South Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge from Squid Game

SEOUL - South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work because of a surge of viewers to the US firm's content, an SK spokesperson said on Friday (Oct 1). The move comes after a Seoul court said Netflix should "reasonably" give something in...

South, North Korea have restored hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties

South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, May 1, 2019.Reuters South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, with renewed efforts by the two countries' leaders to rebuild relations, the South's...

She’s no K-pop star but DJ Soda is lighting up the Korean music industry – here’s how she’s planning to keep her fans happy

DJ Soda knows people think she’s only here to put on a good show, but she hopes they give her music a chance too. The baby-faced blonde bombshell closed out Sunday’s (June 20) “Joy Ruckus Club’s K-pop Superfest” event, performing at the online concert for viewers across the world. Though she herself is not a K-pop...

K-pop bullying: April’s Hyunjoo in war of words with ex-bandmates, (G)I-dle’s Soojin removed from group’s newest song

The K-pop world continues to reel from more bullying scandals, including former April member Hyunjoo elaborating on Instagram about being bullied by bandmates.DSP media Bullying and abuse issues continue to rock K-pop, and girl groups April and (G)I-dle have updated fans on recent allegations. In March, people claiming to be acquaintances of former April member Hyunjoo...

Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung thanks ‘snobbish’ Brits for voting for her at the BAFTAs

A handout photo. Youn Yuh-jung receives Supporting Actress BAFTA award for Minari during the 74th British Academy Film Awards in London, April 11.Reuters Youn Yuh-jung thanked "snobbish" Brits for voting her for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs. The 73-year-old South Korean actress was honoured at the EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday (April 11) for...

South Korea orders closure of nightclubs, karaoke bars amid concern over fourth Covid-19 wave

People walk past closed pubs and restaurants as tougher social distancing rules to prevent the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that have been announced on the last Friday (April 2) continue, in Seoul, South Korea, Aug 31, 2020.Reuters South Korea will reimpose a ban on nightclubs, karaoke bars and other nightly entertainment facilities, authorities said on Friday...

NKorea ignores US offer for talks, citing its hostile policy

  FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2021, file photo State Secretary Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington. Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are heading to Japan and South Korea for four days of talks starting Monday, March 15, as the administration seeks to shore up partnerships...

Drenched in purple, South Korean islands draw tourists

A general view of the Purple Island in Shinan, South Korea, March 9, 2021. Reuters Dressed all in purple, bent-over women held long rakes aloft as they walked in a line to a lavender field to carry out some pruning on an island in southwest South Korea. Residents dressed in purple clothing work in a lavender...

Recovered Patients In S. Korea Tested Positive Again, Experts Say Virus May Have Been Re-Activated

South Korea has confirmed on Friday, 10th April that at least 116 people who recovered from Covid-19 were tested positive again. According to Reuters, Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told in a briefing that the virus may have been “reactivated” rather than the patients being re-infected. Source: nature Currently, it’s...

South Korea Records 334 More Covid-19 Cases, 1,595 Infected & 13 Reported Deaths

South Korea is now the country with the highest number of Covid-19 cases besides China. As of now, there are 1,595 infections with 13 reported deaths! This is because the country reported another daily spike of new infections today (27th February) with an additional 334 new cases confirmed in a few days, reported Yonhap News. The number...