Headline, June 23, 2022
Headline, June 23, 2022
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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Round-up of important news from major Korean dailies and from international media today

The Korea Post ( www.koreapost.com )

Tunisia highly views President Yoon, invites him to visit Tunisia soon”
Ambassador Nabih El Abed of the Republic of Tunisia in Seoul said, “President Kais Saied of the Republic of Tunisia has a very high regard for President Yoon Suk-yeol and he has presented very warm congratulatory remarks on the election of President Yoon.” This statement was made by Ambassador El Abed of Tunisia in Seoul at an exclusive interview with The Korea Post media at his in Yongsan, Seoul on June 22, 2022.


Women play a huge role in all fields in Tunisia, a pioneer country in the Arabic, Muslim world”
Question: Who are the most prominent ladies in your country other than the First Lady, such as the women leaders in the political world, business circles, social and other areas? Please introduce them in detail. Answer: Tunisia is a pioneer country in the Arabic and Muslim world regarding the position of the woman in the society. She plays a huge role in all the fields. 
From the old history we have Fatima bint Muhammad Al-Fihriyya who was the founder and funder of Al Qarawiyyin mosque in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco


Korea successfully launches its first domestic rocket into orbit
Korea successfully launched satellites into orbit with its homegrown Nuri rocket on June 21. The Nuri rocket (KSLV-II), weighing 200 metric tons, flew to outer space at the state-run space center operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute in Goheung, South Jeolla Province.




Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)
Korea Succeeds in Launching Homegrown Space Rocket

Korea on Tuesday succeeded in launching a fully homegrown rocket into space and became the seventh country in the world to put a satellite into orbit with its own technology. The country began developing the Nuri in 2010. The Nuri "was successfully launched from the Naro Space Center in South Jeolla Province at 4 p.m. and placed a dummy satellite in orbit 700 km above the Earth 15 minutes and 46 seconds after launch," the Ministry of Science and ICT said Tuesday.

Korea to Turn Island into Space Station
The island housing the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province will be developed into the heart of Korea's space program, modeled after Merritt Island in the U.S., which is home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The provincial government said Tuesday that it will turn the entire 26.46 sq.km island of Oenaro into a space center by investing W800 billion by 2031 to build research centers, a test facility and other sites (US$1=W1,294).

Korea to Post 1st Trade Deficit Since Financial Crisis
Korea is expected to post a trade deficit this year for the first time since the global financial crisis of 2008. Both exports and imports will likely reach fresh records of over $700 billion after posting records of over $600 billion just last year. But a trade deficit seems inevitable as imports have grown faster than exports due to sky-high energy prices.


Joongang Ilbo (https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com )

President promises support for nuclear energy industry
In an effort to rebuild a business that President Yoon Suk-yeol says was devastated by the previous administration, the government is using 92.5 billion won ($70 million) from the energy budget for the restoration of nuclear power generation capacity. It hopes to spend 1 trillion won on rebuilding the industry by 2025.


Korea to open diplomatic mission to NATO
South Korea will establish a diplomatic mission to NATO in Brussels to coincide with President Yoon Suk-yeol's participation in the NATO Summit in Madrid next week, the presidential National Security Office (NSO) said Wednesday. Yoon will take part in the NATO Summit on June 29 and 30, his first overseas trip since he took office some 50 days ago. This marks the first time a Korean leader has taken part in the NATO Summit.


More personal insolvencies possible, central bank warns
Bank of Korea warned that rising rates may lead to an increase in personal and corporate insolvencies The ratio of the household and corporate debt to the GDP was 219.4 percent as of the end of the first quarter, the central bank said in a report on financial stability on Wednesday. The rate is down 0.1 percentage point from the previous quarter.




The Dong-A Ilbo (http://english.donga.com/)

Monkeypox outbreak spreads across the world
As the monkeypox outbreak spreads across the world, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 3,099 people had been infected in 42 countries based on the estimations of the WHO and relevant countries, including South Korea. According to the CDC on Tuesday (local time), there are 2,683 monkeypox patients in 27 European countries, which account for 86 percent of total infected patients, followed by 351 patients in North America


President Yoon vows to rebuild nuclear power industry
President Yoon Suk-yeol criticized the former Moon Jae-in administration’s strategy of nuclear exit on Wednesday, saying, “South Korea’s nuclear power industry would have been unmatched by competitors had the former administration firmly established a nuclear energy ecosystem in the past five years instead of being foolishly ignorant.”


