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    1. Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 12:01 AM

      TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.

    2. As South Korea's tourism industry reels from the recent outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the government is pulling out the stops to lure visitors back into country, announcing plans to waive visa fees for visitors from China and Southeast Asia.

    3. North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 01:24 AM

      North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim. "The terminal was built in a modern way from the gatepost to the airport to departure lounge, entry formalities hall, service halls, etc.," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. Pictures released by KCNA ...

    4. South Korea on Wednesday said it would waive visa fees for visitors from China and Southeast Asia as it struggles to recover from the MERS outbreak which has seen tourist numbers plummet. The justice ministry said visas which had been already issued would be extended for another three months as South Korea enters its peak tourist season of July and August. South Korea will waive tourist visa ...

    5. New S Korea Mers case after pause

      BBC NewsJul 01 07:44 PM

      South Korea reports a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome after a four-day break in infections, bringing the infection total to 183.

    6. S Korea to pump $10bn into economy

      BBC worldJul 02 10:17 PM

      South Korea will inject billions of dollars into its economy as it continues to struggle with falling exports and the outbreak of Mers.

    7. Anyone trying to understand South Korea's struggle with the MERS virus outbreak should take a look at a Korean monster movie called "The Host" from 2006. "The Host" doesn't actually predict South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome almost a decade ahead of time. But the film does paint a familiar picture of South Korean society's crisis in confidence stemming from the outbreak ...

    8. South Korea's manufacturing activity shrank in June for a fourth consecutive month and by the fastest pace in nearly three years.

    9. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.

    10. S.Korea picks Airbus over Boeing for 4 refuelling tankers

      Reuters via Yahoo! FinanceJun 30 08:35 AM

      South Korea's state-run weapons buyer on Tuesday chose Airbus Group SE to supply four in-flight refuelling tankers, a deal two people with direct knowledge of the matter said was worth around 1.2 trillion won ($1.07 billion). The purchase of the country's first aerial refuelling tankers is part of South Korea's efforts to strengthen its air defences amid tensions between China and Japan over ...

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