“Royal Procession with the People” brings old tradition to life on screen.

Bringing Thailand and South Korea even closer through art

Thailand and Korea share no borders and are 6 hours away by plane, yet everything Korean has become part of Thai life including music, food and TV series.  The ties…

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A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on November 2, 2022. / AFP

N Korean missile lands close to S Korean waters for ‘first time’, Seoul military says

North Korea fired at least 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korea’s territorial waters and prompted a rare warning for people on an island to shelter…

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Thai golfer Atthaya is world’s No 1 women’s professional player

Thai teenage golfer Atthaya Thitikul reached the top of the Rolex Women’s World Golf rankings on Monday, becoming the 16th player and second youngest under 20 to get to the…

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A man offers a flower at a joint memorial altar for victims of the deadly Halloween crowd surge, in Naksopyeong, near the district of Itaewon in Seoul on October 31, 2022. (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)

South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims

South Koreans gathered Monday at memorials honouring the 154 people killed in a crowd surge at Halloween celebrations, as authorities faced accusations that lax crowd control had caused the disaster….

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Revellers gather in the neighbourhood of Itaewon in Seoul on October 30, 2022, near to the location where a Halloween stampede took place. – More than 140 people were killed on October 29 and some 150 were injured in a horrific stampede in central Seoul when a large crowd celebrating Halloween crammed into a narrow street, officials said. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

More than 150 killed in Halloween stampede in Seoul

(AFP) – More than 150 people were killed and scores more were injured in a deadly stampede at a packed Halloween event in central Seoul late Saturday, officials said, in…

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Lee Jae-yong was formally named executive chairman of Samsung Electronics after years of being its de facto leader Jung Yeon-je AFP

Ex-convict Samsung heir takes top job after pardon

The once-disgraced heir to the sprawling Samsung empire was on Thursday named top executive of its most important business, two months after South Korea’s president pardoned him for embezzlement and corruption convictions. The board of Samsung Electronics, one of the…

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People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on October 9, 2022. (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)

North, South Korea trade warning shots on maritime border

(AFP) – South Korea’s military fired warning shots at a North Korean ship before dawn on Monday, deeming the vessel had crossed the adversaries’ disputed maritime border, prompting the North…

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Lee Rae-jin, the older brother of a South Korean fisheries official who was fatally shot and burned at sea by North Korean soldiers in 2020, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Ansan, South Korea, August 8, 2022. To match Insight SOUTHKOREA-NORTHKOREA/KILLING REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

S.Korean court issues arrest warrants for former security leaders over official slain by North

A South Korean court on Saturday issued arrest warrants for a former defence minister and a former coast guard chief over their alleged mishandling of the death of a state…

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File photo shows a South Korean soldier takes a position in front of a cosmetic shop during an anti-terror drill as part of the massive annual “Hoguk Exercise” at a subway station in Seoul. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)

South Korea kicks off military drills amid talk of North Korean nuclear test

South Korea’s troops kicked off their annual Hoguk defense drills on Monday, designed to boost their ability to respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats amid simmering tension over…

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BTS pose on the red carpet as they attend the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., April 3, 2022. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

BTS to hold free concert to support S.Korea’s bid to host World Expo

K-pop boy band BTS is reuniting on Saturday for a concert in the southern port city of Busan, which the city and the South Korean government hope will help win…

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attends the opening ceremony of the Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm to mark the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party, in North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 11, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo

N.Korea fires missile, flies warplanes near border as South imposes sanctions

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of launches by the nuclear-armed…

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un oversees a missile launch at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 10, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

N.Korea says missile tests simulate striking South with nuclear weapons

North Korea‘s recent flurry of missile tests were designed to simulate showering the South with tactical nuclear weapons as a warning after large-scale navy drills by South Korean and U.S. forces, state…

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, an Army Tactical Missile System or ATACMS, missile is fired during a joint military drill between U.S. and South Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. / AP

Seoul’s reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success

A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea’s…

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US, S.Korea conduct ‘precision bombing drill’ after N.Korea missile launched

