South Korea

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Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines – as it happened
Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic; EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition and four cases of rare blood clots in J&J jab

Jedidajah Otte (now), Rhi Storer, Martin Belam and Kate Lyons (earlier)

09, Apr, 2021 @11:14 PM

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Iran releases South Korean tanker seized in January
Unclear whether deal reached to release billions in oil revenue frozen because of US sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Apr, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Night in Paradise review – operatic Korean display of gunfire and death
This blood-splattered Korean gangster flick with a romantic subplot follows Tae-Gu as he hides out from his enemies

Leslie Felperin

08, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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LG to pull out of mobile phone market
South Korea firm promises service and software support as it shifts focus to more profitable businesses

Jasper Jolly

05, Apr, 2021 @10:56 AM

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BTS's Korean record label buys Justin Bieber management company
Ithaca, owned by Scooter Braun, also manages artists such as Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato

Rupert Neate

02, Apr, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Minari review – a Korean family sows seeds of hope in Arkansas
Infused with a wonderful sentimentality, Lee Isaac Chung’s fictionalised account of his rural US childhood explores the growing pains of a family farm

Peter Bradshaw

01, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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BTS condemn anti-Asian racism: 'We feel grief and anger'
Following the Atlanta shootings, the K-pop group shared their experiences of discrimination and called for respect and solidarity

Laura Snapes

30, Mar, 2021 @9:40 AM

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World's poorest face vaccine delays through Covax programme
Delays at South Korean vaccine plant and setbacks in export licences from India cause holdup

Michael Safi

25, Mar, 2021 @1:04 PM

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Harvard professor sparks outrage with claims about Japan's 'comfort women'
Academics reject J Mark Ramseyer’s claim women were not forced into sexual slavery during second world war

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

08, Mar, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Fear of missing out boosting global acceptance of Covid jab, survey suggests
International study finds change in attitudes possibly driven by anticipated regret of not having vaccine

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

05, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Introduction review – tangled web of relationships from Korea to Berlin
Delicate vignette charts young lovers and their families in Hong Sang-soo’s lightweight but charming drama

Peter Bradshaw

02, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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North Korean defector spends six hours walking around heavily guarded border unnoticed
Embarrassment for South Korea’s military after guards fail to heed alarms despite man being picked up by five sets of CCTV cameras

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Feb, 2021 @5:10 AM

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