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Korea Times - Opinion

Wednesday will mark the 42nd anniversary of the May 18, 1980, pro-democracy movement in Gwangju. This year's commemoration carries significance as President Yoon Suk-yeol asked a...

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Food protectionism is spreading across the world. Following the ban on palm oil exports by the world's largest supplier, Indonesia, the second-largest wheat producer, India, rece...

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Each year around May, many books are published for Mother's Day, Graduation Day and other celebratory occasions. Memoir writing has become...

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Cho A-yean won the 8th Kyochon Honey Ladies Open on May 8, capturing her first glory of this season and third career KLPGA Tour title. The...

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Difficulty knocks on the door out of nowhere. Adversity comes in many forms. We all bound to face hardships from which it seems there is n...

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In the late 19th century, large itinerant troupes of male entertainers - known as "namsadang" - roamed the Korean countryside providing th...

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In 1957, Richard Rutt - an Anglican missionary - wrote a series of anonymous articles for The Korea Times in which he described his life i...

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In early April 1893, the Russian warship, the Vitiaz (Valiant Warrior), departed Japan for Korea - its mission was to survey the coast alo...

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Growing up in North Korea, I was a tomboy who wanted to play, run and wrestle. I was so active, I had so much energy, and I was constantly...

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As South Korea often looks to the U.S. as a political model, it is common for South Korean political conservatives to seek policy lessons ...

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During the 21st century's latest war, histrionic statements abound. Russia's latest invasion of Ukraine doesn't amoun to a "do-or-die" mom...

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The global influence of Korean art and culture is more powerful than ever, with Korean content easily being mentioned in overseas media, b...

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U.S. President Joe Biden's upcoming meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol, scheduled for May 21, will test the hopes of the foreign policy ...

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The crash that some had been warning about happened. TerraUSD (UST), a stablecoin, imploded over a period of a few days. TerraUSD was pegg...

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Throughout the Cold War, "non-aligned in peace, neutral in wartime" was not only Sweden's security doctrine, but also helped shape the nat...

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The new administration will face a confluence of crises - supply chain disruptions, rising protectionism and nationalism, Russia's invasio...

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Congratulations on your inauguration - or perhaps condolences since governing is so very difficult to do given the novelties of our numero...

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Trolls are a fact of life on the internet. Some newspapers, blogs and websites even freeze their comments sections because of disgruntled ...

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After all these years, my dad inspires me still.

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Many news stories stress that our ecosystems are under assault by Burmese pythons and Asian carp. This leads people to conclude that it is the less charismatic fauna su...

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When Vladimir Putin stood on a Red Square podium last Monday, at the annual celebration of the Soviet victory in World War II over Nazi Ge...

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The expected Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is an affirmation of America's beleaguered federalist system.

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1860-Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president - 1934-Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky) 1951-U.N. moves HQ to NYC - 1953-First woman to break the sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA) 1960-Jean Genets "Le Balcon" premieres in Paris France - 1969-"Canterb...

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