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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# South Korea

Last year
# Auckland
Woman detained in South Korea after bodies found in suitcases in New Zealand
The bodies of two children were discovered in abandoned suitcases in Auckland.
# New Zealand
South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases
The bodies were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction for abandoned goods.
# South Korea
Eight dead in Seoul after torrential rain turns streets into rivers
Six others are missing after the heavy rain hit South Korea’s capital.
# nukes
Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons amid tensions with US and South Korea
Kim has this year been increasingly threatening rivals with his advancing nuclear programme.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles in 'unusual' exercise
The exercise represents the largest number of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently launched on a single day and occasion.
# North Korea
S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap
The launch comes as US President Joe Biden concluded a trip to South Korea and Japan.
# seoul trip
Biden says any Kim meeting would depend on sincerity
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting weapons tests this year.
# Seoul
South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.
# South Korea
Four pilots killed after two South Korean air force planes collide mid-air
The crash is one of several incidents involving South Korean air force jets this year.
# North Korea
South Korea says North faked launch of so-called 'monster' missile
North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 missile and released a promotional-style video.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says
Four shots were fired into western waters during a span of an hour from 7.20am.
# Covid-19
Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases
The 429 deaths reported in the latest 24 hours were nearly 140 more than the previous one-day record.
# South Korea
Conservative 'anti-feminist' Yoon Suk-Yeol wins tight South Korean presidential race
His victory margin was razor-thin: Yoon had 48.56% of the vote against rival Lee Jae-myung’s 47.83%
# South Korea
Thousands flee as South Korean wildfire destroys homes
The fire began on a mountain in the seaside town of Uljin and has spread across more than 14,800 acres.
# North Korea
North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.
# North Korea
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.
All time
# South Korea
Leona Maguire finishes BMW Ladies Championship in tie for 61st
The Cavan golfer started her final round with eight successive pars.
# South Korea
South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North
Moon Jae-in said he will continue to push for peace through dialogue and diplomacy.
# LPGA Tour
Leona Maguire nine shots off the lead at BMW Ladies Championship
Four of the top five leading the way in South Korea after the second round are home golfers.
# Netflix
Netflix edits Squid Game episode after real phone number used
The South Korean-made series has topped Netflix popularity charts in more than 80 countries.
# Nuclear
North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.
# tensions
Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.
# Freed
Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.
# Great Defector
North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.
# Seoul
South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases
The country’s caseload currently stands at 55,902.
# Verdict
'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year.
# cases rising
South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.
# 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.
# tensions
North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
South Korea denied the North’s accusation.
# tensions
Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# new surge
South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases
The new restrictions will affect half of the population.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.