Saturday, January 28, 2023

South Korea

Kunlavut, young emerge champions at India Open

Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn and South Korea’s An Se Young wore out their more fancied opponents -- Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi -- to clinch the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at India Open 2023, here on Sunday.Vitidsarn, who...

‘Squid Game’ director and lead star awarded South Korea’s highest cultural medal

Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk and lead star Lee Jung-jae have been awarded South Korea’s highest national cultural medal for their work on the series.South Korean news outlet Yonhap News Agency reported yesterday (December 27) that South Korean President...

South Korea’s ex-national security chief arrested over border killing

South Korea on Saturday arrested a former national security chief on suspicion of covering up events surrounding the 2020 murder of a fisheries official by Pyongyang.President Yoon Suk-yeol is expanding an inquiry into the highly politicised case following accusations...

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...