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Sun, December 3, 2023 | 10:01
Ousted party leader criticizes President Yoon, his aides again
Lee Jun-seok, the ousted chairman of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), urged residents of the southeastern city of Daegu to stand up to the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, insisting that the party is heading in the wrong direction. “I'm standing here now to urge you, citizens of Daegu City, to once again pick up the bamboo stick of rebuke,” he said.
| 2022-09-04 16:00
DPK's new leader vows to end partisan politics
Rep. Lee Jae-myung of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) vowed to become a genuine successor of the liberal party by inheriting the legacy of the three liberal presidents, namely Kim Dae-jung, Roh Moo-hyun and Moon Jae-in. “The new leadership will transform the DPK into a whole new party that is able and competent,” Lee said on Monday. “Under my leadership, t...
| 2022-08-30 08:47
Ousted ruling party leader likens President Yoon to dictator
Lee Jun-seok, the former chairman of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), has fired off again at President Yoon Suk-yeol, alleging the president flexed his muscle behind the ruling party's decision to oust him from the party's leadership. He likened the president's behavior to the military junta led by Chun Doo-hwan who rose to power through the Dec. 12 military coup in 1979,...
| 2022-08-23 17:04
[INTERVIEW] 'North Korean leader's younger sister is ambitious, bossy'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, is back in the media spotlight following her explosively critical speech rejecting President Yoon Suk-yeol's new initiative - largely referred to as his “audacious initiative” - a proposal calling for the denuclearization of North Korea in exchange for large-scale food, energy, infrastructural, technological and f...
| 2022-08-21 14:36
What polls don't say about Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's low approval rating in the early phase of his presidency is puzzling pundits. Most newly-elected leaders benefit from the so-called “honeymoon period” of their first six months in office and enjoy relatively high support rates, regardless of their performance. Their minor blunders are tolerated during this time.
| 2022-08-17 17:00
[INTERVIEW] Moon rallies int'l support for unification of two Koreas
Hyun Jin Preston Moon, founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a ...
| 2022-08-17 09:03
Thinking the unthinkable on North Korea
The unification of the two Koreas seems to be one of the least likely things to happen any time soon, particularly now when inter-Korean relations have become more confrontational and volatile than ever before. There have been few signs of improvement in South-North Korea relations since conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated on May 10. Unlike his predecessor, M...
| 2022-08-15 08:58
Yoon details whereabouts during record downpour to curb conspiracy theory
President Yoon Suk-yeol directed the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and other related ministries on Tuesday to keenly watch the developments of torrential downpours and to draw up measures to protect people's lives and their property while preparing to deal with the aftermath of the record rainfall in the central part of the country.
| 2022-08-09 16:08
Nancy Pelosi vs. Lee Jun-seok
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan on Wednesday, despite China's furious reaction which materialized in a menacing military show of force, has made some Koreans like me want to revisit Lee Jun-seok's week-long trip to war-torn Ukraine two months ago, shortly after the June 1 local elections. The two high-profile visits to the regions with high levels of secur...
| 2022-08-03 17:04
Kim, Pelosi agree to support efforts for denuclearization of North Korea
Pelosi to meet Nat'l Assembly speaker amid heightened regional tensions over Taiwan visit
Seoul wary of 'Pelosi effect' on ties with Beijing
Domestic politics presents major stumbling block to Korea-Japan relations
In Korea-Japan relations, it is commonly said among Korean experts that the ball is in Japan's court. In other words, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds the key, particularly following his party's big win in the Upper House elections earlier this month. Thus, it's important how he will respond to President Yoon Suk-yeol's repeated calls to sit down for a summit to di...
| 2022-07-25 08:03
5 Korea tourism clips top 225 mil. views
Tension mounts between Yoon administration, opposition party
Nexon workers in conflict with umbrella union over stance on feminism
Is ruling party's reform drive at end of road?
Daegu mayor criticizes officials for spreading false hope about Expo bid
Rights activists criticize wage discrimination against migrant boat crews
DL, SPC chiefs apologize for worker deaths under poor labor conditions
Crackdown on illegal short selling takes priority over MSCI listing: FSC vice chair
Hyundai chief pledges to support globalization of archery
2023 Korea-EU CSO Network Human Rights Conference to emphasize diversity, practice inclusivity
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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