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North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in almost a month

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly appeared in public for the first time in 25 days, South Korean news agency Yonhap said...

Korean Air to buy Asiana, becoming world’s 10th-largest carrier

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Korean Air Lines, South Korea's largest carrier, says it wants to acquire its smaller domestic rival Asiana Airlines. In a statement, Korean Air and its...
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South Korean president says to never stop efforts for denuclearization, peace settlement

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday that his country will never stop efforts for the denuclearization of and the peace settlement in...
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Court upholds 17-year sentence for former South Korean president Lee

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South Korea's Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced former president Lee Myung Bak to a 17-year prison term on embezzlement and...
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South Korea loosens social distance rules amid downward virus trend

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In view of a downward trend in new infections with the coronavirus, South Korea has relaxed the rules put in place to reduce the...
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Dozens injured as 33-storey building in South Korea goes up in flames

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Dozens of people are injured after a 33-storey apartment building went up in flames on Thursday night in the South Korean city of Ulsan,...
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South Korea: Franklin Hoet Linares condemns harassment of Shincheonji leader

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A member of the International Jurists Committee of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a not-for-profit organization, Mr. Hoet Linares says...
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Hyundai Motor sees operating profit halve in second quarter over COVID-19

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Hyundai Motor, South Korea's biggest automaker, saw operating profit halve in the second quarter owing to an economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak across...
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S.Korean president to push for DPRK-U.S. talks before U.S. presidential election

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that his country will make all-out efforts to ensure that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

N.Korea removes loudspeakers from border, suspends military action against S. Korea

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was seen removing loudspeakers set up from Sunday afternoon in the border areas with South Korea, multiple...
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South Korea expresses deep concern over DPRK’s military action plans

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South Korea's defense ministry on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the military action plans announced by the army of the Democratic People's Republic...
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At least 25 killed in South Korea’s blaze at warehouse construction site

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At least 25 people were killed in a blaze that broke out at a warehouse construction site in Gyeonggi province, South Korea, local media...
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LG Electronics post 2nd-biggest operating profit in Q1

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LG Electronics, South Korea's tech giant, posted the second-biggest operating profit in the first quarter on the brisk sale of premium TVs and home...
Visitors view Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones at Samsung's stand at 2015 CeBIT Technology Trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on March 16, 2015. Top IT business fair CeBIT 2015, which features a strong Chinese presence, opened on Sunday in Germany. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Samsung Electronics posts growth in Q1 operating profit

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Samsung Electronics, South Korea's tech behemoth, posted a growth in the first-quarter operating profit, the company said Wednesday. Consolidated operating profit expanded...
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South Korea’s ruling party wins landslide victory in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 outbreak

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party has won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The governing Democratic Party...
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South Korea unveils US$80 billion of fiscal stimulus, unprecedented monetary steps over COVID-19 outbreak

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South Korea has unveiled 100 trillion won (about 80 billion U.S. dollars) worth of fiscal stimulus package and unprecedented monetary policy steps to help...
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South Korea to set up “walk through” virus testing facilities at airport

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South Korea said on Monday that it will set up the so-called "walk through" virus testing facilities at the country's main gateway Incheon International...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

South Korea confirms 376 more cases of COVID-19, 3,526 in total, president vows to...

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South Korea confirmed 376 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 9:00 a.m. local time Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 3,526...
An ambulance drives on the street of Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2020. Xiaogan witnessed a snowfall on Saturday as people around the city still fight in the battle against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

South Korea confirms 813 more cases of COVID-19, 3,150 in total

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South Korea confirmed 813 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 3,150. As of 4:00...
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South Korea raises virus alert to highest as COVID-19 cases soar to 602, death...

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South Korea raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level on Sunday as the number of COVID-19 infection cases soared to 602...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

South Korea raises virus alert to highest amid soaring COVID-19 cases

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South Korea raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level on Sunday as the number of COVID-19 infection cases soared to 602...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

South Korea confirms 123 more cases of COVID-19, 556 in total

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South Korea confirmed 123 more cases of the COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 556 and the death toll rose...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

South Korea confirms 142 more cases of COVID-19, 346 in total

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South Korea confirmed 142 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 346. As of 9...

South Korea’s appellate court sentences ex-president Lee to 17 years in jail over corruption

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A South Korean appellate court on Wednesday sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 17 years in jail over a set of corruptions, including bribery...
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South Korea hails “Parasite” for making history at 92nd Oscars

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South Korean people and media on Monday hailed "Parasite" as the black comedy thriller picked up four awards, including best picture, at the 92nd...
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Hyundai Motor posts biggest revenue in 2019

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South Korea's biggest automaker Hyundai Motor posted its biggest revenue last year on an enhanced product mix and a positive currency effect, the company...
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Hyundai Motor to invest US$51 billion in future mobility devices, services by 2025

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South Korea's biggest carmaker Hyundai Motor said Wednesday that it will invest around 51 billion U.S. dollars in future mobility devices and services by...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO re-appointed to IATA board of governors

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has announced that its Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the border village of Panmunjom on April, 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

S. Korea Might be Inviting DPRK leader to ASEAN Summit

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South Korea's presidential Blue House has said that it will consider inviting Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) meets with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the border village of Panmunjom on April, 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

S. Korea and DPRK to Discuss video reunions of Split families

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South Korea's unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs said Wednesday that it was preparing to consult with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...