Barom­e­ter

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Moon Jae-in

The for­mer hu­man-rights lawyer will be­come South Korea’s next pres­i­dent af­ter win­ning Tues­day’s elec­tion by a large mar­gin, of­fer­ing a new di­rec­tion for Seoul af­ter the cor­rup­tion scan­dal that took down his pre­de­ces­sor, Park Geun-hye.

Gut­ter Book­shop

Bob John­ston has built some­thing spe­cial since open­ing his book­shop, in the western end of Tem­ple Bar, in 2009. This week he was recog­nised at the 2017 Bri­tish Book Awards, named the UK and Ireland’s in­de­pen­dent book­shop of the year. It’s the first time an Ir­ish book­shop has won.

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