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Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
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Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks

Apr 9th 2021, 9:10 AM 9,337 Views 6 Comments

The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
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Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,798 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
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North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South

Feb 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 41,656 Views 19 Comments

The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.

South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases
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South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,470 Views 18 Comments

The country’s caseload currently stands at 55,902.

'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show
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'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Nov 20th 2020, 9:18 PM 12,101 Views 0 Comments

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year.

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
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South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

Nov 13th 2020, 7:31 AM 12,802 Views 12 Comments

The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
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North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’

Oct 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,497 Views 13 Comments

If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
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North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,879 Views 6 Comments

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
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Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,272 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan
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Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan

Sep 7th 2020, 7:48 AM 12,122 Views 1 Comment

Typhoon Haishen hit the southeastern coast of South Korea with sustained winds of up to 78 mph.

FactCheck: Does this photo show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in South Korea?
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FactCheck: Does this photo show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in South Korea?

Sep 1st 2020, 1:08 PM 581 Views 0 Comments

Posts on social media have represented anti-government protests in Seoul as anti-coronavirus restrictions.

South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
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South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue

Aug 25th 2020, 7:14 AM 20,740 Views 14 Comments

The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases
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South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases

Aug 18th 2020, 12:32 PM 18,991 Views 57 Comments

The new restrictions will affect half of the population.

South Korea reports more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for first time in four months
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South Korea reports more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for first time in four months

Jul 25th 2020, 10:01 AM 17,548 Views 30 Comments

South Africa also announced a surge in infections and some US states tightened anti-disease controls.

Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle
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Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle

Jul 22nd 2020, 8:00 PM 12,797 Views 0 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment
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Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment

Jul 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 20,792 Views 12 Comments

Authorities have said Park Won-soon took his own life.

RB Leipzig sign South Korean striker for reported €9 million following loss of Werner to Chelsea
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RB Leipzig sign South Korean striker for reported €9 million following loss of Werner to Chelsea

Jul 8th 2020, 3:15 PM 4,865 Views 0 Comments

Hwang Hee-chan comes into the side from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb
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South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb

Jun 29th 2020, 7:02 AM 19,618 Views 40 Comments

Almost half of the new cases were reported from capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas.

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide
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Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Jun 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 38,055 Views 11 Comments

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
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Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:31 AM 23,172 Views 15 Comments

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer
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South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:40 AM 14,281 Views 13 Comments

A propaganda war is fuelling the escalating tensions between the two countries.

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea
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New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

Jun 21st 2020, 8:25 AM 23,202 Views 11 Comments

It has also emerged US President Donald Trump told health officials to reduce testing.

South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
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South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office

Jun 19th 2020, 9:20 AM 14,571 Views 23 Comments

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread
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Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread

Jun 18th 2020, 8:08 AM 10,093 Views 11 Comments

The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea
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North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea

Jun 16th 2020, 8:54 AM 17,881 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
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North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,474 Views 8 Comments

Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases
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China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

May 10th 2020, 4:32 PM 65,765 Views 50 Comments

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South
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Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South

May 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 27,275 Views 15 Comments

The fire exchange took place a day after North Korea reported its leader Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in some 20 days.

South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since February
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South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since February

Apr 30th 2020, 9:35 AM 19,035 Views 69 Comments

For a time the country had the world’s second-largest outbreak.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says

Apr 27th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,637 Views 36 Comments

There has been speculation over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary last week.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall
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New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

Apr 27th 2020, 7:11 AM 29,145 Views 36 Comments

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'
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South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'

Apr 21st 2020, 8:39 AM 45,312 Views 44 Comments

CNN cited a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” on the matter.

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
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North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

Apr 14th 2020, 7:26 AM 13,897 Views 36 Comments

South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.

Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland
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Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland

Apr 12th 2020, 7:05 PM 62,528 Views 218 Comments

It comes after U2 said they would contribute €10 million to support healthcare workers.

Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown
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Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown

Apr 6th 2020, 6:47 PM 6,630 Views 7 Comments

With the Premier League suspended indefinitely due to the spread of Covid-19, Son Heung-min will undertake his military service.

Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report
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Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

Apr 3rd 2020, 3:28 PM 7,912 Views 11 Comments

Son was spared a career-threatening stint as a conscript when South Korea took gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19
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Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19

Mar 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 29,857 Views 25 Comments

A spike in Covid-19 cases in late February in South Korea led to testing on a scale replicated in few other regions.

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months
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North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:16 AM 12,697 Views 12 Comments

The lack of testing activity in past months had experts wondering whether the North was holding back its weapons displays.

Spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea as it becomes second worst-affected country after China
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Spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea as it becomes second worst-affected country after China

Feb 21st 2020, 7:21 AM 17,195 Views 6 Comments

The overall figure in the country is 156.

Korean K-pop star jailed for gang rape and secretly filming and distributing illicit videos
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Korean K-pop star jailed for gang rape and secretly filming and distributing illicit videos

Nov 29th 2019, 7:23 AM 28,057 Views 6 Comments

“It is hard to fathom the extent of suffering the victims must have gone through,” the court’s ruling said.

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