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South Korea chooses new president with inequality key concern******
A woman casts her vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul on March 9.
South Koreans were at the polls electing a new president on Wednesday with economic inequality a top concern, especially among young swing voters.
Polling booths opened at 6am (9pm GMT) and record early voting indicates turnout will be high after a campaign dominated by mud-slinging between liberal Lee Jae-myung and conservative Yoon Suk-yeol.
The pair, who are both so unpopular local media have branded it the "election of the unfavorable," have been neck-and-neck in the polls for months. Some 90 percent of the electorate supports one or the other.
In South Korea, presidents serve just a single term of five years, and every living former leader has been jailed for corruption after leaving office.
Yoon has already threatened to investigate outgoing President Moon Jae-in, citing unspecified "irregularities."
The two parties are ideologically poles apart, and analysts say the key question is whether voters will kick out Moon's dovish Democratic Party and usher in a new hawkish, fiscally conservative regime under opposition People Power Party's Yoon.
"What the country needs right now is change," 71-year-old Hong Sung-cheon told AFP at a polling station in southern Seoul. "We cannot go on like this."
However, younger swing voters are likely to prove decisive, analysts say, and their top concerns are skyrocketing house prices in the capital Seoul, domestic inequality and stubborn youth unemployment.
"Young voters are not loyal to any particular political party and thus can't be defined by liberal-conservative ideology," said Shin Yul, political science professor at Myongji University.
"Turnouts and choices by those in their 20s will have a significant bearing on the outcome," Shin added.
Both leading candidates have promised to build millions of new homes, although the left-leaning Lee relies more on public housing and conservative Yoon on market-led solutions to the crisis.
"I'm really worried about housing prices in Seoul and I hope the new president will focus on making people's lives easier and better," Park Ki-tae, 38, said.
EU leaders to focus on unity, defence at informal summit******
France's President Emmanuel Macron and EU leaders pose for a family photograph at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, on March 10, 2022.
Discussions at the informal European Council meeting in Versailles, France, will focus on Europe's approach to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.
The goal of the two-day summit, the first during France's six-month presidency of the European Union, is to "show, and continue to construct and reinforce the unity of Europe," Macron said.
"We need to prepare ourselves with all the scenarios," he emphasized, referring to Russia's ongoing military operations in Ukraine.
Faced with rising fuel prices, Europe should not be dependent on Russia for gas, he said. It should also be able to supply its own markets, and defend itself independently.
"France depends less than others on gas...but Europe depends on gas, and 40 percent is Russian gas," he said.
Meanwhile, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that "this is a defining moment for Europe."
At the summit, heads of state and government will discuss how to boost European defence capacities, she said. Europe also needs massive investment in renewables in order to remove its energy dependency, she added.
During the talks, leaders are also expected to tackle issues related to the accession of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to the EU.