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Horror as 20 workers are burned alive in massive blaze at lithium battery factory in South Korea malterwitty
The bodies of around 20 workers have been found at a South Korean lithium battery factory after a massive blaze, local media reports, with firefighters saying they were still searching the building. Horrifying pictures show a huge column of smoke and flames rising high into the sky as the inferno ripped through the plant in Hwaseong, just south of the capital Seoul. Over 100 people were working in the factory when workers heard a series of explosions from the second floor, where lithium-ion batteries are inspected and packaged, firefighter Kim Jin-young told media.

On his recent visit to Pyongyang, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement, before moving on to a warm welcome and a similar series of declarations in Vietnam.

Is this really a new level of relations between Moscow and Pyongyang?

A nuclear-powered United States aircraft carrier arrived Saturday in South Korea for a three-way exercise stepping up their military training to cope with North Korean threats that escalated with its alignment with Russia.

An American shipyard that builds domestic cargo vessels and training ships for U.S. maritime colleges has agreed to a deal, in which it would be bought by a major South Korean shipbuilder.
Pending regulatory approvals, Philly Shipyard is set to be acquired by Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean for $100 million from its Norwegian parent Anker ASA, according to a statement from the Philadelphia yard on Thursday.


After Seoul said that the new comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Russia and North Korea poses a threat to South Korea's security and said it would reconsider its policy of limiting support to Ukraine to only non-lethal aid, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by saying that South Korea would be making "a big mistake" if it arms Ukraine. 

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that South Korea would be making "a big mistake" if it decides to supply arms to Ukraine and that Moscow would respond to such a move in a way that would be painful for Seoul.