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On Saturday, thousands of protesters representing organized labor marched through the capital of South Korea denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work. #SouthKorea #Protest Image
There were no immediate reports of injuries or major clashes as a result of the protests near Seoul's National Assembly.
The marchers accused President Yoon Suk Yeol's conservative government of labour oppression and ignoring truckers' harsh working conditions and financial struggles, which they said were exacerbated by rising fuel prices.
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South Korea's former national security director was detained on Saturday in connection with a possible cover-up surrounding North Korea's assassination of a South Korean fisheries official near the rivals' sea border in 2020. #SouthKorea #Crime Image
Suh Hoon's arrest came as President Yoon Suk Yeol's conservative government investigates his liberal predecessor's handling of that killing and another border incident the same year.
Former President Moon Jae-in, who staked his one-term presidency on inter-Korean reconciliation before stepping down in May, has reacted angrily to the investigation into Suh's actions.
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Yoon Suk-yeol (@President_KR), President of South Korea congratulated the South Korean football team on Saturday for the win over Portugal. #FIFAWorldCup #SouthKorea #Qatar #Portugal #Sports Image
As a result of it, South Korea advanced into the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Yoon wrote on social media, "The challenge begins again.
Congratulations on the Korean national soccer team's advance into the round of 16. Players and the coaches have greatly impressed the people of this country with their fighting spirit and passion. Feel free to fulfil the potential you have prepared and enjoy the game".
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Son Heung-min, South Korean captain thanked the supporters for giving the team enough energy to get past Portugal and into the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Friday. #WorldCup #SouthKorea #Qatar #Sports #Football Image
South Korea ended up in second place in Group H with four points to go ahead to the knockouts for third time in their World Cup history, after 2002 and 2010.

Son assisted on Hwang Hee-chan's stoppage-time winner to seal the South Korea's 2-1 victory over Portugal...
at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Doha. South Korea conceeded match's first goal in just the fifth minute. Later, Kim Young-gwon netted the equalizer in the 27th minute and Hwang landed the deciding goal towards the end.
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BREAKING: #BNNSaudiArabia Reports.

Majid Al-Hogail, the Saudi Minister of Municipal, Rural, and Housing, met Won Hee-ryong, the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, during his tour of Asia, which began in Seoul. #Rural #National #SaudiArabia #Asia #SouthKorea Image
The ministers spoke about the need to activate the executive program, frameworks for expanding cooperation in the municipal, housing, and smart city sectors, and how to share experiences in a way that would benefit the two nations.
Al-Hogail praised the development of the nation's ties, their cooperation, and the benefits that came from the creation of strategic partnerships and alliances.
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The South Korean industry ministry said on Thursday that a strike by South Korean truckers is estimated to have cost 1.6 trillion won ($1.23 billion) in lost shipments. #SouthKorea #Protest Image
On Thursday, the eighth day of the nationwide strike by thousands of truckers, disruptions to the nation's supply chain grew as the government prepared to order more of them back to work.
On Wednesday, The South Korean government failed to reach an agreement with striking truck drivers, who defied an order to return to work as concerns rose over shortages of petrol and pricier groceries inflicting further economic damage.
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Choo Kyung-ho, Finance Minister on Thursday reiterated his call for local truckers to return to work. He stressed that their strike causes huge damage to the country's economy, which is already hurt by uncertainties. #SouthKorea #economy #strike Image
The remark came after South Korea invoked a return-to-work order on truckers of the cement industry earlier on Tuesday, as thousands of truckers have been on strike since last week, demanding the government guarantee what they call a "wage for safe operation."
Choo said during a meeting with representatives from small and medium-sized firms that, "If (the truckers) continue their unjustifiable group action, we cannot overcome the economic crisis, and there will be no future for South Korean companies".
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BREAKING: #BNNNorthKorea Reports.

