US Envoy to South Korea 'Doing Well' After Knife Attack
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he is "doing well and in great spirits" after an assailant in Seoul slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife.
Ambassador Mark Lippert was treated at a hospital, and later wrote on Twitter that he and his family were deeply moved by an outpouring of support and that he would soon return to advance U.S.-South Korean relations.
Witnesses said the assault happened as Lippert attended a breakfast and a man police later identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-Jong attacked the ambassador with a 25-centimeter knife.
South Korean media reported that Kim screamed, "South and North Korea should be reunified."
The rival Koreas have been divided for decades along the world's most heavily armed border. The U.S. has stationed 28,500 troops in South Korea as a deterrent against North Korea, and some South Koreans see the U.S. presence as a barrier toward a unified Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the slashing was an "attack on the South Korea-U.S. alliance."
Hillary Clinton: 'I Want the Public to See My Email'
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under fire for using her personal email address to conduct official business during her tenure as America's top diplomat, says she has asked the State Department to release her emails.
"I want the public to see my email," Clinton said late Wednesday night in a brief Twitter message. "I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."
Clinton broke her silence on the matter after her use of her personal email address was revealed by the The New York Times, which added that she may have violated federal records laws that require archiving official government documents.
The story took on an added dimension Wednesday when a story published by The Associated Press said Clinton used a personal email server based in her family's home in New York.
The revelations prompted the chairman of the special House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya to subpoena Clinton's emails related to the incident.