November 23, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. South Korean media say former President Chun Doo-hwan died on Tuesday. He was 90. The general-turned politician seized power in a 1979 military coup following the assassination of then President Park Chung-hee. Chun was inaugurated as president the following year. He ruled the country with an iron fist until 1988.
2. A British newspaper says China fired a missile from a hypersonic weapon over the South China Sea in a test of the system this summer. China reportedly carried out a test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon, which travels at more than five times the speed of sound, with the ability to maneuver in flight. The weapon is believed to be difficult to intercept.
3. US President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Jerome Powell for a second term as Federal Reserve Chair. Powell took the job in 2018, when former President Donald Trump was in office. Under Powell, the central bank managed to steer the economy through the pandemic-induced slowdown by loosening its monetary policy in March 2020.