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K-pop boy band members under probe for alleged illegal gambling in Philippines

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/15/2020

INCHEON — Police said Tuesday they are investigating two members of a popular K-pop boy band for their alleged involvement in illegal overseas gambling. Two members of SUPERNOVA have been booked for allegedly playing baccarat, a type…

Racist remarks on Filipinos stir anger on social media

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/13/2020

SEOUL — A brutal war of words erupted on social media from what started as a mistake by a Filipino American TikTok personality. Over the past few days, ethnic Koreans and Filipinos have been exchanging derogatory and…

North Korea adopts ‘maximum emergency system’ after defector returns with coronavirus symptoms

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 07/26/2020

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened an emergency politburo meeting of the Workers’ Party and adopted the “maximum emergency system” against coronavirus after a defector returned home from South Korea with virus symptoms, state media…

Xi Jinping offers to help North Korea fight coronavirus

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 05/10/2020

SEOUL — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday offered to help North Korea contain the novel coronavirus, in his reply to an earlier message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “China is willing to enhance anti-epidemic cooperation…

Kim Jong-un rumored to be in ‘vegetative state’—reports

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/26/2020

SEOUL — Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health being reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with…

S. Korea elections: Quarantined voters to cast ballots under strict guidelines

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/14/2020

SEOUL — In Wednesday’s general elections, even those in quarantine can vote. South Korea will pick 300 members of the National Assembly in the first nationwide election to take place during the pandemic. According to the National…

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ wins best picture at Oscars

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 02/10/2020

HOLLYWOOD — Korean satirical-thriller “Parasite” won best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, making history in its home country and the international film scene. Director-producer Bong Joon-ho shared the honor with co-producer Kwak Sin-ae, CEO of film…

Samsung chairman retains top spot as wealthiest businessman in S. Korea

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 01/01/2020

SEOUL — Ailing Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee retained the top spot as the wealthiest South Korean businessman with his stock assets rising by 4 trillion won ($3.4 billion) in 2019, to reach 17.6 trillion won, according…

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