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N.Korean media decries proposed S.Korea-US defence dialogue
Seoul, Oct 24 (IANS) A North Korean media outlet on Sunday slammed the US for its recent proposal to create a new working-level defence dialogue with South Korea, accusing Washington of seeking to raise military pressure on Pyongyang.
2021-10-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
70% of S.Korean population fully vaccinated
Seoul, Oct 24 (IANS) South Korea has achieved its goal of fully inoculating over 70 per cent of the country's population against Covid-19 earlier than scheduled amid its accelerating vaccination drive.
2021-10-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
South Korea seeks clues after nearly successful space mission
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) South Korea has said it will set up a committee to closely look into what went wrong in a mission to put a dummy satellite into orbit with its first homegrown space rocket.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
BTS Army in for a live-streamed spectacle on Sunday
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) K-pop superband BTS will hold an online concert, 'BTS Permission To Dance On Stage', this weekend, featuring fresh up-to-date viewing technologies, its management agency has said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung to set up 1st EV battery plant in US
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI said it will build its first electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the US with global carmaker Stellantis N.V., joining other local rivals' moves to tap deeper into the region.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Xi vows to bolster ties with N.Korea in letter to Kim
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) In a letter to Kim Jong-un, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with North Korea, Pyongyang's state media reported on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Chemical leak at Seoul building construction site kills 2
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) A chemical used for fire suppression leaked from the basement of a high-rise building under construction in Seoul on Saturday, left two workers dead and nine others injured, firefighters said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korean military ordered to drop appeal plan against transgender soldier ruling
Seoul, Oct 23 (IANS) The South Korean Justice Ministry has ordered the military to drop its plan to challenge a court ruling that said it was unjust to discharge a transgender soldier over her gender reassignment surgery.
2021-10-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Prez visit Europe next week
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make a three-nation European trip next week for a G20 summit in Italy, the COP26 climate summit in the UK, as well as a state visit to Hungary, his office said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
3 in 4 S.Koreans support shift to 'living with Covid-19': Poll
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Three quarters of South Koreans agree with the need to shift to the "living with Covid-19" scheme, a poll revealed on Friday, as the government is moving to phase out coronavirus restrictions under the new policy next month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Hard-hit businesses, low-risk facilities to benefit 1st from eased rules: S.Korean PM
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Friday that hard-hit businesses and low-risk facilities will be the first to benefit from eased Covid-19 restrictions starting next month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Incheon Int'l Airport sees sharp recovery in traveller flow
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Incheon International Airport, the main gateway to South Korea, has witnessed a sharp recovery in the number of inbound and outbound travellers over the past two months amid the country's push for its "Living with Covid-19" plan.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US envoy on N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss ways to resume dialogue
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) The top US envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul this weekend, with his arrival delayed a day for an unspecified reason, an informed source said Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
S.Korea fails to launch 1st homegrown rocket (Ld)
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit with its first homegrown rocket, dealing a setback to the country's decade-long project to join the elite global space club.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul govt to file complaints against all labour rally participants
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) The Seoul city government said on Thursday that it will file complaints with police against all participants in a labour rally called by a militant umbrella union a day earlier on charges of violating the infectious disease prevention act.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'N.Korea's SLBM in early development stage, likely can be intercepted'
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) North Korea's recently tested submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) appears to be in an early stage of development and can be intercepted, South Korea's Defence Minister Suh Wook said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea prepares to launch 1st homegrown space launch vehicle
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) South Korea was on Thursday preparing to launch its first homegrown space launch vehicle in the latest attempt to foster its space program and join the elite global space club.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'US remains consistently open to dialogue with N.Korea'
Seoul/Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The US remains open to dialogue with North Korea, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'My Summer In Seoul': K-Pop-set novel to get TV adaptation
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) Author Rachel Van Dyken's forthcoming romance novel set in the competitive world of K-Pop 'My Summer in Seoul' will be adapted as a television series.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Galaxy Watch4 series gets its first software update
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has started rolling out the first big software update to the Galaxy Watch4 series with some new features on board.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
First anti-stalking law takes effect in S.Korea
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) A first-ever anti-stalking law took effect in South Korea on Thursday, enabling the punishment of perpetrators with up to three years in prison.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea says its SLBM test-launch not targeting US
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) North Korea said on Thursday that its recent test-firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was not targeted toward the US, adding there is no need for Washington to "worry" over it.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Samsung unveils special edition of Galaxy Z Flip3, Watch4, Buds2
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition along with the special editions of Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Buds2 for global consumers.
2021-10-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Ship with 9 crewmen capsizes off S Korea's eastern islet
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) A ship with nine crewmen capsized in waters off South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo (called Takeshima by Japan), Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday citing the South Korean coast guard.
2021-10-20
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
N.Korea confirms test-launch of new SLBM in state media report
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) North Korea said on Wednesday that it has "successfully" conducted a test-firing of a new-type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) a day earlier.