North Korean state media reported on Thursday that, Kim Jong-Un, North Korean leader presided over a politburo session of the ruling party and has decided to convene a key party meeting later this month. Image
According to the media reports, Kim said during the meeting held the previous day that, the "internal and external circumstances of the year 2022 created on the advance of the Korean revolution were the unprecedented adversity that tested our will and fighting efficiency".
During the meeting, Kim said that, "the internal and external circumstances of the year 2022 created on the advance of the Korean revolution were the unprecedented adversity that tested our will and fighting efficiency".
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Yoon Suk-yeol (@President_KR), the South Korean President said on Monday that, South Korea will land a spacecraft on the moon in 2032. It will start to explore the lunar resources under its ambitious roadmap for a "future space economy".
Yoon said a meeting on space policies that, South Korea aims to land a spacecraft on Mars in 2045, when the nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Liberation Day, under the long-term plan.
Yoon said, "From now on, a country with a vision for space can lead the global economy and solve the problems facing humanity.

The dream for a space power will not be a distant future, but an opportunity and hope for children and young people.
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A senior presidential official said Monday that President Yoon Suk-yeol (@President_KR) would be reviewing an executive order to force striking truckers to return to work at a Cabinet meeting. Kim Eun-hye, senior presidential secretary
...for press affairs said, "(Yoon) will preside over a Cabinet meeting (Tuesday) to deliberate on the work resumption order for the Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union". #SouthKorea #Economy
According to Kim, during a meeting, Yoon said with senior presidential aides earlier in the day. "The rule of law in the labor-management relations should be firmly established. It is important to...
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South Korea's government would meet the striking truckers' union for talks on Monday for the first time, after the nationwide strike began five days ago. #SouthKorea #Economy #Exports #Business
By now, the supply chain glitches worsened and construction sites are facing concrete shortages.

The transport ministry said on Monday that, the government has elevated its warning of cargo transport disruption due to the strike to "serious".
This is the highest level in its disruption scale.
The current strike by thousands of unionised truckers is the second major strike in less than six months for better pay and working conditions.
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Han Duck-soo, Prime Minister of South Korea instructed the authorities on Monday to ensure all the safety measures for the World Cup fans. #HanDucksoo #SouthKorea #Ghana #WorldCup2022 #Sports
The fans would be turning up in big numbers for street cheering events, because South Korea is playing a match against Ghana on Monday.
According to the Office for Government Policy Coordination, Han said, "The heads of local governments, and the heads of police and fire departments should inspect crowd management measures in advance in preparation for rain".
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A ministry official revealed on Saturday that the transport ministry of South Korea intends to hold talks with the union of striking truck drivers on Monday. #SouthKorea #Politics
Thousands of unionized truckers went on strike for the second time in less than six months on Thursday, demanding better pay and working conditions.
The action has already disrupted supply chains in the world's tenth-largest economy, affecting automakers, cement manufacturers, and steel producers.
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BREAKING: #BNNSouthKorea Reports.

Yoon Suk-yeol (@President_KR), the South Korean President warned that the government would step in to break up a nationwide strike by truckers. He called it illegal and unacceptable to take the national supply chain "hostage" during...
...an economic crisis. Unionized truckers began their second major strike in less than six months on Thursday. #YoonSukyeol #SouthKorea #Transport #Economy
Yoon wrote on social media, late on Thursday, "The public will not tolerate taking the logistics system hostage in the face of a national crisis.
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President Yoon Suk-yeol @President_KR vowed to intensify efforts to increase weapons exports and secure cutting-edge defense technologies as seeks to make the nation's weapons industry the 4th largest arms exporter globally. #SouthKorea #Politics Image
For the first time since taking office in May, Yoon hosted a meeting on promoting defense exports, which was intended to explore ways to shift the industry's mainstay from domestic supplies to exports.
"The defence industry is a new future growth engine and the pivot of the high-tech industry," Yoon said at a meeting held at Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd in Sacheon, South Korea's sole warplane developer.
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South Korean truckers began their second major strike in less than six months on Thursday, threatening to disrupt manufacturing and fuel supplies for industries ranging from automobiles to petrochemicals. #SouthKorea #Protest #Strike Image
With fuel prices rising, truckers are urging the government to extend the 'Safe Freight Rate,' which is set to expire at the end of the year, and to expand benefits for truckers in other industries, including oil tankers.
The government has stated that the scheme will be extended for three years but has rejected other union demands.
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BREAKING: #BNNNorthKorea Reports.

