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    North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has branded K-pop a “viscous cancer” that must be eradicated in North Korea, according to the New York Times. The authoritarian North Korean leader has taken issue with the “attire, hairstyles, speeches, behaviors” being promoted through K-pop, theorizing the South Korean music genre could cause North Korea to “crumble like a damp wall” if left...
    One TikToker took her break-up to the next level, traveling almost 6,000 miles to remove a padlock she left on a tourist attraction with an ex as a testament to their love.  Kassie Yeung documented her journey on social media, which took the 23-year-old from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea. The two cities are 5,953 miles apart. 'I am one...
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in will bring up ballistic missile use in his meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House Friday amid the on-going threat from North Korea. A senior South Korean official accompanying Moon on his U.S. trip told reporters that Seoul's diplomatic and security officials have had the 'will and idea of resolving the issue of...
    The Atlanta-area shootings that happened on March 16 left me in shock. It felt too real for me. Six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent, and four of them were Korean. All I could think of was my family and my community back home. I am a second generation Korean American, born and raised in the South....
    President Joe Biden will sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Friday amid relative calm on the Korean Peninsula. But their first meeting arrives with questions about Korea's willingness to play a stronger deterrent role against China. Former President Donald Trump unilaterally scaled back or canceled joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea in a gesture...
    North Korea have pulled out of next month's qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday. 'The Asian Football Confederation has today confirmed the withdrawal of the DPR Korea Football Association from the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,' the AFC said in a statement. No reasons were given for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Joe Biden plans to veer from the approaches of his two most recent predecessors as he tries to stop North Korea’s nuclear program, rejecting both Donald Trump’s deeply personal effort to win over Kim Jong Un and Barack Obama’s more hands-off approach. Press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday that administration officials had...
    Spy chiefs look to declassify intel after rare plea from 4-star commanders Biden blazed past his vaccine target for the first 100 days. Does the Trump administration deserve credit too? SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister on Tuesday said the government will start taxing capital gains from trading of cryptocurrencies from next year as previously proposed. "It's inevitable,...
    Environmental activists wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and protective suits denounce the Japanese government's decision on Fukushima water, near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea Lee Jin-man/ AP Japan's neighbors are not happy about its call to release contaminated water from Fukushima into the sea. China and South Korea say the water from...
    Japan's government announced on Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.  It's a move that's fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbours. The decision, long speculated at but delayed for years because of safety worries and protests, came during a meeting of Cabinet ministers who...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits released an audit of Gov. Larry Hogan’s controversial purchase and replacement of COVID-19 tests from LabGenomics in South Korea. A new audit finds the state spent $11 million on COVID-19 tests from South Korea that were approved by the FDA. READ MORE: 1 U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dead, Another...
    Beijing — North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday. It was Kim Jong Un's first such launch since President Joe Biden took office, testing what Kim's regime claimed were "new-type tactical guided projectiles" that hit their test targets off the country's eastern coast.  The launches came just hours before Mr. Biden's first scheduled solo news conference as commander-in-chief, during which...
    Actress and comedian Awkwafina adopted a new dog!! The star revealed that she adopted a dog named Haeng-Un through working with Korean K9 Rescue, according to Yahoo! The sweet pup is joining Awkwafina’s other pet, Gus the cat. She shared the news on Instagram. “Everyone, meet Haeng-Un Lum, new to America and the newest member of my family,” Awkwafina captioned...
    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI Forget about talks on anything between the U.S. and North Korea. That was the latest message from Pyongyang amid fears the North may soon test-fire a long-range missile capable of sending a nuclear warhead anywhere in the U.S. North Korea dashed the Biden administration’s hopes for fresh dialog with a broadside Thursday proclaiming absolutely no contact “can be...
    Forget about talks on anything between the U.S. and North Korea. That was the latest message from Pyongyang amid fears the North may soon test-fire a long-range missile capable of sending a nuclear warhead anywhere in the U.S. North Korea dashed the Biden administration’s hopes for fresh dialog with a broadside Thursday proclaiming absolutely no contact “can be possible unless...
    YouTube Byun See Hoo Byun hee-soo was a 23-year-old transgender former soldier who was found dead at home after being “forcibly discharged from the Army” in South Korea, according to YonHap News Agency. The news agency reported that hee-soo was discovered by a mental health counselor after no one could reach the former soldier since February 28, 2021....
