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Josh Smith

Watchdog says 'pervasive' digital sex crime affecting life for South Korean women, girls

Jun 15 2021

SEOUL Digital sex crime is now so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

South Korea to exempt some people vaccinated overseas from COVID-19 quarantine

Jun 13 2021

SEOUL South Korea will exempt some travellers who have received their COVID-19 vaccine shots overseas from its mandatory two-week quarantine starting July 1, health authorities said on Sunday.

S.Korea's Moon heads for G7 summit overshadowed by China

Jun 11 2021

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in was set to depart Friday for the Group of Seven summit in Britain where talk of countering China could overshadow Seoul's efforts to be seen as a bigger player on issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

S.Korea's IP laws key to expanding coronavirus vaccine partnership - U.S. senators

Jun 05 2021

SEOUL South Korea's respect for intellectual property rights makes it an ideal partner for the United States as it seeks to decouple its supply chains from China and forge partnerships to manufacture coronavirus vaccines, a trio of U.S. senators said on Saturday during a visit to Seoul.

S.Korea's IP laws key to expanding coronavirus vaccine partnership - U.S. senators

Jun 05 2021

SEOUL, June 5 South Korea's respect for intellectual property rights makes it an ideal partner for the United States as it seeks to decouple its supply chains from China and forge partnerships to manufacture coronavirus vaccines, a trio of U.S. senators said on Saturday during a visit to Seoul.

Global economic recovery needs green focus, South Korea summit agrees

May 31 2021

SEOUL Top officials from 38 countries agreed on Monday that efforts to rebuild economies from the COVID-19 pandemic should be guided by green principles and seek to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

Global economic recovery needs green focus, South Korea summit agrees

May 31 2021

SEOUL, May 31 Top officials from 38 countries agreed on Monday that efforts to rebuild economies from the COVID-19 pandemic should be guided by green principles and seek to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

Orphans, soldiers, students: N.Korea turns to 'volunteers' for coal mines, construction

May 29 2021

SEOUL Orphans, conscripted soldiers, and students - some appearing to be children - are "volunteering" to work manual labour in North Korea, including in coal mines, farms, and large construction projects, the country's state media have reported.

S.Korea aims to burnish climate reputation with global summit

May 28 2021

SEOUL South Korea aims to use a global climate summit it is hosting virtually next week to burnish its leadership credentials on environmental issues, despite its patchy record at home.

U.S. intelligence chief visits DMZ on North Korean border - Yonhap

May 13 2021

SEOUL U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines visited the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the border with North Korea as part of a visit to South Korea on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

World News

Iran election set to hand presidency to hardline judge

Iranians choose a president on Friday in a contest likely to be won by a judge fiercely loyal to the religious establishment, although large numbers of people are expected to ignore the vote due to discontent with economic hardship and hardline rule.

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