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PPP nominates incumbent lawmakers, lacks fresh faces in candidate selection
With less than 50 days left before the general elections, the ruling People Power Party's (PPP) candidate nomination process appears to be sailing smoothly – at least on the surface.
S. Korea, Russia clash over Putin's luxury car gift to Kim Jong-un
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that South Korea should take its concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent luxury car gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), in a sarcastic response to Seoul's remarks that labeled the gift as a violation of U.N. sanctions.
After split, minor parties compete to woo lawmakers
The Reform Party and the Saemirae Party are speeding up their respective preparations for the April 10 general elections following a not-so-amicable split. Tight competition is expected between the two parties as they strive to recruit lawmakers to secure an advantage in the upcoming elections.
Patient safety at risk as junior doctors resign en masse
Hospitals across the country were plunged into chaos, as surgeries were delayed and appointments canceled, following the resignation of 6,415 junior doctors by Tuesday to protest the government's plan to increase medical school admissions quotas.
April 10 elections under threat from AI deepfake manipulation
Artificial intelligence (AI) generated deepfakes represent a substantial threat to political campaigns in the lead-up to the April 10 parliamentary elections, prompting concerns among experts regarding their potential to influence election outcomes.
Nation braces for week of rain, snow
Winter precipitation is expected to drench the nation throughout this week, with most regions anticipated to experience rain or snowfall, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).
Teachers shy away from yearbook photos due to privacy concerns
It is a longstanding school tradition spanning from elementary to high school that yearbooks featuring pictures of students, teachers and other school staff members are made for graduating students.
Indonesia's commitment in KF-21 project faces growing skepticism
A series of brouhahas surrounding the KF-21 fighter jet joint development program with Indonesia has triggered calls to terminate Korea's partnership with the Southeast Asian nation. This comes in the wake of recent alleged attempts by Indonesian engineers to leak confidential data about the aircraft.
Allies sign nuclear framework to brace for potential Trump return
Wary of the potential return of former U.S. President Donald Trump to the White House this year, the defense ministries of South Korea and the United States signed a framework document on the Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG), a collaborative mechanism established between the two allies to discuss and coordinate nuclear policy, security, and defense.
Seoul denies news report on possible Yoon-Kishida summit
The presidential office said Wednesday that there are currently no ongoing discussions regarding Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit to Korea, denying a Japanese media report suggesting that President Yoon Suk Yeol might meet Kishida in Seoul next month.
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