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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…

Former K-pop star Sulli found dead

10/15/2019

SEOUL — Singer and actor Sulli was found dead Monday at a house in Seongnam, south of Seoul, police have confirmed. Her manager found her dead on the second floor. She debuted as a member of K-pop act…

BTS announces long-term break from music scene after back-to-back album releases

08/12/2019

SEOUL — K-pop super stars BTS went on a long-term break to recharge themselves following the band’s Billboard-topping back-to-back album releases, its management agency said Monday. “Group BTS will have its first official long-term vacation since its debut,” Bit…

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