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - A decision by South Korean health authorities to allow more doses to be extracted from coronavirus vaccine vials sparked controversy on Tuesday as the country ramped up its vaccinations of healthcare workers and the elderly. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) had allowed healthcare workers to use the remaining doses if they...
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - The first of three expert panels in South Korea reviewing a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech gave its recommendation on Tuesday for the government to approve the vaccine. The national pharmaceutical panel is planning to make its recommendation on Friday, the same day that South Korea will begin its immunisation drive....
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean hackers stole technology related to Covid-19 vaccines and treatments from US drugmaker Pfizer, according to a South Korean lawmaker.Ha Tae-keung said Tuesday that he and other lawmakers were briefed on the hack by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, the country's spy agency.It is unclear when the alleged attack happened. The NIS declined to comment and...
    A nurse takes part in the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination mock drill at a vaccination center in Seoul – KIM HONG-JI /AFP North Korea has attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology by hacking Pfizer Inc according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS), Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday. South Korea’s Yonhap did not report when the alleged hacking took...
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has made attempts to steal COVID-19 vaccine technology by hacking Pfizer Inc, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing the National Intelligence Service. (Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Alex Richardson) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: South Korea, North Korea, United States, Asia
    By AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The sailors from a South Korean tanker seized in the Persian Gulf by Iranian troops last month are free to leave the country on humanitarian grounds, Iran’s state TV said Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said a legal investigation into the tanker and its captain would continue. Iran maintains the...
    CHO SO-HYUN has switched allegiances from West Ham to arch rivals Tottenham. The South Korea skipper, 32, arrived at the Hammers in January 2019, from Norwegian club Avaldsnes IL. 1Cho So-hyun will switch from West Ham to arch rivals Tottenham She is one of the East London club's most experienced players, as skipper of her country and with the most...
    A kitten has become the first animal to be infected by Covid-19 in South Korea after catching the virus from its owners.  The kitten was infected at the International Prayer Centre, a missionary school in the southern city of Jinju where more than 100 people have been infected. The pet kitten was tested along with its mother and sibling when the...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump’s diplomatic engagement with North Korea. A dovish liberal and the son of northern war refugees, Moon Jae-in had lobbied hard to help set up Trump’s three summits with North Korean leader...
    SEOUL (AP) – What happened to Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korea’s top leader? This is what many observers are wondering in the absence of his name in the new list of Politburo members. There are those who say that Kim Jong Un may have demoted his sister, perhaps concerned about her growing popularity and influence as...
    More On: north korea North Korea executed fishing captain for listening to banned US radio North Korean defector vows to defy South Korea’s propaganda leaflet ban North Korea accused of using COVID-19 to crack down on human rights North Korea claims to find no COVID-19 cases among 9K people Thousands of North Koreans gathered in a Pyongyang square where...
    Officials in South Korea on Tuesday reported 40 fatalities in the past 24 hours, which marks the country’s highest daily death toll since the beginning of the outbreak. The Associated Press reported that there are 1,046 new confirmed cases, which brings the total caseload to 58,725. Seoul also reported its first known cases of the variant that first emerged in...
    By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday reported 40 new coronavirus deaths, a record daily toll, bringing the total death tally to 859, as the country grapples with a third wave of infection centred around nursing homes and a prison in the capital Seoul. South Korean officials have vowed to accelerate the launch of a vaccination programme...
    SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities have banned New Year’s Eve revelers from congregating in Sydney’s downtown harborside to see the celebrated fireworks due to the pandemic risk. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday people who live in the city center can invite up to 10 guests to their homes to celebrate. The guests will have to apply...
    SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities have banned New Year’s Eve revelers from congregating in Sydney’s downtown harborside to see the celebrated fireworks due to the pandemic risk. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday people who live in the city center can invite up to 10 guests to their homes to celebrate. The guests will have to apply...
    South Korea voted to ban its citizens from flying leaflets into North Korea, a practice used to send information into the nation about the outside world. The bill, passed on Monday with the support of 187 lawmakers, was mostly a party-line vote, with the Democratic Party in favor of it. The Associated Press reports that it will go into...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s acting health secretary said the state’s purchase of 500,000 COVID-19 tests from a South Korean lab earlier this year is being audited following a report the tests were flawed. Last month, The Washington Post reported the first batch of tests, for which the state paid nearly $9.5 million, were never used and instead replaced at...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Humane Animal Rescue is caring for several dogs rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. The 10 dogs arrived at the shelter’s North Shore location on Tuesday; and today, a few of them left to be cared for at the Humane Society of Summit County in Twinsburg, Ohio. Veterinarians are assessing the...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan dismissed claims Monday about the confrontation revolving around the COVID-19 tests Maryland bought from South Korea months ago being faulty. He said the story was basically a regurgitation of other stories circulating around in the last six months, and was not news. “We’ve not had a single problem with one single LabGenomics test kit,”...
