Tuesday, April 20, 2021

South Korea

South Korea protests against Japan’s Fukushima radioactive water plans

But US climate envoy John Kerry reaffirms Washington's confidence in the Tokyo plan to release contaminated water into the sea.

North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics

Pyongyang's announcement puts an end to Seoul's hopes of using the postponed Tokyo Games, due to begin in July, to trigger a reset in a now deadlocked talks process.

South Korea, US agree on troop deal

US President Joe Biden has vowed to revive frayed US alliances under his predecessor to counter the challenges posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

Tech demand drove Asia’s factory revival from pandemic in February

But a slowdown in China underscored the challenges facing the region as it seeks a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

South Korea extending Covid-19 curbs over CNY holidays

A large outbreak emerged from missionary training schools across the country last week.

North Korean ambassador to Kuwait defected to South, reports say

'No matter how privileged your life is in North Korea, your mind changes when you go abroad and draw comparisons,' says one high-profile defector who fled in 2016.

Samsung heir jailed over bribery scandal involving ex-president

It's the latest twist in a convoluted legal controversy that has dogged Samsung for years.

North Korea’s Kim vows to build ties with outside world while keeping ‘socialist culture’

Pyongyang is also cracking down on foreign information by banning foreign materials that could promote 'reactionary thought'.

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate WW2 sex slaves

The issue of Korean 'comfort women' continues to blight relations between Seoul and Tokyo decades after the end of World War Two.

South Korea plans carbon emissions cuts with new bullet trains by 2029

South Korea is one of world’s most fossil-fuel reliant economies.

Panic measures as South Korea sees more deaths than births for first time

The country already has the world's lowest birth rate.

Seoul bans seasonal parties to tackle ‘explosive’ surge in infections

The capital region could face a complete lockdown if the current surge isn’t contained.

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