S Korea's Moon named 'global rethinker'
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been named a global rethinker by the US magazine Foreign Policy, which cites his "forceful push for peace," in the face of US and North Korean "sabre-rattling".
The South Korean leader is praised for his efforts to rebuild a decent democratic leadership in a country scarred by unprecedented corruption scandals involving its former leader, Park Geun-hye.
"But Moon's handling of North Korea is what has put him in the spotlight," the magazine says, apparently referring to his efforts to peacefully end North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations.16 hurt in anti-Trump clashes in Manila
"And even though no easy solution is in sight, his forceful push for peace has offered a welcome alternative to the sabre rattling in Pyongyang and Washington," it said.
Moon is among dozens of global figures who, according to the prestigious magazine, "together found amazing ways not just to rethink our strange new world but also to reshape it."
The list also included French President Emmanuel Macron.Misconduct claims hit US Senate candidate