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(3rd UPDATE) Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
South Korea remains deeply conservative about matters of sexual identity and is less tolerant of LGBT rights than some other parts of Asia
(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday
A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan. Meanwhile, South Korea reports its first case.
A 35-year-old Chinese woman who flew in from Wuhan is confirmed to have the new coronavirus strain, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
Shin Kyuk-ho is the founder of one of South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerates
About 200 people have been rescued from the avalanche-hit zone as well as other trekking routes after the weather eased to let helicopters fly in
(3rd UPDATE) Foreign countries start to offer aid for affected communities as the Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 with hazardous eruption 'imminent'
The US and South Korea are in a security alliance and Washington stations 28,500 troops in South Korea to defend it from the nuclear-armed North
Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, boycotts the session. The Seoul High Court thus adjourns and schedules another session for January 31, when it will move straight to closing arguments.
SM Entertainment confirms that Chen and his non-celebrity girlfriend are also expecting a baby
'We have been deceived by the US, being caught in the dialogue with it for over one year and a half, and that was the lost time for us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser
The Supreme Court quashes the decision and orders a retrial, saying the initial trial ruling 'misunderstood legal principles on the crime of abuse of official authority'
'We could not come to an agreement, so we have decided on their disbandment,' the 9 talent agencies of the 11 boys say in a joint statement
Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' is the first award for a Korean film at the Golden Globes
Seoul prosecutors indict Liberty Korea party leader Hwang Kyo-ahn and 23 of his MPs on charges including causing a commotion at the national assembly and illegal detention
Microsoft says a federal court allowed it to take control of 50 domains operated by a group dubbed Thallium, which tricked online users by fraudulently using Microsoft brands and trademarks
Kim has been giving the annual speech since 2013, after he revives the tradition started by North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung
US President Donald Trump once again says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'like' each other amid the latter's threats about a 'new strategic weapon'
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
(UPDATED) 'The world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future,' says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
In 2019 alone, at least 156 suspected North Korean fishing vessels washed up on Japan's coast
State media says Kim Jong-un presided over the meeting which discussed a new 'transparent, anti-imperialist independent stand'
In a unanimous decision, the Constitutional Court said 'it is difficult to conclude that it is possible for the deal to violate the victims' basic rights'
Red Velvet's agency SM Entertainment cancels the girl group's performance at the music festival following the incident
That RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook had visited the House of BTS themselves makes the experience more exciting for their fans, collectively known as ARMY. The pop-up store is open until January 5, 2020.
North Korea warns US it would 'pay dearly' if it criticizes the country's human rights record
South Korean President Moon Jae-in appoints former parliamentary speaker Chung Sye-kyun, known as 'Mr Smile,' as prime minister
But for all the stupendous action sequences that director Michael Bay created for 6 Underground, the scenes without weapons, explosives, and flying kicks in this Netflix film are the ones that will haunt you
(3rd UPDATE) The spokesman of the North's National Academy of Defence Science says the 'research successes' will bolster up the 'reliable strategic nuclear deterrent' of North Korea
Ryan Reynolds leads a cast of supposedly dead people and they’re smart, cool, and witty in the new Michael Bay/Netflix original film
The United States calls a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes
'Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,' US President Donald Trump tweets in response to an unspecified test at the Sohae space launch center
Lead star Ryan Reynolds says the Netflix film is “the most Michael Bay movie in the history of Michael Bay”
'The two leaders shared an assessment that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is grave,' says spokeswoman of the South's presidential office
A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex
'We reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artist's health and safety,' says the South Korean singer's management company
'Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose... Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile,' says a foreign ministry official, as reported by North Korean news agency KCNA
South Korean singer Jung Joon-young is convicted of gang rape and secretly filming and then distributing illicit sex videos of his female partners
(3rd UPDATE) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the North fires two 'unidentified projectiles' on the day of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US
Only a statement on an 'early achievement package' on the much-awaited FTA is signed during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Busan, South Korea
The singer's death has sparked an online petition on the website of the South’s presidential office calling for stronger punishments for cybercrimes and abusive online comments
President Rodrigo Duterte will also meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit
The proposal for a summit comes after ties between the two countries hit rock bottom in recent months over trade and Japan's historic war-crime atrocities
(3rd UPDATE) Kim You-geun, a national security official at Seoul's presidential Blue House, confirms the accord, known as the General Security of Military Agreement, would not be allowed to lapse at midnight
In a commentary, North Korea accuses the South of failing to carry out agreements reached between the two Koreas and harming cross-border ties by relying on the United States
Seoul officials say Washington is seeking $5 billion from its treaty partner next year – a fivefold increase –- raising concerns the issue will undermine their alliance
'We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser Kim Kye-gwan
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the decision is 'an act of goodwill to contribute to an environment conducive to diplomacy and the advancement of peace'