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South Korean gyms ban upbeat music due to COVID-19 restrictions

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Music that is higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm) during group workouts like aerobic or spin classes is no longer permitted in order to keep warriors in exercise rooms and health clubs from panting too fast or swe...

South Korean capital bans fast workout music in gyms as Covid measure

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Gyms in the South Korean capital are about to adopt an unusual Covid prevention strategy: play slower music. The Health Ministry is implementing a number of new measures as the country continues battling a coronavir...

Push to honor Otto Warmbier by renaming street outside North Korean UN mission gets bipartisan support

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's backing for the honorary street name has prompted an outpouring of bipartisan support from more public officials and others, who say renaming the street after Warmbier will remind...

Watchdog says ‘pervasive’ digital sex crime affecting life for South Korean women and girls

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Digital sex crime is now so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human righ...

North Korean defector warns of ‘Marxist’ parallels between cancel culture and Kim regime

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Yeonmi Park, 27, told "Hannity" on Monday that after being sold into sex slavery and being placed on dictator Kim Jong Un's "killing list," she escaped the Hermit Kingdom and trekked through the Gobi Desert to be abl...

California Democrat questions Korean American congresswoman’s sincerity about opposing AAPI hate

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During a podcast interview with The Los Angeles Times released this week, Porter said she was disheartened by her experience working with Steel, who is Korean American. Steel came under fire for apologizing to conser...

94-year-old gets Medal of Honor 70 years after Korean War heroism

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Ralph Puckett Jr. -- a United States Army Ranger who led the defense against six Chinese assaults on a frozen hill in the Korean War -- was presented with America's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, by Pre...

Biden meeting South Korean President as he turns his focus toward East Asia

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President Joe Biden is set to meet with his South Korean counterpart President Moon Jae-in on Friday, the second in-person meeting with a world leader of his presidency as he seeks to turn his foreign policy focus b...

Biden to award 1st Medal of Honor to Korean War hero

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Biden will bestow the nation's most prestigious military honor on retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., who held Hill 205, a strategic position near Unsan, over two days in November 1950 while fighting off numerous attacks...

Top US, Japanese and South Korean military leaders meet, underscoring US shift from the Middle East to China

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Honolulu The top US general met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Hawaii Thursday, emphasizing America's commitment to "long-term peace and stability in the region" and underscoring a broader US shift fro...

Yuh-jung Youn becomes first Korean to win acting Oscar

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Yuh-jung Youn won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in "Minari" on Sunday and made history by becoming the first Korean actor to win an Academy Award. During her acceptance speech, Youn spoke...

North Korean education official reportedly executed for ‘anti-party activities’

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The man in his 50s, only identified as Park, had been selected to serve as chairman of the Ministry of Higher Education’s "non-standing commission for the implementation of the Distance Education Act," the Daily NK r...

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker Hankuk Chemi

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Seoul A South Korean tanker seized by Iranian authorities in January has been released. In a press release Friday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the Hankuk Chemi and its captain were freed early Friday Iranian...

A Harvard professor argued that Korean women forced into sex slavery in WWII did so voluntarily. Now he’s facing a backlash

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A Harvard professor has sparked international backlash after publishing an academic article arguing that Korean comfort women -- sent against their will to imperial Japan to have sex with soldiers -- were not actual...

South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong dropped amid bullying scandal

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South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong have been dropped from their national and club sides amid claims of teenage bullying. The 24-year-old sisters, two of the country's best known female ath...

Song Yoo-jung, South Korean TV star, dead at 26

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South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has died at the age of 26, her agency confirmed Monday. "Actress Song Yoo-jung has left us," Sublime Artist Agency wrote in an Instagram post. "Yoo-jung was a friend who always gav...