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Analyst: Populism undermining democracy, Korean unification

Analyst: Populism undermining democracy, Korean unification

World
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Political polarization brought on by populist nationalism is impeding consensus building on Korean unification, according to a South Korean analyst. Ambassador Ahn Ho-young, president of the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, said at a webinar of the International Forum on One Korea building a national vision in South Korea for Korean unification must include values such as freedom, democracy and human rights. Advertisement "This past year we saw many developments inimical to those values," said Ahn, the former top South Korean envoy to Washington. Populism is everywhere globally on the left and the right. A large number of world leaders have succumbed to its temptations, Ahn said. In South Korea, the different dimensions of a successful unification s...
Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Sports
Vasyl Lomachenko promises he will return to fight in the UK after his stunning win over Luke Campbell at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.The Ukrainian knocked Campbell down in the 11th round and claimed a unanimous decision by two scores of 119-108 and one of 118-109. Getty Images - Getty Lomachenko delivered a boxing clinic at the O2 While the judges’ scorecards were arguably a little harsh on the Hull fighter, Lomachenko underlined just why he is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet as he took another step towards becoming the undisputed champion in the 135lb division. The victory saw him retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles and scoop the vacant WBC crown. ...
Joshua to 'simplify the madness' in heavyweight unification bout

Joshua to 'simplify the madness' in heavyweight unification bout

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Anthony Joshua v Joseph ParkerVenue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 31 MarchCoverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and mobile appAnthony Joshua says he must "simplify the madness" of the most-anticipated fight of 2018 when he meets Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday.Joshua's IBF and WBA world titles will be on the line, as will Parker's WBO belt, in the first heavyweight unification bout held in Britain.Some 78,000 fans are expected at the Principality Stadium on fight night - a new level of scrutiny for Parker."If he loses composure in the ring, I will be able to tell," said Joshua, 28. "Even though it's a phenomenal atmosphere there is one ring, one refere...