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A court in Seoul has dismissed a lawsuit filed against 16 Japanese companies to compensate Koreans who were forced to work in factories during World War II, citing a possible violation of the 1965 treaty between the two nations.
President Joe Biden's speech to Congress apparently went over like a lead balloon – or perhaps an ICBM – in North Korea, as Pyongyang has said the US will face “a very grave situation” because its leader “made a big blunder.”
South Korea finished its first week of rolling out long-awaited Covid-19 inoculations in the country with thousands of suspected adverse reactions to AstraZeneca's vaccine, seven of which resulted in deaths.
South Korean football club FC Seoul will face disciplinary sanctions for filling empty seats at the stadium with sex dolls last week. The club could be fined $4,000 and stripped of points for violating K-League regulations.
Seoul will issue a hefty fine to Mercedes-Benz for manipulating emissions data of its diesel cars, local media reported. The South Korean government has already taken similar action against Nissan and Porsche.
South Koreans are returning to work as well as shopping malls, parks, golf courses and some restaurants, as Seoul relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward trend in coronavirus cases.
A growing list of companies have ended or eased...
South Koreans began voting on Wednesday to elect members of parliament, wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first national elections to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.
About 14,000 polling stations...
Multiple short-range anti-ship projectiles, launched by the North Korean military on Tuesday, have landed in the sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported.
Coronavirus patients in South Korea will be allowed to vote by mail or as absentees in parliamentary elections this month, it has been announced, as a two-week campaign began on Thursday in a country grappling with a steady rise in new infections....