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SEVENTEEN gears up to tell epic tale with fourth album
Seoul, May 16 (IANS) K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN dropped a five-part concept photo series revving up for their fourth studio album 'Face the Sun'.
2022-05-16
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Actor Park Hae-soo says global boom of Korean content leads popularity of film 'Yaksha'
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) Actor Park Hae-soo has credited the rising popularity of his latest Netflix film 'Yaksha: Ruthless Operations' to the recent worldwide reception of Korean pop culture led by 'Squid Game' and BTS.
2022-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Number of discouraged workers in S.Korea hits new high
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched a fresh all-time high in 2021 due to a weak job market amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities after Pyongyang hinted last week at lifting its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean central bank completes 1st phase of mock test of digital currency
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Monday that it has successfully completed its first phase of a two-step mock test of the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as it is reviewing whether to introduce the potential new form of money.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Galaxy S22 European price revealed ahead of launch
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship S22 series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra next month and now the pricing for the upcoming series in the European market has leaked online.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korean military to bolster coronavirus testing capacity
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's military plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing capacity amid the emergence of the omicron variant as the dominant strain in the country, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
169 sinkholes formed in Seoul over past 7 yrs
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) A total of 169 sinkholes formed in Seoul over the past seven years, amid a recent spate of cases of land subsidence on roads and other public places, the metropolitan government said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S.Koreans urged to refrain from travelling during Lunar New Year
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Monday asked people to refrain from travelling during the Lunar New Year holiday, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to spread unabated.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Bill calling for dog meat consumption ban proposed at Seoul city council
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) A member of Seoul's municipal council has proposed an ordinance bill calling for the Mayor to draw up a long-term plan to ban dog meat consumption and put it into action, officials said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean President's approval rating rises to 41%: Poll
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 0.7 percentage points to 41 per cent last week, a weekly survey showed on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LG to unveil life-size self-driving concept car
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Monday that it will show off the real-life version of its futuristic self-driving vehicle next month.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Iran pays delinquent UN membership fee with funds frozen in S.Korea
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) Iran has paid its dues to the UN with the country's funds frozen in South Korea in a move to immediately restore its voting power, Seoul's Finance Ministry said on Sunday.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
On K-pop popularity, S.Korean exports of red pepper paste surge 63%
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) South Korean exports of red pepper paste soared nearly 63 per cent in the past four years thanks to the global popularity of Korean pop (K-pop) culture, data revelaed on Sunday.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Human Interest/Society,Politics
S.Korea's air traffic rose 10.8% in 2021
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) South Korea's air traffic rose 10.8 per cent last year on increased domestic flights but international travel continued to falter amid the Covid-19 pandemic, data showed on Sunday.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea culls chickens over bird flu outbreaks
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) South Korean quarantine officials began culling about 427,000 chickens on Sunday as a precautionary measure after the outbreaks of the H5N1 avian influenza virus or bird flu, at two farms, the Agricultural Ministry said.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea to restore gateway of ancient Egyptian temple
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) South Korea said on Sunday that it has signed a deal with Egypt to dismantle and restore the gateway of an ancient temple in the city of Luxor.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Exports in S.Korea's free trade zones hit all-time high
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) Exports by companies in South Korea's free trade zones grew 89.6 per cent on-year to hit an all-time high last year, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Sunday.
2022-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Prez returns after 3-nation trip
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home on Saturday from a three-nation trip to the Middle East, where bolstering economic and defence cooperation was high on the agenda.
2022-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Japanese Embassy in Seoul returns Moon's New Year gift over image box
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) The Japanese Embassy in Seoul has refused to accept President Moon Jae-in's Lunar New Year gift, claiming the gift's box bears an image of South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo, news reports said on Saturday.
2022-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A23 may come with 50MP SK Hynix lens
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is likely to feature a 50MP camera from SK Hynix in its upcoming smartphone -- Galaxy A23.
2022-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Expert RAW app for Galaxy S21 Ultra updated with new features
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung has started adding Pro Mode support for the Galaxy S21 Ultra's dedicated telephoto camera via a new "Expert RAW" app.
