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South Koreans back on beef wagon

South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.

Environment

Internet addiction in South Korea

Many South Korean kids spend a lot of time on their computers, and some worry that many are addicted. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about a treatment program designed to get South Korea's children off the computer.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz we wanted you to list seven countries whose citizens are now allowed to come to the United States without a visa. But they do need to fill an online form. The answer is: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on what the new rules mean for South Koreans who want to travel to the US.

Sports

South Koreans vs LPGA

The Ladies Professional Golf Association wants foreign players to show some proficiency in English. Some South Korean LPGA members are claiming discrimination.

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Gunman opens fire in Germany; Trump names new Director of National Intelligence; and domestic workers trapped in Lebanon

At least nine people are dead in Hanau, Germany, after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night. Also, US President Donald Trump named Richard Grenell, current US ambassador to Germany, as the head of the nation's spy agencies. And as the economy teeters in Lebanon, many foreign domestic workers are literally trapped in the country without wages or passports.

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Coronavirus continues global spread; 'America loves India'; Israel strikes sites in Gaza and Syria

The novel coronavirus continues to spread as four countries in the Middle East announced their first cases and Italy is issuing lockdowns. US President Donald Trump is in India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are touting their close relationship. And in Chile, women are calling for political change with a traditional form of protest — embroidery.

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Discussion: The coronavirus outbreak — tracking COVID-19

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The coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year, has crippled global markets and is spreading around the world with the US now confirming a second death and a global death toll above 3,000. On Monday, March 2, 2020, we streamed a live discussion on the coronavirus outbreak moderated by The World's Elana Gordon at The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.