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Road tunnel fire in South Korea left at least 5 dead

West News Wire: In a highway tunnel in the South Korean capital of Seoul, officials said that a freight truck colliding with a bus resulted in a fire that left at least five people dead and 37 injured. On Thursday,...

Virtual assets stolen by North Korean hackers worth $1.2B

West News Wire: According to South Korea's spy service, North Korean hackers have stolen over 1.5 trillion won ($1.2 billion) worth of bitcoin and other virtual assets over the previous five years, with more than half occurring this year...

Losses to Japan, South Korea ends Asian teams’ World Cup dreams

West News Wire: Asian aspirations at the World Cup in Qatar have been dashed by Japan's penalty shootout loss to Croatia and Brazil's impressive 4-1 victory over South Korea. All three Asian Football Confederation nations have been eliminated from the...

Neymar expected to play against South Korea in World Cup game

West News Wire: With one of their greatest threats, superstar Neymar, back on the field, five-time champions Brazil will play in their first knockout game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After a video from the Brazilian football federation...

South Korea beats Portugal to advance into round of 16

West News Wire: South Korea advanced to the Round of 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Portugal at Qatar's Education City stadium thanks to a goal by Hwang Hee-chan in the 90th minute. Son Heung-min, the...

First batch of 50,000 mpox vaccines will be supplied to Africa

West News Wire: According to the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, South Korea will provide 50,000 doses of its first batch of mpox vaccines to the African continent (CDC). Health professionals and residents of the most severely affected...

Samsung of South Korea appoints Jay Y Lee as executive chairman

West News Wire: The third generation of the founding family will now formally govern South Korea's most valuable corporation, Samsung Electronics, thanks to the appointment of Jay Y Lee as executive chairman. The announcement on Thursday represents a position that...

North Korea warns US, South Korea over military air drills

West News Wire: In response to the largest joint air exercises between the forces of South Korea and the United States in almost five years, North Korea has threatened "strong follow-up measures." According to a spokesman for North Korea's ministry...

US aircraft carrier launches joint military exercises in South Korea

West News Wire: As tensions with North Korea rise, a US aircraft carrier and the ships it is accompanied by have begun conducting joint military drills with South Korean forces. The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined the drills,...

South Korea penalizes Google, Meta for violating privacy laws

West News Wire: Google and Meta were each fined 100 billion won ($72 million) by South Korea's privacy authority for tracking internet activity of users without their permission and utilizing that information to target adverts. Following a meeting where officials...
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