2022-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea reports 6,769 new Covid cases amid omicron woes
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed over 6,000 for a second straight day on Friday amid concerns over the spread of the omicron variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'S.Korea to lower age of eligibility for Covid treatment pills from 65 to 60'
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) The government will lower the age of eligibility for Covid-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60 to better contain the spread of the omicron variant, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Galaxy S22 Exynos variants may launch in few regions
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Samsung will be shipping the upcoming Galaxy S22 series in two SoC variants namely the Exynos 2200 as well as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and now a new report has revealed a list specifying which region can expect which variant of the S22 series.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung confirms February Unpacked event for Galaxy S22
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Samsung on Friday finally confirmed its long-rumoured February Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, its first major hardware launch event of 2022.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US, 7 other nations urge full implementation of N.Korea sanctions
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) The US and seven other members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have urged the full implementation of sanctions on North Korea.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Squid Game' will get a second season
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) The popular Korean survival drama 'Squid Game' will be getting a Season 2, co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Thousands of monks rally in Seoul against Prez's 'anti-Buddhist bias'
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of Buddhist monks held a rally in Seoul on Friday, demanding President Moon Jae-in to apologise for what they called the government's "anti-Buddhist bias" after a ruling party lawmaker accused temples of collecting admission fees from visitors to national parks.
2022-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea hints at lifting moratorium on ICBM, nuke tests
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) North Korea held a policymaking politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party presided over by leader Kim Jong-un and decided to consider restarting "all temporally-suspended" activities, apparently referring to its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests, Pyongyang's state media reported on Thursday.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul detects signs of N.Korean military parade preps
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) South Korea has detected signs of North Korea preparing for a military parade ahead of the regime's key political events, an official said here on Thursday.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea announces amnesty for convicts to mark late leaders' birth anniversaries
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) North Korea has decided to grant convicted people amnesty, effective later this month, on the occasion of major birth anniversary celebrations of its late leaders, Pyongyang's state media said on Thursday.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea aims to become world's 5th-biggest metaverse market by 2026
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday unveiled a long-term road map to foster its metaverse industry, with the aim of becoming the world's fifth-largest market in the next five years.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'Squid Game' propels South Korea to Netflix's No. 2 content supplier
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) South Korea remained the No. 2 supplier of popular content to Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, US online media have reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Berlinale favourite, Korean director Hong Sang-soo, set for hat-trick
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo will compete at the Berlin International Film Festival for the third year in a row.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Military service by BTS back as S. Korean poll campaign issue
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) Lee Jae-myung, presidential candidate of South Korea's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, again voiced his scepticism on Thursday over whether to grant special favours to K-pop superstar band BTS for mandatory military service by its members.
2022-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
S.Korea reports 5,805 new Covid cases amid Omicron woes
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20 days on Wednesday amid growing concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
2022-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Ethiopian man found dead in South Korean river
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) The South Korean police on Wednesday said that they were looking into the case of an Ethiopian man found dead in the western part of the Han River here.
2022-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
S. Korea gets ready for Saudi Arabia's nuclear power project
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) The South Korean government has completed preparations for Saudi Arabia to resume its procedure for a nuclear power project, a Seoul minister said on Wednesday.
2022-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung likely working on Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is likely working on a flagship Galaxy notched tablet, which has been reportedly leaked on its own website.
2022-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea's spy agency detects malware infection in IoT devices
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korea's state intelligence agency said on Wednesday it has identified more than 100 sets of Internet of Things (IoT) equipment in the country that have been infected with malware.
2022-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korean presidential candidates to have first one-on-one TV debate
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) The presidential candidates of South Korea's ruling and main opposition parties will have their first one-on-one TV debate next week, it was announced on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean cafes, fast-food chains to receive deposits for disposable cups from June
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Deposits will be needed to buy drinks using disposable cups at cafes and fast-food chains across South Korea starting from June as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste spiking amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's instant meals market skyrockets 145% over 4 yrs
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) The South Korean instant meals market jumped more than 145 per cent in 2020 from four years earlier on the increased number of convenience stores and the coronavirus pandemic, data showed on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung launches Exynos 2200 chip to boost mobile gaming
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday announced its new premium mobile processor 'Exynos 2200' with an aim to redefine mobile gaming experience.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung's next tablet lineup may offer a 14.6-inch 'Ultra' model with a notch
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly planning to add its first-ever "Ultra" model with a notch to its upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, which will also include a Tab S8 and S8 Plus.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korean lottery sales hit all-time high in 2021 amid pandemic
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Lottery sales in South Korea rose 10.3 per cent on-year to reach an all-time high last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, data from the Finance Ministry revealed on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korean Defence Minister stresses 'firm' readiness after Pyongyang missile launches
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) South Korea's Defence Minister Suh Wook on Tuesday called for a "firm" readiness posture following a series of North Korean missile launches.
2022-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'N.Korea fires unidentified projectile toward East Sea'
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea on Monday, South Korea's military said, in the recalcitrant regime's fourth show of force this year.
2022-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Another N.Korean cargo train arrives in Chinese city
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) A North Korean freight train crossed a border bridge into the Chinese city of Dandong on Monday, sources said, following another train's return to Pyongyang apparently with daily necessities and emergency relief items aboard.
2022-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics