The Daily Populous

Monday September 27th, 2021 evening edition

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The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has raised banning the eating of dogs in the country, his office said, a traditional practice that is becoming an international embarrassment.

The practice is something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from animal rights activists has been mounting.

Moon asked the prime minister, Kim Boo-kyum, during a weekly meeting on Monday, according to the presidential spokesperson.

South Korea’s pet industry is on the rise, with a growing number of people living with dogs at home – the president among them.

Moon is a known dog lover and has several canines at the presidential compound, including one he rescued after taking office.

Moon made the remarks as he was briefed on a plan to improve the care system for abandoned pets, his spokeswoman said.

South Korea’s animal protection law is intended mainly to prevent the cruel slaughter of dogs and cats but does not ban consumption itself. »

Trump’s Plans for a Coup Are Now Public

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Prior to November, the possibility of Trump attempting a coup was seen as the deranged fever dream of crazed liberals.

But as it turns out, Trump and his advisers had devised explicit plans for reversing Trump’s loss.

If Trump had succeeded, many of those downplaying the former president’s actions would today be rationalizing an American coup. »

The world’s biggest carbon-removal plant switches on

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When sealed underground such CO2 counts as “negative emissions”—an essential but underdeveloped method for tackling global warming.

Currently, the only means of doing that is planting trees, an option that is not entirely without drawbacks.

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Taiwan says it needs long-range weapons to deter China

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Taiwan needs to have long-range, accurate weapons in order to properly deter a China that is rapidly developing its systems to attack the island, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said Monday.

Speaking in parliament, Chiu said Taiwan needed to be able to let China know they could defend themselves.

Britain’s HMS Richmond had been deployed in the East China Sea taking part in United Nations sanctions enforcement operations against North Korea. »