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From TheJournal.ie North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’ Rome

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body Tensions

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

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan Typhoon Haishen

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does this photo show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in South Korea? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue Test And Trace

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases New Surge

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases

The new restrictions will affect half of the population.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle

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

From TheJournal.ie Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment South Korea

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

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

From The42 RB Leipzig sign South Korean striker for reported €9 million following loss of Werner to Chelsea New Recruit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb Seoul

South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide Pandemic

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer At Loggerheads

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea Covid-19

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office Rising Tensions

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

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread China

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea Demilitarised Zones

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border Korean Peninsula

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

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

From TheJournal.ie China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases Lockdown

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

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

From TheJournal.ie Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South Demilitarised Zone

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since February Covid-19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says Speculation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall Jacinda Ardern

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery' Speculation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles Pyongyang

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

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

From TheJournal.ie Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland Moon Jae-In

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

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

From The42 Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown Mandatory

Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown

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

From The42 Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report South Korea

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19 Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months Pyongyang

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea as it becomes second worst-affected country after China Daegu

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

The overall figure in the country is 156.

From TheJournal.ie Korean K-pop star jailed for gang rape and secretly filming and distributing illicit videos Jung Joon-young

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

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

From The42 Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss Too Good This post contains videos

Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss

Lucas Paqueta and Danilo were also on target amid a 3-0 victory over South Korea.

From The42 'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea Korean Derby

Points shared in landmark World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea

Gianni Infantino looked on but there were no fans in attendance as North Korea and South Korea drew 0-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie US rescuers save four men trapped inside capsized cargo ship Georgia

US rescuers save four men trapped inside capsized cargo ship

The cause of the capsizing remains under investigation.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US Missiles

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills Tense

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills

North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.

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