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Reporter : Ahn Seong-jin
Sat, July 2, 2022 | 04:06
[Editorial] Opening new space era
Korea successfully launched a homegrown rocket Tuesday, opening a new space era. The Nuri blasted off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, a coastal village in South Jeolla Province, and placed its payload of satellites into the target altitude of 700 kilometers above the Earth. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) confirmed Wednesday that the performance verificat...
Drunk bicycling on rise amid nighttime cab shortage
An increasing number of Seoul residents have been caught riding bicycles under the influence of alcohol, which is illegal under the Road Traffic Act, amid an ongoing shortage of taxis at night. 야간 택시 부족 사태가 계속되고 있는 가운데 도로교통법상 불법인 자전거 음주 운전을 하다 적발되는 서울 시민이 늘고 있다.
[Editorial] Expanding diplomatic horizons
President Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to attend a NATO summit will mark a turning point in South Korea’s multilateral diplomacy. The gathering, scheduled for June 29 and 30 in the Spanish capital of Madrid, will provide a rare opportunity for Yoon to expand the country’s diplomatic horizons by stepping up security cooperation with the regional alliance. 윤석열 대통령의 북대서양조약기구(NATO) 정상회의 ...
Young leader vows to transform ruling party
Factional infighting is intensifying within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) as Lee Jun-seok, its young, Harvard-educated leader, clashes with veteran lawmakers over control - and therefore, the future - of the party. 집권 여당인 국민의힘 내에서 하버드 출신의 이준석 당 대표가 향후 당권 문제를 두고 당 중진 의원들과 충돌이 격화되고 있다.
[Editorial] More support for chipmaking
President Yoon Suk-yeol has instructed his Cabinet members to map out special measures to boost the semiconductor industry and nurture talented workers. "Semiconductors are a national security asset and a mainstay of our economy, accounting for 20 percent of the total exports," Yoon said during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. 윤석열 대통령은 각료들에게 반도체 산업을 활성화하고 우수 인력을 양성하기 위한 특단의 대책을 마련하...
[Editorial] Time to move forward
The conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) snatched a landslide victory in the local elections Wednesday, giving a political boost to the new Yoon Suk-yeol administration. It won 12 out of 17 races for metropolitan mayors and provincial governors, including Seoul and Busan. It also grabbed five National Assembly seats in parliamentary by-elections in seven constituencie...
[Editorial] Another film achievement
The Korean movie industry made another achievement Saturday by clinching two major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Acclaimed director Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award for his erotically charged thriller “Decision to Leave.” Iconic actor Song Kang-ho snatched the Best Actor prize for his role in “Broker.” 한국 영화산업이 토요일 칸 영화제에서 두 개의 주요상을 수상하며 또 하나의 성과를 이뤄냈다. 호평을 받고...
Ruling party to send delegation to Ukraine after local elections
The ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP) will send a delegation to Ukraine right after the June 1 local elections, the party said Monday. PPP leader Lee Jun-seok will lead the delegation. 여당인 국민의힘이 오는 6월 1일 지방선거 직후 우크라이나에 대표단을 보낼 예정이라고 월요일 밝혔다. 대표단 단장은 국민의힘 이준석 대표이다.
[Editorial] Toward gender equality
President Yoon Suk-yeol has been the target of criticism for his apparent lack of conviction and willingness to tackle gender inequality. This issue emerged once again during a press conference on May 21 following his summit with visiting U.S. President Joe Biden, when a journalist from Washington Post threw a question to Yoon regarding his male-dominated Cabinet. 윤석열 대통령은 성 ...
[Editorial] Broadening alliance
President Yoon Suk-yeol and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden have committed to expanding the two countries' military alliance into a "global comprehensive strategic alliance" to deepen their cooperation in economy and technology. This new meaning of an alliance is set to open a new horizon in bilateral relations to ensure peace, stability and prosperity not only on the Korean P...
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