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Olympics-Korea short track champion Shim barred from training with team mates

Oct 12 2021

SEOUL South Korea's double Olympic short track gold medallist Shim Suk-hee has been excluded from training with the national team amid a probe into text messages she sent during the 2018 Games that suggested she may have intended to take down a team mate.

South Korea to vaccinate pregnant women as it races to 80% target for adults

Oct 06 2021

SEOUL South Korea will begin taking reservations for coronavirus vaccines from pregnant women this week as the country accelerates its inoculation drive to reach its goal for immunizing 80% of all adults by the end of the month.

Two Koreas reopen hotlines as North urges South to mend ties

Oct 04 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -The two Koreas on Monday restored their hotlines that the North severed months ago, with Pyongyang urging Seoul to step up efforts to improve relations after criticising what it called double standards over weapons development. | Video

N.Korea accuses U.N. of double standards over missile tests, warns of consequences

Oct 03 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea said on Sunday the United Nations Security Council applied double standards over military activities among U.N. member states, state media KCNA said, amid international criticism over its recent missile tests. | Video

N.Korea says it fired 'remarkable' new anti-aircraft missile in test

Oct 01 2021

SEOUL North Korea fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile on Thursday, state media KCNA reported, the latest in a recent series of weapons tests that has come as denuclearisation talks with the United States have deadlocked. | Video

S.Korea extends social distancing curbs as COVID-19 cases rise in Seoul

Oct 01 2021

SEOUL South Korea extended social distancing curbs to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Friday for two weeks, offering more incentives to people to get vaccinated as it battles thousands of new cases each day, particularly in the capital.

N.Korea's Kim offers to reopen hotline with South; denounces 'hostile' U.S.

Sep 30 2021

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is willing to restore severed inter-Korean hotlines next month but accused the United States of proposing talks without changing its "hostile policy", the North's KCNA state news agency reported on Thursday. | Video

S.Korea's ruling party retreats on 'fake news' law after backlash

Sep 29 2021

SEOUL South Korea's ruling party has backed down on a controversial bill to impose tougher penalties for the publication of false information, after critics at home and abroad labelled it a move to stifle a free press and critical coverage.

BTS to hold first live concert since COVID-19 pandemic in L.A. in Nov

Sep 28 2021

SEOUL South Korean boy band BTS plans to hold live concerts in Los Angeles in November for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, forcing it to cancel global tours and resort to online performances, the band's management said on Tuesday. | Video

N.Korea fires missile, accuses U.S. of 'double standards'

Sep 28 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their "double standards" on weapons programmes to restart talks. | Video

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