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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.

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South Korea's push for tourism in North poses tricky balancing act

South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim..
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South Korea confirms second case of Chinese coronavirus

South Korea's government on Friday confirmed the second case of a coronavirus that originated in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
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China Confirms 1,287 Coronavirus Cases [Video]China Confirms 1,287 Coronavirus Cases

China has confirmed 1,287 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus. This number is accurate as of Jan. 24, according to reports at Reuters. The death toll from the virus has risen to 41, a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations [Video]Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Lunar New Years' festivities pose a great challenge for the Chinese government as it tries to contain the Wuhan coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:45Published

'I will continue to fight': South Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal [Video]'I will continue to fight': South Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

South Korea's first transgender soldier said on Wednesday she would sue the military after it announced it would dismiss her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery last year. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S. [Video]China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

A new virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan has made 440 people sick, at least nine of whom have died, as of Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:35Published

BTS to head out on Map of the Soul world tour in April [Video]BTS to head out on Map of the Soul world tour in April

BTS are set to head out on their 'Map of the Soul' world tour, which kicks off in April and will see them play North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.

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China says virus has potential to mutate as deaths rise [Video]China says virus has potential to mutate as deaths rise

The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday, as health officials warned the virus has the potential to mutate.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Cornavirus public health emergency expected to be declared in China [Video]Cornavirus public health emergency expected to be declared in China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in response to the coronavirus outbreak which appears to have originated in eastern China...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Confirmed: First Case Of Coronavirus Hits US [Video]Confirmed: First Case Of Coronavirus Hits US

A US resident who recently traveled to China has been diagnosed with the coronavirus that has sickened more than 300 people and killed at least six in China. The US Centers for Disease Control and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

U.S. officials confirm first U.S. case of China coronavirus [Video]U.S. officials confirm first U.S. case of China coronavirus

A traveler from China has been diagnosed in Seattle with the Wuhan coronavirus, a spokesman from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday. Zachary Goelman reports.

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N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission [Video]Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Cases of novel coronavirus infection in China have tripled over the weekend, sparking global concerns about an outbreak.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:46Published

Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue [Video]Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue

Fresh avalanches have forced Nepal rescuers temporarily call off search for South Korean hikers. Adam Reed reports

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'Parasite' scores historic upset at SAG awards [Video]'Parasite' scores historic upset at SAG awards

South Korean thriller "Parasite" was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:30Published

Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche [Video]Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche

Around 200 people, including tourists, guides, helpers, and others who were trapped after an avalanche hit Nepal's Annapurna region were rescued and brought to a safer place, officials said on Sunday...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto [Video]Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

Kosuke Hamamoto leads the Singapore Open after the first round on his tournament debut, but stars Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are in close contention.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:47Published

'Parasite' makes history with Oscar Nominations [Video]'Parasite' makes history with Oscar Nominations

It is the first South Korean film to compete in the Academy Award category.

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South Korean movie director makes Oscar history [Video]South Korean movie director makes Oscar history

Bong Joon-ho's dark comedy "Parasite" has won six Academy Awards nominations, including best director. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Here are the 2020 Oscars nominations [Video]Here are the 2020 Oscars nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were announced on Monday. The awards will be handed out on Feb. 9 at a ceremony in Hollywood.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:56Published

South Koreans learn to beat the AI hiring bots [Video]South Koreans learn to beat the AI hiring bots

In a tight job market, South Korea's top firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring. That's got jobseekers turning to cram schools to learn how to beat the bots. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement [Video]Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement

Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Saoirse Ronan, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lupita Nyong'o and "The Farewell" director Lulu Wang just some of the stars out in Santa Monica.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to halt planned Australia coal mine [Video]Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to halt planned Australia coal mine

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to stop, delay or interrupt the building of a coal mine in Australia. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open [Video]Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby stays two shots clear of the field after a four-under third round of 66 at the Hong Kong Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

 

'I will continue to fight': South Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

South Korea's first transgender soldier said on Wednesday she would sue the military after it announced it would dismiss her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery last year.
Reuters - Published

Rescuers dig for trekkers missing in Nepal avalanche

Rescuers began digging through several feet snow at two mountainside locations in Nepal on Tuesday where four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides are thought to be trapped, officials said.
Reuters - Published

South Korea's T'Way Air halts launch of Wuhan flights over virus concerns

South Korean budget airline T'way Air has postponed Tuesday's scheduled launch of a new route to the Chinese city of Wuhan because of rising concern over the spread of a new coronavirus, a company..
Reuters - Published

South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz

South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the United States..
Reuters - Published

Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches

Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna region where the group went missing last week, an..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe strikes conciliatory note on South Korea, row may be easing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its "most important neighbor" and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been..
Reuters - Published

Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.
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U.S. ambassador becomes mustachioed face of South Korean discontent

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea drew criticism from the highest levels of government in Seoul on Friday for suggesting that Seoul consult with Washington about the possibility of reopening tourism..
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South Korea to decide on first transgender soldier amid debate

South Korea's military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate..
Reuters - Published

South Korea should coordinate with U.S. to avoid 'misunderstandings' when engaging North: ambassador

To avoid any "misunderstandings" that could trigger sanctions, South Korea should run any plans to engage with North Korea through a joint working group established with the United States, the U.S...
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South Korea says pushing ahead with North Korea engagement despite stalled talks

Inter-Korean cooperation doesn't necessarily have to wait for the United States' denuclearization talks with North Korea to progress, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Tuesday after..
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Young South Koreans hit the beach in mock Marine Corps boot camp

Hundreds of South Korean students braved freezing winter temperatures this week to test themselves against the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp.
Reuters - Published

Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
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South Korean president takes heart from Trump's birthday wishes to North Korea's Kim

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hailed U.S. President Donald Trump for sending birthday wishes to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "a great idea" to improve chances of restarting..
Reuters - Published

South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
Reuters - Published

North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
Reuters - Published

Trump sends North Korea's Kim birthday greetings

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump sent North Korea's Kim birthday wishes: South Korea's national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Machine prints temporary tattoos from smartphone

At the annual CES gadget expo in Las Vegas, a South Korean company unveiled a printing machine that can be used to print instant, safe temporary tattoos. (Jan. 9)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Sizing up Australia's bushfires

Australia's bushfires have razed more than 10.3 million hectares (103,000 sq km) of land - the size of South Korea - in recent months, particularly on the east coast.
Reuters - Published

Korean firm has high-tech way to stop stinky shoes

Stinky gym shoes could be a thing of the past with a high-tech solution developed by a South Korean startup on display at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas this week. Shoeblast uses UV light and a..
USATODAY.com - Published

South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..
Reuters - Published

Europe helps secure release of 11 North Korean defectors held in Vietnam activists

A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based activist group said on..
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South Korea indicts former justice minister on charges of fraud, graft

South Korean prosecutors indicted former Justice Minister Cho Kuk on Tuesday on a dozen charges including bribery, two months after he resigned over a scandal involving family investment and university..
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South Korea's top court dismisses 'comfort women' petition against deal with Japan

South Korea's Constitutional Court dismissed on Friday an appeal by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down an agreement signed by the two countries to..
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Japan's Abe asks South Korea's Moon to act on row at first meeting for 15 months

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe asked South Korea's president on Tuesday to take steps to resolve a bitter dispute at their first bilateral talks in 15 months, a sign that while the mood is..
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Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon, Japan's Abe meet for first time in months as tension lingers

The leaders of Japan and South Korea met for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday and stressed the need to improve ties after the worst period of tension between their countries in decades,..
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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-U.S. dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between..
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China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
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U.S., North Korea talks 'more important than anything', South Korea tells China

It is "more important than anything" to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on..
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AP Top Stories December 23 A

Here's the latest for Monday December 23rd: Senate deadlocked over impeachment trial plans; China, Japan, South Korea hold summit; Barbershop employee shot over possible haircut dispute; Surfer rescued..
USATODAY.com - Published

China's Xi calls for sustained momentum in North Korea-U.S. talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday expressed concerns over rising tension between North Korea and the United States, calling for them to maintain the momentum for dialogue, South Korea's..
Reuters - Published

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress accuses brother over father's will

A South Korean heiress known for delaying a Korean Air Lines flight in 2014 because she was angry at the way she was served nuts has accused her younger brother of disobeying their late father's will..
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South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility, U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show, as tensions with North Korea..
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China says supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday that China supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea and inject new impetus into promoting peace..
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Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
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South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
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China's Xi to meet Japan, South Korea leaders as North Korea tensions rise

The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, amid heightened concern North Korea may be about to return to confrontation with Washington.
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North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente..
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Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of U.S. troops; U.S. 'not focused on' $5 billion demand

South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to agree on Seoul's contribution toward hosting some 28,500 U.S. troops, but the U.S. side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no..
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Hong Kong fans boo national anthem ahead of soccer match with China

Hong Kong football fans booed as the Chinese national anthem was played on Wednesday before their team's clash with China in South Korea as the political turmoil that has gripped the former British..
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Japan Suga: Japan, South Korea ties will return to health if Seoul keeps its promises

Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday that relations with South Korea were in a "severe situation in various areas" but would return to healthy ties if Seoul kept its promises.
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