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Archery-U.S. mixed archer bemoans lack of fans as S.Korea wins first Tokyo gold

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. archer Mackenzie Brown bemoaned the lack of fans on Saturday after she and Brady Ellison, number two seeds in mixed archery, crashed out, as South Korea won its first Tokyo 2020 gold with a record-breaking run. “It’s supposed to be big and give you......

S.Korea extends COVID curbs far and wide as new cases spike to record

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Few people walk on a usually crowded shopping street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran 1,615 new cases reported for Tuesday vs prev record of 1,378 Distancing rules tightened; Seoul at highest level Gov’t vaccine......

S.Korea COVID-19 vaccine rollout grinds to halt as new cases hit record high

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Women walk on an empty street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran Shot bookings for 1.67 mln people aged 55-59 on hold for week Govt website crashes, available supplies now booked up Vaccination pace slows......

S.Korea eyes semi-lockdown in Seoul as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

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People wait in line for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a testing site which is temporarily set up at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/ Heo Ran South Korea reports highest-ever 1,275 new daily cases Officials warn daily counts may double by end of......

S.Korea considers vaccinating workers at major companies

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South Korea is considering plans to vaccinate workers at key businesses including chip and electronics firms to minimise disruptions to production, the government said on Thursday, amid global efforts to boost supply of scarce computer chips. The labour ministry has sent letters to companies including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS),......

S.Korea May exports at full throttle, set fastest pace in 32 years

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A truck carrying a shipping container travels past cranes at Pyeongtaek port in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji South Korea exports logged their sharpest expansion in 32 years in May, marking another robust month of shipments fuelled by stronger consumer demand globally as many economies start to......

N.Korea slams end to U.S. guidelines limiting S.Korea missile range

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un listens to U.S. President Donald Trump as they meet in a one-on-one bilateral session at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst North Korea’s state media on Monday criticised the......

S.Korea says 1 mln doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccines to arrive this week from U.S.

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A box of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines is seen at the Forem vaccination centre in Pamplona, Spain, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo South Korea’s Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Sunday that 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) coronavirus vaccines will arrive this......

China, Japan, S.Korea vow to provide ‘targeted’ support for recovery from pandemic

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Finance ministers and central bank governors from China, Japan and South Korea vowed on Monday to provide necessary support by providing “targeted” measures for those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They pledged to “achieve inclusive recovery, preserve long-term fiscal sustainability and maintain financial stability” in a joint statement issued......

S.Korea looks to ban internet file-sharing with N.Korea

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South Korea’s government on Monday said it had proposed a law to require its citizens to get official permission before using the internet to exchange digital material such as movies, music, scanned books, or artwork with anyone in North Korea. If approved by parliament, the measure would be the first......

S.Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

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SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly......

S.Korea extends coronavirus social distancing in Seoul region

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FILE PHOTO: People wait in a line to undergo coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a coronavirus testing site which is temporarily set up in front of a railway station on Christmas day in Seoul, South Korea, December 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will extend unprecedented social......

S.Korea reports record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

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A man undergoes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a testing site which is temporarily set up at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported a record number of coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the country’s largest wave of infections......

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