Biden in South Korea on first Asia trip as president

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US President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, at the Samsung Electronic Pyeongtaek Campus, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday. May 20, 2022. 

US President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, at the Samsung Electronic Pyeongtaek Campus, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 20, 2022. 

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US President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday and will meet with leaders from Japan, Australia and India on his first trip to Asia as president. The White House seeks to rally its allies in Asia to send a message to China against bullying its neighbors. And the UN human rights office has confirmed 8,000 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 3,800 deaths, since Russia invaded the country 86 days ago. Most of the fighting now is in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin has challenged the validity of Ukrainian culture and identity. Olga Pariieva, a language teacher, weighs in on what it means to speak Russian in Ukraine.