Obama says social media must be fixed: ‘People are dying because of misinformation’

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Korean leaders exchange friendly letters in rare break from tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has exchanged letters with outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in and thanked him for trying to improve relations, state media KCNA reported on Friday, amid tension over Pyongyang’s weapons tests. The exchange of letters came against a backdrop of strained cross-border ties since a failed North Korea-U.S. summit in 2019, and flaring tension after Pyongyang launched intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month, breaking a self-imposed 2017 moratorium. Moon sent a letter on Wednesday and promised to continue to try to lay a foundation for unification based on joint declarations reached at summits in 2018, despite the “difficult situation,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

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