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North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

SEOUL: A North Korean diplomat has defected to South Korea while serving as the acting chief of mission at the country’s embassy in Kuwait, a source said Monday. Ryu Hyun-woo, who had served as the embassy’s charge d’affaires since Ambassador So Chang-sik was expelled from Kuwait after a U.N. resolution was adopted in 2017, entered […]

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

SEOUL: Superstar BTS has earned five nominations for the 2021 Korean Music Awards with its record-breaking albums and songs released last year. BTS has been named in the Musician of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, the Best Pop Album and the Best Pop Song categories, becoming one of […]

GCS International Board meeting approves major international events, online programs for 2021

GCS International Board meeting approves major international events, online programs for 2021

  By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2021 GCS International Board of Directors Meeting was held at the conference room of GCS International in Seoul, Korea, on January 21. At the board meeting, held in both on- and off-line formats, the board members unanimously approved the […]

In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

  KULAI: Chinese New Year is a busy period for Chinese calligrapher, Cheng Ho Chung, 83, because there will be numerous orders for couplets and such with wishes for success, health and wealth. But this time he has Azizah Mokhsan, 38, to help him fulfil the hundreds of orders. Cheng said he became friends with […]

The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman’s poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden highlights unity

The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman’s poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden highlights unity

WASHINGTON: Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president. The writer and performer, who became the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, […]

Korea’s top court upholds 20-year prison term for ex-President Park

Korea’s top court upholds 20-year prison term for ex-President Park

SEOUL: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year sentence for former President Park Geun-hye in a high-profile corruption case, closing the yearslong saga that gripped the country and ultimately removed her from office in 2017. In the sentencing hearing over an appeal filed by prosecutors against a ruling in July that reduced Park’s prison […]

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: The year was difficult in every sense and in all the spheres. The COVID-19 pandemic declared by WHO in March 2020, ruined all the plans planned for 2020 and exposed problems in health care in many countries. In general the current year has brought a lot of problems. First of all, these […]

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

SEOUL: Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries plan to take part in the 2023 World Scout Jamboree, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The World Scout Jamboree, an international youth camp held every four years to facilitate cultural exchange among teenagers across the world, is set to take place in Saemangeum, a reclaimed […]

70 years since the Korean War broke out ··· Vanished ‘grandmothers of military camptowns’

70 years since the Korean War broke out ··· Vanished ‘grandmothers of military camptowns’

Choi Jai Hoon Reporter at KyeongIn Daily News SEOUL: 2020 marks the 70th year since the Korean War broke out. Korea, having succeeded in both industrialization and democratization, is a rarity in world history. However, behind this progress stand citizens who spared no blood or sweat. Some of them had to live in tragic conditions and to […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

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