Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Tag Archives: SEOUL

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has ...

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K-pop star Goo Hara’s death sparks bullying debate

SEOUL: Fans mourned and questions were asked Monday after K-pop star and revenge porn victim Goo Hara was found dead in a possible suicide, which would make her the second female singer in a month to take her own life in the high-pressure industry. The body of Goo, a member ...

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Seoul aims to attract 23m international visitors by 2022

SEOUL: South Korean government said that it aims to attract 23 million international visitors by 2022, which is expected to create 960,000 new jobs in tourism and related industries. The strategy – crafted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – was unveiled during a meeting between President Moon ...

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South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

MOSCOW-Tommy Yang: Seoul agreed to demands from Washington to share more of the cost for maintaining the US forces stationed in South Korea because the option remains cheaper than boosting its own defence spending to cover the deterrence capabilities the US military presence offers, experts told Sputnik. On Sunday, top ...

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North Korean Hackers Stole US And South Korean Wartime Plans

TOKYO: North Korean hackers stole a huge trove of classified U.S. and South Korean military documents last year, including a plan to “decapitate” the leadership in Pyongyang in the event of war, a lawmaker in Seoul said Tuesday. The purported revelations come at a time of heightened tensions over North ...

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South Korean court throws president out of office; two die in protests

SEOUL: South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the ...

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Waseem successfully defends WBC Silver flyweight title

SEOUL: World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Philippines’ Giemel Magramo in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday to successfully defend his title. The Quetta-born boxer outplayed Magreamo in a tough 12-round fight and won by a 3-0 unanimous decision. Magreamo was undefeated in his previous 17 bouts ...

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