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    Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered for North Korean man to be shot by firing squad for illegally selling films and music, while his family were forced to watch his execution. The father, whose surname was Lee, was arrested in Wonsan, Gangwon province, before allegedly being executed 40 days later in front of a crowd of 500 people. Lee, who was a chief...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean steelmaker POSCO will end joint venture with firm controlled by Myanmar military amid its lethal crackdown. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars held in Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its tattered nuclear deal. MarineTraffic.com data showed the MT Hankuk Chemi leaving Bandar Abbas in...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ship-tracking data shows South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi, seized by Iran in January, is now on the move. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Seoul, Apr 2 (EFE) .- The Seoul Stock Exchange ended today with an advance of 0.82% in its main indicator, the Kospi, and reached its maximum in six weeks encouraged by the new multimillion-dollar investment plan in the United States. The Kospi gained 25.4 points and reached 3,112.8 integers, its maximum since last February 17, while the Kosdaq technological index...
    Seoul, Mar 30 (EFE) .- The Seoul Stock Exchange rose on Tuesday, with its main indicator gaining 1.12% thanks to purchases by foreign and institutional participants. The South Korean selective Kospi gained 33.96 points today to stand at 3,070 units, while the Kospi technology stock index rose 0.42%, or 3.96 points, to close at 958.06 units. Institutional and foreign traders...
    A man wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past a banner at a park in Seoul, South Korea Lee Jin-man/AP A 37-year-old South Korean man is said to have died by suicide in a South Korean COVID treatment facility.  He had contracted COVID in February, and was sent to the facility on March...
    Seoul, Mar 3 (EFE) .- The Seoul Stock Exchange rose strongly today, with its main indicator gaining 1.29% thanks to purchases by institutional participants, focused on large technology. The selective South Korean Kospi gained 39.12 points on Wednesday to stand at 3,082.99 units, while the Kosdaq technology stock index advanced 0.83%, or 7.63 points, to 930.8 integers. Seoul started in...
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - Doctors in South Korea have threatened a protest strike against legislation to strip them of licences following criminal convictions, sparking fears about possible disruption of a coronavirus vaccination effort set to begin this week. Healthcare workers are set to receive the first batch of AstraZeneca's vaccine from Friday, as South Korea looks to protect...
    By HYUNG-JIN KIM and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press SEOUL (AP) — Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel's owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its nuclear program. The military raid on Monday on the...
    SEOUL (AP) — Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel’s owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its nuclear program. The military raid on Monday on the MT Hankuk Chemi was at odds with Iranian...
    National Review Wednesday’s Electoral College Debate: All Eyes on Pence Unlike Missouri senator Josh Hawley, who is challenging the results of the Electoral College, Vice President Pence is probably not looking forward to Wednesday.The vice president can take little comfort from the Saturday decision by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit...
    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s parliament on Monday approved contentious legislation criminalizing the flying of propaganda leaflets by balloon toward North Korea, despite fierce criticism that the country is sacrificing freedom of expression to improve ties with the rival North. The legislation passed with the support of 187 lawmakers, mostly governing party members who support President Moon Jae-in’s policy...
    By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Monday approved contentious legislation criminalizing the flying of anti-communist leaflets by balloon toward North Korea, despite fierce criticism that the country is sacrificing freedom of expression to improve ties with the rival North. The legislation passed with the support of 187 lawmakers, mostly governing party members...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Monday approved contentious legislation criminalizing the flying of anti-communist leaflets by balloon toward North Korea, despite fierce criticism that the country is sacrificing freedom of expression to improve ties with the rival North. The legislation passed with the support of 187 lawmakers, mostly governing party members who support President Moon Jae-in’s...
    The South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported on Tuesday that, according to a government source, the latest man to escape from North Korea was a professional gymnast and only managed to cross the highly guarded Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) by leaping over a ten-foot fence. North Korean refugees, typically referred to as “defectors” as the word more literally conforms to the Korean...
    A North Korean man who defected to the South by reportedly leaping over the border fence has claimed to be a former gymnast. On November 3, the man in his 20s entered the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea shortly after 7pm local time. He was captured by South Korean border guards 14 hours later and his motivations...
    Yuri Molkon Ripple and its South Korean ODL Corridor have been converted to more than 88 million XRPs, while Ripple’s ODL partner in Europe was also involved. Contents 28 ml XRP ripple and moved by bitumen Pitumb replaces 68 ml XRP The San Francisco-based Fintech Behimot Ripple is back in motion Substantial amount of XRP, Along with its...
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights office in South Korea called on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into the killing of a fisheries official by North Korean troops at sea last month, as the man's family urged the U.N. to conduct its own probe. The death of the official, whose family identified him as Lee...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - When she first met a mysterious South Korean man who introduced himself as Dr Seong, the woman thought she had found a father figure to help her start a new life after fleeing from her home in North Korea. It seemed a positive relationship, with Seong paying her for information and reconnecting her with...
