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South Korea Leader Snubs Pelosi Over Holiday, Adding to His Woes

  • Yoon didn’t want to interrupt his vacation, his office says
  • He is only leader not to meet visiting Pelosi during trip
Nancy Pelosi in Seoul, on Aug. 4.
Nancy Pelosi in Seoul, on Aug. 4.Photographer: Lee Young-ho/Sipa/Bloomberg
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After US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi captivated the world’s attention with a groundbreaking trip to Taiwan, she received far less fanfare on her next stop. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, who has seen his approval rating drop to near historic depths just three months after taking office, didn’t see it necessary to greet Pelosi in person -- opting for a phone call instead.