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K-pop band BTS to take “hiatus” to focus on solo projects, leaving fans in disbelief
Entertainment

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
Politics

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...