Daily Archive: October 23, 2021

Open Society Urges Turkish President to Stop Efforts to Obscure the Facts in Kavala Case

New York, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations urged the president of Turkey today to stop invoking George Soros’s name in an effort to obscure the facts around the case of Osman Kavala, the businessman and philanthropist who has spent four years in prison there on bogus charges. In comments broadcast […]

Chemical leak kills 2, injures 9 at building construction site

SEOUL– A chemical used for fire suppression leaked from the basement of a high-rise building under construction in southwestern Seoul on Saturday, leaving two workers dead and nine others injured, firefighters said.The fatal chemical leak occurred on …

S. Korean Lim Hee-jeong takes 54-hole lead at home LPGA tournament

SEOUL– After her third consecutive bogey-free round, South Korean tour star Lim Hee-jeong is on the verge of her maiden LPGA victory on home soil.Lim, a four-time Korea LPGA (KLPGA) winner, opened up a four-stroke lead through 54 holes at the BMW Ladi…

S. Korean golfer trying to stay in the moment with LPGA path ahead

SEOUL– Lim Hee-jeong has been playing on the South Korean ladies’ tour since 2019. But with another strong round at an LPGA tournament at home Sunday, Lim can pave a direct — and also an unlikely — path to the top women’s competition in the world.Th…

China’s Xi vows to bolster ties with N. Korea in letter to Kim

SEOUL– Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with North Korea, Pyongyang’s state media reported Saturday.Xi made the remarks in a reply to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s earlier letter to mark the 72n…