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December job loss largest in over 2 decades

WorldNews Wednesday, 13 January 2021 ()
December job loss largest in over 2 decadesPeople wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. AP South Korea reported the largest job loss in December since 1999 as a resurgence in new coronavirus cases dealt a blow to jobs in the service sector, data showed Wednesday. For the whole of 2020, the country also shed the largest number of jobs since 1998, when the country was in the midst of the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, according to Statistics Korea. The number of employed people reached 26.5 million last month, 628,000 fewer than a year earlier and marking the 10th...
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Divers in 'Hanbok' greet New Year underwater [Video]

Divers in 'Hanbok' greet New Year underwater

Dressed in South Korea's traditional costume 'Hanbok', two divers at a Seoul aquarium made New Year bows to visitors from underwater on Sunday.

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South Korea: New COVID-19 cases drop since December record high [Video]

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Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribery [Video]

Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribery

The Seoul High Court in South Korea sentenced Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to 2 1/2 years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzlement and bribery. CNN’s Paula Hancocks reports.

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Samsung's Lee receives 30-month prison term [Video]

Samsung's Lee receives 30-month prison term

A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison on Monday. The case will have major ramifications for Lee's leadership of the tech giant as well as Korea's views toward big business. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

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UK invites PM Modi to attend G7 summit in June, says this about Boris Johnson's India visit

UK has also invited leaders from Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to deepen the expertise and experience around the table.
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