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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.
SEOUL - South Korea says it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing disputes over their wartime history and trade.

South Korea reverses course, will still share intel with Japan

South Korea says it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing disputes over their wartime history and trade.
Japan’s SoftBank plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against rivals like Rakuten.

SoftBank proposes $30 billion merger between Yahoo Japan and Line

Japan’s SoftBank plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against rivals like Rakuten.
Ex-Enugu Rangers forward and former NPFL top scorer, Chisom Egbuchulam, has bagged Suwon FC player of the year award.

Former Enugu Rangers star wins prestigious award in South Korea

Egbuchulam switched to South Korean outfit Suwon FC in January after a brilliant season with Falkenbergs FF, where he netted 14 goals in 21 games, to win the Swedish Second Division top scorer.
Tottenham's No 7 makes a heart shape with his hands as he directs his celebration towards the visiting supporters

Heung-Min Son sends message to Everton’s Andre Gomes

Son Heung-min revealed he has sent a message of apology to Everton’s Andre Gomes, after the horrific accident at Goodison Park on Sunday.
FILE - South Korean (blue headbands) and U.S. Marines take positions as amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps fire smoke bombs during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, South Korea, March 12, 2016.

South Koreans oppose Donald Trump’s cost-sharing demands, but support alliance

South Koreans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Seoul pay more for the cost of the U.S. military presence, but remain broadly optimistic about the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to a new poll.
South Korea’s top convenience store chain suspended the sale of flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by U.S. company Juul Labs on Thursday, a day after the government warned the public to stop using such products citing fatalities in the United States.

South Korean retailer suspends flavoured liquid e-cigarettes

South Korea’s top convenience store chain suspended the sale of flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by U.S. company Juul Labs on Thursday, a day after the government warned the public to stop using such products citing fatalities in the United States.
Emperor Naruhito walks out of the Imperial Palace Sanctuaries after reporting his enthronement to his imperial ancestors on Tuesday morning. Pool-KYODO

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completes enthronement rites — in pictures

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday completed his ascension to the ancient Chrysanthemum throne in a solemn, ritual-bound ceremony performed before hundreds of dignitaries in the Imperial Palace.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.

Evo Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoff

President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life.
South Korean university student protesters climb over a wall during a protest at the US ambassador's residence in Seoul ( EPA )

South Korea protesters scale walls outside US ambassador’s residence

Around 20 South Korean protesters broke into the residential compound of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea Friday, prompting U.S. officials to call for tighter security measures around diplomatic missions here.
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Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
South Korean national soccer team player Son Heung-min answers a reporter's question upon his arrival after the soccer match against North Korea, at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

South Korean football team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang

South Korea’s national football team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA president ‘disappointed’ by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.
Sulli, whose real name was Choi Jin-ri, was known for her outspokenness and drive for women’s rights, for which she had suffered online bullying and harassment.

Fans, celebrities mourn death of K-pop star Sulli

Fans and fellow performers on Tuesday mourned the death of a K-pop star who had long been the target of online bullying, some calling for greater mental health support for those working in the country’s notoriously competitive show business industry.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps travel during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

Donald Trump’s decision on Kurds rattles some in South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.
Sulli, whose real name was Choi Jin-ri, was known for her outspokenness and drive for women’s rights, for which she had suffered online bullying and harassment.

Cyber-bullied K-pop star Sulli found dead at her home

A popular K-pop star who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead at her home Monday, South Korean police said.
Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be determined by the English weather, saying his agent was just making a joke.

Jurgen Klopp demands improvement as Mo Salah double saves Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes even the European champions have plenty of room for improvement after surviving a huge Champions League scare to beat Salzburg 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead.
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ separating the two Koreas. Reuters TV-Reuters

Report: North Korea, US to resume nuclear talks

North Korea and the United States plan to resume talks on the North Korean nuclear weapons programme this week, according to media reports.

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