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US braces for coronavirus spread as outbreaks worsen in Italy, Iran

02 February, 2020 8:15 am 8:15 am

DUBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for coronavirus to spread within the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy escalated and fears that the epidemic would hurt global growth rattled markets. Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, while Italy … Read More

Coronavirus increases Iran’s isolation, strains South Korea and Italy

02 February, 2020 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

DUBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic’s global spread. Believed to come from wildlife in Wuhan city late last year, the flu-like disease has infected 80,000 … Read More

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South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads

02 February, 2020 10:49 am 10:49 am

SEOUL (AFP) – The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks. The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths taking … Read More

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China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in Sou...

02 February, 2020 8:16 am 8:16 am

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. China’s health commission confirmed 648 new infections on Sunday – higher than a … Read More

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South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood greats to make O...

02 February, 2020 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Parasite,” a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest honor. “Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four … Read More

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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

12 December, 2019 11:51 am 11:51 am

CHENGDU (Reuters) – China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it … Read More

Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in five years am...

12 December, 2019 12:40 pm 12:40 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – A high-ranking Chinese diplomat is visiting Seoul this week for the first time in five years as the two countries seek to improve ties amid a spat over a US anti-missile system in South Korea. The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, is set to arrive on Wednesday for a … Read More

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South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

11 November, 2019 3:33 pm 3:33 pm

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies of the US. Officials from each side criticised or contradicted comments made by other and in media about whether Tokyo had apologised … Read More

In bid, repair, ties, Japan, South Korea, agree, summit, next month

In bid to repair ties, Japan and South Korea agree to summit next month

11 November, 2019 9:07 pm 9:07 pm

NAGOYA, JAPAN (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step towards improving relations strained by decades of bitterness over their wartime past and now exacerbated by a simmering trade dispute. The decision to return to the table came a day after Seoul made a last-minute … Read More

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South Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

10 October, 2019 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said six Russian military aircraft had repeatedly entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) over a six-hour … Read More

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North Korea says US, South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

10 October, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences. The remarks add to recent comments from Pyongyang expressing discontent at the lack of … Read More

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North Korea fires possible submarine-launched ballistic missile: South Kore...

10 October, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear programme. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch of … Read More

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South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years

09 September, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country´s most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday. Between 1986 and 1991 more than two million police officers – a record for a single case – were mobilised to … Read More

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Buying a big stick: South Korea’s military spending has North Korea w...

09 September, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled. Military buildups on both sides of the heavily fortified border between the two nations have come to … Read More


North Korea fires two missiles, rejects South’s ‘senseless̵...

08 August, 2019 8:17 am 8:17 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as “impudent” and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. The North has protested against joint military drills conducted by South Korea and the United States, which kicked off last … Read More