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A South Korean government review of remdesivir research says it has proven 'clinically meaningful' in cutting patients' recovery times
The South Korean government is eyeing a 35.3-trillion-won ($29-billion) package, its 3rd in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The agency says that the person has left the company, and that they are taking ‘preventive measures’ to keep it from happening again
The Bank of Korea predicts the world's 12th biggest economy will shrink at least 2% in the April-June period
The new cases – mostly centered in the Seoul metropolitan area where half the South Korean population lives – prompts officials to strengthen social distancing rules that were eased on May 6
'Can we find tourism with eased social distancing? The brief answer is ‘yes’ but it’s going to be in domestic tourism and in a very limited way, very careful way,' says Korean tourism expert Wangoo Lee
The Bank of Korea sees a 0.2% economic contraction for 2020. It also says 'the employment situation has deteriorated.'
An outbreak at a warehouse of e-commerce firm Coupang in Bucheon, west of Seoul, has seen 69 cases, says the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials announce 40 new cases – taking its total to 11,265 – with most new infections from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. This is the largest increase since 53 infections were announced on April 8.
But the United Nations Command's investigation is 'unable to definitively determine' whether the North's gunshots were fired 'intentionally or by mistake'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discusses with the Central Military Commission 'crucial measures... for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability' of the military
The K-League says the sex toy controversy 'damaged the integrity of the league'
Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, is being retried in the High Court on the bribery, abuse of power and spy agency charges
A top Korean football club comes under fire for using sex dolls to fill empty seats in the stadium
While final-year students are required to come to school every day, younger pupils will shift between online and offline classes to ensure school buildings are not overcrowded
Park Hyun-kyung rules the first high-level women's golf event as action returns in South Korea for the first time in months
Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young's sentence has been cut to 5 years, while Choi Jong-hoon, a former member of boyband FT Island will serve 2.5 years
The spike of new cases, driven by the cluster in venues in Seoul's Itaewon district forces authorities to delay this week's planned re-opening of schools
85 cases are so far linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at 5 clubs and bars in the Itaewon area
(UPDATED) Gyeonggi province – which surrounds Seoul – also orders more than 5,700 entertainment facilities to suspend operations for two weeks
Kim Jong-un sends Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China's 'success' in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic
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The decision about schools comes ahead of South Korea's expected loosening of social distancing rules on Wednesday, May 6
An unnamed official says Seoul had enough grounds to draw the conclusion
The rare exchange of gunfire comes following the reappearance a day earlier of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
US President Donald Trump had downplayed reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's poor health
Here is a look at why Kim's health has been the subject of so much conjecture
The North Korean leader makes a public appearance after weeks of rumors about his ill health or death
(UPDATED) For a time South Korea had the world's second-largest outbreak before the spread was brought under control through widespread testing and a contact-tracing drive, along with widely observed social distancing
The blaze at the unfinished four-storey building in Icheon also injures 7, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports
As of writing, there are no reports from credible news organizations that support this claim
Chun Doo-hwan remains divisive in the South and is accused of defaming late priest Cho Chul-hyun, who repeatedly testified helicopters had opened fire on civilians in Gwangju
The adviser says that Kim has been staying in Wonsan – a resort town in the country's east – since April 13, adding: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected'
Two countries try to restore boxing normalcy by holding live fight cards under controlled setups
United States think tank 38North cautions that the train's presence 'does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health'
Trump criticizes a CNN report saying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ailing
With the coronavirus pandemic, South Korea posts its biggest decline in gross domestic product since the 2008 global financial crisis
The agency's statement comes after the K-pop stars were rumored to have been dating for 5 years
(UPDATED) The North Korean leader has not made a public appearance since presiding over a meeting of the Workers' Party politburo on April 11
President Moon Jae-in's Democratic party secures an absolute majority in the National Assembly, its first for 12 years, on a turnout of 66.2% – the highest at a parliamentary election since 1992
Pyongyang has imposed tight restrictions against the pandemic that has swept the world since emerging in neighboring China
Turnout is the highest for a generation, and an exit poll by national broadcaster KBS projects the ruling Democratic party and a sister organization would take between 155 and 178 places in the 300-seat National Assembly
'Please go to the polling stations tomorrow and show that you are the owners of this country,' says election commission chairman Kwon Soon-il
(UPDATED) The 'multiple projectiles' fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be 'short-range cruise missiles,' the Joint Chiefs of Staff say
Ji Seong-ho, now 38, works as a rights activist running an organization that has helped around 500 North Koreans make their way clandestinely through China and into third countries from where they can travel to the South
Kim Jong-un establishes an iron grip on the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since inheriting power in his late 20s in 2011
'Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become a better person' writes the former Monsta X member in a letter posted on his fancafe
Affected staff will go on leave for 6 months in response to 'deteriorating business circumstances,' says Korean Air
Plasma therapy can become 'an alternative treatment for patients in critical condition who do not respond to antiviral drugs,' says a doctor at Severance Hospital in Seoul, where both patients were treated
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