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Friday, 10 July 2020 23:43 WIB

South Korean police say Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead early Friday, a suspected suicide. The body of 64-year-old Park was found near an entrance at the mountain Bugaksan in Seoul after just midnight, several hours after he had been reported missing Thursday. The day before, Park's former secretary filed a sexual harassment claim. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Friday a five-day funeral service will be held at Seoul National University Hospital. The Korea Herald said Park apologized to everyone, mainly his family, in a note found at his home. It is unclear whether an...

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North Korea Says It's Not Interested in Another Trump-Kim Summit
Friday, 10 July 2020 17:50 WIB | Global

North Korea says the chances are low for another summit with the United States, after President Donald Trump this week said he is open to meeting again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, said another summit would "not be useful to us" unless the U.S. changes its approach to stalled nuclear talks, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Friday. "It is my personal opinion, but a summit between the U.S. and North Korea will not take place this year, said Kim Yo Jong, who has recently taken on a more prominent leadership role in...

WHO Launches Independent Pandemic Response Evaluation Panel
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:45 WIB | Global

The World Health Organization Thursday named former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to lead an independent panel to evaluate the agencys response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Speaking to a briefing of member states from WHO headquarters in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus introduced the two leaders, saying it is a time for self-reflection.  œThe magnitude of this pandemic, which has touched virtually everyone in the world, clearly deserves a commensurate evaluation, an honest evaluation,...

Australia Suspends Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong
Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:31 WIB | Global

Australia is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the new national security law imposed on the city by China. In announcing the move Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra will extend temporary visas for an additional five years for the 10,000 Hong Kong citizens currently studying and working in Australia, and allow them to apply for permanent residency after that time. Morrison also said the government will begin efforts to encourage businesses operating in Hong Kong to relocate to Australia in light of the new security law. ''Australia has...

US COVID-19 Cases Rising, But Deaths Flat, for Now
Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:09 WIB | Global

The number of people infected with the coronavirus is rising sharply in the United States. But the number of people dying is flat. It sounds like good news. But experts warn against reading too much into it. The number of new cases has seen a steady rise since mid-June. The seven-day average now tops 50,000. But the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, has been on a shallow decline through that period. It now averages around 500 per day. But it takes several weeks for COVID-19 to kill, doctors note. Hospitalization numbers started to rise less than three weeks ago....

Facebook Removes False Accounts Linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro
Thursday, 9 July 2020 10:50 WIB | Global

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it had removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook and Instagram accounts, 14 pages and one group had been removed. Brazilian courts have been investigating the spread of false news in connection with Bolsonaro. There was no immediate comment from the presidential office about Facebook's action. Facebook's executive said...

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