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S.Korea eases COVID-19 restrictions on concerts, sports matches

Women wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) take a walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSouth Korea began easing restrictions on large concerts and sports events on Monday after announcing last week it would loosen a series of coronavirus curbs as the country pushes ahead with…

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South Korea Seems to open Global travel bubbles as early as July

South Korea is looking to open travel bubbles with countries and territories including Singapore, Thailand and Guam as early as July, officials announced Wednesday. File photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo SEOUL, June 8 (UPI) — South Korea is aiming to open travel bubbles this summer with countries including Singapore and Thailand, as well…

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North Korea rebukes U.S. for allowing Seoul to build up missile capability

SEOUL — North Korea on Monday criticized the United States for ending restrictions on South Korea’s missile development, calling it a “deliberate and hostile act” that could lead to an “acute and instable situation” on the Korean Peninsula.The statement was Pyongyang’s first public reaction to the May 21 summit in Washington between President Biden and…

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South Korea signs Artemis Accords, aims for moon by 2030

Home News Spaceflight Republic of Korea Minister of Science and ICT Lim Hyesook signs the Artemis Accords during a ceremony in Seoul on May 24, 2021. (Image credit: ROK Minister of Science and ICT) South Korea has joined NASA’s moon-exploration coalition. South Korea became the 10th country to sign the Artemis Accords, a set of principles…

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South Korea to Drive Biden on North Korea diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is hoping Friday’s White House meeting with President Joe Biden will lead to renewed diplomatic urgency by the United States on curbing North Korea’s nuclear program. The White House, however, is signaling that it is taking a longer view on one of the most difficult foreign policy challenges Mr. Biden…

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The Latest: N Korea again asserts no coronavirus diseases

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has tested 25,986 people for the coronavirus through April but still has yet to find a single infection.The WHO said in a weekly monitoring report that North Korea’s testing figures include 751 people who were tested during April 23-29, of which…

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S.Korea says AstraZeneca, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines 87% effective after first shot

A health worker gets a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiOne dose of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) and Pfizer (PFE.N) was 86.6% effective in preventing infections among people aged 60 and older, real world data released by…

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North Korea condemns suspension of Kim Il Sung memoir as ‘censorship’

May 3 (UPI) — North Korean state media claimed censorship in the South was preventing the publication of Kim Il Sung’s memoir after special interest groups said sales of the book violate a local law. Propaganda outlet Uriminzokkiri on Monday condemned the opposition to the memoir, with is published in eight volumes. “The memoir of…

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LG Korea Claims the Wing, Velvet 5G, along with Velvet LTE phones will get Android 13

LG’s Korean website now lists which phones the company plans to update to Android 12, along with a few devices which will even get Android 13. These upgrades will most likely come long after the company’s mobile industry exit, announced last week. Phone Arena spotted the updated FAQ, which previously stated that some models would…

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South Korea to return Iran’s frozen assets after ship’s release

April 12 (UPI) — South Korea has agreed to return Iran’s frozen assets “as soon as possible,” citing Iran’s right to access its funds and Seoul’s national interest. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Monday in Tehran that Iranian assets frozen in 2018 were to be returned to Tehran, Yonhap and Newsis reported Monday.…