South Korean and US fighter jets carried out precision bombing drills Tuesday, Seoul’s military said, in response to North Korea firing an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile over Japan. “With the participation of four…

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US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in South Korea Thursday on a trip to strengthen Washington’s alliance with Seoul, a day after nuclear-armed North Korea tested more ballistic missiles. DC POOL / AFP

US VP Harris lands in S. Korea after North’s missile tests

US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in South Korea Thursday to strengthen Washington’s alliance with Seoul, a day after nuclear-armed North Korea tested more ballistic missiles. Harris, who landed at Osan airbase after a trip to Tokyo to attend…

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Vice President Kamala Harris boards Air Force 2 for travel to Japan and South Korea from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sunday Sept. 25, 2022. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia

Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will confront controversy at nearly every turn as she visits…

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S.Korea, Japan hold first bilateral talks since 2019, seek stronger ties

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first one-on-one talks on Wednesday and agreed on the need to improve relations dogged by historical disputes….

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Thai rapper Milli’s performance in South Korea on Sunday cancelled due to visa problem

Well-known Thai rapper and singer Danupha Khanatheerakul, aka “Milli”, will not perform at the Hiphopplaya Festival in South Korea this Sunday due to visa problem. Milli’s agent, Yupp! Entertainment, said…

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Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

South Korea has fined Google and Meta more than $71 million collectively for gathering users’ personal information without consent for tailored ads, regulators said Wednesday, the country’s highest-ever data protection…

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‘Succession’ and ‘Squid Game’ big winners at television’s Emmys

Dysfunctional family saga “Succession” on Monday took top honors for best drama at the Emmys, television’s biggest night of the year, as “Squid Game” made history when Lee Jung-jae was named…

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Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) Bangkok Office. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

South Korea and Thailand team up to drive tourism back to the boom times

Thailand and South Korea can add to their list of “things in common” their tourism industries, both of which are working to get back on track after COVID-19. Tourism exchanges…

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A South Korean war veteran holds the national flag during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Cheorwon, South Korea, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

S.Korea offers talks with N.Korea to discuss reunion of separated families

South Korea on Thursday offered talks with North Korea to discuss a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, in its first direct overture since President Yoon Suk-yeol…

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A signboard is seen damaged by Typhoon Hinnamnor in Changwon, South Korea, September 6, 2022. Yonhap/via REUTERS

Thousands evacuate as Typhoon Hinnamnor hits S.Korea

Thousands of South Koreans have evacuated as Typhoon Hinnamnor made landfall in the country’s south, authorities said on Tuesday, with heavy rain and strong winds expected to continue throughout the day. The typhoon,…

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45-year-old illegal Thai migrant worker dies while awaiting deportation from South Korea

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported yesterday (Tuesday) that a Thai male, who had worked in South Korea for 8 years without a work permit, died of unknown causes last…

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The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea, August 23, 2016. Picture taken on August 23, 2016. Courtesy Ken Scar/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

South Korea, U.S. begin military drills amid N.Korea backlash

SEOUL, Aug 22 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States began their annual joint military drills on Monday with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness posture over North Korea‘s potential…

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Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, South Korea Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup, Netherlands Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe and Laos’ Major General Chanthong Sonetaath chat before the ministerial working lunch during the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Jun 11, 2022. (Photo: Reuters/Caroline Chia)

South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday that his country would enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North…

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China’s destroyer flotilla conducts naval drill in South China Sea

China’s destroyer flotilla has conducted a live-fire multi-subject combat drill in the South China Sea, reported by Chinese state media CCTV. The report said the drill was to verify the…

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New South Korean government’s new approach

In his inaugural speech, newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was very succinct about his administration’s foreign policy agenda, which will focus on the promotion of a liberal democracy,…

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Countries around the world use soft power to spread their appeal and influence, though some have proved more successful in achieving this than others. (Photo by Z @dead____artist)

From Thailand to America to China, the secret to global success is soft power

 Soft power. The United States has Hollywood, jazz and Facebook while South Korea can boast K-pop, kimchi and taekwondo. For Thailand, pad thai, tom yum kung and Muay Thai pack…

