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The world is watching: TV hits around the globe

A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… the Covid era is a rich moment for TV drama. Critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about the biggest shows in their countries Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Drama, Documentary, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Australia news, Culture, Television & radio, Italy, Mumbai


Widow of former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan offers ‘deep apology’ for brutal rule

During the final funeral service Lee Soon-ja says sorry for the pains suffered during her husband’s reign The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator has issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital to pay their final respects to Chun Doo-hwan.Chun, who took power in a 1979 coup and violently crushed pro-democracy protests a year later before being jailed for treason in the 1990s, ...
Tags: South Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Seoul, Chun Doo, Lee Soon ja, Chun Doo hwan Chun


A new set of rigorous regulations for token issuers proposed by South Korean regulator.

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission has issued a report outlining its new definition of cryptocurrencies, along with proposed procedures for token issuers and punishments for non-compliance. The report first addresses token-issuing businesses, which include ICO operators, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, and nonfungible token minting services. The FSC would require these entities to submit a white paper, obtain a favorable rating from a recognized token evaluation service, obtain...
Tags: South Korea, Business, News, FSC, Cryptocurrency, Ico, Financial Services Commission


Covid live: Italy bans unvaccinated from numerous venues and extends compulsory vaccination

Italy unveils new Covid measures, to come into force on 6 December, that will ban unvaccinated people from entering venuesEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to help tackle the backlog of care that has built-up over the last few years and been exacerb...
Tags: South Korea, UK, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


North Korean Squid Game Smuggler Sentenced To Death After Students Caught Watching The Show

A startling report came out of Radio Free Asia (via Variety) yesterday, as a man who smuggled copies of the hit South Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" into North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad for the crime. RFA learned that the series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives, and authorities first learned of the show's presence in North Korea after catching high school students watching the program. "Squid Game" is an outlawed program in North Korea in violation of th...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Usb, Netflix, Kim, RFA, K Pop, Kim Jong, Republic of Korea, North Hamgyong, United States Despite North Korea, Korean Service


Covid live: WHO director says Europe is centre of pandemic; weekly rates rising in three quarters of UK local authorities

WHO warns ‘no country is out of the woods’; nearly three quarters of local authorities in UK experienced a week-on-week rise in Covid ratesItaly poised to tighten rules for unvaccinated with ‘super green pass’Europe’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to hel...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


South Korea exploring ways to levy tax on NFTs

South Korea is exploring ways to tax non-fungible tokens amid controversies surrounding crypto regulations in the country. Doh Kyu-sang, the vice chairman of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission revealed the information to the media this week, The Korea Herald reported. As per the South Korean law, certificate holders of virtual assets need to pay 20 percent tax on the income that exceeds $2,102 from selling the assets, such as NFT artworks of a famous artist, the report by The Korea Her...
Tags: South Korea, Business, News, NFT, Korea Herald, Doh Kyu, South Korea s Financial Services Commission


‘Squid Game’ Smuggler Sentenced to Death in North Korea After Students Caught Watching Netflix Show – Report

A man who smuggled copies of smash hit South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game” into North Korea has been sentenced to death, after authorities caught high school students watching the show, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). U.S.-headquartered independent news agency RFA reported, quoting sources, that the series was smuggled in from China on USB […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, North Korea, China, Global, Netflix, RFA, Squid Game


Covid live: WHO director says Europe is again centre of pandemic with France and Netherlands set for new measures

WHO warns ‘no country is out of the woods’; France to announce new Covid measures on Thursday with Netherlands to do the same on FridayItaly poised to tighten rules for unvaccinated with ‘super green pass’Europe’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to help ta...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, France, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Netherlands, Who, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


South Korea: cult whose leader ‘heals’ by poking eyes at centre of Covid outbreak

At least 241 people linked to religious community test positive for virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA little known sect led by a pastor who pokes eyes to heal is at the centre of a Covid outbreak in South Korea, as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases and battles a rise in serious cases straining hospitals.In a tiny, rural church in a town of 427 residents in Cheonan city, south of Seoul, at least 241 people linked to the religious community tes...
Tags: South Korea, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Seoul, Reuters, Cheonan, Coronavirus


Covid live: France and Netherlands to announce new restrictions; 1 in 4 in England don’t self-isolate after positive test

France to announce new Covid measures on Thursday with Netherlands to do the same on Friday; 25% who test positive in England ignore self-isolation rulesItaly poised to tighten rules for unvaccinated with ‘super green pass’Europe’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, England, France, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Netherlands, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid live: France to announce new measures as cases surge; Italy ‘super green pass’ could restrict unvaccinated

France is to announce new Covid measures on Thursday; Italy considering plans that would only permit those with proof of jab to get into venuesEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” t...
Tags: South Korea, UK, France, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid live: Italy ‘super green pass’ could restrict unvaccinated; 1 in 4 adults in England don’t self-isolate after positive test

Italy considering measures would reportedly only permit those with jabs proof to get into venues; research finds just 75% fully isolate for 10 daysEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical idea...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid news live: Hungary reports record 12,637 new cases; Slovakia set to announce lockdown

Hungary’s vaccination rate is below the European average; Slovakia reports highest daily rise in infections todayEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to help tackle the backlog of...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Merkel, Slovakia, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid news live: Hungary reports record 12,637 new cases; more face mask use ‘could save 160,000 lives in Europe this winter’

Hungary’s vaccination rate is below the European average; WHO chief says if 95% of people wore masks in Europe, more lives could be savedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to he...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, England, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand


Covid news live: South Korea reports record daily cases; more face mask use ‘could save 160,000 lives in Europe this winter’

