Two Nigerian men arrested in South Korea for allegedly conning victims out of N41m in romance scams

Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Suwon, South Korea for allegedly swindling South Korean victims, mostly women, of tens of thousands of dollars in romance scams, local police said Wednesday, April 28. According to the Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency, just south of Seoul, the suspects defrauded four South Koreans, three women and one man… Continue reading Two Nigerian men arrested in South Korea for allegedly conning victims out of N41m in romance scams

Citing Pandemic Fears, North Korea Says It Won’t Attend Tokyo Olympics

North Korea says it will skip the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, citing coronavirus concerns – a move that frustrates South Korea’s hopes that the games might revive stalled peace talks between the bitter rivals. The decision to sit out the already delayed Tokyo Games means the North’s athletes will be a no-show at the… Continue reading Citing Pandemic Fears, North Korea Says It Won’t Attend Tokyo Olympics

Japan And South Korea Congratulate Biden, Hope For Steadier Relationship With U.S.

A newspaper's front page reporting on President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. presidential election is displayed on a sidewalk in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The United States’ chief allies in East Asia, South Korea and Japan, welcomed Joe Biden’s electoral victory over the weekend, expecting that the former vice president will rebuild their decades-old alliances, which have been challenged during four years of unprecedented strain under the Trump administration. After extending congratulations on Twitter, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told… Continue reading Japan And South Korea Congratulate Biden, Hope For Steadier Relationship With U.S.

South Korea’s ex-president Myung-bak goes back to prison

But only a few steps away on the other side of a police line stood a man with a different message: “Apologise to the people”. Lee was taken to the Seoul Central District Prosecution’s Office for a registration process before being transferred to a prison in the east of the capital. His return to jail… Continue reading South Korea’s ex-president Myung-bak goes back to prison

South Korea imposes coronavirus lockdown rules following nine days of triple-digit increases in new cases

South Korea is resuming certain lockdown measures as it battles a new coronavirus outbreak. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo announced new bans on large gatherings, with closures for beaches, nightspots and churches, as well as removing fans from professional sporting events. The government said it did not take the decision lightly, but felt the restrictions were necessary after nine straight… Continue reading South Korea imposes coronavirus lockdown rules following nine days of triple-digit increases in new cases

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as North Korea rejects talks

A U.S. envoy arrived in South Korea on Tuesday in an effort to renew stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, hours after it issued a statement saying it has no intention of sitting down with the United States and told South Korea to “stop meddling”. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, who has led… Continue reading U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as North Korea rejects talks

North Korea Cuts Off All Communication With South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it was cutting off all communication channels with South Korea on Tuesday, a move experts say could signal Pyongyang has grown frustrated that Seoul has failed to revive lucrative inter-Korean economic projects and persuade the United States to ease sanctions. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said… Continue reading North Korea Cuts Off All Communication With South Korea

South Korean football club, FC Seoul use sex dolls to fill empty stadium as stand-in fans for a match (Photos)

South Korean football club, FC Seoul have been forced to apologize after using sex dolls to fill their empty stadium as stand-in fans for a match on Sunday. The K-League resumed earlier this month with matches being played behind closed doors without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Since the resumption of the league, clubs… Continue reading South Korean football club, FC Seoul use sex dolls to fill empty stadium as stand-in fans for a match (Photos)

South Korea shuts down 2,100 nightclubs and bars as new Coronavirus spike is blamed on clubbers who went out after lockdown eased

South Korea has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs including hostess bars and discos after dozens of coronavirus infections were linked to club goers who went out last weekend as the country relaxed lockdown rules.  The action was carried out on Saturday after South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 18 new cases were… Continue reading South Korea shuts down 2,100 nightclubs and bars as new Coronavirus spike is blamed on clubbers who went out after lockdown eased

Kim Jong-Un reportedly makes first public appearance in 20 days amid death rumors

According to reports emanating from South Korea, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours that he could be dead. The 36 year old North Korean dictator, reportedly attended a project completion ceremony at a fertiliser factory in Sunchon, a city in South Pyongan Province, North Korea… Continue reading Kim Jong-Un reportedly makes first public appearance in 20 days amid death rumors