Commentary: Imagine a North Korea without Kim Jong Un. Here’s why you can’t

Commentary: Imagine a North Korea without Kim Jong Un. Here’s why you can’t

SEOUL: On Tuesday (Apr 21), for the first time in what feels like an eternity, a potentially scary story with no connection to the novel coronavirus pandemic subsumed the news cycle. CNN reported, citing an unnamed US official with “direct knowledge,” that North Korean leader was in “grave danger” after undergoing surgery. Advertisement Advertisement The […]
South Korea posts biggest economic decline since 2008

South Korea posts biggest economic decline since 2008

SEOUL: The coronavirus pandemic pushed South Korea’s economy into its biggest contraction since 2008 in the first quarter, as self-isolation hit consumption and kept businesses closed and global trade slumped. Gross domestic product decreased by a seasonally...
South Korea assembly likely to allow entry to guide dogs

South Korea assembly likely to allow entry to guide dogs

SEOUL: South Korea’s parliament is likely to allow guide dogs entry to the chamber, officials said on Monday (Apr 20), 16 years after they were banned under a rule prohibiting “disruptive objects or food”. The ruling should allow Kim Ye-ji, a blind...