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North Korea fires projectiles into waters off the east coast, South Korea’s military says

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The projectile was fired around 6:40am on Tuesday the Joint Chiefs statement said, adding that the South Korean military is “maintaining a readiness posture” for potential “additional launches.” […]

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Kim Yo-jong: Kim Jong-un’s influential sister open to resume talks if hostile policies end

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s influential sister has hinted at the will to resume talks with South Korea if it ends its “hostile policies”. Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War. The conflict, which split the peninsula into two, ended in 1953 […]

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Leader of South Korean boy-band defends accusations over manipulating chart numbers

South Korean boy-band BTS is taking the world by storm with their new tracks and music videos. The band has rose to fame internationally and has a loyal and hardcore fanbase called ARMY. Recently, they released two singles Butter and Permission to Dance, which debuted at number one on charts in the United States. BTS […]

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Lee Seung-hyun: Former K-pop singer Seungri jailed for three years over prostitution, fraud scandal

Former South Korean K-pop star Seungri was sentenced to three years in prison and fined nearly $1 million after a court convicted him of crimes including procuring prostitutes for potential investors. The trial of Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, is part of a far-reaching scandal involving a network of pop stars, businessmen and […]

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North Korea ‘ghosts’ South Korea on hotline amid military drills with United States

North Korea has failed to respond to phone calls from the South, just weeks after the two countries restored hotlines, officials in Seoul say. It comes hours after the influential sister of North Korea’s leader said the South should pay a price for holding military drills with the US. The drills have increased tensions weeks […]

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North and South Korea restore communication hotline after one year

North and South Korea have restored a communication hotline that was cut off by Pyongyang last June. According to the South’s presidential office, the leaders of both countries have agreed to rebuild trust and improve ties. They have exchanged several personal letters since April, the statement added. North Korea cut the hotline in June 2020 […]

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Kim Hong-bin: South Korean climber goes missing while descending from mountain peak in Pakistan

A South Korean climber who lost his fingers to frostbite 30 years ago has gone missing during his descent from a mountain in Pakistan. Kim Hong-bin had just scaled the 26,400ft high Broad Peak in the Karakoram mountains before he is thought to have fallen into a crevasse. The climb made the 57-year-old the first […]

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North Korea warns millennials from using South Korean slang, breach may lead to even execution

The North Korean state media has urged its young people to refrain from using slang from South Korea and told them to speak North Korea’s standard language. North Korea’s official newspaper also warned against adopting the fashions, hairstyles and music of South Korea. It is part of a sweeping new law which seeks to stamp […]

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South Korea and Israel have struck a deal to exchange Pfizer doses that are due to expire soon

South Korea and Israel have signed a deal to swap vaccines. Israel has struck a deal to provide South Korea with vaccines in return for jabs in a future shipment. The deal involves about 700,000 of Israel’s Pfizer doses that are due to expire soon. It comes just weeks after the Palestinian authority called off […]

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Kim Yo Jong: Kim Jong-un’s sister ridicules hopes of early US-North Korea talks

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has ridiculed the United States’s hopes for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying Washington’s expectations would only “plunge them into a greater disappointment”. She was responding on Tuesday to US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan, who on Sunday said he saw as an “interesting signal” […]

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Kim Jong-un terms South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop ‘vicious cancer’ for corrupting youth

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has termed K-pop or Korean pop music, the popular music genre from South Korea a ‘vicious cancer’ which is corrupting the nation’s youth and their culture, keeping in line with the country’s crackdown on ‘capitalistic lifestyle’ and Western influences on youths. State run newspaper recently warned the nation of […]

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Five-storey building demolition collapses onto bus in South Korea; 9 dead, 8 injured

At least nine people were killed when a five-story building undergoing demolition collapsed onto a bus in South Korea on Wednesday. The bus, which was stationary at the time on a busy road, was buried under the rubble in Gwangju, some 270 kilometers, southwest of the capital, Seoul. A further eight people were injured, the […]