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As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

Go out, socialize and have fun, South Korea’s government told its people, declaring the start of “a new daily life with Covid-19” — while keeping a vigilant eye out for any sign of backsliding, any need for restrictions to snap [...]

South Korea Confident That Rumors of Kim Jong-un Illness Are Wrong

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is confident that there is no basis to the recent swirl of rumors that the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ​is gravely ill, ​the South’s chief policymaker on the North​ said in comments reported [...]

Is Kim Jong-un Ailing? South Korea Disputes Report Saying He Is

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials on Tuesday disputed a news report that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was receiving treatment after undergoing heart surgery. Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that relies on anonymous [...]

​In South Korea Vote, ​Virus Delivers Landslide Win to Governing Party

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in’s governing party in South Korea won a landslide in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, as he leveraged his surging popularity over his country’s largely successful battle against the [...]

Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Goes to the Polls During Pandemic

South Korea voters head to the polls wearing face masks and standing three feet apart. Millions of voters, all wearing masks, lined up at polling places across South Korea on Wednesday to elect the country’s 300-member National Assembly, [...]

South Korea Goes to the Polls, Coronavirus Pandemic or Not

SEOUL, South Korea — They came wearing masks and stood in line at three-foot intervals. They were required to have their body temperatures taken, to rub their hands with sanitizer and to put on disposable plastic gloves handed out [...]

North Korea Claims No Coronavirus Cases. Can It Be Trusted?

SEOUL, South Korea — Shin Dong-yun, ​a scientist from the North Korean Institute of Virology, ​rushed to the northwestern border with China in early February. There, he conducted 300 tests, skipping meals to assess ​a stream [...]

How South Korea Flattened the Coronavirus Curve

No matter how you look at the numbers, one country stands out from the rest: South Korea. In late February and early March, the number of new coronavirus infections in the country exploded from a few dozen, to a few hundred, to several [...]

Trump Writes to Kim Jong-un Offering Help in Virus Fight, North Korea Says

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump has sent a letter to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressing his willingness to help the North battle the coronavirus, North Korea said on Sunday. “I would like to extend sincere gratitude [...]

North Korea: Donald Trump letter offers coronavirus cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral pandemic, Kim’s sister said Sunday. The latest correspondence [...]