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South Korean director Bong Joon-ho accepts the award for Best International Feature Film for “Parasite” during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON - AFP)

South Korea hails top prize for ‘Parasite’ at Oscars

South Koreans reacted with joy and stunned disbelief Monday to the historic best picture Oscar for “Parasite”, with one film fan suggesting the feat should be recognised with a public holiday.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea

Donald Trump sends birthday greeting to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump sent best wishes to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un on his birthday, a top South Korean official said on Friday.
US aviation regulator FAA said 'heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East ... present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations' [Simon Dawson-Bloomberg]

US instructs airlines to avoid Iraq, Iran, Gulf airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. aircraft from Iraq and Iran airspace following a retaliatory attack by Iran.
Kim You-geun, a national security official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House, speaks during a press briefing on the General Security of Military Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 22, 2019. – South Korea will suspend the expiry of a critical military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, Seoul said on November 22, just hours before the pact was due to expire as the two US allies row. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea salvages military pact with Japan at 11th hour

The pact was due to expire at midnight amid a sharp deterioration in ties between the two democracies and market economies that has alarmed Washington as it seeks to curb the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 16, 2019.

Kim Jong Un climbs mountain, threatens to ‘strike the world with wonder’

North Korean state media on Wednesday posted a slideshow of leader Kim Jong Un scaling the country’s highest mountain on horseback, and suggested the display means he is considering a major decision.
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North Korea says nuclear talks with US break down, blames Washington

North Korea’s top nuclear envoy on Saturday said talks with the US in Stockholm had broken down, blaming Washington for bringing “nothing to the negotiation table” at the meeting, which came after months of stalemate.

Korea hands over $15 million model school to FCT administration

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday handed-over a model school valued at $15 million to the Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration to boost quality education in the territory.
Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Lee In-tae

Nigeria has all it takes for development – South Korean envoy

The Republic of South Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Lee In-Tae, says Nigeria possesses a capacity for technology and agriculture development among other industrial sectors which could create jobs for its citizens.g

South Korea serial killer suspect found after 30 years, won’t face prosecution

South Korean police have identified a suspect more than 30 years after one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases, but are unable to launch proceedings because it’s too long ago.
Google is launching new voices for Google Assistant in nine countries today, adding a secondary voice option outside the US for the first time. When users set up a new Android phone, the default voice will also be chosen at random, so there’ll be a mix of people getting the old and new voices, though you can still change later if you want to.

Google Assistant gets a second voice option in nine countries

Google is launching new voices for Google Assistant in nine countries today, adding a secondary voice option outside the US for the first time. When users set up a new Android phone, the default voice will also be chosen at random, so there’ll be a mix of people getting the old and new voices, though you can still change later if you want to.
North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

North Korea fires new missiles, proposes talks with Donald Trump

North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump calls off talks with Taliban after attack killed US soldier

US President Donald Trump said he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war.
A spirited fight from Nigeria inspired them to their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after seeing off Korea 108-66 in a one-sided Group B tie on Wednesday at the Wuhan Sports Center. 40

FIBA World Cup: Nigeria saves face with emphatic victory over Korea — in pictures

A spirited fight from Nigeria inspired them to their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after seeing off Korea 108-66 in a one-sided Group B tie on Wednesday at the Wuhan Sports Center.
The Grace 1 supertanker in the British territory of Gibraltar

Greece blocks Iranian oil ship freed in Gibraltar

Greece has vowed to refuse help to an Iranian ship that was recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying oil bound for Syria days after the U.S. threatened sanctions on any country that offered aid to the tanker believed to be linked to an Iranian terrorist organisation.
Cristiano Ronaldo

South Korean fans file criminal complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo

An angry South Korean fan flew to Sweden to confront Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for sitting out a friendly in Seoul, the latest in a bizarre row that has prompted a police investigation.
Bello Matawalle

Korean government thanks Zamfara governor for rescuing kidnapped Korean doctor

The Korean Government has commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara for rescuing its national medical doctor from kidnappers.
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Donald Trump: Kim Jong-un gave ‘small apology’ for missiles in a ‘beautiful’ letter

Donald Trump has revealed the contents of the latest letter that was sent to him by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister, Hiroshige Seko, made this known to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday.

Minister: Japan approves high-tech chemicals sales to South Korea amid trade row

The Japanese government has given a green light to exports of high-tech materials to South Korea for the first time since Tokyo introduced restrictions on selling the chemicals used in electronic equipment to the neighboring country.

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Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of the National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate in the country.
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Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: South Korea reports first death; cases soar to 104

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total to 104.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.