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2.6 magnitude quake hits S. Korea’s southeastern region: KMA

SEOUL– A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck South Korea’s southeastern region Thursday afternoon, the state weather agency said.The quake occurred about 14 kilometers south of Changnyeong, about 350 kilometers southeast of Seoul, at 12:02 p.m., according…

‘Squid Game’ exposes social realities, much like ‘Parasite’

SEOUL– The popularity of the new Netflix Korean series, “Squid Game,” can be attributed in large part to its exposure of social and capitalist realities, critics said Thursday.In that regard, the nine-part thriller, which revolves around a group of pe…

S. Korea qualify for top Asian women’s football tournament

SEOUL– South Korea punched a ticket to the top women’s football tournament in Asia with a resounding 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan in their final qualifying match on Thursday.Forward Moon Mi-ra grabbed a brace and Choe Yu-ri chipped in another at Pakhta…

South Korea, US Repatriate War Casualties 70 Years Later

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Hawaii this week as the remains of 68 Korean service members were repatriated at a ceremony at Pearl Harbor.South Korean soldiers who died in the Korean War had been at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency un…

New cases in 1,700s for 3rd day; post-holiday resurgence in store

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases stayed above 1,700 for the third day in a row Thursday due to fewer tests during the three-day Chuseok holiday, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving, but concerns run high over a potential resurgence acros…

USFK reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– Eight American service members stationed in South Korea and six other affiliated individuals have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday.The service members were stationed at three different military…