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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Shaves Controversial Mustache

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea shaved off his mustache recently to stay “cool” during the country’s hot summer months after his controversial facial hair drew heat from anti-U.S. activists who claimed the mustache was a nod to former Japanese colonial rulers, Reuters reported on Monday.

US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris poses for a photo after a group interview at the ambassador's residence in Seoul on January 16, 2020. - Washington has compromised in its demands that South Korea should pay billions of dollars towards US troop presence and it was Seoul's turn to …

Update: Missing Seoul Mayor Found Dead

Police in South Korea confirmed on Thursday that the mayor of the nation’s capital, Seoul, had gone missing. Reports indicated that Park Won-soon had made cryptic goodbye statements to his family before vanishing on Thursday morning.

Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon (L) listens to Governor of California Jerry Brown speak during a working session for "Action Day" at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change in Le Bourget on December 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should …

South Korean City Sues Fringe Church for Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials in the South Korean city of Daegu have filed an $83 million lawsuit against the Shincheonji religious sect, accusing it of causing “massive damages” to the city’s public health after coronavirus cluster infections emerged among its congregants “triggering an uncontrollable spread” throughout Daegu, South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday.

Lee Man-hee (C), leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, speaks during a press conference at a facility of the church in Gapyeong on March 2, 2020. - The leader of a South Korean sect linked to more than half the country's 4,000-plus coronavirus cases apologised on March 2 for …

Fight Breaks out as South Koreans Block Activists from Sending Aid to North

Roughly 40 South Korean riot police officers “rushed” to an island village on the inter-Korean border to quell “shouting and shoving matches” that erupted after South Korean villagers tried to block activists from sending care packages to North Korea via plastic bottles released into the sea, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 04: South Korean policemen stand guard in front of Chinese embassy, during a rally to commemoration of Tiananmen square massacre and support Hong Kong pro-democracy protests near the Chinese embassy on June 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Participants commemorated the Tiananmen Square Massacre victims …

North Korea Ignores South Korea Call for First Time

South Korea’s daily call to its jointly-run liaison office in North Korea went unanswered for the first time on Monday since its inception two years ago amid reports of a build-up in tensions between the two countries over the use of cross-border propaganda.

In this Saturday, April 11, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. The South Korean government is looking into reports that North Korean leader Kim is in fragile condition …