    Coronavirus tests ordered by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in April from South Korea turn out to have been flawed, and were never used. The media celebrated Maryland’s Republican governor as a hero in April — and a contrast to President Donald Trump — after he directed his state to buy 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea, greeting the delivery in...
    Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan reportedly spent $9.46 million to buy 500,000 flawed coronavirus tests from South Korea that couldn’t be used, according to the Washington Post. Hogan called the purchase “an exponential, game-changing step forward” and said in his memoir, which was published over the summer, that “no one knew how many lives those 500,000 tests might save, but...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan is set to receive the highest civilian honor of her native South Korea next week, the governor’s office said Thursday. In a news release, officials said Hogan will be presented the Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony at the South Korean embassy in Washington, D.C....
    New limits in Mich., Wash. as US passes 11M cases The Crown season four features Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana. Heres what you should know about them Korean Air to Buy Asiana With Help From Parent Injection (Bloomberg) -- South Korea’s two biggest airlines plan to merge, with Korean Air Lines Co. acquiring Asiana Airlines Inc. for 1.8 trillion...
    The Mexican team recovered from a first half with terrible aim and scored three goals in less than four minutes to defeat South Korea 3-2 this Saturday in a friendly match played in Austria. Raúl Alonso Jiménez, Uriel Antuna and Carlos Salcedo scored for the Mexicans of Argentine coach Gerardo Martino and for Korea Ui-Jo...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has accepted just 164 asylum seekers this year from nearly 6,000 who applied despite coronavirus travel curbs, government data showed. Immigration is a contentious issue in South Korea, where many pride themselves on ethnic homogeneity, even as its population of 51 million rapidly ages and the labour force shrivels. The figure of...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — It’s easy to feel that there’s no light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel. Europe’s intensive care wards are filling up again, pushing France and Germany into a fresh round of stay-at-home restrictions and lockdowns — albeit ones designed to be softer than the first. Even countries hit hard by the first wave, such as Italy and Sweden,...
    Great news! Humane Society International (HSI) saved 196 dogs from South Korea’s dog meat trade. Dogs will be provided shelter in DC and then distributed to shelters across the mid-Atlantic, including Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and D.C. 170 of the dogs were rescued from a single dog meat farm that was closed down by HSI. As part of its push to...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to cut Canada, Georgia and Tunisia from a "white list" of countries from which travellers can visit the bloc without COVID-related restrictions such as quarantines or mandatory tests, while adding Singapore. A meeting of ambassadors from the 27 EU nations on Wednesday chose to remove the three countries because of sharp increases...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials have seized on conciliatory comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the weekend as a sign that tension could be easing but also worry the huge number of rockets he showcased is evidence that peace may be elusive. Kim sent mixed signals as he addressed an unprecedented night-time military...
    Wudan Yan - Ann Babe October 10, 2020 4:30PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Undark. In February, as South Korea watched the numbers of a novel coronavirus surge, Seo Hyun-ho grew worried about the health of his wife and two young children. But Seo, like other residents of Seoul, felt secure in knowing that most Covid-19 cases were...
    Negative views of China rose in the past year in 14 economically advanced countries, according to a survey that shows public opinion of the United States' response to the COVID-19 pandemic is even worse than that of the East Asian giant. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center surveyed 14,276 adults across 14 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,...
    Actor Daniel Henney recently adopted Juliette, a young golden retriever rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Human Society International (HSI). According to the organization, the Criminal Minds actor and animal activist has spoken out against animal mistreatment in South Korea. Henney also has an older rescue dog, Roscoe. Korean American actor Daniel Henney adopts Juliette rescued by...
    A former bodyguard of the late North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il says Canada’s decision to deny him asylum and deport him to neighboring South Korea will put his life in jeopardy. Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board has rejected a request by Lee Young-guk, 57, to allow him to remain in the country, according to The Toronto Star. The board justified...
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