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Asia

Will The Historic Inter-Korean Peace Summit On Friday Finally Help To Bring Peace To The Korean Peninsula?

On April 27, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and the South Korean president Moon Jae-in is will meet for a historic peace summit scheduled to take place in the De-Militarized Zone between the countries. It will be the first time a North Korean leader has visited South Korea since the Korean War and the third time that a North and South Korean leader meet since 1953. Their meeting will be broadcasted live and over 2800

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Feminism

Why The #MeToo Movement Is So Important To South Korea

The word feminism became the word of the year following the incredible acts of women around the world, and in October 2017, prominent women in the entertainment industry came out with their own stories and became major supporters of women who have experienced sexual abuse. The #MeToo Movement has sparked important discussions about the hardships for women globally, and in South Korea has allowed women who previously felt like they did not have a voice to express their hardships.

Politics

Should the World Be Worried About North Korea?

In recent months, North Korea has made no secret about their capacity to bring annihilation to both U.S. and South Korea. Hearing this news, as a Californian especially, caused me to first react in fear. The U.S. has not come out with a solid plan on how we plan to defend ourselves in the case of a nuclear attack, neither do we seem to have the technology to detect the nuclear missile and disable it.

Feminism

Everyone Wants What They Can’t Have: Beauty Around the World

Standards of beauty vary from country to country. The westernized Kardashian-esque standard of beauty is, surprisingly, not the norm in many parts of the world. The ‘slim-thick’ figure many strive to achieve with shapewear and cosmetic surgery is not a global standard, but the lengths taken to achieve this image are comparable to those taken by women and girls around the world. There is one trend, however, that is universal: everyone wants what they don’t

Asia

The Official Impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun Hye

In the heart of Seoul, South Korea, a candlelight victory vigil was held on the 11th of March to “celebrate” the impeachment of South Korea’s recently-made former president Park Geun Hye. Her removal from office was made official a few days ago when a unanimous parliamentary vote founded her guilty of a corruption scandal that swept waves of anger and unrest across the country. She will now forever be known as the first president in South

International

South Korean President Removed from Office Due to Fraud Scandal

Park Geun-hye, now former president of South Korea, has been formally removed from office after facing impeachment due to a fraud scandal. Acting chief justice Lee Jung-mi announced on Friday that “The court dismisses President Park Geun-hye from her position. There is no other choice but to decide this verdict.” South Korea’s caretaker prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who has been carrying out presidential duties since parliament passed Park’s impeachment in December 2016, is now acting

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