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Letters from America
No Place Better to Spend Autumn Evenings than on the Shores of Lake Norman

By Greg Evans
Special Correspondent
It is autumn now in Lake Norman. It is a time when changing leaves paints the shoreline a pastel brilliance as stunning as any location in the country. It is also a time when people seem to want ...

Op-Ed Special
"No First Use": An Empty Gesture That Would Cost Nothing

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
"Debate on 'no first use' of nukes mushrooms in Washington," Joe Gould reports at Defense News. "Five years after President Barack Obama turned back from declaring a 'no first use' as US policy for ...

Letters from India
Let’s Talk about Self-Reform and Financial Transparency in Media

By Nava Thakuria
Special Correspondent
Guwahati: Along with the media fraternity of India, scribes of north-eastern States also start discussing if the proprietors of mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels can be compelled to ...

Transracial Korean Oli London Unveils New Face Tattoo Dedicated to BTS Singer Jimin
British Tiktok Star, Oli London who recently came out as Korean, has unveiled a brand new tattoo dedicated to his Korean K-pop idol Jimin of boyband BTS on the pop stars 26th birthday. Oli who has ...

5G Techritory to Host Forum to Discuss Absorption of €300 Bil. in Digitization Funding
For the 4th consecutive year, the 5G Techritory forum will meet to bring together the leading 5G decision-makers and practitioners in Europe and beyond. With the newly available European ...

Chicago Opera Theater Releases "Taking Up Serpents" as Digital-Only Album
CHICAGO, IL – October 5, 2021 -– “Naysayers accuse opera of resuscitating a permanent past. Here is where you can see the present,” proclaims Chicago Magazine. Under the leadership ...

"SiDance 2021" Will Kick Off in Seoul on Oct. 16
14 Nations Attend S. Korea's Largest Dance Festival
"SiDance 2021," South Korea's largest global dance festival, will run at major arts centers in its capital city of Seoul between Oct. 16 (Saturday) and Nov. 14 (Sunday), 2021, announced ...

Lee Byung-Hun to Receive The Excellence in Asian Cinema Award at 15th Asian Film Awards
The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced on Sept. 30, 2021 that the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Asian Cinema Award is the renowned Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun (이병헌, 李炳憲). The ...

Native Americans: The First, Forgotten Slaves
By John Stanton
National Security Writer
As a full-time substitute teacher in a school system on the Eastern US seaboard, I am assigned to cover for state-certified teachers who are absent from duty. I’ve had many assignments over the past ...

How Much to Dine Out at a Top Michelin-Starred Restaurant
S. Korea Third Most Affordable Country for Fine Dining
Dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant is on the bucket list of every respectable foodie out there, but it can come at a price. This is especially true for restaurants that have earned two or three of the ...

China's Commitment to Stop Overseas Financing of New Coal Plants in Perspective
On Sept. 21, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the United Nations General Assembly debate that China would not build any new coal-fired power plants abroad and would step up ...

Scientist-turned Composer Infatuates Dubai
"I have been involved in InClassica now for six or seven years," said Alexey Shor, composer in residence of InClassica music festival. "They used lots of my music for the festival" The ...

China Headaches for Iran Nuclear Deal
When US Iran envoy Rob Malley did a quick tour of key capitals prior to an important meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors Sept. 13, 2021 he met the Western ...

Lee Jun-Hyuk, Lee Joo-Young to Host Closing Ceremony of Busan International Film Festival
The 26th Busan International Film Festival has selected actor Lee Jun-Hyuk and actress Lee Joo-Young to host the closing ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 15, 2021 at 19:00 (KST). ...

China Evergrande Group: Short-term Volatility, with Some Broader Impact Likely
China Evergrande Group, China’s second largest private property developer by contracted sales, continues to struggle with US$88.5 billion of total debt (42% of which is reportedly coming due within ...

Musical Miracle Created in Desert City of Dubai
The Quad's Strategic Infrastructure Play
UK's Decision to Consider Vaccinated Indians as 'Unvaccinated' Lacks Scientific Merit
China, Again and Again and Again
Step Up Pace Globally If Universal Vaccination Could Lead Us out of the Covid Pandemic
Song Joong-Ki and Park So-Dam Named as the 26th BIFF Opening Ceremony Hosts
Korea Foundation Holds Virtual Concert Series with Classical Musicians from Korea, France
Musk’s Spacefaring Civilization Is Pipe Dream
Son Yeol-Eum Turns Dubai Night Even Hotter!
Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko to Give Concerts in Denmark, Sweden on Nov. 16-20


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Chairman Lee Sung-Un of "Bojeong PJT," a successful construction company, was a jobless young man 30 years ago when he went to Japan. Now at 53, he is applying techniques on NPLs (non-performing loan) to the local Korean market, making remarkable achievements in the real estate market. Back then Japan was in recession after decades of rapid economic ... more
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Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
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