News Wire | May 31, 2023 Archive

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Sirens and Chaos Rattle Seoul After False Evacuation Alarm

By  Choe Sang-Hun, Victoria Kim and Jin Yu Young | The New York Times (free)

For a half an hour on Wednesday morning, confusion and panic swept across Seoul as news spread that North Korea had fired a rocket. Then, the next wave of messages hit: The South’s home ministry issued a notice saying the earlier alert was a “false alarm.”

Ukraine and Allies Plan Peace Summit Without Russia

By Bojan PancevskiLaurence Norman and James Marson | The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine and its allies are planning a summit of global leaders that would exclude Russia, aimed at garnering support for Kyiv’s terms for ending the war, according to a senior Ukrainian presidential adviser and European diplomats.

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