News Articles
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-17
    "South Korea on Monday identified another case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 30, with the latest two cases' triggering alarm bells as authorities do not know how the infections took place. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the country's latest patient is the 68-year-old wife of the 29th case who tested positive for the virus Sunday. The 82-year-old man..
  • Associated Press - 2020-02-17
    “Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie 'Parasite,' including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport.”
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-17
    "South Korea's state weather agency issued a heavy snow advisory for Seoul on Sunday after the heaviest snowfall of the season hit the metropolitan area. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Seoul received about 3.8 centimeters of snow as of 2 p.m. The KMA issued the advisory for Seoul and parts of the Gyeonggi province, as well as for the southern island of Jeju."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-17
    "The South Korean and Chinese foreign ministers have agreed to cooperate in dealing with the new coronavirus and continue to push for a visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the first half of this year, officials said Sunday. The pledge was made during bilateral talks between Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Saturday on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference. Kang expresse..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-02-17
    "South Korean star Park In-bee picked up her 20th career LPGA victory in Australia on Sunday, resuming her pursuit of an Olympic spot and a chance to defend her gold medal. The LPGA Hall of Famer captured the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open by three strokes over Amy Olson of the United States at 14-under par. Park shot an one-over in the final round at Royal Adelaide Golf Club in South Australia."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-14
    "Samsung Electronics Co.'s new foldable smartphone hit the shelves in South Korea on Friday as the world's largest smartphone maker aims to popularize the foldable form factor in the market. Sales of the Galaxy Z Flip started at 9 a.m. at local online and offline stores, according to Samsung and local mobile carriers. Industry insiders expect 20,000 Galaxy Z Flip smartphones to be distributed to local vendors in the first week --..
  • United Press International - 2020-02-14
    "A conservative South Korean commentator charged with creating falsified documents that framed pro-democracy activists as North Korean spies has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Jee Man-won, who has alleged participants in the South's May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising were members of the North Korean military's special forces, was also fined about $1,000 at a Seoul central district court, Yonhap reported Thursday...
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-14
    "Dutch carrier KLM is facing mounting criticism for its 'racial discrimination' against Korean passengers by treating them as potential carriers of the coronavirus, according to airline industry officials Thursday. A 28-year-old Korean passenger, surnamed Kim, who boarded the flight KL855 from Amsterdam to Incheon, Monday, found a notice posted on the wall of one of the aircraft's toilet cubicles. The notice written in Korea..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-14
    "Customs authorities have scuttled attempts to illegally ship out about 730,000 face masks over the past week, the government said Thursday, stepping up its efforts to ease the supply shortage of masks caused by the spread of the new coronavirus. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) said it intercepted exports of 100,000 masks in 62 cases and put 630,000 masks in 10 shipments under an investigation during its intensive crackdown from last Thurs..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-14
    "The Supreme Court upheld a lower court's conviction of a power blogger Thursday for carrying out an illicit cyber operation to sway public opinion in favor of President Moon Jae-in ahead of the 2017 presidential election. In August 2019, the appellate court sentenced Kim Dong-won, better known as his nickname Druking, to three years in prison for manipulating internet comments on news articles and bribing a lawmaker. He was also sent..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-13
    "Five evacuees who showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus upon arrival in Seoul from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday have all tested negative for the illness, health authorities here said Thursday. After being airlifted from the epicenter of the coronavirus early Wednesday, they were transferred to a hospital here for virus checks. The five are among the 147 South Koreans, their Chinese spouses and family members who were evacuate..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-13
    "A North Korean propaganda outlet lashed out at South Korea's main opposition party on Thursday over its decision to scout a North Korean defector, known for his appearance at a U.S. State of the Union address, ahead of April's general elections. Last month, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP) announced its decision to recruit Ji Seong-ho as one of the new faces who will run for the April 15 parliamentary elections. Uriminzokkiri, a No..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-13
    “Nearly 3 1/2 years since its debut, Pentagon is releasing its very first full-length album, 'Universe: The Black Hall.' The album consists of 11 tracks representing different genres, and leader Hui says it captures the essence of the band’s work so far.” Read more from The Korea Herald.
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-13
    “Korean actress Go Soo-Jung, who appeared in the hit drama 'Goblin,' has passed away at the age of 24. The actress’ management Story J Company announced her passing on its Instagram page Wednesday. The cause of her death, however, has not been disclosed by her management.”
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-02-13
    "A scuffle occurred at a restaurant in the financial district of Yeouido in Seoul Wednesday, seriously injuring two people, police said. Police and firefighters were dispatched to the underground eatery of a securities company in Yeouido on reports that one employee stabbed another with a knife at around 9:15 a.m. Police said they are investigating to determine the cause of the incident."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-12
    "South Korea's third evacuation flight from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan arrived back in Seoul on Wednesday, carrying about 140 of its citizens, their Chinese spouses and family members, with five of them showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The chartered plane landed at Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul at 6:23 a.m. The passengers with the symptoms were sent to a hospital for additional medical checks and trea..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-12
    "Actors and actresses of 'Parasite' returned home on Wednesday to a hero's welcome after the film's historic wins at the 92nd Academy Awards. The cast of the Oscar's best picture winner -- Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Choi Woo-shik, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Park So-dam and Park Myung-hoon -- were greeted by dozens of reporters, photographers and fans at Incheon International Airport early in the morning. Produce..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-12
    “Samsung Electronics has reset the tone for the upcoming decade in the mobile world with catchphrases '5G, AI and foldable' by unveiling an enhanced Galaxy S smartphone lineup and a new foldable form factor in San Francisco on Tuesday. At the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event held at the Palace Fine Arts in the city, the South Korean tech titan introduced the global audience comprising 3,000 industry officials and tech aficionados ..
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-12
    "A liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier with two Koreans and a dozen other crew members aboard has been seized by the Indonesian Navy on suspicion of violating territorial waters, Seoul officials said Tuesday. The seizure, the third of its kind involving Koreans since October, occurred Saturday after the Korean-flagged tanker, the NO. 7 SJ GAS, cast its anchor in waters near Bintan Island of the Southeast Asian country. Aboard the ship we..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-12
    "South Korea on Tuesday strongly advised its nationals to refrain from traveling to Singapore and five other Asian countries, in addition to China, which has reported the most confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. In an effort to contain the virus that has rapidly spread across the continent, the Seoul government asked people to limit their travel to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. On Sunday, the World Health ..
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