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Why Thailand’s soft power is not as successful as South Korea’s

After female Thai rapper, Danupha “Milli” Khanatheerakul, ate mango sticky rice during her Coachella concert performance a week ago, the Thai dessert suddenly became a hot item and has been…

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FILE PHOTO: General view during the test firing of what state media report is a North Korean “new type” of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

U.S. special representative for N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss missile launches

SEOUL, April 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul next week for meetings with South Korean counterparts to discuss the international response to the North’s recent intercontinental…

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North Korea fires ‘multiple rocket launchers’: Seoul

North Korea fired multiple rocket launchers on Sunday, Seoul said, the latest in a series of provocations by the nuclear-armed nation to heighten tensions in the region. Pyongyang launched a string of…

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People wearing face masks walk through a railway station in Seoul on February 18, 2022, after South Korea’s daily Covid-19 caseload crossed 100,000 for the first time. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea reports record 400,741 new daily COVID cases

South Korea reported a record 400,741 new daily COVID-19 cases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to further ease social distancing rules despite a wave of…

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South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol when becoming new government leader earlier this year. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Tectonic shift in S.Korea politics as conservative outsider elected president

SEOUL, March 10 (Reuters) – Conservative South Korean opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol rode to victory in the country’s tight presidential election on a wave of discontent over economic policy, scandals,…

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People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on March 5, 2022. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea claims new test of ‘reconnaissance satellite’ component

North Korea carried out “another important test” towards the development of a reconnaissance satellite, state media said Sunday, but analysts warned it was a thinly-veiled ballistic missile launch, just days before South Korea elects…

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North Korea fires two missiles in latest testing frenzy, South Korea says

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired what appeared to be two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea‘s military said on Thursday, in what would be the sixth…

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In this photo taken during Dec. 27 – Dec. 31, 2021 and provided on Jan. 1, 2022 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year

SEOUL (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal…

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North Korea has continued to expand its military capabilities amid a self-imposed pandemic lockdown

North Korea fires second suspected missile in less than a week

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, South Korea’s military said Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions less than a week after Pyongyang reported testing a hypersonic missile. The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to…

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Experts confirm micro-plastic particles are present in the air we breathe

The Busan Research Institute of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that micro-plastic particles are present in the air we breathe. Plastic breaks apart into tiny fragments in the rivers…

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Couples leave a pub during the curfew hours starting at 9:00 p.m., as part of tightened social distancing rules to contain a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Seoul, South Korea, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

S.Korea reports first deaths linked to Omicron coronavirus variant – Yonhap

SEOUL, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Two people who posthumously tested positive for the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus appear to be the first such reported deaths in the…

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A soldier from the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic set up at Chester Cathedral on December 16, 2021 as the UK steps up the country’s booster drive to fight a “tidal wave” of Omicron.

Europe considers new curbs as Omicron sweeps world

Countries across Europe were considering new curbs on movement on Tuesday as the fast-moving Omicron variant swept the world days before Christmas, throwing travel plans into chaos and unnerving financial…

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The leaders of North and South Korea embraced at a summit in 2018

Is South Korea close to officially ending the Korean War?

It has long been a dream of South Korean President Moon to formally end the war with the North, but analysts caution the idea may not be strategically sound or…

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Thailand’s cancel culture takes on Thai singer in new K-Pop band

Another Thai-born artist, Sitala Wongkrachang, is set to debut in a Korean girl group in January, but her family’s history of involvement in political activism in Thailand is coming back…

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A medical worker walks past a screen monitoring coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Bagae Hospital in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions due to the strain on its healthcare system from rising hospitalisation…

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Masked actors pose during an event organized by the Enigma Room escape game in Milan on November 14, 2021, where participants play some of the games of the world-famous South Korean TV survival drama television series “Squid Game”. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)

Lessons for Thailand from South Korea’s soft power

For many years, South Korea has been projecting its soft power on the global stage, mainly through successful export of its teledramas, the increasingly popular K-pop music, Korean movies, and…

