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The building of South Korea's National Pension Service.

Korea - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

NPS Postpones Domestic Stock Ratio Decision

National Pension Service (NPS), South Korea's public pension fund, has delayed its decision of whether or not to increase the domestic stock holdings proportions.

Official poster of the Korean drama

K-WAVE - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

SBS Cancels ‘Joseon Exorcist’ Drama

SBS had announced the cancelation of the drama "Joseon Exorcist". SBS and the production company will be canceling the air of the drama and take down the previously aired episodes on all available platforms.

South Korea President Moon Jae-in with North Korea leader Kim Jung-un during his visit in North Korea in 2018.

K-PEOPLE - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

S. Korea’s President Moon Condemns North’s Missile Test Amid Dialogue Efforts

President Moon had expressed his concerns over recent missile launches by North Korea. The statement was made after the earlier admission of North Korea that it had test-fired on Thursday its 2 new tactical guided missiles.

The photo of Khin Myo Chit, the 6 year-old Myanmar police crackdown victim.

World - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Family of Killed Young Girl by Myanmar’s Security Forces Forced Into Hiding

The family of Khin Myo Chit, the young girl shot dead by the Myanmar security forces inside her home, now in hiding for fear of being attacked by the military. Myanmar had been in havoc since the arrest of the country's pro-democracy leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi.

A digital image of Germany's quarantine map.

World - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Germany Tightens Borders Over COVID Third Wave Fear

Germany could possibly record 100,000 daily COVID-19 infections if the virus' third wave comes unchecked. Airports will now be requiring negative test results upon arrival starting from Tuesday.

Brave Girls

K-WAVE - Mar 27, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Brave Girls Continues To Dominate Music Charts With 2017 Single

Brave Girls now reached the No. 1 spot to more music charts with their 2017 single "Rollin'". The viral song also dominated the latest K-pop 100 chart of the Billboard, toppling one of the most famed K-pop soloists IU with her single "Celebrity," which had been conquering the chart for seven weeks.

'Joseon Exorcist' Trailer Screenshot

K-WAVE - Mar 26, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

SBS Drama ‘Joseon Exorcist' Criticized Over ‘Historical Inaccuracies'

Despite the apologies by SBS and the production companies involved in the making of the TV series "Joseon Exorcist," people were still not satisfied and started a signed petition on the website of the Blue House to call for its cancelation, including its future episodes. The drama received criticisms over historical inaccuracies.

S. Korea Rocket

Korea - Mar 26, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

South Korea’s Locally Developed Rocket Set For October Launch

South Korea will finally be launching later this year its first locally developed rocket after the engine of its main first stage's final combustion test was successfully managed by its researchers. The rocket that was named "Nuri" was tested at the Naro Space Center in the Goheung province.

Photo captured on Wavve's advertisement.

Business - Mar 26, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

S. Korea’s Streaming Giant ‘Wavve’ to Produce ₩1tr Worth of Contents By 2025

Content Wavve Corp. to invest a budget of 1 trillion won or $882.7 billion for the contents of its streaming platform "Wavve" for five years. e country by monthly active users and had been trying to keep up with its competition against Netflix Inc.

A Burmese girl raising her fingers as sign of protesting against military coup.

World - Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Myanmar Coup Records Its Youngest Casualty After a 7 Year-old Girl Shot Dead

A 7-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by Myanmar's security forces in Malanday. The child was the youngest victim in the bloody crackdown on civilian opposition by the military.

A bank by Hana behind a man in formal clothing.

Business - Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Hana Financial Welcomes New Chief, Mirae Asset Changes Name

Shareholders of Hana Financial Investment company approved the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday. Top officials appointed Lee Eun-hyung, former vice-chair for global business at the company who vowed to strengthen its digital innovation and sharpen its global competitiveness.

Protesters in Atlanta had gathered to condemn Asian hate crimes in the country.

Korea - Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

FM Chung To Work Closely With US To Protect Koreans Amid Asian Hate Crimes

FM Chung Eui-yong emphasized the efforts of the South Korean government in protecting the safety of South Koreans who are residing in the United States amid recent deadly shootings in Atlanta. It was after four women killed in the Atlanta shooting came of Korean descent.

Oh Se-hoon

K-PEOPLE - Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Oh Se-hoon Leads Seoul Mayoral Race

Oh Se-hoon, ranks ahead of his liberal rival, the ruling administration candidate Park Young-sun, for Seoul's mayoral by-election. The survey was conducted by Realmeter to 806 eligible voters for the Seoul election.


Korea - Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

North Korea Fires Unidentified Missiles Into The East Sea

North Korea launched 2 unidentified missiles into the East Sea on Thursday morning. The projectiles were fired from the eastern South Hamgyong Province of North Korea earlier in the morning, the military said.

People watch a TV showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch.

World - Mar 24, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

US: North Korea's Missile Launch Not A Violation

US President Joe Biden said that nothing changed despite North Korea's missile launch. US senior officials said that the launch did not violate UN Security Council resolutions.

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