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Apple and Hyundai are discussing an electric car partnership

The stock price of Hyundai shot up by more than 20% after reports of a tie-up with Apple in the electric-car segment surfaced. The South Korean car company initially said it was in the “early stage” of talks with the iPhone maker about a possible electric car partnership. But hours later it backtracked and said […]

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South Korea records more deaths than births in 2020

South Korea recorded more deaths than births in the year 2020, for the first time raising alarm as the nation already has the world’s lowest birth rate. Only 275,800 babies were born last year, down 10% from 2019. Around 307,764 people died. The figures prompted the interior ministry to call for “fundamental changes” to its […]

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South Korea BANS its people from sending anti-North Korea leaflets; imposes 3-year-jail term, $27,500 as penalty

After decades South Korea has banned the sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea. Activists would usually tie leaflets to balloons and float them over the border for North Korean residents to find. The new law, which takes effect in three months, also stops campaigners sending money, goods and USB drives containing news and information. Rights activists […]

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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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North Korean hackers suspected of targeting Covid-19 vaccine makers

Hackers from North Korea are suspected to have carried out a cyberattack against British coronavirus vaccine developer AstraZeneca in recent weeks, Reuters reported. According to the report North Korean hackers posed as recruiters on networking site LinkedIn and WhatsApp in order to approach AstraZeneca staff, including those working on coronavirus research, with fake job offers. […]

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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, […]

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K-pop girl band’s handling giant panda sparks anger in China

K-Pop band Blackpink has sparked outrage in China after videos were circulated showing how band members were handling a giant panda cub in a South Korean zoo. Blackpink stars were filmed this month cuddling three-month-old cub Fu Bao at a South Korean zoo. Chinese wildlife groups say there are strict rules and regulations around the […]

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North Korea lays landmines along China border to STOP coronavirus from entering

North Korea was so concerned about the spread of COVID-19 from China that it laid landmines along the border between the two countries. Intelligence Committee of the South Korean National Assembly said they were told that North Korean leaders feared the virus would devastate the reclusive country. North Korea lacks infrastructure and medical facilities to […]

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North Korea warns citizens of “yellow dust” coming from China

North Korea warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that “yellow dust” which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. State broadcaster warned of an influx on Thursday, resulting in the streets of the capital Pyongyang to be virtually empty following the warning. Yellow dust refers to sand from Mongolian and Chinese […]

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13 people have died in South Korea after taking seasonal flu vaccination

South Korean authorities have sought to reassure people as the number who have died after being vaccinated against seasonal influenza rose to 13. The doctor leading an inquiry into the deaths has said he does not believe the vaccine and fatalities are connected. But trust in the vaccine programme has been dented, and the Korean […]