[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/27/WED
1. South Korea reported 1-thousand 9-hundred 52 new cases on Wednesday. This is a jump of almost 7-hundred cases from Tuesday, and around 3-hundred 80 cases from a week ago.
2. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that South Korea and the United States are aligned on the need to engage with North Korea diplomatically, but may differ when it comes to when and what steps should be taken to bring the North back to dialogue.
3. South Korea will hold a state funeral for former President Roh Tae-woo who died at the age of 88 on Tuesday. The decision comes after the Cabinet explored how much courtesy should be extended to Roh, considering not only his achievements, but also the public sentiment critical of his involvement in the military crackdown against a pro-democracy movement.