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North Korea says shooting death of South Korean man was self-defensive measure

30 Oct 2020

SEOUL North Korea said the shooting death of a South Korean man in its waters last month was a self-defensive measure amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.

Analysis: With improved leverage, N.Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote

29 Oct 2020

SEOUL North Korea's Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week's U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency.

South Korea expresses 'serious concern' over any Japanese radioactive water dump

29 Oct 2020

SEOUL South Korea expressed alarm on Thursday about the possibility that Japan will dump more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.

Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote

29 Oct 2020

SEOUL North Korea's Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week's U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency.

ANALYSIS-With improved leverage, N.Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote

29 Oct 2020

SEOUL, Oct 29 North Korea's Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week's U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency.

South Korea presses on with flu vaccination programme amid concerns about deaths

23 Oct 2020

SEOUL The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Friday it would press on with a wide flu vaccination programme aimed at heading off complications from the coronavirus, after reviewing more than two dozen cases of deaths that have raised public concern.

S.Korea's forensic team found no links between flu shot, boy's death -media

23 Oct 2020

SEOUL, Oct 23 South Korea's forensic agency has found no links between a 17-year-old boy's death and a flu shot he had taken, the Yonhap news agency reported, amid rising concerns about the safety of the vaccines following the death of at least 25 people.

South Korea sticks to flu vaccine plan despite safety fears after 25 die

22 Oct 2020

SEOUL South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at least 25 of those vaccinated. | Video

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worries

22 Oct 2020

SEOUL, Oct 22 At least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, ramping up fears about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link.

U.S. military says South Korean workers may be laid off amid row over costs

16 Oct 2020

SEOUL The U.S. military will put nearly 9,000 South Korean workers on unpaid leave from April in the absence of an agreement on the sharing of costs of maintaining 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea, it has told the government.

World News

U.S. early voting surges as Trump, Biden make late push

A record 90 million Americans have voted early in the U.S. presidential election, data on Saturday showed, as President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden campaigned across the country to try to sway the few remaining undecided voters.