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South Korean Government Commands Shut Down of Night Establishments for Fear of 4th COVID-19 Wave

Apr 10, 2021 AM EDT - Maureen Blas

South Korean Government Commands Shut Down Of Night Establishments For Fear Of 4th COVID-19 Wave

Due to fear of a fourth COVID-19 wave, South Korea proclaims the shut down of night establishments to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from public gatherings.

Pyongyang

Apr 03, 2021 AM EDT - Serena Martinez

South Korea, Japan, and United States Agree To Immediately Resume Talks With North Korea

South Korea, Japan, and the United States have come to an agreement that peace and denuclearization talks with Pyongyang, North Korea, must resume the soonest.

The building of South Korea's National Pension Service.

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.

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

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.

S. Korea Rocket

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.

Semiconductor Chip

Mar 25, 2021 AM EDT - Serena Martinez

South Korea To Venture Into Next-Generation Power Chips

South Korea plans to establish a next-generation power chip ecosystem, ranging from key technologies to product development and mass production.

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

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.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun

Mar 24, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

PM Chung Urges Authorities To Ensure Safe By-election Proceedings

Chung Sye-kyun, South Korea's Prime Minister, urged authorities from health ministries to watch out for the potential new outbreaks of the Coronavirus pandemic. The statement was made less than a month before April 7 by-elections to its major cities.

Mayoral candidate Oh Se-hoon during the press conference announcing his official opposition bloc candidacy for Seoul by- election.

Mar 23, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Oh Se-hoon Is Opposition Bloc's Final Candidate for Seoul’s By-election

Oh Se-hoon wins public opinion's poll that would determine the opposition bloc's solo candidate for Seoul mayoral by-election next month. The decision was based on the survey conducted to around 3,200 people by two separate pollsters on Monday.

Women in Seoul Station facade.

Mar 22, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

SK To Raise Tech Innovation Funds Of W400 Billion

South Korea will provide support companies specializing in tech development with a budget amounting to 400 billion won ($354 million) through 2024.

President Moon Jae-in in a Press Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Mar 22, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

SK President Moon's Approval Rating Recorded its All-time low

SK President Moon Jae-in's approval rating recorded its all-time low since he was put to office in 2017. In the recent 5- day survey conducted by Realmeter, Moon's approval rating went down by 3.6 percent.

A photograph of AstraZeneca vaccine vial.

Mar 22, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

S. Korea To Start Vaccinating Citizens Over 65, In Nursing Homes This Week

South Korea will start administering AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for its citizens over 65 and those who work at nursing homes and long-term care facilities this week. President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook will also be vaccinated on Tuesday.

Korea Travel

Mar 22, 2021 AM EDT - Serena Martinez

Traveling To South Korea? Some Tips To Help You Prepare

With the current pandemic and cases rising, is it still possible to travel to South Korea?

South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong.

Mar 20, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

FM Chung Holds Separate Talks Costa Rica, Guatemala

FM Chung Eui-yong made separate talks with foreign ministers from Costa Rica and Guatemala in Seoul about the bilateral relations and cooperation between the countries.

Ahn Cheol-soo talks in a forum.

Mar 20, 2021 AM EDT - Jay Ahon

Ahn Cheol-soo Accepts PPP’s Unified Opposition Candidate Terms

Seoul's mayoral candidate Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party (PP) accepted PPP's proposal to conduct a survey to seek the public's opinion to decide a unified lone opposition candidate on the April 7 mayoral by-election.

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