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# south-korea - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 September, 2020

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

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

# south-korea - Friday 25 September, 2020

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

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

# south-korea - Monday 7 September, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases

The new restrictions will affect half of the population.

# south-korea - Saturday 25 July, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

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

# south-korea - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Monday 29 June, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Thursday 25 June, 2020

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

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

# south-korea - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

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.

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.

# south-korea - Sunday 21 June, 2020

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

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

# south-korea - Friday 19 June, 2020

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

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

# south-korea - Thursday 18 June, 2020

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

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

# south-korea - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Sunday 10 May, 2020

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

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

# south-korea - Sunday 3 May, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Monday 27 April, 2020

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.

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

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

# south-korea - Sunday 12 April, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Monday 6 April, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Friday 3 April, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Monday 2 March, 2020

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.

# south-korea - Friday 21 February, 2020

# south-korea - Friday 29 November, 2019

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

# south-korea - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

# south-korea - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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.

# south-korea - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

US rescuers save four men trapped inside capsized cargo ship

The cause of the capsizing remains under investigation.

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

# south-korea - Friday 16 August, 2019

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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