State media KCNA reported that, on Thursday, North Korea denounced Seoul's attempts to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang following its repeated missile launches.#NorthKorea #SouthKorea #Security #US #SouthKorea
Such measures will add to the North's "hostility and anger".

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, made these remarks in a statement. She reportedly called South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol "and other idiots" a "faithful dog" of the United States.
Kim Yo Jong said, "If they think that they can escape from the present dangerous situation through 'sanctions,' they must be really idiots as they do not know how-to live-in peace and comfort.
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South Korea considers deploying military trucks for urgent transport as it prepares for a truckers' strike, which has raised concerns about the country's post-pandemic recovery and global supply chains. #SouthKorea #Protest
The Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union (CTSU), which is pushing for the extension of minimum wage guarantees, has threatened to shut down oil supplies at major refineries as well as transportation at major ports and industrial plants.
Won Hee-ryong, Land Minister, stated that the government would consider deploying military trucks to areas in need of urgent transportation. He also threatened to revoke the licenses of striking drivers if the strike lasted too long.
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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol @President_KR said on Wednesday that the government would help companies promote exports to key regions such as Southeast Asia in order to counteract slowing economic growth. #SouthKorea #Business
South Korea's economy is facing increasing headwinds as global demand cools and domestic spending declines.
According to reports, Yoon said at a meeting of top officials that "We have to overcome the kind of complex global crisis as one facing us now through the promotion of exports."
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The government and truckers in South Korea are still at odds over a wage deal, the country's leading union said on Wednesday, just hours before the planned start of a strike that is raising concerns. #SouthKorea #Protest
The truckers' strike, which is set to begin at midnight (1500 GMT), will be the second in less than six months to disrupt manufacturing and fuel supplies in the world's tenth-largest economy.
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo urged truckers on Tuesday to abandon the plan in order to save the economy, warning that it would cause logistics paralysis and irreversible damage.
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South Korean officials said that a Chinese streaming platform has resumed distributing South Korean content after being suspended for six years.

Seoul described it as a sign of Beijing's willingness to improve relations. #SouthKorea #Social
Tencent began distributing "Hotel by the River," a film by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, earlier this month, they said, in the first such move after Beijing effectively banned K-pop imports amid tensions over the THAAD US missile defence system stationed in South Korea.
The timing of the gesture was linked by a South Korean presidential official to a recent summit between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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South Korea's prime minister urged unionised truckers on Tuesday to abandon plans to strike this week in order to avoid economic paralysis and irreversible damage, raising concerns about the country's post-pandemic recovery. #SouthKorea #Politics
Major trucking unions have threatened a nationwide strike on Thursday after failed talks with the government over pay and fuel price subsidies.
An eight-day trucker strike in Asia's fourth-largest economy in June delayed cargo shipments for industries ranging from autos to semiconductors, costing more than $1.2 billion in lost output and missed deliveries while posing new risks to a strained global supply chain.
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As a follow-up to my article on the #WorldCup2022 for @PillarCatholic, a couple of notes on religious aspects of this tournament.
pillarcatholic.com/world-cup-feve…
1. This is the first time the World Cup is being played in a Muslim country, and only the second outside of the traditionally Christian world. The first was South Korea & Japan in 2002.
2. 2002 also marked the furthest a traditionally Muslim country ever progressed in the World Cup, with #Turkey placing 3rd, after beating South Korea in a very exciting game.
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A day after North Korea fired an ICBM, a US B-1B strategic bomber was redeployed to the Korean peninsula on Saturday for a joint US-South Korean air exercise, according to Seoul's military. #SouthKorea #War
The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that “South Korea and the US conducted a joint air drill today with the US Air Force’s B-1B strategic bomber redeployed on the Korean peninsula.”
On Friday, North Korea launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile that landed just 200 kilometers off the coast of Japan. The launch came a day after the North launched a smaller missile.
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