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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# South Korea

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# pandemic
Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide
Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.
# Coronavirus
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.
# at loggerheads
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.
# Covid-19
New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea
It has also emerged US President Donald Trump told health officials to reduce testing.
# rising tensions
South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.
# China
Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread
The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.
# demilitarised zones
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.
# Korean Peninsula
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.
# Lockdown
China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases
The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.
# demilitarised zone
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Speculation
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.
# jacinda ardern
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.
# Speculation
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.
# Pyongyang
North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.
# Moon Jae-In
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.
# 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
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Pyongyang
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.
# Daegu
Spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea as it becomes second worst-affected country after China
The overall figure in the country is 156.
# jung joon-young
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.
# too good
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.
# Korean Derby
'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea
The game in Pyongyang finished 0-0.
# crossing borders
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.
# Georgia
US rescuers save four men trapped inside capsized cargo ship
The cause of the capsizing remains under investigation.
# Missiles
North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US
The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.
# Tense
North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills
North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.
# evil spirits
South Korean doomsday cult leader jailed after followers beaten and subject to brutal rituals
Some 400 followers were brought to Fiji, and those who tried to leave were severely punished, a court heard.
# gwangju
World championship athletes injured in fatal balcony collapse in South Korea
The tragedy happened after a balcony at the Coyote Ugly club close to the athletes’ village collapsed.
# Dokdo islets
South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Seoul said a Russian A-50 warplane twice entered South Korean airspace, a claim Moscow has denied.
# North Korea
'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone
The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.
# Road to Tokyo
Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea
Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.
# unfortunate
Comical own goal helps Nigeria overcome South Korea in World Cup
It was a day to forget for Kim Do-yeon.
# Winner winner
South Korean scoops $1 million prize with first major championship win at US Open
Lee6 Jeong-Eun edged out Celine Boutier for a two-shot win.
# as it stands
Hole-in-one leaves Kim in clear at Texas Open, Graeme McDowell in the hunt
The 23-year-old from Seoul delivered another dazzling outing at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course to pull clear of a crowded field.
# love motels
Hundreds of couples livestreamed having sex in South Korea without their consent
The footage was streamed 24 hours a day to a subscription website with about 4,000 members.
# South Korea
Second K-pop star quits over growing South Korean sex scandal
K-pop is a popular musical genre in South Korea.
# London Calling
Early return for Tottenham star Son Heung-min as South Korea suffer Asian Cup elimination
Title-chasing South Korea were defeated by Qatar on Friday.
# jo song gil
North Korean diplomat in Italy 'in hiding', says South's intelligence officials
Jo Song Gil, 48, has been acting ambassador in Rome since October 2017.