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Kim Jong Un issues rare apology to the South

In a highly unusual turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized to South Korea for the killing of a South Korean civilian that was made public on Thursday. Kim, in a message apparently sent directly to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said…

Moon pleads for UN to end the Korean War

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, speaking before the United Nations’ 75th General Assembly, called on the UN and international community to bring to an end the long and lingering Korean War. While Moon’s plea to conclude a war that started in 1950 may appear sound…

BTS’s first English song tops US charts

Covid-19 can stop performances and concert tours, but it can’t stop BTS. South Korea’s leading act exploded onto the Billboard 100 singles chart in the top spot, Billboard reported Monday. That was a first for any South Korean artist and the first time any Asian…

Rejection of reason

The 2020 Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday, mercifully putting to rest an over-the-top four-day exercise in anxiety amplification. This year’s gathering featured a cavalcade of histrionic speakers spelling out the end days of the USA in apocalyptic tones. Sitting here in my office…

South Korea losing its grip amid Covid resurgence

SEOUL – A battle is looming between the government and doctors in South Korea, a nation widely praised for its response to the coronavirus. Doctors are threatening a walkout as the virus, which many in South Korea thought had been contained, bounces back with a…

South Korea’s rabid reverend a Covid-19 victim

Could it be divine justice? A rabid right-wing Christian pastor who spoke before thousands of protesters in Seoul on Saturday, ushering in a massive new cluster of Covid-19 infections, has reportedly tested positive for the virus.   Jeon Gwang-hoon, 64, is known for his impassioned oratory…

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