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North Korea Calls For Unity On 10th Death Anniversary Of Former Leader Kim Jong Il

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Countrymen blared siren for three minutes, observed silence and bowed in respect to commemorate the 10th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death. Cars, trains and ships blew their horns, national flags were lowered to half-staff.

South Korea's Sexist Ad Draws Public Ire For Comparing Women With Cows

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

South Korea's biggest dairy firm 'Seoul Milk' has come under fire for comparing women with cows in one of its recent commercials.


Covid-19: South Korea Registers Deadliest Day Of Pandemic

Covid-19: South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency said 94 virus patients died in the past 24 hours while a record 906 were in serious or critical condition. The officials said medical resources are quickly running out in densely populated capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Australia Stumble, Draw 1-1 With China

Nov 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Australia, seeking a fifth successive World Cup appearance, fell to third place with 11 points from six games in Group B, one point behind Japan. Saudi Arabia is the leader with 16 points and are on course to clinch their sixth berth.


South Korea Rejects Refugee Status For Chinese-North Korean defectors

Unlike North Korean defectors, who receive citizenship, almost-free apartments and other economic assistance in South Korea, ethnic Chinese from the North are denied access to such benefits if they maintained Chinese nationality in North Korea.

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22 October, 2021

South Korea Blocks Army From Appealing Transgender Soldier Case

Associated Press (AP)

The ministry, which oversees lawsuits filed by government branches, said in a statement that its decision to instruct the army not to appeal was based on legal logic as well as 'constitutional spirit of respecting human dignity' and public sentiment.


21 October, 2021

South Korean Military To Appeal Ruling On Transgender Soldier

Associated Press (AP)

A local district court ruled this month that the military unlawfully discriminated against the soldier by forcing her out last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery.


30 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un Keen To Restore Ties With South Korea; Slams US

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea ledaer Kim Jong Un's statement is an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions.


28 September, 2021

North Korea Accuses US of 'Hostile Policy'; Continues Its Streak Of Weapon Testing

Associated Press (AP)

The North's latest test, which followed two previous rounds of missile tests this month, indicated the country is returning to its tried-and-true technique of mixing weapons demonstrations and peace offers to wrest concessions.


24 September, 2021

North Korea Rejects South's Calls For End-Of-War Declaration

Associated Press (AP)

In a speech at the UN General Assembly earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his calls for the end-of-the-war declaration that he said could help achieve denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.


18 September, 2021

Satellite Images Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions by performing its first missile tests in six months amid long-dormant nuclear disarmament diplomacy with the United States.


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18 September, 2021

Satellite Images Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions by performing its first missile tests in six months amid long-dormant nuclear disarmament diplomacy with the United States.


13 September, 2021

North Korea Tests Missiles After A Stressful Pandemic Break

Associated Press (AP)

After seeing it's economy ravage under the pandemic, North Korea is back at its missile endeavours after a year. State media reported these long-range cruise missiles as "strategic weapon of great significance”.


04 September, 2021

Kpop Band BTS Inducted In The 2022 Guinness World Records Hall Of Fame

Outlook Web Bureau

Guinness World Records announced BTS' entry in its 2022 Hall of Fame after the Kpop band broke 23 records this year.


23 August, 2021

Joe Biden's Special Envoy Urges North Korea To Return To Talks

Associated Press (AP)

Sung Kim's visit to Seoul comes amid declining expectations for a quick resumption of talks and new tensions over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises.


29 July, 2021

Kim Jong Un Pays Tribute To China's War Dead In North Korea

Associated Press (AP)

China fought alongside North Korea against South Korea and US-led UN forces during the Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.


27 July, 2021

North And South Korea Agree To Improve Ties, Open Communication Channels

Associated Press (AP)

While the resumption of communication could help ease tensions across the world's most heavily fortified border, it's only a small first step and Pyongyang is unlikely to revive vigorous cooperation programs with Seoul


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20 July, 2021

South Korea PM Apologises For Virus Surge Among Soldiers

Associated Press (AP)

As per the The Defense Ministry, 247 of the destroyer's 301 crew members have been infected


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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