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Kakao Founder Loses Top Rank on Korean Rich List

Kakao Founder Loses Top Rank on Korean Rich List Kim Beom-su, the founder of mobile giant Kakao, is no longer the richest person in Korea after his stock holdings tanked amid intensive scrutiny of its business practices by the anti-trust watchdog. Kim’s net worth totaled US$10.6 billion on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index on Wednesday, and he […]

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Moon Repeats Call to Declare End to Korean War

Moon Repeats Call to Declare End to Korean War President Moon Jae-in on Monday reiterated a call to formally end the Korean War even as North Korea is restarting production of weapons-grade nuclear materials. “I propose that three parties of the two Koreas and the U.S., or four parties of the two Koreas, the U.S. […]

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Worries Mount over Post-Chuseok COVID Spike

Worries Mount over Post-Chuseok COVID Spike Health authorities on Wednesday warned that the current wave of coronavirus infections could escalate after the Chuseok holiday. Lockdown fatigue and holiday traffic have increased the risk of infections spreading as people gathered with their families over the biggest holiday of the year.According …

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More Vaccinated Koreans Plan Overseas Travel

More Vaccinated Koreans Plan Overseas Travel A growing number of Koreans are planning for overseas travel again as vaccinations pick up and restrictions are being dropped in some countries. This year’s Chuseok was a damp squib at home as Korea remains in lockdown, but some destinations promised greater freedoms. One group of about 60 travelers…

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Canada’s New Trudeau Government Faces Old Policy Challenges

Canada’s New Trudeau Government Faces Old Policy Challenges This week’s Canadian election, returning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power with another minority government, has done little to shift the balance of power at home but has put sharper edges on several of the nation’s ongoing foreign policy debates.At the forefront is the question of the […]

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Lava Continues to Bear Down on Spain’s Canary Island

Lava Continues to Bear Down on Spain’s Canary Island Lava continued to bear down Wednesday on La Palma, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, as residents fled following Sunday’s volcanic eruption. More than 6,800 people have been evacuated from the island, one of the archipelago’s smaller and least populated, since Sunday. The Associated Press reported […]

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