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North Korea reopens schools, but stays on guard against COVID-19 threat - WHO

01 Jul 2020

SEOUL North Korea has reopened schools, but has kept a ban on public gatherings and made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places as part of its response to the coronavirus threat, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday.

South Korea's Moon calls for U.S.-North Korea summit before U.S. election

01 Jul 2020

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official told reporters on Wednesday.

North Korean defectors arrivals in South plummets amid virus lockdowns

01 Jul 2020

SEOUL The number of North Korean defectors arriving in South Korea hit an all time low in recent months, as border restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic made movement more difficult, the South's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

South Korean birth rate world's lowest in struggle for balance: report

30 Jun 2020

SEOUL South Korea has the world's lowest birth rate, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, as women in Asia's fourth-largest economy struggle to achieve a balance between work and other life demands.

South Korea urges staggered vacations, warns against gatherings as coronavirus cases rise

29 Jun 2020

SEOUL South Korea's health authorities called on Monday for citizens to stagger vacation schedules ahead of the holiday season and avoid gatherings at workplaces and religious facilities, as coronavirus infections from small clusters persist.

焦点:北朝鮮の狙いはトランプ大統領、韓国挑発は奏功するか

24 Jun 2020

[ソウル 19日 ロイター] - 北朝鮮はこの数週間、韓国との緊張を強める行動を取り続けている。その狙いは米国の反応だ。国内問題に心を奪われているトランプ政権をもう一度、振り向かせ、北朝鮮制裁の緩和につながる交渉を再開させたいという思惑があるに見える。

North Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers; satellite photos show liaison office standing but damaged

23 Jun 2020

SEOUL North Korea is reinstalling loudspeakers blaring propaganda across the border in its latest step away from inter-Korean peace agreements, prompting the South's military to explore similar moves, a South Korean military source said on Tuesday. | Video

Global K-pop fans emerge as political force, but some in South Korea worry

23 Jun 2020

SEOUL Some tech-savvy followers of K-pop music have emerged as increasingly active players in American politics, but in the birthplace of the genre, South Korean fans are wary that their favourite artists will be pulled into foreign partisan fights.

N.Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers, defectors send leaflets

23 Jun 2020

SEOUL, June 23 North Korea is reinstalling loudspeakers blaring propaganda across the border in its latest step away from inter-Korean peace agreements, prompting the South's military to explore similar moves, a South Korean military source said on Tuesday.

South Korea says Bolton's memoir on Trump-Kim summit is distorted

22 Jun 2020

SEOUL Accounts by former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of discussions between leaders of the United States and the two Koreas in his upcoming book are inaccurate and distorted, South Korea said on Monday.

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