South Korea

UN: North Korean women faced torture, rape, malnourishment in detention

North Korea did not immediately react to the report but it has previously called criticism over its human rights record a "plot to overthrow" its regime.

By REUTERS
28/07/2020
COVID-19 infections in households highest among 10-19 year-olds - study

Nearly 19% of all people who came in contact with 10-19 year olds got infected, more than any other age group included in the study.

Get dirty at home: COVID-19 moves South Korea's mud festival online

This year the city set up a large screen in a studio streaming images of hundreds of people, some with mud kits consisting of a mini-pool, mud packs, mud soaps and colourful mud powders.

By REUTERS
18/07/2020
Members of South Korea church hit by COVID-19 to give plasma for research

In February and March, a massive outbreak among members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus made South Korea the scene of the first large outbreak outside of China.

By REUTERS
15/07/2020
Seoul mayor found dead after writing apology to 'everyone'

The apparent suicide came after one of Park's former secretaries filed a complaint on Wednesday alleging the 64-year-old had sexually harassed her, the Yonhap news agency reported.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Mayor of South Korea's capital found dead amid allegation of impropriety

After a search involving hundreds of police, Mayor Park Won-soon's body was found at Mount Bugak in northern Seoul around midnight, near where his phone signal had last been detected.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
A South Korean soldier stands guard in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone
North, South Korea mark 70 years since war, no treaty in sight

The 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving US-led UN forces technically still at war with North Korea.

By REUTERS
25/06/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou
Kim Jong Un suspends military action plans against South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a video conference meeting of the ruling party's Central Military Commission, where members "took stock of the prevailing situation."

By REUTERS
24/06/2020
Trump North Korea Flyer
North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions

Enraged North Korean people across the country "are actively pushing forward with the preparations for launching a large-scale distribution of leaflets."

By REUTERS
20/06/2020
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