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North Korea Tells Citizens Biden Is President in Passing Mention

Communist-run media in North Korea — the only legal means of accessing information in the country — mentioned the fact that the United States has a new president for the first time in an article published Saturday, referring to President Joe Biden’s certification as the election winner in passing.

In a photo taken on January 21, 2021, officials of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) pose for a photo holding a newspaper carrying a report made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Congress of the WPK at an office in …

Iran Demands Ransom for Seized South Korean Vessel

The Iranian government made its clearest demand to South Korea for a ransom payment to release a captive tanker and crew on Sunday, dismissing South Korea’s diplomatic efforts to secure their release as “politicizing” the issue and telling Seoul to show some “political will” by unfreezing $7 billion of Iranian funds held by South Korean banks.

In this photo released Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, by Tasnim News Agency, a seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats on the Persian Gulf. Iranian state television acknowledged that Tehran seized the oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The report on Monday alleged the MT …

Iran Denies Holding South Korean Tanker and Crew Hostage

The Iranian government on Tuesday denied that it is holding a South Korean-flagged tanker and its crew hostage, retorting that South Korea is the “hostage” taker for freezing $7 billion in Iranian funds after the United States re-imposed sanctions against Tehran.

In this photo released Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, by Tasnim News Agency, a seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats on the Persian Gulf. Iranian state television acknowledged that Tehran seized the oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The report on Monday alleged the MT …

South Korea Cancels Christmas Church Services in Seoul

South Korea imposed a ban on Christmas church services in Seoul as a response to a recent surge in cases of the Chinese coronavirus, sparking anger and disappointment from swathes of the country’s religious community, the Korea Herald reported Monday.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 21: A disinfection worker wearing protective clothing sprays anti-septic solution in an Yoido Full Gospel Church amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on August 21, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's health authorities warned Friday they will consider upping the level of …

South Korea Allows K-Pop Bands to Postpone Military Service

The National Assembly of South Korea passed a law Tuesday that allows pop stars to defer mandatory military service up to age 30 if the nation’s culture minister deems them “significant contributors to the elevation of national reputation,” according to the news agency Yonhap.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Chinese Media: China-Led Trade Bloc Will ‘End U.S. Hegemony’

Chinese state media spent the weekend celebrating the announcement of a massive trade deal with 14 other Asia-Pacific nations — including key U.S. allies like Japan, South Korea, and Australia, but not the United States itself — as the “end of U.S. hegemony in the West Pacific.”

A US and a Chinese flag wave outside a commercial building in Beijing, 09 July 2007. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 06 July 2007 accused China of flouting the rules of global trade in its headlong economic expansion as the US administration "has not been hesitant" to deploy trade …

South Korea to Fine People for Not Wearing Masks

South Korea recorded its largest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in 70 days on Friday, the same day that the national government announced it would begin fining people $90 for failing to wear sanitary masks in public. “Korea Disease

In a photo taken on October 18, 2020 people wearing face masks walk on a street in the Hongdae district of Seoul. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)