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Resurgence of Chinese tourists saves Korean economy

Resurgence of Chinese tourists saves Korean economy

Joanne Yang | September 14, 2018

Chinese tourists are once again filling the streets of Myeongdong and other popular attractions in Seoul. This phenomenon has initiated a gradual revival of the Korean service sector and economy, especially...

Global efforts to revoke plastic pollution

Global efforts to revoke plastic pollution

Thomas Song | September 12, 2018

Starbucks, arguably the most widely known cafe franchise, has recently launched a campaign to reduce global plastic pollution. It began the removal of plastic straws from its stores by replacing them with...

Trump withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal

Chris Lee | June 9, 2018

On May 8, President Donald Trump declared that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, an international program aimed to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons development for the gradual reduction of Western...

Sex scandal engulfs Nobel Prize in Literature

Sex scandal engulfs Nobel Prize in Literature

TTAdmin | June 9, 2018

On May 4, the Nobel Academy announced that the recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature would be announced in the following year alongside the next year’s recipient. This announcement comes amid...

Updates to GDPR benefit online users in Europe

Updates to GDPR benefit online users in Europe

TTAdmin | June 9, 2018

On May 25, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was updated with new personal data regulations in favor of the average European. With the advent of newer means to violate one’s privacy...

US-NK summit set to continue historic peace talks

US-NK summit set to continue historic peace talks

Sia Cho | June 6, 2018

Beginning with a smile and handshake shared by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ border, the inter-Korean summit marked a diplomatic breakthrough for the two countries...

An Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle fighter plane performs at an air show during the graduation of new cadet pilots at Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on June 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

Israel strikes Iran

TTAdmin | June 6, 2018

On May 10, Iranian forces in Syria launched a barrage of at least 20 rockets on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), some were shot down by the Israeli...

Democracy in Malaysia: the wait for change

Democracy in Malaysia: the wait for change

TTAdmin | June 6, 2018

On May 10, Mahathir Bin Mohamad was sworn in as Prime Minister of Malaysia, marking his second term in office. To many, this was an unpredicted outcome -- during his previous incumbency as prime minister...

South Korea: School for the Disabled

South Korea: School for the Disabled

Angela Jinyoung Choe | May 3, 2018

Past demonstrations have underscored the lack of special needs schools in South Korea as an urgent national issue. In 2017, more than 80,000 people signed an online petition to support the Seoul education...

Toys “R” Us to close down after years in debt

Toys “R” Us to close down after years in debt

Youngseo Jhe | May 3, 2018

Once a magical toy paradise teeming with excited children, Toys “R” Us has now plunged into the state of bankruptcy, owing a total of $7.9 billion to over 100,000 creditors. After seven decades of...

NATO countries expel Russian diplomats after spy poisoning

NATO countries expel Russian diplomats after spy poisoning

Sia Cho | May 3, 2018

In a coordinated response to the nerve agent attack in the UK last month, more than 20 western allies announced measures ordering the expulsion of Russian diplomats in their respective countries. The decision...

Conflict in Eastern Ghouta continues

Conflict in Eastern Ghouta continues

Young-Jin Park | April 16, 2018

In Eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold just east of Damascus, the capital city of Syria, bombings and now ground invasions continue to devastate the area. Since the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)...