A placard reads "we welcome the relocation of the presidential office to Yongsan Defense Ministry compound," in Yongsan District, central Seoul, on Sunday. [YONHAP] Moving the presidential office to Yongsan District, central Seoul, has received a mixed response in Yongsan District itself. The office, which is currently situated in Jongno District, central Seoul, is set to be relocated to the Defense Ministry compound, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol announced during a press conference Sunday morning. Yoon will begin work at the new Yongsan office on May 10, when his term begins. Following the announcement, some local property owners in Yongsan expressed worries while others buzzed with excitement. Redevelopment is the key issue. Skeptics believe that the relocation wil inevitably slow ongoing redevelopment plans, but those who welcomed the news are expecting improvement in the residential environment. A placard opposing the presidential office relocation in Yongsan … [Read more...] about Yongsan mixed on hosting presidential office
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Russia on Monday struck a mall in central Ukraine that had more than 1,000 people inside, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky said , sharing a video that appeared to show massive fires at the shopping center, as G-7 leaders are gathered to discuss future plans to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Key Facts At least 10 people died, while more than 40 were injured in the rocket strike in Kremenchuk, a city of roughly 215,000, Dmytro Lunin, the regional governor, wrote on Facebook . In a post on Telegram, Zelensky said the number of victims is “impossible to imagine,” adding rescuers were attempting to put out the fires. The mall was of “no strategic value” to the Russian army and only concerned people trying to “live a normal life,” Zelensky said. Key Background The rocket strike comes after Russia carried out a host of attacks across Ukraine, including in the capital of … [Read more...] about Russia Strikes Central Ukraine Mall With More Than 1,000 People Inside, Zelensky Says
By ZEKE MILLER and GEIR MOULSON ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies said Tuesday they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Russia’s income from oil sales that are financing its invasion of Ukraine and struck a united stance to support Kyiv for “as long as it takes” as the war grinds on. The final statement from the Group of Seven summit in Germany underlined their intent to impose “severe and immediate economic costs” on Russia. It left out key details on how fossil fuel price caps would work in practice, setting up more discussion in the weeks ahead to “explore … the feasibility” of measures to bar imports of Russian oil above a certain level. That would hit a key Russian source of income and, in theory, help relieve the energy price spikes and inflation afflicting the global economy as a result of the war. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordination on sanctions for as long as necessary, acting in … [Read more...] about G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The Jan. 6 committee will hear from Cassidy Hutchinson—a senior aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who has provided crucial information to the panel in lieu of testimony from her former boss—in an unexpected hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Key Facts The House panel announced on Monday it would hold a hearing Tuesday to share “recently obtained evidence,” while not listing any witnesses, though Punchbowl News first reported on Monday Hutchinson would testify at the surprise hearing. Hutchinson—who has interned with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and first began working for the White House in 2018— replaced her former lawyer who had deep ties to Trump earlier this month in what many viewed as a sign she was more willing to cooperate the panel, with CNN reporting Hutchinson wanted to avoid being held in contempt of Congress. Hutchinson … [Read more...] about Who Is Cassidy Hutchinson? The Ex-Meadows Aide Testifying In Tuesday’s Unexpected Jan. 6 Hearing.