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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 04:45
[Reporter's Notebook] When facing criticism, blame your predecessor
Faced with criticism about some of his Cabinet minister picks, President Yoon Suk-yeol is stepping up his rhetoric against the previous Moon Jae-in administration, claiming his choices were still better than his predecessor's.
Yoon gov't kick-starts efforts to mend ties with Japan
The Yoon Suk-yeol government has kick started its efforts to restore Korea's soured relations with Japan, after the president expressed his intention to be more active in mending ties after Tokyo's upper house election. According to the presidential office, Monday, Yoon received a visit from delegations from the Japan Business Federation, also known as “Keidanren.”
Yoon appoints education minister, JCS chair without assembly hearing
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Monday appointed Park Soon-ae as deputy prime minister and minister of education and Army General Kim Seung-kyum as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), without undergoing National Assembly confirmation hearings. However, the president had the health and welfare minister nominee, Kim Seung-hee, drop her candidacy, in an apparent bid to seek ...
Beach crowded with vacationers
Haeundae Beach in Busan teems with vacationers, Sunday, as a heatwave scorched the country throughout the weekend. The temperature soared up to 34.2 degrees Celsius in Seoul, which was the highest so far this summer, while Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, posted 37.8 degrees Celsius, becoming hottest city in Korea on Sunday. Yonhap
Declining approval rating feared to dampen Yoon's political drive
President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating is mired in a downward spiral less than two months after he took office, May 10, setting new record lows for three consecutive weeks. Yoon, who just returned from his first overseas trip to the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Spain, seeks to take advantage of the outcomes of his meetings there to recover from ...
International aviation body to hold Asia-Pacific conference in Incheon
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will jointly host a conference of Asia-Pacific civil aviation chiefs in Incheon this week, the ministry said Sunday. The conference, the 57th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Asia and Pacific Regions, will take place from Monday to Friday at the...
Yoon dismisses China's claim that Korea is joining NATO's Indo-Pacific expansion
AIR FORCE ONE - President Yoon Suk-yeol stressed that his trip to the 2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Madrid, Spain, should not be interpreted as a move to contain a certain country, referring to China's repeated claim that Seoul is joining NATO's plan to strengthen its foothold in the Indo-Pacific region. During a press conference aboard the presiden...
'Tangible outcome' in arms deal with Poland expected soon
MADRID - A possible deal to export weapons to Poland could be President Yoon Suk-yeol's first achievement in his diplomatic efforts to promote South Korean industries in Europe, with the presidential office saying “a tangible outcome will likely come in the near future.”
Will Japanese PM Kishida accept Yoon's olive branch?
MADRID - President Yoon Suk-yeol actively expressed his willingness to sit down with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a summit in an apparent move to thaw chilly bilateral relations, whenever he had chances to speak to the Japanese leader at the 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain. Throughout the summit, Yoon encountered Kishida a total of five times: first at a gala d...
S. Korea, US, Japan agree to step up pressure on North Korea
MADRID - The leaders of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan agreed on Wednesday to step up pressure on North Korea, whose nuclear and missile programs have posed a growing threat to international security. They shared the need for close consultation in trilateral security cooperation and strengthening the U.S.' extended deterrence for its allies. The three countries agreed on the...
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