Yoon considers holding the ROK-US-Japan NATO Summit
President Yoon Suk-yeol is considering holding a trilateral summit between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan at the NATO Summit to be scheduled in Madrid, Spain on June 29 and 30. If the trilateral summit is held, it means that following the Quad leaders’ summit between Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, the leaders of Korea and Japan will have a chance to meet in two bilateral summits on the sidelines of the NATO summit.




Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

Samsung Elec ready to declare 3-nano migration at foundry lines next week
South Korea’s top chipmaker Samsung Electronics Co. next week will declare the world’s first start of mass-production of 3-nanometer chipsets at its foundry lines, keeping to its schedule on next-gen migration ahead of foundry competitor TSMC over consigned high-performance premium chips.


Shortest air route between Seoul and Tokyo reopens from next week
The shortest flight route between the two capitals of South Korea and Japan will be reopened next week after 27 months of closure due to the virus situation. The two governments have reached an agreement to run the Gimpo-Haneda route for eight times a week from June 29, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Wednesday.


Samsung Heavy wins $3 billion orders to build 14 LNG carriers, 59% of ‘21 sale
South Korean shipbuilding major Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has added 3.9 trillion won ($3 billion) orders to build a total of 14 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers bound for the Bermudas and Africa. Samsung Heavy Industries disclosed on Wednesday that it has been assigned a 3.331 trillion won ($2.57 billion) order




HanKyoReh Shinmun (http://english.hani.co.kr)

After 4 more Nuri launches, S. Korea sets sights on next-gen lunar explorer by 2030
The successful second flight of the Nuri rocket Tuesday got South Korean space development off to a strong start as it prepares for the next three decades. 
With this launch, South Korea becomes the 10th country to independently send its own launch vehicle into space and the seventh to acquire the capabilities to put a 1.5-metric ton satellite into orbit.


S. Korea poised to record first annual trade deficit in 14 years, report claims
Researchers are predicting that South Korea’s annual trade balance for 2022 will show a deficit of US$14.7 billion. The Institute for International Trade, affiliated with the Korea International Trade Association, published a report Tuesday including its assessment of imports and exports during the first half of 2022 and projections for the remaining months. In its forecast, it predicted that annual exports for 2022 would total US$703.9 billion, a rise of 9.2% from last year


Behind S. Korea’s successful Nuri launch was 30 years of blood, sweat and tears
On June 4, 1993, the Korean Sounding Rocket-I lifted off from the Anheung test facility in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province. With a thrust of 8.8 metric tons and a weight of 150 kilograms, it reached an altitude of 39 kilometers and flew for 101 kilometers. That day marked the first time that a South Korean-launched rocket traveled through the skies. Twenty-nine years later



The KyungHyangShinmun (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

Nervous 15 Minutes: Nuri Smoothly Soared into the Sky
At exactly 4 p.m. June 21, when the countdown for the second launch of Nuri reached zero, a thundering roar boomed from Naro Space Center in Goheung, Jeollanam-do. The reporter dashed out of the press center set up about 3 km away from the launch pad and looked up into the sky.


First Suspected Cases of Monkeypox Enter South Korea: KDCA, “Tests Are Underway”
Authorities confirmed two suspected cases of monkeypox, a viral disease, in South Korea for the first time. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced that they were conducting tests on two patients suspected of contracting the monkeypox virus. The two entered the country from overseas. A, one of the two cases, has been admitted to an isolated bed in Incheon Medical Center and is receiving treatment.


Too Ashamed to Face Our Badge”: Even the Best of the Best SS-level Police Officers Voice Opposition Against the Proposed Police Control
A day before the Advisory Committee to Improve Police Institutions for the Ministry of the Interior Affairs and Safety (MOIS) plans to announce its proposed recommendations, even senior superintendent (SS) level police officers reacted strongly against the Committee’s proposals to control the police, including the establishment of the Police Bureau. It is the first time SS-level officers have raised their voices publicly regarding the MOIS’s control measures.




PPP Ethics Committee Postpones Decision on Disciplinary Action for Chairman
The ethics committee of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) has decided to postpone its decision on possible disciplinary action against its chair, Lee Jun-seok, over the allegation that he tried to destroy evidence related to a sexual bribery case. The committee chief Lee Yang-hee announced the decision after a marathon meeting that lasted for five hours on Wednesday at the National Assembly.