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An exhibition of Park Soo-keun’s works at the South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. (Photo by KBS)

Exhibition of Park Soo-keun’s works opens in Seoul

Artist Park Soo-keun is highly revered for heartwarming portrayal of ordinary Koreans despite the hardship of the 1950s. His large retrospective exhibition has opened in Seoul. Two women standing beside…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Tougher health screening measures at Chiang Mai international airport

Due to recent surges in COVID-19 cases, Chiang Mai international airport has adopted an 8-step protocol, to make sure arriving passengers are safe, which may mean a delay of 2-3…

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A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

North Korea fires ballistic missile: South’s military

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as a US…

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This picture taken on October 11, 2021 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 12 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving a speech during the opening ceremony of The Defence Development Exhibition “Self-Defence-2021” in Pyongyang. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea’s Kim says US is ‘root cause’ of tensions

Seoul (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong has blamed the United States for tensions on the peninsula and accused the South of hypocrisy, state media reported Tuesday, as he…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP

Thai police warn youths may emulate violence seen in hit TV series ‘Squid Game’

Thai police have expressed concerns over South Korea’s hit survival drama TV series “Squid Game”, citing some violent scenes which may affect the mental health of some youths and lead…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. (Photo by YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NETFLIX / YOUNGKYU PARK ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Squid Game: South Korea’s latest cultural phenomenon

Seoul (AFP) – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon…

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Police say 47 million baht to repair five water cannon trucks not expensive

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has described the estimated 47 million baht price tag for repairs to five water cannon trucks as “reasonable”, because the vehicles all sustained heavy damage…

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Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesia to partially reopen resort island Bali

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia will reopen the resort island of Bali to select international travellers next week, a senior minister said, after the pandemic starved the holiday hotspot of one of…

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A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Two Koreas reopen hotlines as North urges South to mend ties

SEOUL (Reuters) – The two Koreas on Monday restored their hotlines that the North severed months ago, with Pyongyang urging Seoul to step up efforts to improve relations after criticising what it called double standards over weapons…

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The Ambassador – H.E. Lee Wook-heon of the Republic of Korea

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Op-Ed: Thailand-South Korea ties turn more strategic

Chung Eui-yong, a young South Korean diplomat who served in Thailand 30 years ago, had always dreamed of returning to the country of which he had grown fond. Last week,…

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A woman gets a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea on alert for new Delta Plus COVID-19 variant

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has detected its first two cases of the new Delta Plus COVID–19 variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Tuesday, as the country battles with its…

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South Koreans working at North Korea’s Kaesong industrial complex are seen stranded in a waiting room of an office controlling border crossing in Paju on March 9, 2009 following North Korea severing of inter-Korean communications lines used for the passage of people to its Kaesong industrial complex. North Korea put its military on combat alert on 9 March, 2009 as US and South Korean troops began a major joint exercise, and warned that any attempt to block its upcoming satellite launch would spark a war. AFP PHOTO/WON DAI-YEON (Photo by WON DAI-YEON / AFP)

Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw

Seoul (AFP) – North and South Korea signaled a surprise thaw in relations on Tuesday, announcing a restoration of cross-border communications that were severed more than a year ago and…

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Op-Ed: Worsening Japan-South Korea ties bad for ASEAN 

Hopes that two Asian economic giants, Japan and South Korea, would be able to reconcile and improve their soured bilateral ties at the 2020 Olympics have been dashed. South Korean…

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Moderna, Novavax to produce more COVID-19 vaccines in S.Korea

Moderna Inc and Novavax Inc entered into a deal with the South Korean government to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccines, as the country has been under pressure to secure more and faster deliveries…

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S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-president’s 20-year jail term

South Korea’s top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye on Thursday, in the final ruling over the corruption scandal that brought her down. The decision brings to an…

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121 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, 49 more pending confirmation

Thailand recorded 121 new COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), while awaiting confirmation results from a cluster of 49 more members of a gambling cluster in the eastern province of Rayong, plus…

