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'90 Day Fiance' Star Claims Their Relationship Was Mostly Fake

Deavan Clegg has claimed that her relationship with Jihoon Lee on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way was 96% scripted in season 1 and only 50% authentic in season 2. When Clegg, a single mom in her 20s, met Jihoon, 27, through a dating app, she was barely 20. Lee flew from South Korea to the U.S. to meet her, and they went to a love hotel, only for Clegg to later become pregnant. Clegg spoke of how she was Lee's parents' worst fear due to her tattoos, being a single mom, and not having completed university.
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North Korea’s claim to have tiny Covid death rate is met with disbelief

North Korea’s claim to have an exceptionally low number of coronavirus deaths — amid a severe wave of cases that has seen millions infected — has been met with deep scepticism by experts and observers.The hermit kingdom claims that as of Thursday, nearly 3.3 million people had been ill with “fever” – a euphemism used by Pyongyang for Covid-19 – while the death toll stands at just 69.This fatality rate of 0.002 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world, has been met with concerns that North Korea is trying to hide the actual number of...
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How a 25-year-old making $3.7 million a year in Maryland spends his money

Brian Jung comes from an immigrant household. His parents immigrated from South Korea in the 1990s and suffered financially, especially during the 2008 recession. After getting his associate's degree, Jung decided to pursue entrepreneurship, and has since created a finance YouTube channel with more than 1.1 million subscribers. Jung is also active investor: He invests in cryptocurrencies, has some angel investments and currently holds stake in a local restaurant, Gyuzo Japanese BBQ. This is an installment of CNBC Make It's Millennial Money series, which profiles people across the globe and details how they earn, spend and save their money.

Behind Rising Girl Group IVE's Explosive KPOP.FLEX Concert

“I can’t wait to hear the screams,” the stunning 19-year-old dancer Gaeul, eldest member of the rising girl group IVE, says about performing before a live audience. “We never heard them because of COVID[-19 restrictions].” Since their debut in December 2021, the sextet has stormed charts in South Korea and abroad, swiftly becoming the ones to watch in the K-pop industry. However, as with most pandemic-era groups, all that success has only been experienced virtually — or on a minimal scale, like the intimate showcases and fansigns set up for their debut and the release of IVE’s latest single album, Love Dive, on April 5.

US to urge tougher sanctions after North Korea fires likely ICBM

The United States said Wednesday it would seek new sanctions on North Korea at the United Nations after Kim Jong Un's regime fired a volley of missiles, including possibly its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. - Response to Biden - The Wednesday launches are the latest in a blitz of sanctions-busting weapons tests by Pyongyang this year, including test-firing intercontinental ballistic missiles at full range for the first time since 2017.

Elon Musk Sounds an Alarm on Italy, Hong Kong, South Korea

Elon Musk can't get a particular problem out of his head. He runs several companies -- two of which, Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report and SpaceX, are leaders in their respective fields of electric vehicles and space tech. Musk is further occupied with his hectic $44 billion acquisition...

Korean conglomerates vow to invest billions as new president takes office

SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) -- South Korea's conglomerates have announced plans to invest billions of dollars over the next five years as new President Yoon Suk-yeol takes office. The country's leading Samsung Group announced Wednesday it would invest $356 billion through 2026, up more than 30% from the previous five years, and employ 80,000 workers.

Retinal layer thickness linked to cognitive decline in older adults

Macular retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness is associated with cognitive decline in older adults, according to a study published online May 26 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Hyeong Min Kim, M.D., from the Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea, and colleagues examined the association between retinal layer thickness and cognitive impairment and future cognitive decline in a community-based population cohort of 430 Korean individuals aged 60 years or older; 215 completed a mean of 5.4 years of follow-up. The thickness of six retinal layers in the macular region, the peripapillary RNFLs, and the subfoveal choroid were assessed at baseline.