South Korea may impose emergency measures as Covid cases soar; WHO chief says if 95% of people wore masks in Europe, more lives could be savedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageA quick snap from Reuters here that Hungary reported a recor...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Eu, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, Who, Merkel, Reuters, Coronavirus, WHONew Zealand


Covid news live: South Korea reports record daily cases, US to require vaccination proof at all border crossings

South Korea may impose emergency measures as Covid cases soar just weeks after the country reopened; the US will call for all essential nonresident travellers crossing its land borders to be vaccinatedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageH...
Tags: South Korea, England, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Merkel, Coronavirus, WHONew Zealand, Samantha Lock


‘Perhaps Love’ Wins Korea Box Office Weekend as Cinemas Lose $100 Million in Latest Quarter

Box office takings in South Korea retreated over the weekend, despite a local film taking the top spot. This year has seen a dearth of local movies releasing in cinemas, though that shortage may be reversed in the coming months. Local comedy drama film “Perhaps Love” was the biggest film of the weekend. It earned […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Eternals, Perhaps Love, Wins Korea Box Office Weekend


UN-backed floating city built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes is headed to South Korea

A rendering of OCEANIX's floating city.Oceanix South Korea agreed to host a UN-backed floating city prototype on Thursday. The project's designers envision a flood-proof city that produces its own food and water. They expect to fully construct the prototype in Busan, a large port city, in 2025. More than two years ago, a group of builders, engineers, and architects crowded around a table at the United Nations to discuss an ambitious concept: a floating city that could withstand natura...
Tags: South Korea, Science, News, Trends, United Nations, Sea Level Rise, Un, Flooding, Busan, Typhoons, Natural Disasters, Bhutan, Floating Cities, Busan South Korea, UN Habitat, Typhoon Kong


South Korea: Provisional Attachment Orders In Korean Litigation And Means To Uplift Under Korean Law - DR & AJU LLC

One of the many early signs of a dispute among international parties in Korea, regardless of the method of dispute resolution, is shown through preliminary remedies.
Tags: South Korea, News, Korea, AJU LLC


The Battle at Lake Changjin review – China’s rabble-rousing propaganda war epic

China’s costliest film ever is a sporadically thrilling, historically dubious account of a Korean war standoff, with all the subtlety of a rocket launcherChina’s most expensive film to date and its second highest ever box-office grosser, The Battle at Lake Changjin possesses worryingly belligerent overtones. An account of a pivotal battle in November 1950 during the Korean war in which Chinese forces, who had infiltrated the country, pushed US marines back over the 38th parallel, this government...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Film, China, US, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, War films, Sam, Tsui Hark, Lam, Chen Kaige, Tsui, Dante Lam


South Korea Suneung exam: 'I wanted to cry and quit everything'

Students in South Korea are sitting one of the hardest exams in the world, called Suneung.
Tags: South Korea, News, South Korea Suneung


Japan and South Korea cracked the American car market. Now a company from Vietnam wants to try

Vinfast, a car company based in Vietnam, unveiled a pair of electric SUVs Wednesday that it plans to begin selling in the United States next year.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Cnn, United States, Vietnam


Sky high home prices may push government to back loans of nearly $1 million

• Japan and South Korea cracked the US car market. Now a company from Vietnam wants to try
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, US, Stories, Vietnam


What the UK can learn from South Korea’s Covid response | Devi Sridhar

At the start of the pandemic, Seoul pursued a zero-Covid policy. How will this affect the west’s response to the next pandemic?’With winter approaching, it’s time to talk about the optimal Covid-19 strategy again – and for that, we need to look once more at what’s happening in South Korea.It has vaccinated 79.2% of its population with two doses, and, if it continues administering 220,000 doses a day, will have covered almost 90% of its population by the end of the year. Compare this to the UK, w...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Seoul, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, University of Edinburgh Continue


South Korea has probably the best Covid response in the world. What can the UK learn? | Devi Sridhar

At the start of the pandemic, Seoul pursued a zero Covid policy. The country has been reaping the benefits ever sinceWith winter approaching, it’s time to talk about the optimal Covid-19 strategy again – and for that, we need to look once more at what’s happening in South Korea.It has vaccinated 79.2% of its population with two doses, and, if it continues administering 220,000 doses a day, will have covered almost 90% of its population by the end of the year. Compare this to the UK, where 68.6% ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Seoul, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, University of Edinburgh Continue


Fast spreading bird flu puts Europe and Asia on alert

Animals slaughtered and restrictions introduced in response to outbreaks of the virus in a number of countriesSeveral outbreaks of severe bird flu in Europe and Asia have been reported in recent days to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), in a sign the virus is spreading quickly again.The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, has put the poultry industry on alert after previous outbreaks led to the culling of tens of millions of birds. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, China, World news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Norway, Bird Flu, World Organisation for Animal Health OIE


Plans unveiled for high-tech '10-minute city' in Seoul

Architects have unveiled designs for a "smart" neighborhood in South Korea in which residents can reach work and leisure facilities within a 10-minute walk of their homes.
Tags: South Korea, Cnn, Seoul


South Korea: New Rules For Quarantine Exemption Certificate And Quarantine Period - Envoy Global, Inc.

The government of South Korea announced new rules for travelers applying for the Quarantine Exemption Certificate...
Tags: South Korea, News, Quarantine Period Envoy Global Inc


South Korea: Key Upcoming Changes In South Korean Employment Law - lus Laboris

A number of significant employment law changes are imminent in South Korea. They include a new minimum wage, new penalties for workplace harassment and remedies for gender discrimination...
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