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized Monday for the death of an official killed by North Korean troops last week after critics accused the government of not acting to protect a citizen. Moon offered his “deep condolences” to grieving family members and apologized to the public over its “shock and fury” during a meeting with senior officials, saying that the government...
    By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen. The shooting triggered outrage and criticism that Seoul apparently wasted hours to rescue...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen. The shooting triggered outrage and criticism that Seoul apparently wasted hours to rescue the South Korean official...
    Kim Jong-un offered a rare apology today after a South Korean fisheries official was killed at sea while seemingly trying to defect to the North.   The 47-year-old man was shot dead by North Korean soldiers and his body allegedly set on fire as a precaution against coronavirus.  It was the first known killing of a South Korean by the North's...
    Kim Jong Un has apologized for shooting his body and throwing his body at a South Korean officer near the border. The North Korean leader Accordingly, he sent a letter to his opponent, Moon Jae South KoreaThe president’s office said he was “very sorry” for the incident – adding that the man’s body had not been cremated. It was said...
    Seoul (CNN)A South Korean official was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said Thursday. According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staffer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing in waters 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September...
    The official disappeared from a g overnment ship near the military boundary between North and South Korea – AP North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang’s waters, Seoul’s defence ministry said Thursday, calling it an “outrageous act”. The 47-year-old man had been on board a...
    KIM Jong-un reportedly narrowly survived an assasination attempt in 2018. Four North Korean assassins were discovered hiding in a fishing boat by ruthless South Korean officials, according to the former chief of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces. AFP 1 The tyrant reportedly narrowly avoided death 1 Kim speaks at the Third Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission...
    Significant flooding along a river in North Korea that runs near the country's main nuclear facility may have resulted in damage to the complex, a U.S.-based monitoring website said Thursday. Analysts at 38 North, a Washington-based think tank specializing in North Korea studies, said that commercial satellite imagery from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11 showed that floodwaters along the Kuryong River had...
    Seoul, Jul 27 (EFE) .- The Seoul Stock Exchange rose on Monday and broke a streak of three losing sessions animated by the expectation of stimuli in the main global economies after the agreement in the European Union (EU) and the negotiations in U.S. The benchmark Kospi index rose 17.42 points, 0.79%, to 2,217.86 integers, in a session in which...
    SK Bioscience, the South Korean pharmaceutical company backed by Bill Gates, may be capable of producing 200 million coronavirus vaccine kits by next June, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder said in a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Gates is seeking to cooperate closely with South Korea, the presidential office in Seoul said Sunday, citing the July 20 letter. The...
    By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean health authorities said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases on Friday to more than 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits. The numbers for Friday will not be announced until Saturday, but...
    Seoul, Jul 15 (EFE) The Seoul Stock Exchange rose almost 1% today in a day in which the parquet was encouraged by the news about the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, according to local analysts. The Kospi gained 18.27 points, 0.87%, up to 2,201.88 units, while the Kosdaq technological index advanced 2.9 points, 0.37%, to 781.29 whole. The selective...
    South Korean justice reduced ex-president Park Geun-hye’s 32-year cumulative prison sentence by 10 years on Friday after the corruption scandal that caused his dismissal in 2017 The first woman to take the helm of South Korea had been sentenced to 30-year prison terms, including corruption and abuse of power. But the Seoul High Court, ruling on appeal on Friday,...
    SEOUL, South Korea — Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul spoke passionately at a news conference Wednesday about his vision to create jobs and fight climate change in a post-pandemic world, part of his broader, socially conscious campaign that also called to build a city that was more innovative and safer for women. The same day, one of his secretaries went...
    By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was due to wrap up meetings with South Korean officials in Seoul on Thursday, before moving on to Japan in a trip overshadowed by stalled denuclearisation talks with North Korea. In Seoul on Wednesday, Biegun rejected speculation he was seeking to meet North Korean...
    US troops sparked anger in South Korea after they fired fireworks and brawled in the streets of Busan during last weekend's Fourth of July celebrations.  United States Forces Korea (USFK), the commanding office for troops stationed in the country, apologised today after videos circulated on social media of American forces setting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.     One clip...
    North Korea's fury over anti-Pyongyang leaflets launched from the South is driven by 'dirty, insulting' depictions of leader Kim Jong Un's spouse, Russia's top envoy in the reclusive country has said. In recent weeks Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations over anti-North leaflets which defectors based in the South send across the militarised border - usually attached to...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it hasn’t detected any suspicious activities by North Korea, a day after it threatened with provocative acts at the border in violation of a 2018 agreement to reduce tensions. North Korea said it would send troops to mothballed inter-Korean cooperation sites on its territory, rebuild guard posts and restart military drills...
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