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Moon names Chung Eui-yong as new foreign minister: Cheong Wa Dae
Moon names Chung Eui-yong as new foreign minister: Cheong Wa Dae
Politics
President Moon Jae-in has picked Chung Eui-yong, former director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae, as his new foreign minister, Moon's office announced Wednesday. He also nominated Hwang Hee, a ruling Democratic Party (DP) lawmaker, as culture minister and Kwon Chil-seung, another DP lawmaker, as SMEs and startups minister in a partial Cabinet reshuffle, according to Chung Man-ho, senior presidential secretary for public communication. The nominees face confirmation hearings at the Nation
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 Ex-President Park to take COVID-19 test after being exposed to patient
Ex-President Park to take COVID-19 test after being exposed to patient
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Former President Park Geun-hye, now serving a 22-year prison term on corruption convictions, is to take a coronavirus test on Wednesday after coming into contact with an infected person, the Ministry of Justice said. According to the ministry, Park came into close contact with a prison officer diagnosed later with COVID-19 while traveling by bus to a medical facility on Monday outside the Seoul Detention Center, where she has been imprisoned since March 2017. The prison officer tested positive
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