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# south-korea - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Netflix edits Squid Game episode after real phone number used
# Netflix
# Netflix

Netflix edits Squid Game episode after real phone number used

Oct 7th 2021, 9:39 AM 27,951 Views 19 Comments

The South Korean-made series has topped Netflix popularity charts in more than 80 countries.

# south-korea - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests

Sep 28th 2021, 7:24 AM 8,105 Views 10 Comments

It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.

# south-korea - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties

Sep 15th 2021, 10:17 PM 30,383 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.

# south-korea - Friday 9 April, 2021

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
# Freed
# Freed

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks

Apr 9th 2021, 9:10 AM 9,352 Views 6 Comments

The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.

# south-korea - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,820 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

# south-korea - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
# Great Defector
# Great Defector

North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South

Feb 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 41,680 Views 20 Comments

The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.

# south-korea - Saturday 26 December, 2020

South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases
# Seoul
# Seoul

South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,471 Views 18 Comments

The country’s caseload currently stands at 55,902.

# south-korea - Friday 20 November, 2020

'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Nov 20th 2020, 9:18 PM 12,110 Views 0 Comments

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year.

# south-korea - Friday 13 November, 2020

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

Nov 13th 2020, 7:31 AM 12,805 Views 12 Comments

The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.

# south-korea - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
# Rome
# Rome

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’

Oct 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,501 Views 13 Comments

If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 September, 2020

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,889 Views 6 Comments

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

# south-korea - Friday 25 September, 2020

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,282 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

# south-korea - Monday 7 September, 2020

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan
# Typhoon Haishen
# Typhoon Haishen

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan

Sep 7th 2020, 7:48 AM 12,123 Views 1 Comment

Typhoon Haishen hit the southeastern coast of South Korea with sustained winds of up to 78 mph.

# south-korea - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

FactCheck: Does this photo show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in South Korea?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does this photo show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in South Korea?

Sep 1st 2020, 1:08 PM 680 Views 0 Comments

Posts on social media have represented anti-government protests in Seoul as anti-coronavirus restrictions.

# south-korea - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue

Aug 25th 2020, 7:14 AM 20,748 Views 14 Comments

The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.

# south-korea - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases
# New Surge
# New Surge

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases

Aug 18th 2020, 12:32 PM 18,991 Views 57 Comments

The new restrictions will affect half of the population.

# south-korea - Saturday 25 July, 2020

South Korea reports more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for first time in four months
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea reports more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for first time in four months

Jul 25th 2020, 10:01 AM 17,550 Views 30 Comments

South Africa also announced a surge in infections and some US states tightened anti-disease controls.

# south-korea - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The South Korean loner lifestyle

Jul 22nd 2020, 8:00 PM 12,824 Views 0 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# south-korea - Friday 10 July, 2020

Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment
# South Korea
# South Korea

Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment

Jul 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 20,799 Views 12 Comments

Authorities have said Park Won-soon took his own life.

# south-korea - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

RB Leipzig sign South Korean striker for reported €9 million following loss of Werner to Chelsea
# New Recruit
From The42
# New Recruit

RB Leipzig sign South Korean striker for reported €9 million following loss of Werner to Chelsea

Jul 8th 2020, 3:15 PM 4,892 Views 0 Comments

Hwang Hee-chan comes into the side from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

# south-korea - Monday 29 June, 2020

South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb
# Seoul
# Seoul

South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb

Jun 29th 2020, 7:02 AM 19,619 Views 40 Comments

Almost half of the new cases were reported from capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas.

# south-korea - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Jun 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 38,062 Views 11 Comments

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

# south-korea - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:31 AM 23,177 Views 15 Comments

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer
# At Loggerheads
# At Loggerheads

South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:40 AM 14,287 Views 13 Comments

A propaganda war is fuelling the escalating tensions between the two countries.

# south-korea - Sunday 21 June, 2020

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

Jun 21st 2020, 8:25 AM 23,202 Views 11 Comments

It has also emerged US President Donald Trump told health officials to reduce testing.

# south-korea - Friday 19 June, 2020

South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office

Jun 19th 2020, 9:20 AM 14,576 Views 23 Comments

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

# south-korea - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread
# China
# China

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread

Jun 18th 2020, 8:08 AM 10,093 Views 11 Comments

The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.

# south-korea - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea
# Demilitarised Zones
# Demilitarised Zones

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea

Jun 16th 2020, 8:54 AM 17,885 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.

# south-korea - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
# Korean Peninsula
# Korean Peninsula

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,475 Views 8 Comments

Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.

# south-korea - Sunday 10 May, 2020

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

May 10th 2020, 4:32 PM 65,776 Views 50 Comments

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

# south-korea - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South
# Demilitarised Zone
# Demilitarised Zone

Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South

May 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 27,279 Views 15 Comments

The fire exchange took place a day after North Korea reported its leader Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in some 20 days.

# south-korea - Thursday 30 April, 2020

South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since February
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since February

Apr 30th 2020, 9:35 AM 19,037 Views 69 Comments

For a time the country had the world’s second-largest outbreak.

# south-korea - Monday 27 April, 2020

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says
# Speculation
# Speculation

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says

Apr 27th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,671 Views 36 Comments

There has been speculation over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary last week.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

Apr 27th 2020, 7:11 AM 29,148 Views 36 Comments

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

# south-korea - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'
# Speculation
# Speculation

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'

Apr 21st 2020, 8:39 AM 45,314 Views 44 Comments

CNN cited a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” on the matter.

# south-korea - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

Apr 14th 2020, 7:26 AM 13,897 Views 36 Comments

South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.

# south-korea - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland
# Moon Jae-In
# Moon Jae-In

Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland

Apr 12th 2020, 7:05 PM 62,536 Views 218 Comments

It comes after U2 said they would contribute €10 million to support healthcare workers.

# south-korea - Monday 6 April, 2020

Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown
# Mandatory
From The42
# Mandatory

Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown

Apr 6th 2020, 6:47 PM 6,634 Views 7 Comments

With the Premier League suspended indefinitely due to the spread of Covid-19, Son Heung-min will undertake his military service.

# south-korea - Friday 3 April, 2020

Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report
# South Korea
From The42
# South Korea

Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

Apr 3rd 2020, 3:28 PM 7,918 Views 11 Comments

Son was spared a career-threatening stint as a conscript when South Korea took gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

# south-korea - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19

Mar 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 29,878 Views 25 Comments

A spike in Covid-19 cases in late February in South Korea led to testing on a scale replicated in few other regions.

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