2021-10-20
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Politics
N.Korea fires what seems to be SLBM: Seoul (Ld)
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) North Korea fired what appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) toward the East Sea on Tuesday, the South Korean military said, in yet another setback to Seoul's efforts for peace with Pyongyang.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Number of employees in S.Korea's food service segment rebounds
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) The number of employees in the South Korean food service segment rebounded in April from a year earlier as the job market recovered amid the Covid-19 pandemic, data revealed on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Revision of S.Korean immigration law approved to grant residency to Afghan evacuees
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) The South Korean Cabinet on Tuesday approved a revision to the immigration law to grant long-term residency to Afghan evacuees airlifted in August after the Taliban takeover and allow them to get jobs here.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea fires ballistic missile toward East Sea
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the East Sea on Tuesday, the South Korean military said, as Seoul, Washington and Tokyo are cranking up diplomacy to resume dialogue with Pyongyang.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea to develop space weather forecast system for military ops
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) South Korea has launched a 16.2 billion won ($13.9 million) project to develop a space weather forecast system by 2024 to ensure the stable operations of military assets, such as high-altitude drones, the state arms procurement agency said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
29 foreigners caught cheating on Korean language test
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) Twenty-nine foreign nationals got caught cheating on a recent Korean language proficiency test, the organiser of the test said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US representative for N.Korea to visit Seoul this week
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) US special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim announced that he will visit Seoul this week for talks with his South Korean counterpart on ways to restart dialogue with Pyongyang.
2021-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea to tackle US info-sharing request on chipmakers
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on Monday the country plans to closely cooperate with local chipmakers to respond to the US' latest request for them to share information on their supply chains.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Man apprehended for bomb hoax call to S.Korea's National Assembly
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Police in South Korea apprehended a man on Monday for making a false threat to blow up the National Assembly.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
South Korea girl group aespa debuts at No. 20 on Billboard 200
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Eleven months after making its debut, emerging South Korean girl group aespa has hit the Billboard main albums chart for the first time. Its first EP 'Savage' debuted at No. 20, Billboard said on Sunday (U.S. time).
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
S.Korea eases rules on private gatherings
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korea on Monday eased restrictions on private gatherings ahead of preparations for a gradual shift to the "living with Covid-19" scheme as the daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest level in more than three months.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean, US, Japanese intel chiefs to discuss Pyongyang
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) The intelligence chiefs of South Korea, the US and Japan will meet in Seoul on Monday behind closed doors for talks on North Korea and other pending issues, according to a source.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
1st frost of season spotted in Seoul as chilly weather continues
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) The first frost of the season was observed in Seoul on Monday as unseasonably cold weather continued for most parts of South Korea, the state weather agency said.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife
Seoul closely monitoring Kim Jong-un's increased messages toward US
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has publicly mentioned the US more often recently, drawing attention to Pyongyang's next move amid a prolonged deadlock in their nuclear talks, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Major S.Korean travel agencies expected to recover from pandemic fallout
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Major South Korean travel agencies are expected to recover from the prolonged fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and swing to a profit in 2022 on growing demand for overseas travel, a market tracker said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Politics
As 'Noeasy' joins K-pop pantheon, industry records all-time high sales
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) The Korean pop culture market has suffered a heavy blow from the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, but the K-pop industry remains less affected thanks to the strongest sales of physical albums in a decade.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
S.Korea voices 'deep regrets' over Kishida's offering to war shrine
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday expressed "deep regrets" over Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ritual offering to a controversial Yasukuni war shrine in the latest move that underscores challenges in improving bilateral relations, just two days after their leaders agreed to develop their ties in a future-oriented manner.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Vice FM leaves for Europe for talks on security, diplomatic ties
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) Choi Jong-kun, South Korea's first Vice Foreign Minister, left for London on Sunday for talks with British officials on bilateral relations, the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual interest, his office said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul logs coldest Oct morning in 67 years
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) Temperatures in Seoul sharply dropped to nearly 1 degree Celsius on Sunday, marking the coldest morning for October in 67 years, the state weather agency said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IAEA chief vows close consultations with S.Korea over Fukushima water release plan
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog has vowed to continue close consultations with South Korea and other nations over Japan's plan to discharge radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean nuke envoy pins hope on end-of-war declaration
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) South Korea's chief nuclear envoy said that a formal declaration of an end to the 1950-53 Korean War could pave the way for resuming the stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ to feature wider displays: Report
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, soon. As per a recent report, S22 generation will be a bit wider and less "skinny and tall" than the current S21.
2021-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Top S.Korean nuke envoy to depart for US
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) South Korea's chief nuclear envoy will leave for Washington on Saturday for talks with his US and Japanese counterparts after his trip to Moscow aimed at securing Russia's cooperation in bringing North Korea back to dialogue, officials said here.
2021-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Cold wave alerts issued for most of S.Korea
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) Cold wave alerts were issued for most of South Korea on Saturday as an Arctic air mass brought an unseasonably cold weather, the state weather agency said.
2021-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife
'N.Korea may be considering engaging with S.Korea, rest of the world'
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korea may be considering engaging with South Korea and the rest of the world, former US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said.
2021-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics