Saturday, December 5, 2020

South Korea

South Korea: Kim Jong-un hasn’t undergone surgery

The South Korean Yonhap News Agency quoted a senior government official as saying that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not undergo surgery during his three-week absence from the public. The South Korean official declined to explain the reasons...

Koreans celebrate the historic victory of “Parasite” with Oscar

Celebrations were overwhelmed by social media in South Korea on Monday, after the black comedy film "Parasite" was awarded the first ever Oscar for the Asian country. The director of the movie, Bong Joon Ho, said he was honored to...

North Korean threats put America and South Korea on high alert

South Korea and the United States are on high alert after threats by North Korea to give them gifts at Christmas, US news website ABC News reported on Tuesday. The website showed that the US aviation authorities issued a high...

Seven killed in South Korean helicopter crash off disputed islands

South Korean fire department helicopter carrying seven people crashed into the sea off the disputed Dokdo Islands with Japan late Thursday, a fire official said. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the South Korean Coast Guard and private boats were...

K-pop star Sulli was found dead at her residence

Famous K-pop star Sulli has been targeted for extreme online commentary today at her home, South Korean police said. Sulli's body, a former member of the famous K-pop f(x) group, was found by her manager at her residence on the...

Japan: North Korea fired a missile that landed in the economic zone

North Korea fired a missile that landed in the exclusive economic zone of Japan off Shimane province, a government spokesman said Wednesday. North Korea also fired an unidentified projectile on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency quoted South Korean military as saying. The...

3 killed, 20 others injured by typhoon Lingling in South Korea

The powerful typhoon Lingling that hit South Korea recently has left three people dead, at least 20 others injured, several buildings destroyed and tens of thousands of homes without electricity. "The authorities are reviewing the damage caused by typhoon Lingling,...

China warns of ‘counterattack’ plan of US medium-range missiles deployment in Asian region

China has warned Tuesday that it will take unspecified retaliation if the United States (US) continues plans to deploy a medium-range missiles in the Asia Pacific region. The statement was made a few days after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper...

South Korea advises its citizens to avoid right-wing rallies in Japan

South Korean Foreign Ministry has sent text message notifications to its citizens currently visiting Japan to avoid places where there may be protests against South Korea amid escalating diplomatic tensions between the two countries. "We are closely watching any moves...

South Korea returns three North Korean sailors to Pyongyang

South Korean Unification Ministry announced Monday that it had to return a North Korean fishing boat and three North Korean sailors on board to Pyongyang. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement it had...
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Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov announced that there is still enough time to extend the new "START" treaty on reducing the nuclear arsenal...

Christmas in Italy: Movement between regions banned amid high COVID toll

Italy announced a ban on movement between local areas during the Christmas holidays; In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the...

NATO: Early withdrawal could expose Afghanistan to terrorism

NATO said that an early withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country a haven for international terrorism. The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that...

Trump’s European allies resisted sanctions on Iranian banks

A diplomatic correspondence showed that Germany, France, and Britain urged the administration of US President Donald Trump in late October to reconsider imposing new...