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Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits
Politics

Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN  —  President Joe Biden landed in Cambodia on Saturday still reveling in midterm election results that have produced an unexpected boost at home for his second two years in office. A day after he arrived in Asia, he got another piece of news from back home that could give him a lift through the rest of his international swing – CNN and other outlets projected his party would retain control of the Senate. “We feel good about where we are. And I know I’m a cockeyed optimist,” he said from his hotel lobby on Sunday after the projection. Yet the scale of the challenges abroad, and the effort to translate 21 months of intensive engagement into tangible results for US al...
North and South Korea exchange missile launches as tensions ratchet up even further
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North and South Korea exchange missile launches as tensions ratchet up even further

Seoul, South Korea — Air raid sirens sounded on a South Korean island and residents there evacuated to underground shelters after North Korea fired at least 17 missiles Wednesday, at least one of them in its direction and landing near the rivals' tense sea border, the South's military said. South Korea quickly responded by launching its own missiles in the same border area.Later, the South said the North had fired an additional six missiles off its eastern and western coasts.The launches came hours after North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons to get the U.S. and South Korea to "pay the most horrible price in history" in protest of the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal. The White House maintained that the United States has no hos...
K-pop band BTS to take “hiatus” to focus on solo projects, leaving fans in disbelief
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K-pop band BTS to take “hiatus” to focus on solo projects, leaving fans in disbelief

K-pop fans around the world, known as the "BTS Army," were stunned by BTS's announcement that the group will take a break to work on solo projects. The seven-member band — J-hope, Suga, RM, V, Jin, Jungkook and Jimin — held their annual FESTA dinner party on Tuesday, and in a pre-recorded video announced the "hiatus." But the South Korean entertainment company behind BTS said they'll still be working on projects as a group, as well as individually.  BTS at a press conference for the 2017 Billboard Music Award at Lotte Hotel Seoul on May 29, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images "BTS are not taking a hiatus. Members will be focusing more on solo projects...
Yoon Suk-yeol takes office as South Korea’s new president | Politics News
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Yoon Suk-yeol takes office as South Korea’s new president | Politics News

Conservative politician, who won election with a wafer-thin majority, will be sworn in at a ceremony in Seoul.Yoon Suk-yeol has been sworn in as South Korea’s new president in a ceremony overshadowed by a slew of weapons tests by its nuclear-armed neighbour. Yoon, a conservative, takes office at a time of increasing tension on the Korean peninsula, with North Korea conducting a record 15 weapons tests since January, two of them last week. The former prosecutor won the election in March by the slimmest of margins, promising to “sternly deal” with the threat posed by Kim Jong Un’s regime, while leaving open the door to dialogue. Predecessor Moon Jae-in pursued a policy of engagement with the North holding a summit with Kim Jong Un in 2018 and brokering two summits between Kim and then US Pre...