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Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s IRGC seizes South Korean tanker in naval piracy

The IRGC also behaves more like a pirate navy than an actual navy, harassing ships, threatening others and sometimes outright stealing and hijacking vessels.

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj

After early success, South Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis

after a summer of touting South Korea's approach as a model for the world, officials acknowledge the success of those earlier efforts left them straining to contain a third wave.

By REUTERS
26/12/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou

S.Korea foils N.Korea attempt to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers

Lawmaker Ha Tae-keung said there was no damage from the hacking attempts, News1 said.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
Coronavirus vaccine under development (illustrative)

Russia, South Korea to cooperate on production of Sputnik V COVID vaccine

The Russian vaccine, reported to have demonstrated a 92% efficiency against the coronavirus, is to be distributed to several countries around the world.

14/11/2020
VIGILANT SOUTH Korean soldiers stand guard at the boundary with North Korea.

N.Korea says shooting death of S.Korean man was self-defensive measure

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing in late September, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire.

By REUTERS
30/10/2020
A woman gets an influenza vaccine at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, October 21, 2020.

No link between flu shot, boy's death after 25 recipients die - S. Korea

Health authorities have refused to suspend the preventative campaign on Thursday, citing a lack of evidence to suggest direct links between the deaths and the vaccines.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou

Missile launch or storm repairs? Activity fuels speculation of N.Korea

A Seoul-based website that reports on North Korea, cited a single unnamed source near the shipyard as saying the site "is bustling with activity to prepare for the ballistic missile launch."

By REUTERS
19/09/2020

COVID-19: Asymptomatic children can still spread coronavirus, study shows

Overall, the results showed that even after no longer exhibiting symptoms, children remained infectious for weeks.

THE IRON Dome defense system.

South Korea is developing its own Iron Dome-type defense system

"We are talking about a system that is able to defend the capital city, and handle a mass of 200 and 300 mm rockets aimed at it."

11/08/2020
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