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[Editorial] Tripartite ties

Culture ministers from South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to coordinate cultural activities throughout the upcoming Olympic Games in East Asia. The three countries will hold non-sport events -- dubbed the “Culture Olympics” -- during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Oly...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:43

[Editorial] Currency swap

The currency swap between South Korea and Japan will likely resume in the coming months as the two countries’ finance ministers reached a consensus on Saturday to promptly start negotiations on the bilateral financial pact.The two countries’ previous currency swap deal expired in Februar...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:42

[Mac Margolis] Waging peace in Colombia

In the coming weeks, Colombians will be asked to cast a vote like none other in the country’s history. The sole question on the ballot will be whether Latin America’s third most populous nation should ratify a historic peace agreement to end the longest-running guerrilla insurgency in th...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:22

[Frank-Walter Steinmeier] Nobody will win if EU does not revive arms control 

European security, to the surprise of many, is under threat once again. So, once again, Europe’s security must top our political agenda.Even before the Ukraine conflict began in 2014, there were grow...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:20

[Virginia Postrel] When what you buy is who you are  

The bearded guys in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they’re on vacation, but they’ve come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to Salt Lake City. There, deals get done for mosquito-resistant ...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:18

[Betsey Stevenson] Progress toward gender equality

It’s easy to get the impression, as the US celebrated the 45th annual Women’s Equality Day on Sunday that the march toward equality has slowed to a crawl. Allow me to disagree.True, the usual statis...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:16

[Rachel Marsden] Data leaks are symptom of a sick democracy 

From WikiLeaks to DCLeaks, there‘s no shortage of leaked data popping up online, some of it highly classified. When such information is leaked, much of the attention focuses on the identity of the source. But the source is largely irrelevant if the data is credible. (Typically you’ll kno...

Updated : 2016.08.29 16:15

[Editorial] Seoul-Moscow ties

South Korea and Russia are set to reinforce government- and business-level cooperation on Moscow’s plans to develop the Russian Far East.Russia plans to support Korean firms investing into its projects to build cold storage facilities and modernize harbors in Vladivostok, according to the...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:39

[Editorial] Debt and rates

South Korea’s combined household debt was at an all-time high of 1.25 quadrillion won ($1.12 trillion) as of June 2016, and is projected to reached a fresh record during the third quarter of this year.While there is a possibility the nation’s consumer debt will exceed the 1.3 quadrillion...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:38

[Fawaz A. Gerges] Trump’s pro-Islamic State foreign policy

Donald Trump’s recent claim that his opponent in the US presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State extremist group is vicious nonsense. But it is also an ironic charge for Trump to make: If anyone in the United States...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:31

[Adam Minter] How big can China’s cities get?

By any measure, Shanghai is one of the world’s biggest cities. It‘s home to more than 24 million people. Its subway system is the longest ever built, extending to its rural limits. Crowds are so thick that burly “shovers” get paid to help pack the trains. Now the local government is sa...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:23

[Ed Zhang] Asian Editors Circle

This is the ninth article in a series of columns on global affairs written by top editors from members of the Asia News Network and published in newspapers across the region. Ed Zhang is editor-at-lar...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:21

[Noelle Lenoir] The burka and French values  

Many Western media outlets were highly critical of France’s 2010 law banning face coverings, such as burkas that cover a woman’s face and entire body, and local decrees adopted this year banning ful...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:16

Transatlantic squabble over Apple’s taxes

The US Treasury thinks it’s bad enough that companies such as Apple park piles of cash overseas to avoid paying tax. What’s worse is when foreign authorities change the rules that attracted the money in the first place, and tax those holdings for themselves.In effect, the European Commis...

Updated : 2016.08.28 16:15

[Editorial] Too big a loophole

The astounding gender discrimination case at the liquor-maker Kumbokju should remind all -- labor and rights officials, civic groups as well as law-enforcement authorities -- that South Korea still has a long way to go to get rid of this social ill. The Daegu-based distiller had shocked th...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:14