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After 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake, Japan Hit by Another Magnitude 5 Quake

Japan's Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, after a strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitude occurred on January 1, January 2 at about 10:00 pm, another earthquake of magnitude 5 occurred. Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held an emergency response meeting, said that due to the disaster area, roads are severely damaged, increasing the difficulty of rescue, and is currently racing against time, try to go into the disaster area to save lives.

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Leader of South Korea's Largest Opposition Party, Lee Nak-yon, Attacked in Busan

Yonhap News Agency reports that Lee Jae-myung, the leader of South Korea's largest opposition party, the United Democratic Party, was attacked while attending an event in Busan today.

At around 10:33 a.m. on the same day, when Lee Jae-myung finished his tour of the new airport and was having a question-and-answer session with reporters, a man approached him and asked for his autograph. Just as Lee was about to sign the autograph, the man took out a weapon he was carrying and swung it at Lee's neck.

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In 2023, Chinese Coast Guard Ships Set a Record for the Highest Number of Days Patrolling Near the Diaoyu Islands.

At 9:00 a.m. on December 31, 2023, a patrol vessel of the Japan Coast Guard spotted four Chinese Coast Guard vessels sailing in the "neighboring area" around the southern islands of the Diaoyutai Islands and the Akao Islands, which is within the recognizable range, and this is the 352nd day of last year that they entered the neighboring area, and it is also the 10th consecutive day of spotting Chinese Coast Guard vessels sailing in the waters around the Diaoyutai Islands, which is the newest record for the past year.

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Kim Jong-un: No Longer Seeking Reconciliation and Unification with South Korea

Kim Jong-un revealed his policy goals for 2024 at the year-end meeting of the Workers' Party of North Korea (WPK) in 2023. In addition to vowing to launch three additional military surveillance satellites this year, he formally and openly characterized North and South Korea as "hostile, at-war relations," stating that South Korea is a colonial country that is completely dependent on the U.S. for its national defense and security, and that the two Koreas are no longer the same nation.

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Russian Border Attacked, Resulting in 20 Dead and Hundreds Injured

Russia has vigorously criticized Ukraine's "indiscriminate" attack on the Russian border city of Belgorod on 30 September, accusing Kiev of using cluster bombs that killed at least 20 people and injured hundreds more, as a crime.

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South Korean Military, Police, and Firefighters Conduct Joint Exercise Simulating North Korean Assault on Seoul

According to media reports, North Korea has recently launched a series of missiles, causing tensions to rise on the Korean Peninsula. In response to a possible North Korean surprise attack, thousands of South Korean military, police and firefighters conducted a joint defense drill in Seoul on the 27th, which included maintaining power, water and communication facilities under a surprise attack. The government has also said that it will deepen South Korea's sense of crisis with the Ha war.

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Argentina's New President Cuts Over 5,000 Government Jobs

Upon taking office on December 10, Argentine President Javier Milei announced massive austerity and currency devaluation policies to reverse Argentina's economic woes. One of these policies was the rehiring of more than 5,000 employees hired by the previous government during the current year. According to consultancy Ieral-Fundación Mediterránea, 2.2% of Argentina's GDP is used to pay the salaries of government employees, of which there are about 350,000 in Argentina.

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Funding for Western Aid to Ukraine Faces Obstacles

The European Union (EU) discussed in Brussels on the 14th of May to provide 50 billion euros of aid to Ukraine in the next 4 years, including 33 billion euros of loans and 17 billion euros of grants. However, the proposal was not unanimously approved by the 27 EU countries due to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's firm opposition. Now the EU is moving towards a Hungarian-avoiding dossier to help Ukraine, borrowing up to 20 billion euros for Kiev on the capital market, with the final amount of the loan depending on Ukraine's needs.

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Christmas Does Not Cease Fire: Pope's Christmas Message Declares War as Foolish

Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ, whom Catholics believe in. Unfortunately, the Middle East, where Jesus was born, is now embroiled in a bloody war. Israel and Hamas are still bombing each other on Christmas Day, and the people of Gaza are spending Christmas in fear.

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Japan Plans to Launch Surveillance Communication Satellite

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Japanese media reports point out that in 2030, Japan intends to launch a communication satellite with surveillance functions, "satellite attack satellite (killer satellite)", in order to strengthen the surveillance of space.