South Korea

Migrant workers face dire conditions at South Korean farms

Activists and workers say migrant workers in Pocheon work 10-15 hours a day, with only two Saturdays off per month.

published on : 4th March 2021

South Korea's first known transgender soldier found dead at her home

South Korea prohibits transgender people from joining the military and the army rejected Byun's petition for reinstatement in July last year.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Wasn't meant to be 'racist': German radio station apologies for remarks about K-pop's BTS

The statement came after legions of fans accused the station's Matthias Matuschik of racism for his comments on the band's cover of Coldplay's "Fix You".

published on : 26th February 2021

South Korea injects first shots in public vaccination campaign

The vaccinations began shortly before the country reported another new 406 cases of the coronavirus, brining its caseload to 88,922, including 1,585 deaths.

published on : 26th February 2021

North Korea 'tried to hack' Pfizer's systems for COVID vaccine information: Intelligence report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions.

published on : 16th February 2021

The K wave

We are crazy about BinJin (the couple’s combo nickname) now that they are officially dating. So we wanted to do something to show our love for them.

published on : 7th February 2021

US President Biden talks with Australian PM, S Korean President; discusses global, regional issues

In his maiden call with Morrison, Biden highlighted the strength of the US-Australia alliance, which remains an anchor of stability in the Indo-Pacific and the world.

published on : 4th February 2021

South Korea warns of Lunar New Year virus risks

South Korea reported another new 355 cases, bringing the national caseload since the pandemic began to 78,205, including 1,420 deaths.

published on : 31st January 2021

South Korean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

Lee's lawyers had portrayed him as a victim of presidential power abuse and described the 2015 deal as part of "normal business activity." It wasn't immediately known whether he would appeal.

published on : 18th January 2021

South Korean court confirms 20-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye

President Moon Jae-in, a liberal who won the presidential by-election following Park's removal, has yet to directly address the possibility of freeing his predecessor.

published on : 14th January 2021

South Korean sect leader acquitted over virus cases

Prosecutors had sought a five-year prison term for Lee, who was arrested in August before his release on bail in November.

published on : 13th January 2021

Iran steps up nuclear programme, holds South Korean tanker

Washington has meanwhile reversed an order to bring home its Nimitz aircraft carrier from the Gulf, citing "threats" against Trump, after recently also flying B-52 bombers over the region.

published on : 5th January 2021

South Korea counts daily high of 40 coronavirus deaths

The agency says 17,163 people with active infections remain in quarantine and 330 of them are in serious or critical condition.

published on : 29th December 2020

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane begins rare visit to South Korea; holds talks with top military brass

They said the focus of the talks was to further strengthen strategic and defence cooperation between the countries.

published on : 28th December 2020

South Korea reports its first cases of new coronavirus variant

South Korea halted flights to and from the UK on December 23, but it is still possible to get from the UK to South Korea via other countries.

published on : 28th December 2020
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