Category: Governance

Pyongyang pounded by heavy rains, strong winds

SEOUL– Heavy rains accompanied by strong wind pounded Pyongyang and western parts of North Korea overnight, prompting authorities to prepare for the upcoming rainy season, state media reported Sunday.Pyongyang’s central district received 58 millimeter…

Yoon to depart for Spain to attend NATO summit

SEOUL– President Yoon Suk-yeol spent Sunday preparing for his first overseas trip as president on the eve of his departure to Spain for a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), officials said.Yoon plans to attend the NATO summit in M…

LG Electronics advances into EV charging business

SEOUL– LG Electronics Co. said Sunday it has acquired a domestic EV charging maker to advance into the EV charging solutions business amid a global electrification push.LG Electronics recently acquired a 60 percent stake in AppleMango Co. for an unspe…

As Summit Host, Spain Urges NATO to Watch its Southern Flank

While Russia‚Äôs invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading…

Japanese PM says no plan to meet Yoon during NATO summit

SEOUL, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday he does not plan to meet South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Spain next week.”There is no scheduled summit (with Yoon) at the mom…

Yoon welcomes bereaved families of Korean War dead

SEOUL– President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee welcomed a group of bereaved family members of Korean War dead Friday, reaffirming his commitment to building a nation where fallen heroes in uniform are respected.About 130 family members of …

First lady meets with ex-President Moon’s wife in Seoul

SEOUL– First lady Kim Keon-hee met with the wife of former President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Friday and held a friendly conversation, according to the presidential office.The first lady’s meeting with Kim Jung-sook, Moon’s wife, took place amid the fo…