Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’ tops 400 million YouTube views

Korea News Network/Asia News Network 08/09/2020

SEOUL — The music video for BLACKPINK’s hit song “How You Like That” topped the milestone of 400 million YouTube views Sunday. The music video surpassed the threshold only 43 days after its release on Sept. 26.…

N. Korean leader suspends military action plans against S. Korea

06/24/2020

SEOUL — North Korea suspended “military action plans” against South Korea during a Central Military Commission meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-un, state media reported Wednesday, raising questions about Pyongyang’s intentions behind the decision. The decision…

N. Korea’s military threatens to reenter disarmed border areas

06/16/2020

SEOUL — North Korea’s military said Tuesday it is reviewing plans to reenter border areas disarmed under inter-Korean agreements, days after the North threatened to take military action over the sending of leaflets by activists from South…

N. Korea continues to up tensions, Seoul says will honor agreements

06/15/2020

SEOUL — South Korea on Sunday vowed to honor reconciliatory agreements reached between the two Koreas and called on the North to do so, while reiterating a staunch military readiness against any potential provocation by the North.…

S. Korea to strengthen measures vs possible outbreak of bird flu

05/22/2020

SEOUL — South Korea said Thursday it will step up measures to guard against a possible outbreak of avian flu and carry out stronger inspections in vulnerable areas ahead of wild birds’ migratory season. The number of…

New disinfectant to kill coronavirus for 90 days

05/04/2020

SEOUL — Scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed “MAP-1,” a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses — including the novel coronavirus — and bacteria for up to 90 days. Unlike…

S. Korea reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

04/30/2020

SEOUL — South Korea on Thursday reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19, all of which were imported from overseas, marking the first time in 75 days that zero local community infections were reported. The total number…

Blackpink emerges from the dark for collaboration with Lady Gaga

04/23/2020

SEOUL — After weeks of speculation, Lady Gaga finally confirmed her highly anticipated collaboration with Blackpink on Thursday. The US pop star took to social media to unveil the track list for her upcoming sixth studio album,…

S. Korea to invalidate short-term visas, halt visa waivers for 90 countries starting Monday

04/10/2020

SEOUL — South Korea on Thursday said it will invalidate short-term visas for all foreign nationals starting Monday. It will also temporarily halt visa waiver programs for countries that bar entry to Koreans, amid concerns over growing…

S. Korea scientists develop kit that cuts down coronavirus testing from 6 hours to 20 minutes

04/09/2020

SEOUL — South Korean scientists in Daegu have developed a diagnostic kit that will cut down the COVID-19 testing time from previous six hours to 20 minutes. This diagnostic agent has been transferred to a diagnostic kit…

S. Korea to host online seminar to share anti-virus know-how with foreign countries

04/08/2020

SEOUL — South Korea will host an online seminar this week to share its coronavirus containment measures and know-how with foreign countries, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday. The video presentation, slated for late Thursday, comes as…

Countries shut doors on S. Korea over coronavirus fears

02/26/2020

SEOUL — Gripped by COVID-19 fears, more than two dozen countries are barring entry and tightening restrictions on travelers from Korea, with neighboring Japan becoming the latest to impose such a ban. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

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