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Chances of ministerial reshuffle grow
The biggest keywords in Korean politics following the Chuseok holidays are “Cabinet reshuffle” that is purportedly to take place to enhance the mood in the troubled Moon Jae-in administration. Facing complex challenges to the economy and on North Korea, among other issues, President Moon is facing growing calls to replace select ministers to ensure more effective policy-makin...
Ministries remain apart over working group with US
Seoul is facing an internal conflict over adjusting the Korea-U.S. consultation framework on coordinating North Korea policies.
Moon criticized for subdued message toward North Korea
The opposition bloc and the public are becoming increasingly frustrated by President Moon Jae-in's subdued message toward Pyongyang following the suspected killing of a South Korean national by North Korean troops in their territorial waters.
Parties clash over resolution to denounce North Korea
Parties are clashing over the possibility of adopting a National Assembly resolution to denounce North Korea over its suspected killing of a South Korean national last week in the North’s territorial waters.
Trade minister Yoo Myung-hee kicks off Europe campaign for WTO race
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who is trying to become the first Korean and first female chief at the World Trade Organization (WTO), has embarked on a trip to Europe for her next round of campaigning, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Moon, Suga seek future-oriented bilateral relations
President Moon Jae-in and new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have agreed on continuing efforts to improve bilateral ties amid conflicts over multiple historical issues and trade rows. Moon and Suga had their first phone talks since Suga stepped into the prime minister role, Sept. 16, according to the presidential office, Thursday.
'Moon's proposal for end-of-war declaration untimely, unrealistic'
President Moon Jae-in's speech early Wednesday morning at the 75th United Nations General Assembly contained some proposals on engaging North Korea. Political watchers, however, generally view the proposals, including declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War, as unrealistic in the current deadlock in inter-Korean and denuclearization talks.
Korean author nominated for top US book award
Korean novelist Cho Nam-joo has been nominated for the National Book Awards, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the U.S.
Moon seeks international support for end-of-war declaration
President Moon Jae-in underlined the importance of support and cooperation from the international community for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace here during a video speech to the United Nations General Assembly, early Wednesday morning, according to Cheong Wa Dae.
Moon urges investigation agencies to speed up reform
President Moon Jae-in has urged swift reform of the nation's legal institutions - the prosecution, police and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) - for a balance in their investigation capacities and responsibilities, and to prevent any abuse of power.