Heavy Monsoon Rains Forecast Nationwide Thursday, Friday
Heavy rains are forecast nationwide on Thursday and Friday as a seasonal rain front is growing stronger while heading north. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said the rainy season is projected to start in western regions on Thursday morning, with most parts of the nation likely to see rainfall in the afternoon.

N. Korea Claims New Fever Cases Below 20,000 for Fifth Day
North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 remained below 20-thousand for a fifth day. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Thursday that around 13-thousand-100 new fever patients were confirmed in the 24-hour period leading up to 6 p.m. Wednesday nationwide.




Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

S. Korea confirms 1st case of monkeypox infection
South Korea on Wednesday confirmed its first case of monkeypox infection, prompting concerns over the possibility of the spread of the virus. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the patient, who arrived at Incheon International Airport from Germany at 4 p.m. Tuesday, has tested positive for the virus.


Yoon promises to rebuild nuclear power industry
President Yoon Suk-yeol pledged Wednesday to rebuild the nuclear power industry and support its expansion overseas, underscoring his commitment to reversing the nuclear phase-out policy of the previous administration. Yoon made the remark after touring a nuclear reactor factory owned by Doosan Enerbility in Changwon, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.


S. Korea to establish mission to NATO in Brussels
South Korea has decided to establish a mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, a presidential official said Wednesday ahead of President Yoon Suk-yeol's participation in a NATO summit next week. Yoon will attend the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 29 and 30, on his first overseas trip as president, National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han said during a press briefing.




The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

South Korea ups monkeypox alert level, confirms first patient
South Korea raised the alert level for monkeypox after confirming its first patient on Wednesday. The patient had come from Germany on Tuesday afternoon, and was sent straight to the Incheon Medical Center nearby the airport for showing possible monkeypox symptoms, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.


Will leaders of South Korea, Japan stoke momentum for reconciliation at NATO summit?
With Seoul and Tokyo picking up efforts to restore strained ties, eyes are on whether the sides’ leaders could make progress in an upcoming international conference that both are set to attend next week. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have both said they will attend the NATO summit scheduled for June 29-30


N. Korea holds party meeting to discuss ‘crucial, urgent’ tasks for military buildup
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened the first meeting of the Central Military Commission in one year to discuss and decide on “crucial and urgent tasks” to bolster its military, the state media reported Wednesday. The third enlarged meeting of the eighth Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea kicked off Tuesday





The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Yoon vows to rebuild Korea's nuclear power industry through overseas expansion
President Yoon Suk-yeol pledged, Wednesday, to make all-out efforts to support Korean firms bid for nuclear power plant projects overseas, criticizing the former Moon Jae-in administration's policy of phasing out nuclear power from Korea's energy portfolio as being "foolish." Yoon has vowed to rebuild Korea's nuclear power industry, claiming that the Moon administration's policy has undermined the global competitiveness of Korean firms.


N. Korea snaps up Chinese soybeans as COVID-19 exacerbates food shortage fears
North Korea bought a large volume of soybeans from China in May even though overall imports from its neighbor slumped more than 80 percent from the previous month, trade data from Beijing showed, amid suspicion the reclusive state is suffering food shortages as it fights a coronavirus outbreak. North Korea spent $2.97 million on 3,744 tons of Chinese soybeans last month, the second-largest monthly amount since 2017, Chinese customs data showed.


What's next for Korea's space program after successful launch of Nuri?
Korea's plan to send a landing module to the Moon by 2031 using a locally developed space rocket has gained momentum thanks to the successful launch of Nuri, according to aerospace experts, Wednesday. The space rocket, also known as Korean Space Launch Vehicle II (KSLV-II), placed a 1.3-ton dummy satellite and a 162.5-kilogram performance verification satellite into a low orbit of 700 kilometers above the Earth



What’s ticking around the world at this second?

See what the world media around the world have to report:

USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com

The New York Times www.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com

Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com support@wsj.com, service@wsj-asia.com

Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com

The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk

Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cn kf@people.cn

China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

GwangmyeongDaily www.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn

Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

Mainichi www.mainichi.jp

Le Monde www.ilemonde.com

Italy LaRepubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

SüddeutscheZeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au

Colombia Reports http://colombiareports.com

Bogota Free Planet http://bogotafreeplanet.combfp@bogotafreeplanet.com

El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

Andes http://www.andes.info.ec/en

Ecuador Times http://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.com lithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Pais http://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Philippine Daily Inquirer https://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungary http://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Times http://budapesttimes.hu


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