South Korea will tighten physical distancing rules for Seoul and its surrounding areas from Thursday, the government saying its anti-coronavirus efforts are “facing a crisis” as it works to contain increases in new cases in and around the capital. The tougher measures – including limits on public gatherings of 100[…]
Typhoon Haishen made landfall just north of the South Korean city of Busan on Monday morning, cutting power to homes and factories, toppling trees, and forcing trains to be cancelled and flights grounded. The storm, with heavy rain and powerful winds of as much as 126 km/h (78 mph), made[…]
At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Sunday. Close to 6,000 people had also been evacuated as of Sunday, according to the country’s[…]
South Korea’s spy agency chief Suh Hoon told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that there were no signs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has had heart surgery, refuting claims he had been seriously ill. Rumours that Kim was sick gathered momentum after he failed to attend the annual ceremonies[…]
South Korea has reported no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since February, the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. The KCDC reported four new infections, all imported cases, taking the national tally to 10,765. The death toll rose by one to 247, while 9,059[…]
US President Donald Trump has rejected a sum offered by South Korea in response to his demand that the country’s government contribute more to the cost of US military forces deployed there. “Now they’ve offered us a certain amount of money and I’ve rejected it,” Trump said at a White[…]
South Korea, once the largest coronavirus outbreak outside China, has seen its newly recovered patients exceed fresh infections for the first time on Friday, as it reported its lowest number of new cases for three weeks. However, the death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has jumped in[…]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised his second live-fire artillery exercise in a week, state media said on Tuesday, as the country continues to expand its military capabilities. The report by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) came a day after South Korea’s military detected the launch of three[…]
South Korea aims to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge in coronavirus cases, as countries stepped up efforts to stop a pandemic of the virus that emerged in China and is now spreading in Europe and the Middle East. More than 80,000[…]
The US and South Korea have confirmed they will no longer hold large-scale joint military exercises which have always infuriated North Korea. The alliance’s defence chiefs said the decision supported “diplomatic efforts to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”. A number of exercises were suspended last year after US[…]
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