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Two Pakistani diplomats caught shoplifting chocolates and hats in South Korea

Two diplomats from Pakistan’s Embassy in South Korea have been caught shoplifting at a store in Seoul. Police staff from Yongsan Police Station said the two were caught stealing items worth 11,000 won and 1,900 won at the same store in Itaewon, Yongsan District, on different dates. According to Korea Times, the police report mentioned […]

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South Korean flagged tanker and captain detained in Iran for violating pollution rules freed

A South Korean flagged tanker and its captain detained in Iran in January were released, foreign ministry in Seoul said. Iran seized the Hankuk Chemi near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, accusing it of violating pollution rules. All the 20 crew members were set free in February, apart from the captain. The incident happened amid […]

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Entertainment

Boy band BTS named the world’s best-recording artists of 2020

South Korean boy band, BTS named the best-selling artists of 2020 by the IFPI, the organisation that represents the global recorded music industry. The pop group released two chart-topping albums in 2020 Map of the Soul: 7 and Be. The boyband beat Taylor Swift, who took the crown last year, into second place. They are […]

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Guests at South Korean five-star hotel complain of outsiders peeping into their sauna

A hotel in South Korea issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna. The Grand Josun, a new five-star property on the popular resort island of Jeju, issued a statement on their website reported that the sauna’s blinds had been up for part of the day, making […]

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World

South Korea accuse North Korea of attempting to steal Pfizer vaccine information

South Korean intelligence agency accused North Korea of attempting to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical firm that partnered with Germany’s BioNTech to develop the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine won approval from authorities late last year before being rolled out across the world. North Korea […]

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World

South Korea catch suspected North Korean man crossing heavily fortified border

South Korea catch a suspected North Korean man after he crossed the border – the heavily fortified de-militarized zone (DMZ) between the two countries. Troops tracked him for three hours on Tuesday as he made his way through the zone, which is filled with land mines and surrounded by barbed wire. They are now investigating […]

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‘Kim Jong Un will not give up his nuclear arsenal’

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un will not give up his nuclear arsenal but he may be willing to negotiate an arms reduction to scrap some international sanctions impacting the economy. “North Korea will not denuclearize, at least not any time soon,” former North Korean diplomat Ryu Hyun-woo has claimed in his first interview […]

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North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait defects to the South

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, the latest high-profile escapes from the isolated nation. Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea’s embassy in Kuwait since former Ambassador So Chang Sik was expelled after a 2017 U.N. resolution sought to scale back the country’s overseas diplomatic missions. Ryu defected to South […]

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South Korea faces ’emergency situation’ as Covid-19 infections see RECORD daily rise

South Korea recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases on a single day — whopping 950 infections — on Saturday. Most of the new cases were reported in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas. The region is home to around half of South Korea’s population. In recent days, the country has recorded between 500 and […]

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South Korea TIGHTENS Covid-19 restrictions amid rising infections

South Korea raised its Covid-19 alert level amid rising infections. Gatherings of more than 50 will be banned in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas from Tuesday, while gyms and karaoke bars be closed. On Sunday 631 new infections were reported in one day, the highest number in nine months. The country was widely praised […]

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Amid pandemic nearly 500,000 South Korean students SIT for country’s university admission examinations

Nearly half a million students sat for a notoriously difficult National College Entrance Exam in South Korea on Thursday. It is a marathon day for tests that determines the future of a teenager’s future. The exams help decide whether students will make it into the most prestigious colleges and what career path they can take […]

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With nearly 600 new Covid-19 infections, South Korea records the highest single day spike since March

South Korea recorded almost 600 new cases of coronavirus – the highest in more than eight months – as the country scrambles to contain a third wave of infections despite months of stringent safety measures nationwide. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said that “sporadic cluster infections across the country” from private gatherings, […]