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North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea – KCNA

06 June, 2020 3:11 pm 3:11 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported. For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South … Read More


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UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, South Korea – source

06 June, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The source said the talks with Japan’s NEC Corp and South Korea’s Samsung … Read More


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North Korea warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North ...

06 June, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarized zone separating the countries, saying it may cancel a recent bilateral military agreement if the activity persists. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as Kim Jong Un’s chief of staff, issued the warning … Read More


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Construction site fire in South Korea kills at least 38

04 April, 2020 5:26 pm 5:26 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – A fire at a construction site in South Korea killed at least 38 people and injured another 10 on Wednesday, fire authorities said. The fire broke out when workers were building a warehouse in the city of Icheon, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Seoul, they said. They said “rapid combustion” … Read More


South Korea, open schools online, reschedule college exam

South Korea to open schools online, reschedule college exam

03 March, 2020 9:02 am 9:02 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday it will open school classes online next week and reschedule its annual college entrance exams slated for November as concerns persist over the coronavirus and small outbreaks continue to emerge. The country has postponed the beginning of all schools’ new semester three times from early March to … Read More


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South Korea boy band BTS postpones US, Canada tour over coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:40 am 8:40 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s boy band BTS will postpone its North America tour that was scheduled to kick off in April due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, its management said on Friday. The seven-member K-pop hit group was scheduled to begin its tour of the United States and Canada on April 25 in … Read More


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South Korea says detected North Korea missile fire ‘inapproriate̵...

03 March, 2020 8:34 am 8:34 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic. The suspected missiles were fired around 6:45-50 a.m. KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North … Read More


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Thousands wait for hospital beds in South Korea as coronavirus cases surge

03 March, 2020 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as many sick people waited for hospital beds in Daegu, the city at the centre of the worst outbreak outside China. The new cases bring South Korea’s total to 5,621, with at least 32 deaths, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and … Read More


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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


China reports, fewer, coronavirus cases, epicenter, cases surge, South Korea

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