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Bring your own pens, no hand shakes: How countries went to polls in the 'new normal'

August 12, 2020 7:07 pm

Across the globe, elections have been postponed in at least 55 countries and territories between February and May, 2020. Even in cases where the elections were held, the dates had to be changed multiple times.

North Korea thinks he brought Covid-19. The South wanted to arrest him

July 29, 2020 2:33 pm

What happened to Kim after he crossed is unknown. North Korea said Sunday that he was in quarantine, accusing him of creating “the dangerous situation in Kaesong City that may lead to a deadly and destructive disaster.”

Explained: Why the US envoy to South Korea has shaved off his moustache

July 29, 2020 2:36 pm

For many in South Korea, the envoy’s moustache brought back painful memories of the country’s colonial period between 1910 and 1945, when the ruling Japanese governors also sported the facial hair.

US will work with India, Japan and S Korea to tackle threat from China: Senator Warner

July 23, 2020 2:49 pm

Expressing grave concerns over Chinese surveillance on every aspect of the organisations doing business with Beijing, Warner said the US will work with countries like India, Japan, and South Korea to tackle the threat from China.

Undiagnosed virus infections could be 27 times higher in S.Korea's Daegu city: Report

July 22, 2020 11:43 am

The study done between May 25 and June 5 followed 198 people in Daegu city who had never been tested for COVID-19, and found 15 of them, or 7.6%, had antibodies.

Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

July 16, 2020 3:29 pm

Activists are rallying against dog meat consumption in South Korea on the first of three "dog meat days" in the country. Many South Koreans believe that eating dog meat or chicken soup on the first three hottest days in the country gives them strength to beat the heat.

16 years after poll Kellogg’s comes up with green onion-flavoured cereal in South Korea

July 06, 2020 1:26 pm

Kellogg’s Korea’s limited-edition flavour released this week, complete with a catchy ad and an apology for the wait, has taken on surprising cultural significance for an odd culinary experiment.

S.Korean birth rate world's lowest in struggle for balance: report

June 30, 2020 2:53 pm

The annual report by the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) found the fertility rate per woman in South Korea was only 1.1, the lowest among 201 countries surveyed.

Seoul considers new curbs as virus cases climb

June 29, 2020 8:38 am

South Korea was reporting hundreds of new cases a day in late February and early March following a major surge surrounding the southeast city of Daegu, where the majority of infections were linked to a single church congregation with thousands of members.

Samsung’s billionaire heir gambles legal fate on public support

June 26, 2020 4:44 pm

Attorneys for Jay Y. Lee, de facto leader of Samsung Electronics Co., will square off against government prosecutors before a group of 15 academics, legal experts and civil activists. While not legally binding, their judgment should prove difficult to contravene.


South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

October 10, 2019 7:01 am

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

In Pictures: PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

February 22, 2019 1:59 pm

PM Narendra Modi dedicated the USD 200,000 prize money to 'Namami Gange Programme', which is flagship programme of his government to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.

Prison Inside Me: South Koreans lock themselves up to escape daily life

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

A downturn in South Korea's high-tech, export-driven economy has intensified a hyper-competitive school and work environment that experts say adds to a high incidence of stress and suicide

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

March 05, 2015 12:43 pm

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

March 01, 2015 12:30 pm

South Koreans celebrate this day as the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule in Seoul.


UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.