Thursday, December 1, 2022

South Korea

N.Korea threatens to take ‘overwhelming’ military steps against South Korea, US

North Korea’s military said on Monday that it will take “sustained, resolute and overwhelming” practical military measures in response to joint military drills of South Korea and the US amid speculation that Pyongyang may carry out another nuclear test...

2 Koreas exchange warningshots along disputed sea boundary

North and South Korea exchanged warning shots on Monday along their disputed western sea boundary — a scene of past bloodshed and naval battles — in a development that raises worry of possible clashes after North Korea’s recent barrage...

‘BTS can participate in ‘national-level’ events while on military duties’

BTS will reportedly be allowed to participate in “national-level” events in South Korea even while serving in their compulsory military terms, the defence ministry has announced.On October 18, Moon Hong-sik, the acting spokesperson for the South Korean defence ministry,...

Worry grows for Iran athlete who climbed without hijab

An Iranian female competitive climber left South Korea on Tuesday after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation’s mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said.Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave...

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a US aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear...

Typhoon leaves 20,000 homes without power in South Korea

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in South Korea as Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the country’s southern regions on Tuesday, unleashing fierce rains and winds that destroyed trees and roads, and left more than 20,000 homes without...

Another US delegation lands in Taiwan amid tensions

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday received another delegation from the US amid rising tensions with China.Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb arrived in Taipei on Sunday night for a four-day trip, reports dpa news agency.Upon his arrival, he said in...

Chinese military celebrates 95th anniversary

Flexes muscles to deter US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest military, on Monday celebrated the 95th anniversary, flexing its muscles to deter US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s purported plan to visit...

South Korea reports 100,285 new Covid cases

South Korea reported 100,285 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 19,446,946, the health authorities said on Wednesday.The daily caseload was up from 99,327 the previous day,...

A timeline of the career of Shinzo Abe

Born into a prominent political family, Shinzo Abe, who was fatally shot at a campaign event Friday in western Japan, had been the country’s longest-serving prime minister. While credited with bringing a degree of stability to Japan following a...