S. Korea decides against tightening rules amid third wave

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 11/30/2020

SEOUL — The South Korean government once again defied its own COVID-19 blueprint and decided against moving up to a higher level of social distancing despite recent metrics that support more intensive intervention. In announcing the decision…

BLACKPINK’s ‘Ice Cream’ racks up 400 million views on YouTube

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 11/18/2020

SEOUL — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s music video “Ice Cream” has topped 400 million views on YouTube, its management agency said Tuesday. The music video hit the milestone around 2 p.m. Monday, some 80 days after its…

BTS wins 4 prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 11/10/2020

SEOUL — K-pop megastar BTS has clinched four trophies at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), including the coveted Best Song prize. The seven-member act took home four prizes in total, winning the Best Song category…

BTS reclaims top spot on Billboard singles chart after 2 weeks at No. 2

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 09/29/2020

WASHINGTON — South Korean boy group BTS’ recent hit “Dynamite” has returned to the top spot on Billboard’s main singles chart, helped by the recent release of remixes, Billboard reported Monday. On Billboard’s latest Hot 100 chart dated…

2 members of K-pop band iKON injured in DUI car accident

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 07/14/2020

SEOUL — Two members of K-pop group iKON sustained minor injuries after a vehicle they were riding was involved an accident, according to police Tuesday. Police said a van carrying iKON singers Ju-ne and Jinhwan skidded and…

New virus cases spike again in S. Korea, most traced to cluster infections in greater Seoul

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 06/10/2020

SEOUL — South Korea’s new virus cases spiked again Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections continued in the greater Seoul area, prodding health authorities to consider more stringent social distancing in the densely populated area. The country added…

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