Why South Korea’s scout jamboree was destined to fail
08 August 2023 | 3:44 pm
Organizers of the 25th World Scout Jamboree are under fire for poor preparations that saw hundreds of teens taken ill, while recriminations begin over allegations of inappropriate spending in the run-up to the camp.
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BTS boy band member J-Hope has enlisted for mandatory military duty. South Korean men are required by law to perform 18-21 months of military service.
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Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged South Korea to invest in Germany's chip industry after meeting President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul. Scholz also visited the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula.
EU leaders Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen are discussing economic cooperation with the South Korean president in Seoul. Their talks are also expected to focus on North Korea and the war in Ukraine.
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