South Korea raises age of consent for sex from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak. Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any[...]

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Tottenham striker Son completes military training in South Korea

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was named one of the top five recruits in his unit as he finished three weeks of compulsory military training in South Korea on Friday.South Korea’s marine corps posted pictures of Son wielding an M-16 assault rifle and saluting on their Facebook page as he completed his stint at a[...]

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South Korea ruling party wins parliamentary majority

South Korea’s left-leaning ruling party won a landslide victory in Wednesday’s general election, partial results showed, after the coronavirus pandemic turned the political tide in President Moon Jae-in’s favour. The country uses a mix of first-past-the-post seats and proportional representation, but even before all the individual constituencies were decided, Moon’s Democratic party had taken 163[...]

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South Korea reports more recovered Coronavirus patients testing positive

South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.South Korea reported only 25 new cases overall on Monday, but the rise in “reactivated” patients has raised concerns as[...]

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Coronavirus: Self-isolation violators to wear electronic wristbands in South Korea

South Korea said on Saturday that it would use electronic wristbands on people who violated self-isolation rules to better contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the country would make self-isolation violators wear electronic wristbands since the number of cases of people breaching the self-quarantine in recent weeks has raised concerns.“After[...]

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South Korea raises concerns over Japan’s plan to release contaminated water

South Korea on Thursday renewed its concerns about Japan’s plan to release contaminated water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.South Korea’s Office for Government Policy Coordination said Japan should ensure that its plan does not affect the health and safety of South Koreans or the maritime ecosystem.South Korea’s latest move came[...]

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South Korea reports 35 coronavirus deaths, total 5,766

South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.The total stood at 5,766, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, with 35 deaths.So far 36 countries and regions have imposed a blanket entry[...]

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South Korean court orders compensation for Christiano Ronaldo no-show

A South Korean court ordered a local promoter Tuesday to compensate fans for Cristiano Ronaldo's no-show at a friendly match in Seoul last year.  The Juventus star stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in July, despite rounds of appeals from a sell-out[...]

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What you didn’t know about the International Sensation that is BTS!

Meet BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band from Seoul. The band has sold millions of albums and is one of the most-watched artists on YouTube. Not to mention their stadium shows around the globe have quickly sold out. BTS is comprised of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, skilled dancers, singers and[...]

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South Korea marks “Dog Meat Day” and cause controversy!

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people opposed to dog meat consumption, including American actress Kim Basinger, rallied near the National Assembly in Seoul on Friday on one of three “dog meat days” in South Korea. About 20 others stood nearby calling for legalization of dog meat. There were no reports of violence. Under[...]

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Trade in more Jeopardy as tensions between Japan and South Korea rises!

Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul intensified on Friday when Japan’s prime minister imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. In response, some Koreans called for a boycott on Japanese goods. As the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, continue hashing out their wide-ranging tariff battle, two of[...]

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1,600 hotel guests were secretly filmed on cameras hidden in wall sockets and the footage live streamed to paying customers in South Korea

Two South Korean men have been arrested after allegedly installing spy cameras in dozens of hotel rooms, secretly recording more than 1,600 guests and live-streaming the footage. The men are accused of installing cameras in electrical sockets, hairdryer holders and digital TV boxes in 30 hotels in ten cities across South Korea, local police said. They would then[...]

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