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81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon and 35 Myanmar migrant workers. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of an even bigger crisis if anti-COVID-19…

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Singapore temporarily halts use of two flu vaccines after S.Korea deaths

Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly…

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China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau removed from high-risk area list

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has taken China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau off its list of COVID-19 high-risk countries. The ministerial announcement, published in the Royal Gazette on…

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive at Gimpo international airport in Seoul, South Korea, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea demands removal from Thailand’s list of COVID high risk countries

The South Korean Embassy in Bangkok issued a statement today urging the Thai government to remove South Korea from the list of COVID-19 “high risk” countries, claiming the situation now…

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South Koreans return to work, crowd parks, malls as social distancing rules ease

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Koreans are returning to work and crowding shopping malls, parks, golf courses and some restaurants as South Korea relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward…

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FILE PHOTO: A man and children wearing masks to protect against contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) take a walk at a Han River Park in Seoul, South Korea April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look…

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FILE PHOTO: A couple wearing masks to protect against contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk along a street in Seoul, South Korea, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak as daily infections in Asia’s largest outbreak…

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South Korea promises to observe Thai workers for 14 days before they fly home

Thailand has asked South Korea to keep Thai workers within the country for 14 days of health observation before allowing them to fly back to Thailand, said government spokeswoman Mrs….

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Medical workers wearing protective gear transfer a suspected coronavirus patient (C) to another hospital. (Photo by – / YONHAP / AFP)

Thai worker with COVID-19 being treated in S. Korean hospital

A Thai woman, working illegally in South Korea, has been infected with COVID-19 and admitted to hospital for treatment after she had an examination on February 29th. Pinyuda Chamchan, labour…

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Wuhan style screening to be imposed on Thais returning from South Korea

Thai citizens returning from South Korea, including those working there illegally, will have to undergo stringent screening measures on arrival in Thailand, similar to those imposed on visitors from the…

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No Thai law to mandate quarantine of Thais returning from South Korea – DPM Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today that Thailand has no law that can force Thais, working illegally in South Korea, into quarantine upon their return. There has been widespread…

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Thai tour guide from S Korea confirmed as new COVID-19 case

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported an additional COVID-19 case, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 41. Public health permanent secretary Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai told…

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Thai tour guide from S Korea confirmed as new COVID-19 case

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported an additional COVID-19 case, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 41. Public health permanent secretary Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai told…

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59 returnees from S.Korea isolated as two new COVID-19 confirmed

Fifty-nine students and staff of Khon Kaen University have been quarantined at their lodgings for observation for 14 days after two of them were found to have a high fever…

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Workers wearing protective gears arrive to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a market in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his government had increased its anti-virus alert level by one notch to “Red,” the highest level. It allows for the temporary closure of schools and reduced operation of public transportation and flights to and from South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the…

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In sickness and in health: mass wedding defies virus fears

Thousands of couples — some in facemasks — tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak….

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Three MoUs signed with S Korea during PM’s visit to S Korea

Three memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed today between South Korea and Thailand during Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official visit to the country, taking place from November 24th to November…

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Thailand to play China in 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship semi-final

South Korea beat Thailand 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21) in the 2nd round of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship organised in South Korea on Friday, August 23.   Thailand…

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(Photo) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (L) meets her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, August 1, 2019/ Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

South Korea-Japan talks falter ahead of decision on favored-trade list

BANGKOK (Reuters) – South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a…

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(Photo) Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit/Democrat Party Facebook page

Jurin to attend RCEP in a bid to form world’s biggest trading bloc

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit is scheduled to attend a ministerial conference on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Beijing later this week, in a…

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Two Thai workers killed in road accident in South Korea

Two Thai workers were killed in South Korea when their passenger carrying 16 people of various nationalities skidded off a mountain road en route to a farm, the Korean Times…

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SK Group of South Korea to donate US$10 million to Laos

SK Group of South Korea, a major partner in the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam project whose partial collapse triggered a devastating flood that ravaged several villages in southeastern Laos, has…

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