semiconductor plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, according to Seoul's presidential office, Wednesday.
Prosecution sets up probe team for financial crimes
The prosecution has set up an integrated investigation team for financial crimes at the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors' Office, in line with new Minister of Justice Han Dong-hoon's pledge to install such a team to counter such crimes.
Yoon calls for unity at May 18 Uprising anniversary event
The spirit of the May 18 Uprising is the cornerstone for national unity, President Yoon Suk-yeol said Wednesday. His participation in a commemorative event in Gwangju came as he had promised to work on uniting the nation, which is divided politically, as seen in the results of the March 9 presidential election.
President proposes COVID-19 aid for North Korea
President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Monday that South Korea is willing to provide COVID-19 aid for North Korea to help the reclusive nation fight the spread of the virus, noting that there are no strings attached to the South's humanitarian assistance to the northern neighbor. Yoon made the remarks during his first budget speech at the National Assembly. “We should not spare our ...
Police to continue banning rallies near presidential office
Police will continue banning rallies near the new presidential office site in Yongsan District, Seoul, despite a local court ruling that holding such demonstrations near the office is lawful.
Allies' North Korea policy at crossroads amid COVID spread in Pyongyang
South Korea and the United States face a watershed moment in their policies toward North Korea, as the reclusive regime has made it public that it is experiencing an “explosive” outbreak of COVID-19. According to the North's Korean Central News Agency, Friday, the country has reported six deaths from the pandemic, with one of them testing positive for the Omicron variant. It ...
Yoon makes debut to int'l diplomacy at COVID-19 summit
President Yoon Suk-yeol made his debut on the international diplomatic stage, Thursday, promising a $300 million contribution to an international initiative on COVID-19 response.
Yoon appoints foreign, interior ministers
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Thursday appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Park Jin and Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, even though the ministers' confirmation reports were not adopted by the National Assembly amid objections from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). The move is interpreted as Yoon's intention to meet the quorum for his first Cabinet me...
99-year-old Kim to receive diplomas 85 years after school closure
Kim Deok-hwa, 99, will finally receive her middle and high school diplomas 85 years after her middle school was closed, as the faculty and students refused to worship at a local Japanese shrine during Japan's colonial occupation of Korea (1910-1945).
Yoon names former deputy national security adviser as spy agency chief
President Yoon Suk-yeol nominated Kim Kyou-hyun, former deputy director of the office of national security, as the new chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), according to his office, Wednesday.
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