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Fri, December 8, 2023 | 11:35
Japan's Olympic dream
Countries have responded differently to the global crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19. In other words, it has demonstrated different characteristics of leadership around the world.
1498-Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island 1776-Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston1819-U.S. passes its first immigration law1836-Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico1874-Baseball batter's box is officially adopted1910-Two trains crash in snow storm in Wellington, 118 die1923-Time magazine debuts1933-"King Kong" premieres1933-Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan1940-Soviets conquer Tuppura Island, Finland1945-King Michael of Romania gives in to communist government1946-Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam1965-"Sound Of Music" opens19...
Virus and China-bashing
Whenever a new virus or disease spreads, it carries with it a degree of racism and xenophobia. This is simply human nature. As the death toll from the new coronavirus surges in China's central Hubei Province amid fears of a global pandemic, the problem looks to be slightly more serious. Contempt and mockery toward Chinese nationals - and by extension Asian communities - have ...
Seoul Craft Museum
Just on the northeastern corner of Anguk-dong Intersection on the site of Poongmoon Girls' High School, construction is underway. In a year, Seoul will add one more 'must see' attraction on this intersection between the traditional Bukchon residential area and the commercial quarters of bustling Insa-dong.
China ties at turning point
Optimism prevails now in South Korea about the prospects of relations with China. President Moon Jae-in will visit Chengdu, China, in late December for trilateral talks with Chinese and Japanese leaders. After that, Moon may travel to Beijing for a separate summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
1259-Treaty of Paris: English king Henry III and French king Louis IX 1489-Battle of Baza: Spanish army captures Baza from the Moors
BRICS warning for West
The meeting of presidents and prime ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) finished up Thursday night with warnings about trade protectionism and unilateralism from developed countries.
Politics of hatred
President Moon Jae-in, during a meeting with his aides at Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday, made some interesting remarks that show how he perceives the ongoing political conflict over Justice Minister Cho Kuk.
Battle over Cho Kuk
Conservatives and liberals are offering contrasting assessments about a massive rally held Saturday in southern Seoul to support the embattled Justice Minister Cho Kuk and his prosecution reform drive.
Being authentic
A few years ago, fidget spinners suddenly emerged among students as the new trend; all throughout the school day, whether during class or lunch, every other student seemed to have at least one within their hands at all times. I, like others, followed the trend and carried one in my pocket. The mere simplicity of constant rotation, which had not piqued my interest before, seemed to generate immense entertainment for myself, as well as others. However, the trend, as sudden as its rise, died down; it is now almost impossible to spot one.
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